Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant presented a generally optimistic outlook about Mississippi during his State of the State address, focusing on job creation and saying he believes the state can improve its academic performance with charter schools and merit pay for teachers.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman called for bipartisan ideas and creativity to help solve Mississippi's toughest challenges during the state Democratic response to Gov. Phil Bryant's State of the State address.
A new structure for remedial courses at Mississippi's 15 community colleges could help more students graduate more quickly.
The man who pleaded guilty last week to federal charges of sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials pleaded guilty Tuesday to unrelated fondling charges in state court in Mississippi.
A longtime Mississippi lawmaker has filed a bill to ban human cloning, although he said he doesn't know why he filed it, who requested it or even whether there's any possibility of researchers trying to make clones.
Public school teachers and education advocates rallied at the Capitol on Monday to push for higher pay and increased state aid to public schools -- not a new fight, but one that they hope will have more success this year than it has in the past.
The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide if Timothy Pryer's efforts to gain documents related to his sexual battery conviction were illegally denied.
The driver of the vehicle that wrecked on Nov. 9 on Mississippi Highway 7 near the University of Mississippi, killing two Ole Miss students, has been charged on two counts of aggravated DUI.
Jamaican bandleader and reggae musician Ziggy Marley and R&B singer Fantasia will headline August's Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival.
It sounded like a Conservatives Anonymous meeting one morning last week at the Mississippi Capitol. "I'm Andy Gipson, and I'm tough on crime," was how the chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee introduced himself -- perhaps to provide a bit of political cover for other Republican lawmakers ahead of a vote on a prison reform legislation meant to reduce the number of people in Mississippi state prisons.
Rodeo cowboys got to watch as about 150 runners, from a high-school teacher to a coliseum official, dashed to stay ahead of 10 bulls for quarter-mile around the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a Lee County judge to determine whether Justin Springer's attorneys did a poor job at his trial and on appeal.
Ridgeland police say a pharmacy technician was stabbed with a syringe at a Ridgeland Walmart on Thursday.
A former martial arts instructor pleaded guilty Friday to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials in a bizarre case in which authorities say he tried to frame a longtime enemy and Elvis impersonator who was briefly jailed in the case.
Maj. Gen. Catherine S. Lutz, the first female general officer in the history of the Mississippi National Guard, has died. She was 58.
Four states -- Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas -- would again have to get approval from the Justice Department before making any changes in the way they hold elections under a bipartisan bill introduced Thursday to restore parts of the Voting Rights Act that the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional.
Despite ongoing opposition, state education officials are expected to approve new Common Core standards that they say will prompt students to think more analytically and learn less by memorization.
The president of the Mississippi State Medical Association said Thursday that teaching children about exercise and proper nutrition could be a long-term way to help reverse some of the state's terrible health trends.
Mississippi Ethics Commission director Tom Hood and good government groups are asking the Legislature to give the agency more authority to enforce the state's Public Records Act.
1. New trial granted for man convicted of capital murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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