President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state.
State senators want to end the election of local school superintendents, raise the requirements for becoming a teacher and limit the state's ability to take over schools in Mississippi.
Brian Bernard has spent hours since Sunday's tornado sifting through the wreckage of his family's house in search of his daughter's flute. It's not worth a lot of money, but it's important to her and that makes it invaluable to him.
Two prominent Republicans, including a nephew of former Gov. Haley Barbour, are lobbying for bills that would let the Mississippi Department of Human Services hire private companies to collect overdue child support payments.
Comcast Corp. dates back to 1963, when businessman Ralph Roberts got into the cable TV business in its early days. He spent $500,000 for American Cable Systems, a company in Tupelo that strung up cable to carry TV broadcasts to homes that couldn't get clear reception with antennas.
Jeff Revette ran from his car and lay face-down in the grass next to the red-brick wall of a church as a tornado roared toward him, with debris scattering and electrical transformers exploding. Twenty seconds later, bricks were strewn across a flattened pickup truck a mere 10 feet away amid toppled trees and power lines.
The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would make unregistered sex offenders wear GPS tracking bracelets and require local governments to notify the public when offenders move to their neighborhood.
The Mississippi House voted Monday to give every teacher a $5,000 pay raise starting July 1, but educators shouldn't plan on that extra cash because the proposal has zero chance of surviving.
Heavy clouds blanket the skies in Hattiesburg today following a Sunday night tornado, but a steady rain has not dampened cleanup efforts on the University of Southern Mississippi campus, which took a direct hit. Residents have already started the long process of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured.
Hundreds of bills don't survive a session of the Mississippi Legislature. Some are filed by multiple lawmakers when only one bill is needed. Some Senate bills are duplicates of House bills and vice versa. Some are silly. Some need more study. Some make no sense. Others originated in coffee shop discussions as something the Legislature should do -- but really shouldn't.
After blocking Mississippi's proposal for a state-run health insurance exchange because of divisions among state leaders on the plan, federal officials said Friday that they're encouraging the state to seek approval for a partnership -- an exchange jointly run by the state and federal governments.
Officials say a mistake is to blame for the Confederate flag being raised over the Mississippi Supreme Court building on Friday.
The Obama administration has rejected Mississippi's proposal to create a state-run health insurance exchange, state Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney said Thursday, dealing a blow to his bid to craft an exchange despite the opposition of Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
Renasant Corp. will buy fellow Mississippi bank First M&F Corp. in a $119 million stock transaction.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services could hire private companies to handle child support collections under a bill that passed the state Senate on Wednesday.
House members want to move the Department of Revenue to a new home in Speaker Philip Gunn's district.
Mississippi lawmakers are holding onto a chance to debate Medicaid expansion in the next few weeks, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose growth in the program.
The situation with Mississippi Power Company and its coal-fired plant under construction in Kemper County has a lot of people upset. Here why: We pick where to shop for clothes and food. We compare prices, at least to some degree, on other necessities such as gasoline for our cars. But we don't get to pick where we buy tap water or electricity.
Mississippi state Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville, known for his quiet demeanor and carefully considering all sides of complex issues, died Monday. He was 68.
Mississippi lawmakers may let two teachers or other employees per public school carry concealed weapons.
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