Republicans may only be one seat away from a 74-seat supermajority in the Mississippi state House, a level of control would stop Democrats from blocking spending and taxing measures.
Mississippi voters rejected any change to the state constitution to bolster public school funding, defeating Initiative 42 on Tuesday.
Bond has been set for a 61-year-old Mississippi man accused of bombing a Walmart because the chain stopped selling his state's flags.
Robert Gray, the long-haul truck driver who surprised even himself by winning the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor, was allotted 10 minutes to try to persuade state Chamber of Commerce members they should support him rather than Republican Gov. Phil Bryant in Tuesday's election.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is predicting a light turnout as voters elect a governor and seven other statewide officials, fill all 174 legislative seats and choose between two school funding initiatives.
A man who's known for flying a 4-foot-long Mississippi state flag on his car has been accused of bombing a Wal-Mart because the chain stopped selling the flag, the police chief said Monday.
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is hardly out of place in Southern politics: He speaks often about his Christian faith and rails against "perverts" and online predators who target children.
If Mississippi voters are going to consider removing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, 2016 would be a good time to do it, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday.
Another public university in Mississippi is stopping the display of the state flag on campus because it contains a Confederate battle emblem many see as divisive.
Mississippi's leading Republicans are continuing attacks on Initiative 42, saying Tuesday that it will pass only if GOP voters are tricked into supporting it.
Mississippi's fourth grade reading and math scores improved on the latest Nation's Report Card, bucking a national trend of declines.
The University of Mississippi's interim chancellor watched on a rainy morning as three Ole Miss police officers lowered the Mississippi state flag -- which shows the Confederate battle emblem in the upper left-hand corner -- for the last time.
The claim that one Hinds County judge could ultimately decide the fate of Mississippi's school finance system if voters amend the state constitution appears unlikely.
Authorities are searching for a suspect who officials say dragged a state trooper on his car in Jackson.
Mississippi's corrections commissioner says, "I want to put inmates back to work."
Oxford police say a funeral director was killed in his home.
A fraternity brother and four pledges charged in an assault on a different fraternity member were trying to steal a donkey statue from a frat house, University of Mississippi officials said Friday.
Five University of Mississippi students have been arrested following the Oct. 6 beating of another student.
Sponsors of three identical initiatives that seek to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag say they're frustrated by ballot titles the attorney general's staff is writing for their proposals.
Jeffrey Vitter, named as trustees' top pick to become the next chancellor of the University of Mississippi, says the problem solving of computer science informs his approach as a college administrator.
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