The head of Mississippi's largest teachers union is reiterating the group's push to raise starting salaries for public school teachers to $40,000 a year.
The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.
West Nile Virus has claimed its first Mississippi victim of 2014.
Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi's state Board of Education.
U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee is continuing to recover from complications after a June stroke limited his speech and weakened the left side of his body.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker says he will fight the Obama administration's proposal to eliminate the Mississippi National Guard's 155th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, headquartered in Tupelo.
A group of ghost hunters was spending a weekend at Beauvoir.
Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.
Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.
Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness.
Water utilities said Tuesday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission doesn't have the power to force them to allow victims of domestic abuse to hook up utilities without immediately paying deposits.
Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party said McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court.
A member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison on a charge of sexual exploitation of children.
The Mississippi board that oversees the plan that allows people to lock in pricing for future college tuition voted Wednesday to reopen the program, but charge sharply higher prices.
One of the men charged in a conspiracy to photograph U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's ailing wife pleaded guilty Wednesday, drawing no jail time in a plea agreement in which he pledged to cooperate with prosecutors.
Mississippi Power will convert from coal to natural gas or retire several units at plants in south Mississippi and Greene County, Alabama, as part of an agreement to end litigation over construction of a coal-fired power plant in Kemper County.
The Mississippi Public Service Commission on Tuesday delayed hearings on whether Mississippi Power Co. has spent prudently in building the $5.5 billion Kemper County power plant.
Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel, the tea party-backed challenger who lost a primary runoff to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran, has formally asked the state Republican Party to overturn the June 24 election results and declare him the winner.
The public reopening of Graceland Too, a candlelight vigil and a midnight showing of a documentary about Graceland Too operator Paul MacLeod will highlight a daylong celebration Aug. 12 of the man dubbed the World's Number One Elvis fan.
In a year when Mississippi filled its rainy-day fund to the legal limit, should it be saving even more? That's not exactly the recommendation from a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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