Mississippi tourism officials are requesting more public money to promote the state in big media markets such as Atlanta and Chicago, hoping the investment will lure travelers to play golf, visit civil-rights landmarks or hear authentic blues music close to its roots.
The two systems that run Mississippi's public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state.
The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.
Personal income growth in Mississippi accelerated in the second three months of 2014, but growth still trailed the nation.
A group has filed a petition seeking a ballot initiative to legalize marijuana in Mississippi.
State education officials making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi's school funding formula were questioned Tuesday in a budget hearing about rising spending on administrators and whether lawmakers should spend more money on programs not included in the formula.
Mississippi health officials are confirming two more cases of a virus that causes respiratory illness in children.
Changes in Mississippi's DUI law that are due go into effect on Wednesday are getting mixed reviews from some in the judicial system.
Tourism leaders from across the state are in Biloxi this week and will be joined by Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to address a request for an additional $5 million to market Mississippi as a destination.
Saturday is the deadline for Mississippians to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
The spot where the east-west line of The Southern Railway in Mississippi intersected with the north-south line of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad in Moorhead will be honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature's reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system prompted then-Gov. Kirk Fordice to recommend fashioning a payment plan to encourage private lawyers to handle death penalty cases -- the main concern at that time.
A man crashed his car trying to evade a traffic stop, then allegedly sped off in the deputy's squad car -- only to return in a third vehicle and shoot at deputies and people nearby, Jefferson County Sheriff Peter Walker said.
Meridian-based Peavey Electronics Corp. is reorganizing in a move that company officials say will result in some layoffs.
A Mississippi man who was once declared dead, only to resurface as a suspect in a kidnapping and killing, was sentenced to death Friday after a jury earlier convicted him of murder.
Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee "an adequate and efficient system of free public schools" in Mississippi have less than two weeks to turn in signatures if they want their referendum on the 2015 general election ballot.
Moss Point police are searching for two people who stole an ATM machine from Navigator Credit Union on Mississippi 63.
The American Civil Liberties Union wants to file a brief in support of a woman who wants the state of Mississippi to recognize her same-sex marriage in order to grant a divorce.
Attorneys for Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran are asking the state Supreme Court to throw out a rival's attempt to overturn the senator's Republican primary victory.
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