Mississippi needs to produce more physicians and provide incentives for them to work in rural areas, says a new report that focuses on expanding the business of health care in one of the poorest, sickest states in the nation.
Mississippi blues musician Tommy Johnson is finally getting a headstone on his grave, more than a half century after he died.
If there was a race that Mississippi voters seemed to know the least about, it would likely be the race for the District 3 Supreme Court seat.
An Internet scam in which perpetrators pose as the FBI in an attempt to extort money is cropping up in the Corinth area.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann says Mississippians won't have to show photo identification when they go to the polls Nov. 6.
Two Mississippi inmates suspected of fatally stabbing a 95-year-old woman after escaping from a prison were captured Tuesday in a bar on Bourbon Street in New Orleans, authorities said.
Just as she does every day, Kimberly Jones sat on the front porch of her Southside home Friday, waiting for her oldest child to come home from school. Jones, who asked that her real name not be used, is a 24-year-old mother of two.
The former wife of Southaven Mayor Greg Davis is seeking $1 million in a lawsuit against a 26-year-old Starkville man who she says broke up her marriage by luring Davis away from her.
The American Civil Liberties Union demanded Wednesday that a south Mississippi school stop holding prayers and promoting religious activities at games and other events.
A severe storm front packing gusting winds left four people injured as it punched across a wide swath of the Southeast, downing power lines, toppling trees and damaging at least one mobile home in Mississippi, authorities said Thursday.
Military or overseas voters from three Mississippi counties are getting more time to submit ballots for next month's election.
Mississippi has the nation's highest infant mortality rate, and experts are trying to change that by teaching people about healthy pregnancies and proper sleep conditions for babies.
Regional bank Renasant Corp. said profit in 2012's third quarter rose 8 percent from the same three months of 2011, as the bank set aside less to cover bad loans and made lower interest payments to savers.
The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal judges to redraw the state House and Senate districts that were approved by the Justice Department last month. The group also wants the judges to set new legislative elections in 2013, two years ahead of the normal schedule.
This is a comfortable election year to be a sitting U.S. representative, U.S. senator or appellate judge in Mississippi.
The city of Jackson released more than 2.8 billion gallons of minimally treated sewage -- enough to fill four NFL stadiums -- into the Pearl River system over the last four years, the Environmental Protection Agency says.
Someday, Entergy Corp. may own power plants in Jackson, Miss., and Malvern, Ark. But no one's sure when, or even if, the New Orleans-based utility will complete its $469 million purchase of two natural gas-fired plants from KGen Power Corp.
With the deadline for voter registration fast approaching, area circuit court clerks and volunteers alike are urging people to register to vote by Saturday. Those who fail to register by Saturday are not eligible to vote in the November election.
Alex Al-Quawwas wants to expand his business with a hookah lounge, where people would be able to smoke a non-tobacco product using a hookah.
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