Mississippi's state Board of Education unanimously adopted a series of minor changes to the state's academic standards Thursday, in what could be a quiet end to a controversy over the Common Core-linked guidance over what students should learn.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant is making 1.5 percent budget cuts for many Mississippi government programs because tax collections are falling short of expectations.
The Greenville City Council has voted to remove the Mississippi state flag from all city properties and buildings.
A federal judge has sentenced a 42-year-old man to 18 months in prison for tampering with a consumer product.
The number of people who have enrolled for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act stands at 97,909 with less than 11 days before the final deadline to get 2016 coverage.
Removing the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag would be akin to communists rewriting history, a former leader of a Southern heritage group said Tuesday during a keep-the-flag rally.
A Democratic National Committee member from Mississippi says he's supporting Bernie Sanders for president.
State Rep. Robert Johnson says all the money Mississippi residents spent on Powerball tickets could have helped Mississippi if it had been spent there instead of Louisiana.
Local officials say they're stunned by news that Walmart is closing stores in their areas.
Mississippi's school funding formula has apparently grown so toxic to the Republicans who rule the state that local school superintendents are giving up defending it publicly.
For the first time in a decade, Vicksburg will not have a Martin Luther King Jr. parade.
Six Walmart stores in Mississippi are closing as part of the company's plan to shutter 269 stores worldwide.
The family of a Tennessee man who died in police custody has sued police officers, a doctor and others, alleging the man died because he was hog-tied by police for an extended period and could not breathe properly.
The threat of a swollen Mississippi River was subsiding for some Wednesday, but Vicksburg residents were still feeling the effects of the rare winter flood, even though the river will crest about 4 feet lower than once predicted.
It once seemed Mississippi was close to starting a lottery.
Two of the nine people accused in the May shooting death of two Hattiesburg Police officers have been arraigned.
A choir director at a DeSoto County high school has been charged with two counts of sexual battery.
A grand jury in Mississippi declined to indict a white police officer in the death of a black man, saying the man died of asphyxiation after ingesting too much cocaine and that the officer did not use excessive force.
Oxford officials are considering an ordinance to help manage food carts and trucks to sell on the go.
Mayors along the Mississippi River say their cities are ready for the rare winter flood taking place in the Mississippi valley after recent storms dumped large amounts of rain.
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