A man serving life in prison for killing his girlfriend in 1996 has escaped from the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, and visitation there was closed.
Payrolls fell in Mississippi for the fourth straight month in August, reinforcing economists' judgment that the state is back in recession.
Gov. Phil Bryant has blocked lawmakers' attempt to send $3 million from the Mississippi Development Authority budget to the proposed Grammy museum in Cleveland.
U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey is speaking at two Mississippi universities this week and will read poems from her new book, "Thrall."
Gov. Phil Bryant and other Mississippi residents were premature in their challenge to the federal law requiring people to buy health care insurance, a federal judge has ruled.
The U.S. Justice Department said Friday that it has approved Mississippi's legislative redistricting plans, but that doesn't prevent anyone from suing to try to block the maps from being used.
Republican Phil Bryant of Mississippi is one of five Southeastern U.S. governors in Japan for a trade conference.
Hurricane Isaac's rains came at the right time for peanuts in southeast Mississippi, which got more than a foot and a half of rain in some spots.
Changes to the General Educational Development test, commonly known as the GED test, are on the horizon, with a price increase and a revamped test structure designed to assess college and career readiness and mirror curriculum changes in high schools nationwide.
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) released its second annual list of Best Colleges for Free Speech, and FIRE's top seven list includes, you guessed it, three SEC universities.
State economist Darrin Webb says he does not expect Mississippi to see a surge in tax collections after Hurricane Isaac the way it did after Hurricane Katrina.
A deaf dolphin found stranded in March off the Louisiana coast is being taken to live among other dolphins at a facility in Mississippi.
If a store sells ammunition to an underage person who uses the bullets to kill someone, is the retailer responsible?
While David Shaw walked down the halls of a United Nations building in Rome last year, on his way to a conference hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization, a host escorting his group told Shaw that there was someone he needed to meet. "It was a black gentleman from Ghana," he recalled. "He shook my hand and told me that he graduated from Mississippi State.
Michele Martin's son Drew is one of the lucky ones. He survived the West Nile virus despite living in a county that leads the state in the number of cases and where the third and fourth deaths this year from infection were reported Wednesday. The active Richland 14-year-old was sidelined by severe fever, headache, fatigue and lack of appetite in mid-August.
The Rev. Herman "Preacher" Dennis, who turned a Mississippi Delta grocery store into a folk-art castle that became a roadside attraction, has died. He was 96.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting two new deaths and 19 new human cases of the West Nile virus.
Mississippi money minders will meet later this month to start planning a state budget for fiscal 2014, which begins next July 1.
1. Supervisor race causes rift among Democrats COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus doctors disappointed with Jones' dismissal COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Boxing champ set for Columbus visit COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY