A national sampling of eighth-graders' performance in science showed Mississippi with a small improvement from 2009 to 2011 but still below the national average.
The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal officials to block what will likely become the state's new voter ID law, contending it will violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act by diminishing the voting strength of minorities.
Mississippi authorities say a fugitive accused of a double-slaying and kidnapping has been killed but the two girls he fled with are safe.
Students and their parents will be digging a bit deeper in their wallets next semester, following a statewide tuition hike approved Monday by the Institutes of Higher Learning College Board.
A look at some of the major items that passed and failed during the 2012 Mississippi legislative session.
A measure to limit Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood's ability to control state legal business is on the way to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant.
A majority of Mississippi senators voted Wednesday to approve the chamber's redistricting plan, despite complaints from a few colleagues who think they're treated unfairly because their districts are dramatically changed.
Charter school legislation is dead, with little chance for resuscitation before the end of the session Sunday, but most supporters and opponents agree it's only a matter of time before charter schools become a reality in districts across the state.
Mississippi lawmakers on Saturday approved most parts of a $5.6 billion budget with only a few arguments about the level of education funding and whether to set aside money for an anticipated legal fight over voter ID.
A bond package that would have provided funding for repairs and new construction across Mississippi died when a Saturday deadline passed, though the legislature continued making strides Sunday to finish the budget process.
Mississippi government employees are starting this work week with a holiday honoring the old South.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus and an Air Force deputy chief of staff will speak at graduation exercises May 11-12 at Mississippi State University.
A federal judge approved a deal Friday in which a $1.5 million judgment against former Ole Miss and New Orleans Saints running back Deuce McAllister will be settled in accordance with a confidential agreement with Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.
The House on Thursday passed a state redistricting plan on a 70-49 vote. The plan was submitted by Rep. Bill Denny, R-Jackson, Apportionment and Elections Committee Chair. Commonly known as the "Denny Map," the plan will increase majority minority districts in the state from 43 to 44. The vote was seen as a victory for state Republicans, who hold a House majority.
A Mississippi voter ID bill is headed to Republican Gov. Phil Bryant, who has said he supports it as a way to protect the integrity of elections.
Mississippi's Republican governor had some new harsh words for proponents of legalized abortion this week, saying, "their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb."
Shortly before Christmas, the ailing Aberdeen School District sent a distress signal to the Mississippi Department of Education by way of a phone call and a plea for help.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections says GEO Group Inc., one of the country's largest private prison operators, will no longer manage three facilities in Mississippi.
Bancorp South is set aside less for future loan losses and made more in fees from mortgage borrowers, increasing profit in the first quarter.
Mississippi House leaders are seeking changes in a proposed charter school bill, but Senate leaders appear unlikely to agree to measures that might win over House opponents.
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