A new Mississippi Writers Trail marker honors novelist and poet Margaret Walker.
Several candidates for Mississippi governor have answered a questionnaire from a public education advocacy group called The Parents' Campaign, but Republican Tate Reeves has not.
People and pets are being warned to stay out of the water along the entire mainland of the Mississippi Gulf Coast as toxic bacteria continue spreading eastward.
An inmate has been captured after escaping from the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman. A search continues for two others who escaped from Central Mississippi Correctional Facility.
A new group will discuss what growing hemp might mean for Mississippi's economy. Legislators created the Hemp Cultivation Task Force, and the group has its first meeting Monday at the state Capitol.
Three Saenger Theaters within driving distance have been renovated, but the one in south Mississippi is dark, with a leaky roof and unsafe areas.
Two school districts in the Mississippi Delta have completed their merger.
Another Civil War site is being added to the Vicksburg National Military Park, one of Mississippi's top tourist attractions.
A court is refusing bond for a man charged with murder in the slaying of a Mississippi woman and her unborn child.
A Mississippi Gulf Coast port has fewer maritime jobs now than it did before a $570 million restoration and expansion project funded by a federal grant.
The misdemeanor domestic violence trial for a Mississippi lawmaker has been delayed because a local prosecutor stepped down from the case.
A man shot a woman in Louisiana, stole her car and left her wounded before driving to Mississippi where he was shot multiple times early Tuesday by a police officer, authorities said.
A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan bacon."
A federal judge should intervene in Mississippi's mental health care system, a U.S. Justice Department lawyer argued Monday, saying the state has moved far too slowly to provide community alternatives to mental hospitals.
A white man faces federal charges in a 2017 cross burning outside the home of African American residents in a small Mississippi town.
A Mississippi man charged in a fatal shooting told deputies he was hunting alligators with a friend when his gun jammed and he accidentally shot the other man.
Two years after rule changes in Mississippi courts, judges are still demanding bail -- and people are still getting stuck in jail.
Several new laws are taking effect Monday in Mississippi, including one that gives a pay raise to teachers and two that are designed to ease burdens on people who face court fines or who are trying to find jobs after having a criminal conviction.
Three Mississippi lawmakers are retiring as of Monday, when the new state budget year begins.
A federal judge says he's aware of the "time-sensitive nature" of an election-year lawsuit that says Mississippi has a racially discriminatory method of choosing statewide officials, including governor.
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