Some Mississippi residents cracked jokes Monday to keep from crying while they looked for salvageable items among the rubble left by severe storms that killed 12 people over the weekend. State officials were tallying the cost of the damage so they could ask for an emergency declaration from President Barack Obama, along with federal funds to help clean up the mess.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers' office shared information today on how individuals, charities and businesses can help those affected by severe storms in the state over the weekend.
Gov. Haley Barbour has declared Tuesday as a Day of Prayer to remember Mississippians who suffered losses in Saturday’s severe weather and for those families who lost loved ones in last week’s oil rig accident.
Federal and state emergency officials began surveying damage Monday in the counties hit hardest by a weekend tornado that killed 10 people in Mississippi.
YAZOO CITY — Morgan Hayden and Joe Moton stepped carefully through nails, broken glass and pink tufts of insulation, the remnants of their home leveled by a tornado as severe storms killed at least 10 people in rural Mississippi and two in Alabama.
YAZOO CITY — Tornadoes ripped through four states in the South, leaving broken crosses in front of a flattened church, splintering houses and overturning vehicles as they killed 10 people, including two children.
Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.
Mississippi senators have approved the final version of a bill requiring public employees to pay more toward their own retirement.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security is on track to survive another year.
A college fraternity inspired by Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee has banned members around the country from wearing Confederate uniforms to “Old South” parties and parades after years of complaints that the tradition was racially insensitive.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says he's calling a special session for lawmakers to consider increasing the amount that state employees pay toward their own retirement.
An independent consulting firm says the Aberdeen and Oktibbeha County School Districts would do well to merge with Amory and Starkville schools, respectively. But as the schools focus on closing out the year, such speculative recommendations aren’t on the radar.
Memphis architect Mark McClure was recently elected to the eight member board of directors of the Tennessee Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America.
The lesbian teenager from Mississippi who challenged her school district's ban of same-sex prom dates is seeking monetary damages, claiming she suffered from public humiliation.
Mississippi lawmakers return to the Capitol on Tuesday after a 3 1/2-week break, and they'll try to pass a state spending plan for the year that begins July 1.
Lee County Coroner Carolyn Gillentine-Green says a state medical examiner's report has concluded that the shooting death of Anna Catherine McCoy was consistent with that of a homicide.
Top Mississippi lawmakers said Friday they’ve reached a $5.5 billion budget deal for the fiscal year that begins July 1, and most state programs will take cuts because money is tight.
Mississippi’s unemployment rate remained at 11.5 percent in March, both above the national and southern regional figure, the federal Labor Department reported Friday.
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