Wielding the blunt end of 14-inch hatchet, Harriet Blanton Theobald, known by then as the Mother of Greenville, on Jan. 5, 1878, drove the first, symbolic spike to inaugurate the Greenville, Columbus & Birmingham Railroad. A descendant of that railroad exists still today, providing an essential freight link between Greenville and its eastern terminus in Greenwood.
The University of Mississippi, which has long struggled to distance itself from plantation-era imagery, is renaming a street known as Confederate Drive and adding historical context to Old South symbols that have long stood on the Oxford campus.
The head of Mississippi's Democratic Party says he has advised the party's nominee to pull out of the 1st District congressional race because exaggeration of his military service -- calling himself a "Green Beret veteran of Desert Storm" when he was a food service worker at Fort Bragg during the 1991 campaign in Iraq -- has cost him support.
The state of Mississippi is asking a federal appeals court to overturn a lower court ruling that part of its campaign finance law creates an unconstitutional burden for people or groups that spend at least $200 to support or oppose a ballot initiative.
There was no Tea Party uprising and scant new ground broken as the political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair came to an end Thursday with calls for equality from the Democrats and unity from the Republicans.
A judge has freed a Mississippi couple who were jailed after they were found living in a U-Haul truck with several other people but has told the man to leave Pike County.
The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.
For a half-hour or so, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran will be in the same place and talk to the same crowd as Democratic rival Travis Childers. And it might just be the only time during this year's campaign that'll happen.
Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves emphasized his conservative credentials Wednesday during the first day of political speaking at the Neshoba County Fair.
Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
An attorney said Monday that it could be weeks before a Mississippi grand jury considers a case against his client and others charged with conspiring to photograph Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife in a nursing home and then using those images in an anti-Cochran video before Mississippi's Republican primary.
A group of lawyers including former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove is traveling around Mississippi trying to get school districts to sign up for lawsuits against the state seeking payment of the $1.5 billion that the state had underfunded its K-12 school formula since fiscal 2010.
One person was killed and three others were injured in an explosion Monday at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.
Former death row inmate Michelle Byrom's attorney says a judge could consider whether to release her on bond while she awaits her second trial in her husband's death in 1999.
Harrison County Coroner Gary Hargrove says searchers have found the body of a 21-year-old man who walked backward into a river rather than face a traffic stop.
A botched execution in Arizona last week has sent many states scrambling to make sure their executions don't follow a similar grim scenario.
Mississippi Republican Party Chairman Joe Nosef said Friday that Chris McDaniel should hurry up and challenge the June 24 runoff results if McDaniel intends to do so.
Two inmates could face charges after injuring three prison guards in a fight at East Mississippi Correctional Facility.
A candidate for Congress from Mississippi's 1st District is drawing harsh criticism for having called himself a "Green Beret veteran."
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