JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The unreliable water system in Mississippi's capital city causes problems several times a year at Styles of Essence hair salon, where water service can suddenly get cut off as workers repair broken pipes nearby.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are sending Gov. Tate Reeves a bill that would create a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions.
The House and Senate on Wednesday both passed the final version of the measure, Senate Bill 2095.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi pharmacist was sentenced Wednesday to five years in prison for a multimillion dollar scheme to defraud private insurance companies and a healthcare program for military members, retirees and their families.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi State Capitol police are investigating a shooting that left one person critically injured and another wounded near the Capitol.
“Set Sail,” North Mississippi Allstars (New West Records)
It takes hard work to sound this relaxed.
The North Mississippi Allstars have mastered their métier and pin the meter on “Set Sail.” The 10 tunes from brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson and their casual collective are loose but tight, playful and joyful, high-flying but grounded in a groove.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — To John Calipari, his latest milestone only means he's been coaching a long time.
Fittingly, No. 12 Kentucky and the Hall of Fame coach needed an five extra minutes to reach 800 career on-court victories.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A 17-year-old has been arrested in the weekend fatal shooting of a man whose 2-year-old son watched.
The teenager, of Montgomery, faces a charge of capital murder in the death of Thomas Hand Jr., 37.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said in his State of the State speech Tuesday that cutting taxes, giving pay raises to teachers, investing in infrastructure and expanding the state police presence in the capital city of Jackson are among his priorities this year.
MYRTLE, Miss. (AP) — The body of a man reported missing last week in north Mississippi has been found.
Police discovered the body of David McGill Jr., 44, of New Albany, on Monday in woods near County Road 14 in Myrtle.
CHICAGO (AP) — As neighboring states enact increasingly stringent abortion laws, Illinois has seen a significant rise in the number of women who have come to the state for abortions.
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Slim Jxmmi was arrested in Miami early Tuesday after attacking the mother of his young child during an argument, police said.
Aaquil Brown, who performs under the name Slim Jxmmi in the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd, faces a misdemeanor battery charge.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi lawmakers are poised to take final votes Wednesday on creating a medical marijuana program for people with serious medical conditions, negotiators said Tuesday.
If the bill becomes law, as expected, Mississippi would join the majority of states that let people use cannabis for medical reasons.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Daeshun Ruffin scored 21 points, Matthew Murrell added 20 points and Mississippi defeated Florida 70-54 on Monday night.
Mississippi turned back a late Florida run, scoring 15 points in the final four minutes.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators are taking the first steps toward spending some of the $1.8 billion the state is receiving from the federal government for pandemic relief.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Parts of Mississippi's capital city have had little or no water pressure in recent days because of broken pipes and problems at a water treatment plant.
Areas with higher elevation in south Jackson have been most affected.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday signed a bill that redraws the boundaries of the state's four congressional districts to account for changes in population.
The Republican governor said weeks ago that agrees with the plan in House Bill 384, which was passed by the Republican-controlled state House and Senate.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Shakira Austin finished with 24 points and eight rebounds and Mississippi knocked off No. 23 Kentucky 63-54 on Sunday.
Austin sank 10 of 18 shots from the floor and all four of her free throws for the Rebels (17-2, 5-1 Southeastern Conference).
TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says a woman was arrested and charged after sending a fake fax that she hoped would get her boyfriend released from jail.
BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — A coastal Mississippi city is searching for local artists to reimagine its Hurricane Katrina high water markers.
Bay St. Louis has been awarded a grant for the Katrina High Water Mark Revitalization Project, WLOX-TV reported.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Iverson Molinar tossed in 20 points, topping the 1,000 mark for his career, and Mississippi State rolled to a 78-60 victory over Mississippi on Saturday.
Molinar sank 7 of 11 shots — 2 of 5 from 3-point range — for the Bulldogs (13-5, 4-2 Southeastern Conference).
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More than $3 million in grants have been awarded to 18 preservation and restoration projects in Mississippi.
The Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History announced the awards Friday on behalf of the Community Heritage Preservation Grant program.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — University of Southern Mississippi President Rodney Bennett has announced he is stepping down at the end of his contract, which expires in 2023.
Bennett, the school's first African American president and the first African American president of any predominately white university in the state, announced the decision Friday.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — Farmers across Mississippi are having to adjust to a steep rise in the price of fertilizer.
The Mississippi State Extension Service recently released a study about how farmers are coping with fertilizer prices approaching record highs, WCBI-TV reported.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Amtrak is taking steps to prepare train stations for eventual passenger service along the Mississippi Gulf Coast if the route is eventually approved.
Passenger rail service on the Gulf Coast route is in a holding pattern for now, WLOX-TV reported.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The annual anti-abortion rally in the nation’s capital sounded more like a victory celebration as speakers expressed a growing sense of optimism that their long-sought goal, a sweeping rollback of abortion rights in America, was finally in reach.
OLIVE BRANCH, Miss. (AP) — More jobs are coming to north Mississippi where Walmart has plans to build a new fulfillment center.
The company on Thursday said it is spending about $90 million to build a 1,000,000 square foot warehouse in Olive Branch that's set to open in the spring.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to increase teachers' pay, days after the House approved a separate proposal.
The two Republican-controlled chambers and Republican Gov.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Black lawmakers walked out in protest Friday and withheld their votes as the Mississippi Senate passed a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Entergy Mississippi is raising electricity rates for its customers.
The Public Service Commission on Tuesday approved the utility’s request for a rate increase to recoup costs from rising prices for natural gas, which Entergy uses to generate electricity.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting near Mississippi State University that injured two people.
The university said in an alert Thursday evening that the suspected shooter was seen running toward the campus after gunshots were fired at the nearby Chadwick Apartments.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Que Morrison scored 14 points, Mikayla Coombs added 13 and No. 13 Georgia built a 27-point early lead and then held on to beat Mississippi State 66-63 on Thursday night for its third straight win.
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Some schools are closing or switching to virtual classes Friday and shelters are opening on the northern Gulf Coast because of the possibility of icing and freezing temperatures.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that would ban schools from teaching critical race theory, even though the state superintendent of education has said the theory is not being taught in schools and legislators have offered no evidence to show it is.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi employers would be required to pay women and men the same amount of money for the same work, under a bill that passed the state House on Thursday.
But an advocate who has been pushing for years for an equal-pay mandate said the bill is weak.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The superintendent of a Mississippi school district has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year after a 30-year career in education.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Wednesday that he will retire June 30, The Commercial Dispatch reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi schools are allowed to use a combination of in-person and online classes to try to slow the spread of COVID-19.
The state Board of Education voted Thursday to authorize hybrid scheduling through at least March 11.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Anthony Duruji scored 18 of his career-high 22 points in the second half, Tyree Appleby added 17 points with four 3-pointers and short-handed Florida rallied to beat Mississippi State 80-72 on Wednesday night.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is moving closer to joining most other states in allowing people to use marijuana to relieve medical conditions.
The state House voted 104-14 Wednesday to pass a bill that would create a medical marijuana program.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — An arts festival in north Mississippi will return this spring after being canceled two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Double Decker festival is scheduled for April 22 and 23 in downtown Oxford, according to The Oxford Eagle.
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — The body of a missing Mississippi woman was found Monday night near a truck stop, authorities said.
Holmes County Sheriff Willie March said Jacqueline Epps, of Lexington, had been missing since Jan.
OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi coast man has been charged with murder in connection with his father’s death, authorities said.
Robert Dane Baxter, 48, was arrested on Tuesday, according to a news release from Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell.
FOXWORTH, Miss. (AP) — A Louisiana woman is in custody accused in a shooting in Mississippi that left one dead and two others wounded.
Deputies were called to an area of Highway 587 in Foxworth late Tuesday, WLBT-TV reported.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mental health provider plans to open multiple new facilities.
Southwest Mississippi Mental Health Complex will open five new psychosocial rehabilitation facilities throughout its nine-county region, WJTV reported.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Amari Davis scored 23 points, Kobe Brown added 15 and Missouri beat Mississippi 78-53 on Tuesday night.
Missouri won just its fourth game in 19 meetings with Ole Miss since the Tigers joined the Southeastern Conference in the 2012-13 season.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban abortion after 15 weeks — a proposal nearly identical to the Mississippi law currently under review by the U.S. Supreme Court.
NEW ALBANY, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi furniture manufacturer is embarking on a nearly $6.6 million expansion.
Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery in New Albany plans to add 75 jobs over the next four years, the Daily Journal reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's capital is renaming one of its major streets for a Grammy-winning blues singer who lives in the city.
The Jackson City Council voted Tuesday to rename Ellis Avenue to Bobby Rush Boulevard, WLBT-TV reported.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) —
Friends and family of a Mississippi man found dead in a marsh nearly a week after police chased him there want to know how he died and why officers did not locate his body earlier.
TUNICA, Miss. (AP) — A northern Mississippi animal shelter is still searching for a home for a dog that was severely burned.
Buddy was set on fire by a child in northern Mississippi last year and underwent a series of skin grafts and has new skin on his snout, WMC-TV reported.