Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour acknowledges he used the term "tar babies" to describe President Barack Obama's policies, but says "neither the context nor the connotation was intended to offend."
Mississippi's Roger Wicker has been chosen as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
A federal judge heard five hours of arguments Wednesday about whether to overturn Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.
A federal judge has given opponents of a silicon metal plant in Mississippi's northeast corner a chance to make their case in court.
Mississippi's Republican governor and Democratic attorney general are asking a federal judge to uphold the state's ban on same-sex marriage.
Private prison contractor Management & Training Corp. says it has fired a consultant who prosecutors say bribed the former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner.
The recent indictment of Fannin Mart Restaurant owner Steve Page on charges of felony tax evasion highlights what state revenue officials call a growing epidemic costing Mississippi nearly $190 million last year alone.
The Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics says a six-month campaign against marijuana growers brought 32 arrests and 1,367 confiscated plants.
The Delta Blues Museum Arts and Education Program in Clarksdale is among 12 winners of the 2014 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award.
Mary Jane Kennedy considers herself a conservative Christian Republican, and she's led Bible studies in her native Mississippi for decades.
Gov. Phil Bryant is creating a five-member task force to review contracts at the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
Former Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps was a success story in Mississippi government until federal officials unveiled a lengthy indictment.
A federal judge will hear arguments next week in a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi's ban on same-sex marriage.
Federal prosecutors allege that former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps accepted more than $1 million in bribes over more than six years.
Mississippi's corrections commissioner suddenly resigned Wednesday in the face of an apparent federal investigation.
A Mississippi man with a history of trying to enshrine Old South symbols in the state constitution is trying again.
Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran has won a seventh term in the U.S. Senate.
Mississippi voters Tuesday approved a proposal to enshrine hunting and fishing as rights in the state's constitution.
The Official Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame will be in Clarksdale, says founder and CEO LaMont Robinson.
The Mississippi Rural Water Association has sued the state Public Service Commission in federal court.
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