PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — An experienced naval architect and manager will become the first woman to lead a shipyard that is the largest private employer in Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Historical Society is honoring several scholars and groups, including a commission that designed a new state that voters adopted in November.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — There wasn’t much reason to leave the neighborhood. That’s what people remember about Soria City, one of Gulfport’s historic Black communities, during the mid-20th century.
LORMAN, Miss. (AP) — Alcorn State University makes history next month when it welcomes Dr. Felecia M. Nave as the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fewer than 5,000 water customers were still without service Friday afternoon in Mississippi’s capital city of Jackson — a development a top official called “positive progress” for the city of 160,000, where some residents have been without water for three weeks.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is on track to become the first state this year to enact a law banning transgender athletes from competing on girls or women's sports teams.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate is pushing forward with a plan to increase some of the lowest teacher salaries in the United States.
PURVIS, Miss. (AP) — A school writing assignment on slavery for an 8th grade history class in Mississippi has sparked outrage in the community.
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Cities along the Mississippi River will take part in a global system to determine where plastic pollution comes from and how it ends up in waterways as a first step toward solving the problem, officials said Wednesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered Mississippi to file a plan to upgrade its mental health services as part of resolving litigation that's been ongoing for at least half a decade.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would give cities and counties a possible avenue to take down unwanted Confederate monuments and relocate them elsewhere for preservation.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi’s largest city is still struggling with water problems more than two weeks after winter storms and freezing weather ravaged the system in Jackson, knocking out water for drinking and making it impossible for many to even flush their toilets.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A shooting at a Mississippi restaurant during a drug deal that left one person dead has resulted in prison time for a Louisiana man.
BENTONIA, Miss. (AP) — With callused hands, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents started more than 70 years ago. He checks the cafe’s inventory: jars of pickled eggs, beef jerky, pork hocks. He tends to the wood-burning stove, made from an oil-field…
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge is ordering the state of Mississippi to pay $500,000 to a Black man who was wrongfully imprisoned more than 22 years and was tried six times in a quadruple murder case.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — The body of a Mississippi boater was recovered nearly 48 hours after he went under water and never resurfaced, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says that as of Wednesday, he is getting rid of most mask mandates that he had imposed to try to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The Republican is also lifting most other restrictions, including limits on seating in restaurants.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Bills to allow college athletes to earn money from their own name, likeness and image are still alive at the Mississippi Capitol. Among the bills that died under the latest deadline is one that would have required any governor to disclose information about donors to his…
WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent ethics body says there is "substantial reason to believe” that Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo of Mississippi abused his office by misspending campaign funds, doing favors for his brother and enlisting staff for political and personal errands.
WINFIELD, Ala. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a young kangaroo who slipped away from his keepers as he was being hauled through Alabama on its way to a new home.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state auditor says a former city court clerk is accused of taking nearly $67,000 that people submitted to pay fines in Houston, Mississippi.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man arrested in connection with a fatal February stabbing now faces 17 years in prison for his conviction in a 2018 knife assault.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Monday that the state Senate will thoroughly examine a House bill that proposes several significant changes in state tax rates.
Water for flushing toilets was being distributed at seven sites in Mississippi’s capital city — more than 10 days after winter storms wreaked havoc on the city’s water system.
When then-Gov. William Winter wanted to make substantial changes to Mississippi's education system in the early 1980s, he and his staff spent months building support for their proposals.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A new performing arts center that will host the Gulf Coast Symphony and prepare students for careers in the arts has opened at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Historians are opposing a bill that they say could politicize the board that governs the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A small college on the Alabama coast said it will begin offering a new medical degree that will be unique to four Deep South states.
CRUGER, Miss. (AP) — She was buried along a bank of the Yazoo River near Cruger, preserved by alcohol in a metal and glass coffin. Her red velvet dress, cape and buckled shoes indicated she died in the mid-1800s.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A liberal nonprofit organization based in Alabama says it will provide more than $10 million in grants over the next two years to increase voter outreach across the Deep South headed into the midterm election.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's longest-running film festival is now underway — just mostly virtually this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic.
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city is honoring its first Black police officers, decades after the men were hired in a deeply segregated community.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — At 3:15 a.m. last Thursday, Suzanne Tribble was halfway through her first cup of coffee when a tree fell across West Main Street a few hundred feet east of her home, ripping through power lines and providing a horrifying light show of sparks flying from buzzing trans…
VIDALIA, La. (AP) — The onetime lead singer for the now defunct rock and country band Bishop Gunn has been arrested in Louisiana on drug and traffic charges, authorities said.
BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is charged with three counts of DUI manslaughter after a crash that killed a woman and two children.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has sentenced a man to 210 years in prison for firing an automatic rifle at law enforcement officers in 2019 and leaving a sheriff's deputy partially paralyzed.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The sunshine is back, and the ice has melted. But more than a week after a deep freeze across the South, many communities are still grappling with getting clean water to their residents.
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Four men from Mississippi have been banned from hunting anywhere in the world and fined a total of $48,000 for violating wildlife laws in Kansas.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man is charged with embezzling more than three-quarters of a million dollars from a program designed to help low-income residents repair their homes in a county with a long history of entrenched poverty, the state auditor said Thursday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi appellate court has upheld the life sentence without parole for a 31-year-old man who was 15 when he committed the murder that landed him behind bars.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi House is backing away from a proposal for a statewide election on increasing gasoline and diesel fuel taxes to pay for improvements to state highways and local roads.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man could serve seven years in prison for his part in trying to cover up information about the 2019 shooting death of a Biloxi police officer.