Mississippi state Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville, known for his quiet demeanor and carefully considering all sides of complex issues, died Monday. He was 68.
Mississippi lawmakers may let two teachers or other employees per public school carry concealed weapons.
Mississippi, a state that defied federal authority during the Civil War and the civil rights movement, won't revive its efforts to nullify federal laws -- at least not this year.
State lawmakers are advancing a measure meant to make it legal for students to pray before public school groups.
Speaker Philip Gunn has emerged as a stronger figure in his second year at the helm of Mississippi House.
Mississippi's in the middle of a deadly tornado zone, and Gov. Phil Bryant has declared this week Severe Weather Preparedness Week statewide. The zone stretches roughly from Little Rock, Ark., to Birmingham, Ala.
Mississippi Gulf Coast hotels chartered buses to bring guests to New Orleans for the Super Bowl and back. Mississippi's coastal casinos were hoping for good business.
The Coast Guard has reopened the Mississippi River to vessel traffic in both directions after finishing the cleanup of thousands of gallons of oil from a leaking barge.
More than 50 years ago, the University of Southern Mississippi rejected a chance to admit a black man and end segregation in the state's higher education system. Today, the school is likely to become the first of Mississippi's historically white public universities to be led by a black man.
From tales of a former governor procuring male prostitutes to a U.S. senator speaking off the cuff at a birthday party about admiring a segregationalist presidential candidate, Mississippi politics have had a long-standing love/hate relationship with the national media.
Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature say they're trying to preserve the option of expanding Medicaid in the state, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose adding hundreds of thousands more people to the government health insurance for the poor.
Plans for Mississippi to fund voluntary preschool are sprinting out of committees. House and Senate Education committees endorsed separate measures Thursday to set up classes for 4-year-old children. The bills move to the full chambers for more debate.
Six people have been indicted on federal charges related to a scheme to pocket refunds from the filing of false income tax returns involving former or current Mississippi inmates.
Viking Range Corp.'s new owner is laying off one-fifth of the company's workers.
Myrlie Evers-Williams says people praised her poise after her husband, Mississippi NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers, was assassinated 50 years ago in the state. But she says she struggled with wanting revenge.
Cockfighting is big business because Mississippi has the second weakest cockfighting law in the nation, according to Humane Society of the United States.
Mississippi's top elections official said Tuesday that he has given the federal government proposed rules for how the state intends to carry out a voter identification law that is in limbo.
A civil lawsuit filed against former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach Dwight Bowling will be heard in March of 2014 in federal court in Oxford.
Residents of some Mississippi school districts exiting state control could get to elect new school board members.
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