A few months ago, Nicole Harmon was cooking fast food at a Texaco gas station. Now she's learning to sew couch cushions at the Max Home furniture factory.
It's hard to know what workaday people envision when the notion of "charter schools" is floated, usually as an all-purpose cure for whatever ails public education.
The newly hired project manager for the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum says she wants the museum to tell stories of everyday people who helped shatter barriers of segregation.
The Mississippi Department of Revenue has found mistakes in 36,000 homestead exemption filings.
Bobby DeLaughter, a former circuit judge caught up in Mississippi's judicial bribery scandal, is no longer on post-prison supervised release.
The state College Board has approved a request from Mississippi's two largest universities to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.
The nation's diabetes problem is getting worse, and the biggest jump over 15 years was in Oklahoma, according to a new federal report issued Thursday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is proposing that most state agencies take a 1.5 percent budget cut during fiscal 2014, which begins next July 1.
Mississippi's two largest universities are likely to win approval to impose a $50-a-semester fee on their students.
Three pilots flying together to a federal safety conference died when their single-engine plane faltered in midair and crashed into a house that went up in flames.
Gov. Phil Bryant and state lawmakers begin their second day of preliminary budget talks today in Jackson.
The Republican speaker of the Mississippi House has shuffled committee assignments in a way that makes it easier to pass charter school legislation he supports.
"Erin's Law" is described as a tool to keep sexual predators away from children. Four states -- Maine, Indiana, Illinois and Missouri -- have enacted it and a dozen more may consider it in 2013.
The Mississippi House and Senate will try to agree on a package of long-term borrowing next year, after failing to authorize one this past spring, a top lawmaker said Thursday.
Ole Miss has more than 20,000 students enrolled at its campuses, including the Medical Center. But it only takes a small percentage to tarnish the image worn by all.
A protest at the University of Mississippi against the re-election of President Barack Obama Tuesday night grew into crowd of about 400 people with shouted racial slurs as rumors of a riot spread on social media. Two people were arrested on minor charges.
Who knew the enthusiasm gap was among Mississippi Republicans? The number of Mississippi voters dropped from the 2008 presidential election by as much as 90,000 people, with Republican votes falling twice as much as Democratic ballots.
Newcomer Josiah Coleman won a seat on the Supreme Court on Tuesday with a suprisingly easy win over Richard "Flip" Phillips.
Two years after booting two incumbents from the U.S. House, Mississippi voters chose stability in 2012 by re-electing all four current congressmen and returning Republican Roger Wicker to the U.S. Senate.
Josiah Coleman has been elected to Mississippi Supreme Court in northern district.
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