PHILADELPHIA -- Authorities say a Meridian, Miss., businessman died when a small twin-engine plane crashed in east-central Mississippi.
JACKSON -- The Madison County School District has gone paperless, using computers to keep up with work rather than relying on a notebook filled with key information.
RIDGELAND -- Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Friday he's "very comfortable" with his final-days decisions to grant pardons or other clemency to more than 200 people, including convicted killers -- decisions that outraged victims' families and dismayed even some of his most devoted supporters. Coming Sunday: Lowndes County woman speaks out about Barbour's pardon of man convicted of killing her grandson
MAGNOLIA -- South Pike School District Superintendent Dr. Bill Gunnell says he will leave when his contract expires in June. Gunnell tells the Enterprise-Journal that he wants to explore other opportunities.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi House of Representatives will pay $110,000 a year to Nathan Wells, a former campaign worker and state Republican Party employee, to act as an assistant to new House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton.
JACKSON -- Mississippi's K-12 schools once again trail in an influential measure of school performance.
Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.
JACKSON-- Two sisters released from a Mississippi prison last year on condition that one donate a kidney to the other were saddened and disappointed they weren't among dozens receiving full pardons from the governor, one of the women said Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Two Oktibbeha County schools could lose their public school status if state test scores aren't improved. One of the two could be taken over by the state as soon as September.
The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.
A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.
JACKSON -- The deputy administrator of the Mississippi Homeland Security office is on administrative leave without pay following his arrest for alleged misuse of a state vehicle and Fuelman card.
JACKSON -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it plans to close 11 offices in Mississippi as part of a $150 million cost cutting measure that includes 259 closures nationwide.
JEFFERSON, La. -- Only a petroleum industry representative showed up at a public hearing on proposed oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico.
JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant has appointed retired Brig. Gen. Augustus L. "Leon" Collins as adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.
JACKSON -- A study finds that more than 75 percent of non-white voters in Mississippi voted against a measure to require photo identification before someone may vote.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.
GREENWOOD -- The lower input costs of corn give it some advantages for Mississippi Delta farmers choosing between corn and cotton for 2012.
OXFORD -- The city of Oxford intends to brighten the area around the downtown Square by adding new lighting to nearby parking areas.
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