Raymond Washburn, a blind man who was credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building following the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, has died.
Don Wilson, co-founder and rhythm guitarist of the instrumental guitar band The Ventures, has died.
The new year has meant renewed challenges for schools as the Omicron variant of COVID-19 spreads through communities, straining resources and, in some cases, shutting down on-campus learning.
Oktibbeha County sheriff’s deputies have one suspect in custody and are looking for two others in connection with a Thursday night shooting at the Chadwick Apartments east of the Mississippi State University campus.
Columbus City Council unanimously approved a tax abatement Tuesday for equipment purchases for JTB Furniture. The company asked for the help to enable it to remain competitive in an increasingly turbulent business environment.
Black lawmakers walked out in protest Friday and withheld their votes as the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory.
The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to increase teachers’ pay, days after the House approved a separate proposal.
More jobs are coming to north Mississippi where Walmart has plans to build a new fulfillment center.
When officials in Chester, Georgia, heard that the 2020 census had pegged their small town at 525 people, their jaws dropped. They believed the town was almost triple that size and feared an inaccurate number could force them to make budget cuts.
The annual anti-abortion rally in the nation’s capital sounded more like a victory celebration as speakers expressed a growing sense of optimism that their long-sought goal, a sweeping rollback of abortion rights in America, was finally in reach.
Three studies released Friday offered more evidence that COVID-19 vaccines are standing up to the omicron variant, at least among people who received booster shots.
A shooting at Chadwick Apartments Thursday night sent two injured victims to the hospital and sparked a manhunt that briefly involved the Mississippi State University campus.
Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson wants the public to know that elections are safe and secure, but “there is never a perfect election.”
A second candidate has qualified for the Lowndes County circuit court judge position.
A Mississippi Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory, even though the state superintendent of education has said the theory is not being taught in schools and legislators have offered no evidence to show it is.
Mississippi employers would be required to pay women and men the same amount of money for the same work, under a bill that passed the state House on Thursday.
Mississippi schools are allowed to use a combination of in-person and online classes to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The largest anti-abortion rally in the U.S. returns Friday with thousands of expected protesters in Washington who feel within reach of their goal for the last 49 years: a sweeping rollback of abortion rights.
Democrats were picking up the pieces Thursday following the collapse of their top-priority voting rights legislation, with some shifting their focus to a narrower bipartisan effort to repair laws Donald Trump exploited in his bid to overturn the 2020 election.
Some schools are closing or switching to virtual classes Friday and shelters are opening on the northern Gulf Coast because of the possibility of icing and freezing temperatures.