Residents across Arkansas and in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi reported on the U.S.G.S. website that they felt the quake.
Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Thursday was the deadline for the House and Senate to act on general bills filed in their own chamber.
Four people have died in a mobile home fire Friday south of Crenshaw on Mississippi Highway 3 on the Panola-Quitman county line.
The latest round of winter weather to hit north Alabama dumped as much as 4½ inches of snow in some areas but didn't cause many major problems Thursday.
Disparaging words about several ethnic and racial groups were written in chalk on a University of Alabama sidewalk, the school said Wednesday, the second time in less than a week officials have had to deal with such language.
Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.
The Mississippi Senate passed two bills Wednesday aimed at strengthening the state's animal cruelty law by making it a felony to maliciously injure, torture or kill a cat or dog.
Mississippi State University has asked the state College Board to approve a nursing program for its Meridian campus.
A tractor-trailer sideswiped a school bus then collided head-on with a second Tuesday, killing the trucker, a bus driver and a teacher and injuring at least 17 high school students along a rural highway bridge in northern Mississippi, authorities said.
Within moments of taking office Tuesday, a new Mississippi transportation commissioner voted with one his colleagues to give embattled agency director Larry "Butch" Brown an ultimatum: Resign by Wednesday or be fired.
An Alabama legislator who told a Republican audience it was time to "empty the clip" when addressing illegal immigration said Tuesday he wasn't advocating violence, but others found his remarks frightening and reckless after a deadly Arizona rampage.
KiOR, a Pasadena, Texas-based company, says it is a step closer to receiving federal loan guarantees to build four biofuel refineries -- two in Mississippi and one each in Georgia and Texas.
The Mississippi Senate has passed a bill that would ban texting while driving.
Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.
The Mississippi Senate has reconsidered and passed a bill that would allow genetically enhanced deer on breeding farms in the state.
Here's a glance at the status of selected bills in the Mississippi Legislature. Tuesday was the deadline for House and Senate committees to act on general bills filed in their own chamber. There is a later deadline for budget and revenue bills.
Authorities are trying to find out who dumped the carcasses of nearly 50 dogs and several cats in a creek in north Mississippi.
Mike Tagert has defeated John Caldwell Sr. in Tuesday's runoff for northern district transportation commissioner.
Alabama authorities say the state has recorded its highest number of deaths from hunters falling from tree stands.
Haley Barbour's folksy style and savvy leadership have made the two-term Mississippi governor a serious contender early in the wide-open contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Yet the 63-year-old has shown a penchant for airbrushing his state's segregationist past.
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