Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68.
Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace, can be viewed Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York -- an event to whet the appetites of scholars ahead of a June auction.
Workers building a road at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have found 66 unidentified graves.
After a report of gunfire, Air National Guard officials locked down a Mississippi base on Wednesday, but the noise thought to be shots turned out to be a device used to scare birds away from an airport runway, authorities said.
If 2013 was the education session for Mississippi's Legislature, it will be followed by the implementation season. State leaders will have to create structures to authorize charter schools and fund prekindergarten programs. Literacy coaches will have to be hired to implement a new focus on reading grades K-3, along with training for thousands of teachers.
The murder suspect who killed a detective at police headquarters in Mississippi's capital city last week shot himself twice in the head after shooting the officer four times, the coroner said Tuesday.
Mississippi is set to add terrorism to the list of crimes that could lead to the death penalty, if a victim is killed.
It was a poignant bookend to the 2013 session of the Mississippi Legislature -- the passing of a House of Representatives seat from father to surviving son.
Mississippi lawmakers approved substantial public policy changes during their 2013 session, with an emphasis on trying new approaches to public education.
Authorities have a video from a police interrogation room that shows a murder suspect shooting a detective to death before killing himself with the officer's gun, a person with knowledge of the investigation said Saturday.
Mississippi lawmakers ended their three-month session Thursday, but they'll return to the Capitol in the next several weeks to handle a big piece of unfinished business: Keeping the Medicaid program alive beyond July 1.
Lawmakers are leaving open the possibility that Mississippi teachers could bear arms in their classrooms. The House and Senate passed Senate Bill 2659 Wednesday. The bill originally was designed only to grant money for schools to hire school resource officers.
Charter schools have cleared their most difficult remaining legislative hurdle in Mississippi. House members voted 62-56 Tuesday with no debate to approve a House-Senate agreement on House Bill 369.
Faced with repeated warnings that changes could jeopardize support, Mississippi senators have agreed to the House version of a bill to expand charter schools.
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