Mississippi is increasing the nation’s lowest welfare payments three months earlier than expected, the state Department of Human Services said Friday.
The Mississippi Gaming Commission said Thursday that it will end its mask mandate for casino customers and employees as of 5 p.m. Friday.
A Mississippi man has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of shooting a protected bald eagle.
Almost two-thirds of Mississippi residents 65 and older have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, state health officials said Wednesday.
A street in Mississippi’s capital city could be getting a new name.
Mississippi became more diverse during the past decade, but it is also one of only three states that lost population, according to 2020 Census numbers released Monday.
When COVID-19 hit Mississippi last spring, students at Northeast Mississippi Community College in Booneville flooded Michelle Baragona’s office to withdraw from their classes.
Bloody clashes that brought Mississippi’s prison system under federal scrutiny last year were part of a dramatic increase in reported cases of violence behind bars.
BILOXI — On Wednesday afternoon, the head coach of the boys’ basketball team at Pascagoula High School gathered with his players in their locker room.
A new Mississippi law will make more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole in a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation.
The state of Mississippi is stepping in to oversee finances in a school district in one of the nation’s poorest counties, which has been adjusting in recent years to consolidation.
A jail built in 1997 in north Mississippi was poorly designed, does not meet current standards and should be replaced, a jail-operations consultant told Lee County supervisors.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History now has a new website documenting its progress returning Native American remains in its collection to tribes.
A tool manufacturing company will invest $60 million to expand in Mississippi and is pledging to create 1,200 new jobs, Republican Gov. Tate Reeves said Tuesday.
Three groups will sponsor an initiative to try to simplify the way Mississippi restores voting rights to people convicted of some felonies, a person involved with the effort said Monday.
A county in north Mississippi is reporting an increase in drug activity and overdose deaths that is alarming law enforcement.
Mississippi voters circumvented the Legislature in 2020 by approving a medical marijuana ballot initiative. People are now looking to bypass the House and Senate by proposing initiatives to expand Medicaid, authorize early voting and reconsider the state flag design.
Tuition is increasing at most of Mississippi’s public universities this fall.
Mississippi’s top health official said he does not think political party affiliation has an impact on people’s willingness to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
Mississippi will join a growing number of states and the federal government in banning the use of restraints on women giving birth in a jail or prison.