The Mississippi Health Department told lawmakers Wednesday that it needs more money in the coming budget year or it may have to close clinics and reduce AIDS drug purchases.
Attorneys for a group of former inmates told the Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday that former Gov. Haley Barbour's pardons of them are valid.
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality has decided against enforcing proposed amendments to state ground water regulations.
JACKSON -- The 170-year-old Mississippi Governor's Mansion is undergoing $425,000 in renovations before the new occupants can move in.
JACKSON -- A convicted killer pardoned by former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was in Wyoming with his fiancee and initially drove off when he was located Sunday by investigators seeking to serve him with a court summons, authorities said Monday.
NESHOBA -- Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy Waddell says a Neshoba man and his 4-year-old grandson remain hospitalized after a fire that killed three younger grandchildren, but the dead children's father is out of the hospital.
SOUTHAVEN-- Fourth-term Southaven Mayor Greg Davis said Monday he plans to remain on the job amid continuing state and federal scrutiny of his spending of city money.
GULFPORT -- The $23 million question is whether or not a former high school for African Americans is a historic building.
JACKSON -- More than two-thirds of the Mississippi residents who test positive for the AIDS virus don't get medical treatment, state health officials say.
JACKSON -- Although almost no one seems to know it, it's illegal for everyday citizens to burn common waste in Mississippi.
NEW ORLEANS -- Two hundred years ago, the first steamboat meandered down the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, taking more than four months to reach New Orleans. The journey was marked by Indians chasing the paddle-wheeled boat, a baby's birth and an earthquake that made the Mississippi flow in the opposite direction for 45 miles.
JACKSON -- Gov. Phil Bryant said he plans to continue activity with a Christian group promoting racial reconciliation.
Brandon -- A 17-year-old Brandon girl is one of the Top 40 candidates on Fox's American Idol. Skylar Laine Harden was one of the top 40 contestants who advanced to the singing competition's Hollywood round, placing her one step closer to making her debut on a stage that has launched the careers of stars such as Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.
NEW ORLEANS -- On the day the Deepwater Horizon sank in the Gulf of Mexico, BP officials warned in an internal email conversation that if the well was not protected by the blow-out preventer at the drill site, crude oil could burst into the Gulf of Mexico at a rate of 3.4 million gallons a day, an amount a million gallons higher than what the U.S. government ultimately estimated spilled daily from the site.
SHANNON -- Sara Lee says it will close a plant in Shannon, Miss., by the end of March putting 155 people out of work.
BAY ST. LOUIS -- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit against a former Waveland police officer and the city in a ruling that found the use of stun gun against a naked man was reasonable under the circumstances.
JACKSON -- A man accused of killing a Roman Catholic priest and taking the victim's car on a family vacation to Walt Disney World was found dead early Thursday in a prison cell with a sheet wrapped around his neck.
JACKSON -- Jackson Fire Chief Raymond McNulty has told firefighters not to post any comments that could hurt the department on their social network sites -- or post photos of themselves in uniform or with city equipment.
NEW ALBANY -- A former Ripley High School teacher has pleaded guilty in Union County to one count of sexual battery on a minor, in connection with an improper relationship with a former student.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday that his office is willing to pay confidential informants for information that helps him track down a convicted killer pardoned by former Gov. Haley Barbour.
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5. Council picks 2 CMSD board members COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY