Top lawmakers are proposing a Mississippi budget that would be 3 percent smaller for the coming year.
Fired, criminally charged and with her state teaching license on the line, Linda Winters-Johnson admitted Wednesday that she'd been wrong to drag a special education student by the hair across the gym floor at Greenville High School.
A Mississippi utility regulator wants to consider giving some active-duty members of the military breaks on their electrical and natural gas bills.
Attorneys for Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant have asked a federal appeals court not to revive a lawsuit that sought to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag.
If Mississippi gets its way, a long-running case challenging the state's mental health care for children could be rolled up with the more recent suit by the federal government over how the state provides mental health care for adults.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History is awarding almost $2 million in grants to cover several preservation projects.
Mississippi Power Co. says it's likely to again delay its Kemper County power plant, pushing completion of the $7 billion plant past the previous deadline of Dec. 31.
A day after refusing to clarify his status, the Greenville school board definitively said Friday that it's firing its superintendent immediately.
The Mississippi flag with the Confederate battle emblem won't fly outside the new Tupelo Police Department building -- at least for a year.
For the second time, a pet dog in south Mississippi has gone into the woods and returned home with a human bone.
The AP reports Bobby Chamberlin has beaten Columbus attorney John Brady for a seat on the state Supreme Court.
A former Greenville teacher has been indicted on a misdemeanor charge of abusing a vulnerable person.
Delta State University wasn't going to raise tuition next fall, but President Bill LaForge said state budget cuts changed the university's mind.
Back in the 1960s, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. observed that Sunday morning is the most segregated time of the week in America, a fact that remains true in many communities today.
Only a small percentage of Mississippi voters did not take photo identification to the polls for the presidential election, Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Monday.
Thanksgiving travelers can expect increased patrols on interstate and state highways as the Mississippi Highway Patrol beefs up its ranks over the four-day holiday weekend.
Vice President-elect Mike Pence will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in Mississippi where his son, who is a Marine, is stationed.
Legislative leaders in Mississippi have reversed course, now saying that the Legislature cannot keep its contracts from public view -- despite a committee's earlier vote to keep them secret.
Despite an eventful couple of days in discussions about rewriting the state education funding formula, the public is no closer to knowing what changes lawmakers will consider to the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
Mississippi's obesity rate among young children from low-income families remains stable at 14.5 percent, but officials note the rate is still too high.
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