Rankin County deputies have seized several plastic bags of tobacco, a dozen cellphones with phone chargers and other items and arrested four people accused of trying to toss the items over a fence at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
Ozzy Hendrix has taken care of a stinky situation at the Crossroads Arena in Corinth.
School superintendents say that because Mississippi isn't fully funding its education formula, their districts have fewer classroom aides, larger class sizes, outdated computers and aging buses.
Mississippi government employees make an average of $9,108 less than their counterparts in the surrounding states of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana and Tennessee, said the Mississippi State Personnel Board director Thursday.
Police in Jackson are searching for the thief who took a rifle from an officer's car.
Despite strong state standards, Mississippi students are not catching up to the rest of the nation, ranking last in a school performance evaluation released Thursday.
Mississippi lawmakers say they want to reduce the number of former inmates who return to prison after serving time. However, one state representative said ex-felons could have trouble finding jobs because of workers' compensation insurance policies that companies carry.
A Mississippi coroner says a South Dakota man found dead in a tent in Gulfport on Monday died of hypothermia.
A woman's federal lawsuit that accuses the leaders of a north Mississippi town of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying her a business license will go to trial Jan. 26, 2015, in Aberdeen.
Lynn House, who led the Mississippi Department of Education for more than a year as interim superintendent, is leaving the department.
The mayor of a small town in the Mississippi Delta has been indicted on false pretense and wire fraud charges related to his construction company's invoices for grants to rehabilitate houses, according to court records.
Power bills will be going up in February for customers of Entergy Mississippi and Mississippi Power Co.
A former Mississippi police chief accused of demanding money or property in exchange for dropping criminal charges against people is scheduled to plead guilty Wednesday in a federal bribery and extortion case.
Mississippi lawmakers start their three-month session at noon today, and they face a long agenda. They'll write a budget, seek ways to control prison costs, debate education policy and argue about health care.
A block of four buildings in downtown Meridian is for sale by its owner and bidding starts at $1, plus back taxes that total about $20,000.
A Memphis-based civil rights group and a Mississippi prisoners' advocacy group will lead a rally in Jackson against Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps' decision to end conjugal visits for state inmates.
Mississippi faces a contentious Republican primary battle for the U.S. Senate this year with state lawmaker Chris McDaniel trying to unseat Thad Cochran, the man who's been in Congress almost as long as McDaniel has been alive.
For the second time in three years, a company is promising to build a silicon metal production facility and add hundreds of jobs in Mississippi. Only this time, officials say it will be in Burnsville.
Officials in Mississippi are urging residents to prepare for a blast of freezing weather expected to hit the state beginning Sunday night.
On Facebook and in public forums, opponents have been trying over the past year to build opposition to the Common Core state education standards in Mississippi. As the Legislature begins its 2014 session Tuesday, they're bringing that opposition to the Capitol.
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