Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says doctors should have to check an electronic registry before prescribing potentially addictive painkillers.
Speaker Philip Gunn took a campaign finance bill by the hand and escorted it through the Mississippi House Wednesday, a year after his top lieutenants mugged a similar measure.
House members are approving a bill that would require county tax collectors to check whether Mississippians have auto insurance before renewing their license tags.
A Hattiesburg pastor has appealed his conviction for stealing $60,000 in federal housing grants.
A court hearing is set for a Mississippi man charged in the burning of a black church that was spray-painted with "Vote Trump."
Mississippi's Medicaid director says there are straightforward reasons the program is requesting an additional $75 million to get through the final six months of the state budget year.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced Tuesday that by executive order, he's requiring all state employees to take online training in sexual harassment awareness and prevention.
Former Mississippi Gov. William Winter remains in fair condition as he recovers from head injuries after falling on his icy driveway.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he expects a consulting firm to submit its recommendations for changing Mississippi's education funding formula in about a week or so.
The Mississippi Department of Human Services says it has increased by 50 percent the share of federal welfare money used to subsidize child care for low-income families.
Mississippi Power Co. says its Kemper County power plant will be delayed another month. The latest delay, confirmed Friday, pushes the plant's price tag over $7 billion.
Organizers say they are not planning to continue the annual picnic that brought Mississippi catfish and blues to New York.
The National Weather Service has counted at least nine tornadoes hitting Mississippi on Monday.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Mississippi's bicentennial is a chance to focus on achievement.
Mississippi's 174 legislators will return to the Capitol today, starting a 90-day legislative session that will run as late as April 2.
One of several suspects facing charges in connection with the deaths of two Hattiesburg police officers is asking for a change of venue for her trial, citing pretrial publicity.
In Congress, they call it the Hastert rule -- the idea that a majority of the majority party must approve of legislation before it comes to the floor.
The top issue for Mississippi's Legislature when it returns Tuesday is education funding, but Republican leaders' plans remain to be seen.
Mississippi Energy Institute has created a website called "Get on the Grid" to help students and their parents learn about opportunities for well-paying jobs in Mississippi.
Several tragedies hit Mississippi in 2016, including the slaying of two nuns, three cases of children dying in hot cars and a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent killed in the line of duty.
1. Arrest made in Jack's restaurant case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. CPD names suspect in Jack's incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus High lockdown lifted after CPD calls off search for suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Locals at inauguration: 'Just wonderful' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Registering their dissent: Nearly 1,000 attend Women's March in Jackson COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY