HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The University of Southern Mississippi expects hundreds of children's librarians, teachers and fans of books for children and young adults at its 53rd Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival from April 1-3.
Gov. Tate Reeves delivers his address after being sworn into office Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in the House chamber at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Because of rain, the inauguration ceremony was moved inside and the parade was canceled.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has signed his first bill into law: a measure to ensure that teachers receive the full pay raise they were promised this school year.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A table is set up in the corner of the room and holds several steam pans. Another is adjacent holding plastic containers of fiber reactive dye.
Shelby Gorman peruses a new cookbook at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Gorman and Elizabeth Hinckley are the co-managers of the business. Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss.
Elizabeth Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss. on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. Shelby Gorman and Elizabeth Hinckley are the co-managers of the business. Hinckley sorts a new book shipment at Turnrow Book Co. in Greenwood, Miss.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal jury has convicted a Mississippi man, who had been on the run for more than a decade, for his role in a drug trafficking operation that spanned many states.
Several hundred people gather in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to protest conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks. Mississippi's new governor says he and the interim corrections commissioner toured a tro…
Rep. Robert Johnson, D-Natchez, addresses a prisoners rights rally, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, at the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson. Attendees protested dangerous and unhealthy prison conditions within the state prison system. A number of inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent we…
Several attendees waved posters calling for the state to "Fix your prisons," at a rally in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, protesting conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks.
Strong Arms of Jackson co-chair Terun Moore, foreground, expresses himself at a mass gathering in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, to protest conditions in prisons where inmates have been killed in violent clashes in recent weeks.
Several protest attendees waved personalized posters calling attention to prison issues within the Mississippi Department of Corrections and at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, during a mass rally in front of the Mississippi Capitol in Jackson, on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. The ra…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Another Mississippi inmate died in a troubled state prison Wednesday, and state corrections officials said his death appeared to be a suicide by hanging.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi bookkeeper is accused of embezzling $303,000 from her employer to make online purchases because she had a “shopping compulsion," according to court testimony from her attorney Tuesday.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Leaders in Alabama's port city of Mobile are dimming chances for reviving passenger train service along the northern Gulf Coast.
A Mississippi man is accused of creating an improvised explosive device in his home after watching internet videos about bomb making, prosecutors say.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a scene that could provoke nightmares, a Mississippi hunter walking to a truck soon found himself racing to the hospital after a venomous snake struck him in the head, a rare attack that had one scientist calling the hunter "the unluckiest guy in America."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The death of a former Mississippi State football player whose body was found in an Alabama home Tuesday is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Two environmental groups have sued the Trump administration, saying it has failed to protect map turtles found in Mississippi and Louisiana under the Endangered Species Act.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two inmates were beaten to death in a fight with other inmates in an understaffed Mississippi prison that has been shaken by other deadly violence in recent weeks, a coroner said.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Krystal Co., the Georgia-based restaurant chain known for tiny hamburgers and late-night service across the Southeast, has filed for bankruptcy, but said Tuesday that all of its locations would remain open.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Five men in Mississippi have been indicted on murder charges in what authorities described as a deadly, gang-related home invasion during a 2018 Super Bowl party.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Dozens of college students had to scramble for safety after their charter bus returning from a fraternity event burst into flames on the side of a Mississippi highway.
ATLANTA (AP) — Against the backdrop of a presidential election year, Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. holiday found leaders still wrestling over how to best embody the slain civil rights leader.
PARCHMAN, Miss. (AP) — An inmate at a Mississippi prison that was a focus of recent deadly unrest was found hanging in his cell by two corrections officers over the weekend and pronounced dead, a coroner said Sunday.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence gave a speech Sunday in remembrance of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at a church service in Tennessee.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi officials acknowledge the state is facing a crisis with its prison system, with five inmates killed and others injured in recent mayhem.
HATTIESBURG, Ms. (AP) — The mayor of Hattiesburg is moving forward with a plan to install a camera surveillance system across town as a way to reduce crime.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When Jennifer and Lee Carson were architecture majors at Mississippi State University in the early 1990s, they were intrigued by the old Montgomery place on Old West Point Road in Starkville.
TAYLORSVILLE, Miss. (AP) — When a Taylorsville man lost a deer he shot, he decided to buy a dog and train it to track. Now, his dog has recovered almost 500 deer for hunters
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Pumps to help take some of the pressure off a dam that's perilously close to failing are on site to help drain Oktibbeha County Lake.
Mississippi's state Board of Education is keeping the state's U.S. history exam, despite months of pressure from teachers and others to cut testing.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A lab owner hired to insure water quality for dozens of Mississippi towns has been sentenced to 18 months for faking his test results.
OAKLAND, Miss. (AP) — A frozen food manufacturer plans to invest $27.3 million in a project to increase capacity at its facility in north Mississippi.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A group of children flocked from the school bus to the police officer and the dog on a leash at Brookville Garden Apartments one afternoon.
BATH, Maine (AP) — The Democratic chairman and ranking Republican on a House Armed Services subcommittee toured Navy shipbuilder Bath Iron Works on Friday and offered assurances to shipbuilders amid reports of possible cuts.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Low-interest disaster loans are available for small Mississippi businesses hurt by toxic bacteria that closed every mainland beach in the state during the summer. Those in adjacent counties in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana also are eligible.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — An inspection found a new sinkhole at a Mississippi lake where an earthen dam could fail because of high water levels linked to heavy rains, officials said Friday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A postal worker in rural Mississippi was shot while delivering mail and the suspect was then shot by law enforcement, Attala County Sheriff Tim Nail told news outlets.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mary Irby-Jones has been named the top editor of two Mississippi newspapers, The Clarion-Ledger in Jackson and the Hattiesburg American.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a Civil War cemetery.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court's confirmation of a 12-year prison sentence for an African American man who carried his mobile phone into a county jail cell is being slammed as a brutal example of racial injustice.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's new governor said Thursday that the state will conduct a nationwide search for a new commissioner to lead a state prison system that's reckoning with what he called a “catastrophe” — a recent outburst of deadly violence and longstanding problems with vacan…
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Leaders in a Mississippi county approved a plan Thursday to drain a swollen lake where officials say a decades-old earthen dam could fail after days of heavy rain.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Statehouse would join a small number of others around the country with outdoor monuments dedicated to real women in U.S. history under a proposal expected Thursday to create a memorial to Ohio women who fought for voting rights.
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas inmate with a history of violence against women was executed Wednesday evening for fatally shooting his wife, who had feared she would never get out of her marriage alive.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Tennessee parents were accused of misspending thousands of dollars in school voucher funds while using state-issued debit cards over the past school year, a review by The Associated Press has found, and state officials say they do not know what many of those purc…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s Department of Environmental Quality has denied a permit request that would have placed a third landfill inside a county where the project faces opposition.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A rain-swollen lake in rural north Mississippi rose at least a foot overnight, keeping heavy pressure on a dam that is in danger of failing, state and local officials said Wednesday.