A freshman lawmaker from the Mississippi Delta switched from Democrat to Republican on Tuesday, saying his beliefs on the budget and social issues are more in line with the GOP.
Richard F. "Dickie" Scruggs, a noted plaintiff's attorney before being snared in a corruption investigation, has been released from prison pending an appeal.
Death row inmate Bobby Batiste has left the Mississippi Supreme Court in a quandary over intent.
A death row inmate convicted of killing two university students in 1992 is continuing his quest to convince a court he deserves a new trial.
To fight Mississippi's highest-in-the-nation teen birth rate, is it best to give young people detailed information about contraception or to just tell them to abstain from sex before marriage?
Organizers say it's just a coincidence that separate conferences about teenage pregnancy in Mississippi are taking place in the same facility on the same day.
Greenwood oncologist Arnold Smith contends Attorney General Jim Hood had no authority to run a police operation that resulted in shootout at a local law office.
The Mississippi Capitol and other historic buildings are decked out for the Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour.
Buoyed by recent success in changing Mississippi's beer and brewing regulations, the craft beer lobby was set to push next year to change laws to allow the sale of "growlers," large containers of fresh draft beer to go.
A Mississippi school district contends it was justified to suspend a student for recording a rap song that educators believed would disrupt classes and was a threat to teachers.
A fourth man pleaded guilty to federal hate crime charges Tuesday in the death of a black man who was run over by a pickup truck in Mississippi, and another man admitted he was part of a group of young whites involved in racially motivated attacks against African-Americans.
Adams County supervisors have approved a $522,673 to relocate a sewer line on the former Belwood County Club property, the future site of KiOR's Natchez alternative fuel production facility. The Natchez Democrat reports that the contract went to T.L. Wallace Construction.
Young adults in Mississippi were less likely to be employed in 2011 than their peers in other states, according to a national study released Monday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'd prefer that the state not invest in startup companies like failed solar equipment firm Twin Creeks. The Republican says he's steering the Mississippi Development Authority away from loaning or giving money to such companies.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said this week that he believes most teenagers know how to obtain and use contraception, but too many are failing to do so.
Attorneys for Mississippi's only abortion clinic are again asking a federal judge to block a state law that threatens to eventually close the facility, though a closing is not expected any time soon.
Economists say growth and employment should increase in Mississippi next year, led by an improved housing market and an increase in home construction.
Dozens of Mississippi school districts are looking for a new supplier for bread and rolls as the shutdown of Hostess impacts lunchrooms.
Mississippi legislators head into the 2013 session knowing they have deficits to address in corrections and Medicaid.
One tool in Mississippi's attack on childhood obesity? The combi-oven.
3. Christmas with Lizzie: 10th Ave. home a holiday tradition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Council could demand quarterly reports from school board COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY