PEARL -- Mississippi's emergency operations center was named Thursday for departing Gov. Haley Barbour, who said he is sharing the tribute with all those who respond to hurricanes, floods and other disasters in the state.
JACKSON -- Seven of Mississippi's eight statewide elected officials began their four-year terms Thursday, and Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is preparing to take his oath on Tuesday.
JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.
JACKSON -- Gov.-elect Phil Bryant says he plans to name former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as the next interim leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.
NEW ORLEANS -- Payments to those damaged by BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resumed Wednesday, a day after administrators of the $20 billion fund stopped the flow of money, saying they were unclear on how to assess a 6 percent fee for lawyers handling claims.
GAUTIER -- An exhibit that blends science and medicine with the "Harry Potter" books begins a six-week stay at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus library on Jan. 17.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has thrown out a $322 million lawsuit verdict that had been hailed as the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history.
SOUTHAVEN -- The Southaven Board of Aldermen said the vast majority of the $44,000 worth of receipts that they have been reviewing from Mayor Greg Davis' expenses were not city-related business.
JACKSON -- As he bade farewell to lawmakers Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour urged them to be mindful of taxpayers as they set state budgets and be patient with each other and with new state leaders because "you can't do diddly by yourself."
NEW ORLEANS -- A former New Orleans police lieutenant who pleaded guilty to helping cover up deadly shootings of unarmed people on a bridge after Hurricane Katrina has started serving a four-year prison sentence.
NEW ORLEANS -- BP is reiterating claims first made last April that it is entitled to payment from contractor Halliburton Energy Services for expenses and lost profits resulting from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon offshore oil well disaster.
JACKSON -- A hard freeze warning has been issued for parts south Mississippi and shelters have been opened to keep residents warm and safe.
JACKSON -- Republican control of Mississippi government could bring a new charter school law, and supporters are working on proposals.
TUPELO -- State Rep. Steve Holland, D-Plantersvlle, says once Billy McCoy, his legislative deskmate for the past 28 years, went weeks without speaking to him because, "I made a bad vote. Everybody is entitled to one mistake."
JACKSON -- Mississippi lawmakers and Gov.-elect Phil Bryant will face a difficult task in crafting a state budget for the fiscal year that starts on July 1.
STARKVILLE -- Timber industry observers say low national home construction levels and relatively dry weather resulted in a slightly lower year-end value for Mississippi forest products.
JACKSON -- Imprisoned former attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has earned a March 26 hearing in his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter.
RIPLEY -- The body of Ripley Mayor Kerry W. Hill was found Tuesday at his residence. He was 75.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the response to Hurricane Katrina shaped his legacy, and the 2005 storm boosted the state's image because outsiders saw Mississippians' willingness to work hard and help their neighbors.
HOLLY SPRINGS -- One suspect has been arrested in a Christmas Day drive-by shooting that left a 16-year-old Memphis girl dead.
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