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.
Mississippi lawmakers appear unlikely to do an about-face and vote to expand Medicaid this year.
Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 2005 for the 1964 slayings of three civil rights workers in Mississippi, has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to look again at his motion for a new trial.
Representatives and senators in the Golden Triangle will meet with their colleagues in Jackson Tuesday for the 2014 regular legislative session to address budgetary, education and public safety challenges among others over the next three months.
Troy football player Jadarius Garner was found dead on a Mississippi highway Thursday morning, and the state highway patrol is investigating the cause of his death.
State Sen. David Blount, a Democrat from Jackson, is drawing up a bill for the 2014 Legislature to allow online voter registration. The Legislature convenes at noon Tuesday.
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