One lesson of the Dan Jones fiasco? While government boards in Mississippi can legally meet behind closed doors to discuss many issues, the public can be left dumbfounded when a board takes a major action that it's never before discussed in an open meeting.
Loss and healing were the focus of eulogies as more than 200 people packed a Baptist church for the memorial service for a black man found hanging behind his home in Mississippi.
A former University of Mississippi student has been indicted on federal charges connected to a noose being put on a statue of the student who integrated the school, the Justice Department said Friday.
University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and trustees said Friday that they're still talking about renewing his contract, but that they haven't yet reached an agreement.
People would not need a state-issued license to carry a concealed gun in a purse, briefcase or other fully enclosed satchel under a bill that's getting final legislative debate.
Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations said Thursday.
Members of the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus and a black education group are criticizing Republican Gov. Phil Bryant for what they see as lack of diversity in his College Board nominations.
The University of Mississippi finds itself in turmoil after trustees ousted well-liked Chancellor Dan Jones, with more than 2,000 students and faculty rallying to his defense Wednesday on the Oxford campus.
Trial has been delayed until June 8 for a political blogger accused of photographing bedridden Sen. Thad Cochran's wife, without permission, in a nursing home.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a $2.5 billion budget for elementary and secondary schools, putting in place one of the biggest pieces of an overall state government spending plan for the coming year.
A $20.5 million federal program will match SNAP recipients to workforce training and job opportunities in Mississippi.
Jackson police are trying to find out who damaged a generator and two security cameras at Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
Prosecutors are working to get a trial date for two men involved in a murder-for-hire scheme that targeted a Greenwood attorney.
Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones.
Cono Caranna told a crowd of supporters he is seeking election as Biloxi's next mayor and if elected, he will serve without pay.
Authorities say a teenage boy died Sunday apparently as a result of inhaling aerosol computer keyboard duster.
Mississippi has become the 45th state to ban texting while driving.
Members of Mississippi's College Board met Monday and said they aren't backing down from a decision to seek a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi, despite rising criticism of the move.
The FBI is consulting with its behavioral analysis unit as it continues investigating the hanging death of a black man in Mississippi.
The body of a black man found hanging in a tree in Mississippi has been sent from a state crime lab to a funeral home, but the FBI said it will be days before autopsy results are complete.
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