Louisiana folklorist Nick Spitzer and Mississippi blues musician R.L. Boyce are among nine 2023 National Heritage Fellows being celebrated later this month by the National Endowment for the Arts.
The former chair of Mississippi’s Democratic Party is suing to reinstate himself as its leader. Tyree Irving is a former appellate judge who chaired the state party since 2020.
A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court ruling that found Mississippi relies too much on institutionalizing people with mental health conditions rather than providing care in their communities.
The last Republican who lost a general election for Mississippi governor is endorsing the Democratic nominee this year.
Poll workers in Mississippi’s most populous county say they still haven’t been paid more than a month after the state’s primary elections.
Mississippi Auditor Shad White says a private prison company has returned $5.1 million to the Mississippi Department of Corrections for failing to provide enough workers at prisons it was operating.
Malik Nabers set career highs with 13 catches for 239 yards and scored two touchdowns, Jayden Daniels ran for two scores, and No. 14 LSU beat Mississippi State 41-14.
Kansas has canceled its fall turkey hunting season as U.S. turkey populations drop in states across the Midwest and Southeast.
A Mississippi football player is suing coach Lane Kiffin and the school for racial and sexual discrimination and negligence after he says he was kicked off the team during a mental health crisis.
Democratic nominees for two statewide offices are saying that Mississippi should stop defending a Jim Crow-era portion of its state constitution that permanently strips voting rights from people convicted of certain felonies.
Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson says he wants legislators to revive a way for voters to put initiatives on the statewide ballot.
A majority-Black Mississippi school district has received a judge’s approval to shed federal supervision in a desegregation lawsuit that dates back to 1965.
Mississippi officials have released the name of an inmate who was stabbed to death in a state prison.
Mississippi Democrats have named attorney Ty Pinkins as their new nominee for secretary of state to replace a candidate who left the race because of health problems.
One of the top leaders in the Mississippi House has conceded his loss in a Republican primary runoff. Three-term Rep.
The Mississippi Department of Education says it has invalidated some students’ results on state-mandated tests after an investigation found irregularities with how testing was conducted at 12 schools in five districts.
Mississippi’s governor and attorney general have approved a secretary of state candidate’s withdrawal from the race due to illness, allowing the state Democratic Party to choose a new one.
A retired Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been crushed by a vehicle and killed after stopping to help people involved in a car crash.
When the NFL season kicks off, Kentucky residents will be able to legally bet on games for the first time.
Jaxson Dart threw four touchdown passes, including three to Tre Harris in the opening four minutes as No. 22 Mississippi rolled to a 73-7 rout of Mercer.
As Brett Favre became ensnared in media attention for his connection to Mississippi’s sprawling welfare scandal, Gov.
A species of tiny fish that once flourished in the U.S. South’s Pearl River is being reintroduced there after disappearing 50 years ago.
A candidate for Mississippi attorney general says that elected officials must play a more aggressive role in protecting labor rights.
Mississippi State, Arnett seek 7th consecutive opening win. Southeastern Louisiana is thinking upset
Former defensive coordinator Zach Arnett begins his first full season as Mississippi State coach after winning his debut in the ReliaQuest Bowl following the sudden death of Mike Leach last December.
Mississippi will have its first-ever openly gay state legislator after a House candidate won his Democratic primary election runoff Tuesday.
A group of hunters have captured the longest alligator ever to be recorded in Mississippi. The state Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks says four state residents harvested a male alligator Saturday in west Mississippi’s Sunflower River.
Alabama’s proposed procedures to carry out executions with nitrogen gas include fitting a mask over the inmate’s nose and mouth and replacing their breathing air with nitrogen gas until their heart stops The state described the procedures for the proposed new execution method in a court filing.
The man who’s been serving as interim police chief in Mississippi’s capital has been chosen to fill the seat on a permanent basis.
A local news outlet that helped expose a wide-reaching public corruption scandal has filed its legal defense against a defamation lawsuit brought by former Mississippi Gov.
Shuwaski Young, the Democratic nominee for Mississippi secretary of state, will withdraw his candidacy ahead of the November general election as he battles health issues.
Another record-setting day of high temperatures hit the Dallas/Fort Worth area before a slight cooling trend moves into the area.