EDWARDS, Miss. (AP) — After three Mississippi police officers tested positive for coronavirus in one town, one has died.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Days after the city of Jackson passed a new rule requiring people to wear masks in public, City Councilman Kenneth Stokes is proposing the city purchase 100,000 masks to distribute to residents.
Honor guard members from the Mississippi National Guard practice folding the former Mississippi flag before a ceremony to retire the banner on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, inside the state Capitol in Jackson. The ceremony happened a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law that removed…
A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol honor guard carefully folds the retired Mississippi state flag after it was raised over the Capitol grounds one final time in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The banner was the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem on it.
Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, left, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, right, and Mississippi Department of Archives and History Director Katherine Blount, center, carry the former Mississippi state flags to the Two Mississippi Museums during its retirement ceremony in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, J…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag. Later this year, the state's voters will decide whether to dump a statewide election process that dates to the Jim Crow era.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A man was fatally shot and several others were wounded in a shooting early Saturday at a nightclub in Mississippi's capital, an official said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Carl Mangum, PhD and RN, wears many hats. As an associate professor, psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and emergency preparedness and response specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, he spends a lot of time teaching and training. But when …
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — It was prayer that led Jason Whitfield to the beach 18 years ago, and prayer that led him to stay there for 77 days, sleeping on the sand and vowing not to leave until the Confederate battle flag waving high above him had come down.
Annette Smith with housekeeping, sports a special WaterView Casino and Hotel mask and gloves as he cleans one of the video gaming machines throughout the Vicksburg, Miss., gaming establishment, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. Employees are cleaning and sanitizing before opening their doors Thursday…
Lead Security Officer Tiffany White, left, asks precautionary health status questions of a patron entering WaterView Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday, May 21, 2020, for a morning of gaming, following a two-month shutdown due to coronavirus. Casinos statewide are allowed to reop…
A patron rushes into the WaterView Casino and Hotel in Vicksburg, Miss., Thursday, May 21, 2020, for a morning of gaming, following a two-month shutdown due to coronavirus. Casinos statewide are allowed to reopen Thursday, amid enhanced restrictions to keep customers and employees safe.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s coronavirus rules allow for crowded kitchens and family rooms this holiday weekend: The executive orders of Gov. Tate Reeves say up to 20 people can attend an indoor gathering without social distancing.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democratic member of the Mississippi House has stepped down and will become the new state director of the American Civil Liberties Union.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An autopsy will be done on an inmate who died Wednesday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, the state Department of Corrections said.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday the state is pausing its efforts to reopen the economy after a recent surge in new reported coronavirus cases.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials held a ceremony Wednesday to retire the former state flag and send it to a history museum, a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law stripping official status from the last state banner in the U.S. that included the Confederate battle emblem.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top tax collector is retiring after four years in that job, and Republican Gov. Tate Reeves will nominate someone to succeed him.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two criminal justice bills aimed at helping former prisoners re-enter the workforce have stalled in the Mississippi Legislature after lawmakers couldn't come to an agreement.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With a stroke of the governor’s pen, Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem — a symbol that’s widely condemned as racist.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence 155 years after rebellious Southern states lost a war to perpetuate slavery.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor signs bill that immediately retires last state flag in US with Confederate battle emblem.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi shipyard has a $936 million Navy contract modification to build another destroyer equipped to launch guided missiles. This comes in addition to a $5.1 billion contract signed in 2018 for Ingalls Shipbuilding in Pascagoula to build six Arleigh Burke-clas…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says an autopsy will be done on an inmate who died Saturday in a Jackson hospital.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Netflix on Tuesday announced a $10 million investment in a Mississippi-based credit union to build economic opportunities in Black communities across the Deep South.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi flag is fading from public display in many places, even before the governor signs a bill that will retire the last state banner in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — In the Mississippi city where Elvis Presley was born, the mayor announced last week that masks would be required in public buildings and businesses starting Monday because of the COVID-19 pandemic — and he used the opportunity to debunk an array of rumors.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are considering a change to a law to reduce long prison sentences given to habitual offenders whose past crimes were either nonviolent or committed many years earlier.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers voted Sunday to surrender the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, more than a century after white supremacist legislators adopted the design a generation after the South lost the Civil War.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag evokes strong emotions, and for decades it has been a volatile issue that many state legislators wanted to avoid.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — As COVID-19 made its way to the All-America City, three workers tucked inside an often unseen wing on the second floor of City Hall knew they would have to start thinking outside the box to equip most of the city’s employees with the tools needed to start working remotely.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — In high school, Kyarrah Grant played in Native American basketball tournaments as a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. That’s where she met Skyla Osceola and struck up a friendship with her fellow guard.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Spectators at the Mississippi Capitol broke into cheers and applause Saturday as lawmakers took a big step toward erasing the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, a symbol that has come under intensifying criticism in recent weeks amid nationwide protests agai…
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Class of 2020 graduates from the University of Southern Mississippi are facing yet another delay in getting their diplomas.
MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — Terry’s Creek Baptist Church has many faithful members, no doubt — but perhaps none more so than a four-legged one named Spike.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health announced an additional 550 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus Friday, after record-high numbers reported the day before.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Emotions are running high as Mississippi legislators consider the future of the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Legislation in the Mississippi House proposes using $50 million of the state's federal coronavirus relief funding to improve broadband access for students in underserved areas during the pandemic.
MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — A man who escaped from an Alabama jail was back in custody after being captured during a high-speed car chase through eastern Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Health announced 1,092 new cases of coronavirus Thursday, the highest numbers seen in the state since the pandemic began.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — University coaches and Christian ministers filled the Mississippi Capitol on Thursday, urging legislators to seize the moment and remove the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag while Americans are reckoning with difficult discussions about race and history.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama said it will close its red snapper season for recreational anglers just before July 4 because people already have caught so many of the popular fish, a key driver of the Gulf Coast's fishing industry.
PETAL, Miss. (AP) — An appeals court has upheld a ruling that a Mississippi police officer was justified when he fatally shot a Black Louisiana man, who called police after a car crash.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal indictment accuses a Mississippi man of threatening to kill the state's only Black U.S. representative and his staffers.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Coronavirus cases are climbing rapidly among young adults in a number of states where bars, stores and restaurants have reopened — a disturbing generational shift that not only puts them in greater peril than many realize but poses an even bigger danger to older p…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi has surpassed 1,000 deaths from the new coronavirus, according to numbers released by the state Health Department on Wednesday.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Severe storms dumped heavy rain on southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi on Wednesday, spawning at least one tornado before moving out of the area and into Alabama.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two of Mississippi's top elected Republicans proposed Wednesday that the Confederate battle emblem be replaced on the state flag with the words “In God We Trust," seeking a path toward unity in their state amid the backdrop of national protests over racial injustice.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Bob Moses says America is at “a lurching moment" for racial change, potentially as transforming as the Civil War era and as the 1960s civil rights movement that he helped lead.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Crews in North Carolina removed the largest remnants of a 75-foot-tall (23-meter-tall) Confederate monument that sat near the grounds of the state Capitol for 125 years.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty to selling over 55 grams of fentanyl, which could have killed over 28,000 people, officials said.
Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University history professor and author, whose works include books about the late civil rights icons Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., discusses differences between the 1960s civil rights protests and those of today:
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brian Flowers, a military veteran who works at Grand Gulf Nuclear Station, Tuesday won a congressional Republican primary runoff. He will face Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson in November.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Confederate-themed Mississippi flag drew opposition Tuesday from two big forces in the culturally conservative state: Southern Baptists and Walmart.