The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a scholarship lottery for special needs children.
The Mississippi State Department of Health reported three more cases of Zika virus have appeared in the state.
The bond credit rating agency Moody's Investor Service has given Mississippi a negative credit outlook because the state dipped into its rainy day fund to cover budget shortfalls, but the state's bond rating remains unchanged.
"Gloomier and more uncertain." The words don't inspire confidence, but analysts are using them to label the outlook for state budgets across the country.
Prosecutors plan to call a special grand jury to hear evidence in the shooting last month of a black man by a white Tupelo police officer.
Mississippi's governor has asked a judge to let a state law take effect that would let some businesses and government employees cite religious beliefs to deny or delay services to same-sex couples.
Mississippi's budget is a mess because the Republican-led Legislature has been cutting taxes to help potential campaign donors, Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Thursday.
Better flavor gives Mississippi wild-caught shrimp a competitive advantage over imported and pond raised shrimp, experts say.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris Massey was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated assault after police say he wielded a shovel and hurt another man during a fight in an upscale Olive Branch subdivision.
Two-and-a-half weeks after a white police officer fatally shot a black man here, the mayor of Tupelo defended his city and police department, saying a lawyer for the dead man's family is misleading the public.
A man charged in the 2014 burning death of a woman will make his first Mississippi court appearance July 15 in Hernando.
A Mississippi man has been indicted for manslaughter several weeks after his 8-month-old daughter died in his hot car while he worked.
A study by two University of Southern Mississippi researchers on the effectiveness of emergency alerts has revealed some surprising results.
When Democrats made the Mississippi House of Representatives stay an extra day last week, it was time to play the blame game.
Tupelo's mayor says he has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to lead a community meeting about the police shooting that killed a man two weeks ago.
Religious supporters of a Mississippi law dealing with objections to same-sex marriage say they hope a higher court will overturn the federal judge who stopped the law from taking effect.
The family of a Tupelo man shot to death by police has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city. The city, meanwhile, said a police officer killed Antwun "Ronnie" Shumpert in self-defense.
A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday, ruling it unconstitutionally establishes preferred beliefs and creates unequal treatment for gay people.
City leaders met behind closed doors for more than an hour Thursday but made no official decisions regarding the officer-involved shooting on June 18 that has led to a federal lawsuit being filed against the city of Tupelo.
As many as 11 more people may face criminal charges stemming from a Mississippi prison contract bribery scheme, a federal prosecutor said Wednesday.
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