JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves does not plan to issue a mask mandate for schools, even as COVID-19 cases are proliferating in a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State says head baseball coach Chris Lemonis has signed a long-term contract extension, less than a month after guiding the Bulldogs to their first College World Series national championship.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A status hearing has been held for a man accused in the deaths of two Mississippi police officers.
Kelsey Rushing, an attorney representing Marquis A. Flowers, told Special Judge Richard W.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi health officials reported Monday that the state is seeing its highest number of new COVID-19 cases in months as the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus continues to spread.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, Bennie Thompson, didn’t realize the severity of the Jan.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education will temporarily move out of its headquarters in the old Central High School building in downtown Jackson so repairs can be made to alleviate repeated leaks and flooding.
Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Installing massive pumps to drain water from the south Mississippi Delta would be a way to fight environmental injustice because the pumps would help low-income and minority residents whose lives are disrupted by flooding, Republican U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Even as COVID-19 cases have increased rapidly in Mississippi in recent days, some school districts are saying masks will be optional for students, teachers and staff.
Among the districts taking that approach is the state's largest one, DeSoto County School District.
IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man serving a life sentence for being a habitual offender is appealing his punishment, saying the seven months he spent in jail without an indictment and year it took to arraign him violated his right to a speedy trial.
PINEHURST, N.C. (AP) — Nicholas Dunlap won the U.S. Junior Amateur Championship on Saturday at The Country Club of North Carolina, beating Cohen Trolio 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State University's College of Education is establishing a new minor for students interested in music.
The Department of Music’s minor in music and culture begins this fall at the Starkville campus.
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murder in the 2018 shooting death of a man who was his friend.
The Daily Leader reported that Jesse Scott Smith was convicted Wednesday, after a two-day trial in Walthall County.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general argued in papers filed Thursday with the high court.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Mississippi lawmakers say they're continuing to work on proposals to create a medical marijuana program, two months after the state Supreme Court invalidated one that voters had approved.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man has been charged with assaulting an officer and other crimes during the January U.S. Capitol insurrection, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Michael Leon Brock, 54, of Walls, used a 4-foot (122-centimer) rod to hit and push at least two police officers trying to protect the Capitol about two hours after protestors first broke in the building on Jan.
SOUTHAVEN. Miss. (AP) — The family of a Tennessee man who took LSD at a concert and then died after police stunned him and restrained him facedown has settled their lawsuit with a Mississippi city.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pharmacist has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to solicit and pay kickbacks and bribes in what prosecutors say was a wide-ranging fraud involving expensive compounded medication.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Shoppers at a south Mississippi outlet mall helped detain a man accused of attacking and sexually assaulting a woman in a restroom stall, police said.
The assault and robbery happened early Monday evening at the Gulfport Premium Outlets outdoor mall, Gulfport police said.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers ignored its own operating manual when it twice opened a Mississippi River spillway in 2019, causing an environmental and economic disaster in Mississippi and Louisiana, Mississippi Lt.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi state health officer on Tuesday implored people to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as a highly transmissible variant of the virus is spreading a state with one of the lowest vaccination rates in the U.S.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi tax collections increased during the state budget year that ended June 30, driven in part by people shopping online during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Joint Legislative Budget Committee and the state Department of Revenue released figures Tuesday.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — School districts in two southern Mississippi counties will start classes at the end of July for the first time, allowing students to get additional academic help during longer breaks throughout the year.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The National Audubon Society is merging its Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi offices into a regional office called Audubon Delta, the nonprofit conservation group said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's top public health official said Monday that the state is seeing a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases in July.
“4th wave is here,” Dr. Thomas Dobbs, the state health officer, wrote on Twitter.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former state lawmaker is the newest member of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History Board of Trustees.
Trustees met Friday and elected Kimberly L. Campbell of Jackson to finish a six-year term started by former state Supreme Court Justice Reuben Anderson, the department said in a news release Monday.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coroner has resigned as he faces cancer and other health problems.
Jim Faulk submitted his letter of resignation this month in coastal Hancock County, WLOX-TV reported.
CANTON, Miss. (AP) — An Arkansas man has been killed by police in Mississippi after they surrounded a hotel over the weekend.
Quentin Bogard of Jonesboro, Arkansas, barricaded himself inside a room at the Relax Inn in Canton, Mississippi, on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators will decide next year whether to keep the state Parole Board as a separate entity or transfer the board's functions to the Department of Corrections.
Some state agencies come up for review every few years.
WAVELAND, Miss. (AP) — A weekend car crash killed a Mississippi police officer just a day after she graduated from the police academy, the police chief said.
Chief Mike Prendergast's post Sunday on the City of Waveland's Facebook page said Katie Cash, 33, died Saturday night.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi lake named for the king of rock ‘n’ roll is closed for repairs and could reopen in the spring of 2024.
Elvis Presley Lake has been drained and the entrance to it is locked, the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Elise Winter, the wife of former Mississippi Gov. William Winter, was surrounded by loved ones when she died Saturday at her home in Jackson, said Dick Molpus, a longtime family friend who served on Winter's gubernatorial staff.
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police department has released video clips from a dashboard camera and an officer's body camera, showing a struggle between a pair of officers and a man now charged with assaulting them.
MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is transferring ownership of a parcel of land to a group that plans to develop a conference center and a 200-room lodge near a lake in southwestern Mississippi.
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi’s only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and students who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not be popular with everyone in the country’s least vaccinated state and may result in the loss of employees.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Community College Board will start searching for a new executive director after Andrea Mayfield stepped down Friday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's only level-one trauma hospital and academic medical center will require all employees and student who are not vaccinated against COVID-19 to wear an N95 mask while inside, a decision that a top official acknowledged would not be popular with everyone in the country's least vaccinated state and may result in the loss of employees.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An Amtrak passenger train from New Orleans to Chicago collided with a semi-trailer, killing two people who were not on board, damaging the train engine and forcing it to terminate the route in Mississippi, authorities said Friday.
MEADVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Friends and relatives gathered Thursday in a tiny town in southwestern Mississippi to dedicate a new state historical marker honoring two young Black men who were kidnapped and killed by Ku Klux Klansmen 57 years ago.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal grand jury has brought additional charges against a mother and son accused of improperly obtaining millions of dollars from the state of Mississippi.
Nancy New and Zachary New were charged with 17 counts of conspiracy, fraud, identity theft, and money laundering on March 18.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has ordered that an independent monitor be put into place to oversee Mississippi's embattled mental health care system.
The monitor will be tasked with verifying data submitted by the state analyzing the success of its mental health services.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions enacted last year is scheduled to expire July 31, after the Biden administration extended the date by a month. The moratorium, put in place by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in September, was the only tool keeping millions of tenants in their homes.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that new laws will lead to a larger law enforcement presence in the capital city of Jackson, and he said he hopes that will alleviate some crime problems.
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city with a population of about 15,000 will pay its mayor more than the state pays its governor.
Clarksdale officials decided this week not to reconsider a plan they approved last month to give pay raises to the mayor, the city commissioners and other city employees, the Clarion Ledger reported.
LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County is reporting the fifth straight day of more than 1,000 new coronavirus cases.
Health officials warned Tuesday that the more contagious delta variant of the virus continues to spread rapidly among unvaccinated people in the state.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health is now blocking comments on its Facebook posts that relate to COVID-19 because of a “rise of misinformation” about the virus and vaccinations, a health official said.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi grand jury has found “no criminal conduct” by police officers in the shooting death of a homeless man outside a discount store.
A Harrison County grand jury issued a report Monday about the Nov.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — When Michael Hogan was appointed by a federal judge to help craft a road map for the future of Mississippi’s embattled mental health care system, he planned to tour community mental health centers in-person to see the state's services in action.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi hospitals in rural areas will receive nearly $13 million in federal funding to help fight the coronavirus, according to a news release.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is giving $12,918,800 through its Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program to 50 small rural hospitals in the state, according to the release from the White House.