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A new survey provided to The Associated Press suggests that the number of Mississippi inmates jailed for short periods may be declining, but that those in jail for longer is holding steady. [Read More]
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One of Mississippi's three public service commissioners announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2019. [Read More]
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Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll support efforts to reduce the number of Mississippians in prison in the 2019 legislative session. [Read More]
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A Mississippi county has settled a lawsuit by a former jail inmate who says he was beaten by other inmates. Jarrett Romero Nelson sued Lauderdale County last year, saying the county was at fault in a 2016 beating by a group of other inmates that left him with a broken back, concussions, broken ribs and other injuries. [Read More]
A Mississippi community college is resuming its search for president. Trustees of Mississippi Delta Community College announced last week that they had reopened the search, with applications due Jan. 31. President Larry Nabors had planned to retire this summer but decided to stay an extra year after a college administration building in Moorhead was damaged in December in an apparent arson related to a burglary. [Read More]
Donor asks to have name removed from University of Mississippi's journalism school following controversial Facebook post. [Read More]
A Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Mississippi says a sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is a "made-up" scandal as the left tries to derail the nomination of a conservative. [Read More]
Trustees on Friday named a new president of the Mississippi University for Women without conducting a full search, elevating acting president Nora Miller after a day of listening sessions on the Columbus campus. [Read More]
Mississippi legislators disagree on transparency in conducting business.        ... [Read More]
Mississippi has markers noting a blues trail, a country music trail, a civil rights trail and even an Indian mound trail. Now, with the dedication of a marker to the late author Eudora Welty, the state is starting a writers trail. [Read More]
The last educational institution in Mississippi that called itself a junior college is rebranding. What had been Jones County Junior College will now call itself Jones College, although its official and legal name won't change. All the other two-year colleges in Mississippi that had called themselves junior colleges have officially changed their names to community colleges. Jones, however, long held on to the alliterative JCJC initials. [Read More]
A south Mississippi police officer says a son was lying on the floor when his father blasted him with a shotgun, killing him. [Read More]
A Mississippi appeals court has rejected a test case of whether drug dealers can be prosecuted for murder under state law when a drug user dies.        ... [Read More]
Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day. State Gaming Commission Director Allen Godfrey says that's the total amount bet in the first 34 days of wagering in Mississippi. Casinos earn about 5 percent off bets, and Mississippi gets an 8 percent tax …... [Read More]
Mississippi officials say gamblers bet $9.8 million on sporting events from Aug. 1 through Labor Day.        ... [Read More]
Neither Republican provided a specific proposal, but tweeted support. Lt. Gov. Reeves also proposed raises for Child Protection Services workers.        ... [Read More]
A man accused of murder faces new charges after he allegedly conspired with his girlfriend to escape from a northeast Mississippi jail. The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office tells local news outlets that 27-year-old Joshua Murry and 25-year-old Shanice Nottage are charged with conspiracy. Murry has been jailed in Columbus on charges that he killed 24-year-old Jarrel Ward of Starkville in late July. [Read More]
One of the biggest reasons Joe Moorhead was hired at Mississippi State was his reputation for building offenses that can score points in a hurry. It took exactly one play for that offense to get the fun started in Starkville. [Read More]
A Confederate heritage group has no special status to try block the University of Mississippi from adding historical context to Old South symbols, a state appeals court said Tuesday. [Read More]
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has a mid-September deadline to sign a bill creating a state lottery to help pay for transportation, and he has promised to... [Read More]
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