The road to the Republican nomination for statewide offices in Mississippi runs through a few conservative communities. In a largely rural state of just under 3 million residents, Republican candidates' strategy is usually to seek support in a short list of vote-rich counties and to pad out a winning margin with additional votes from counties with smaller populations.
An automobile museum in Mississippi is closing next year, with the co-founder saying it's no longer "sustainable" for her and some volunteers to operate.
Mississippi's state auditor is demanding that a southwest Mississippi official repay more than $200,000 to county government.
Some students at the University of Southern Mississippi want to consider renaming the school's main library, citing the namesake's history of supporting segregation.
A Mississippi judge will decide whether a death row inmate who says he wants to be executed is mentally competent to waive all his appeals.
A paralyzed teenager in Mississippi has been sentenced to five years in prison in the shooting death of another teen he described as his best friend.
A conservative Republican governor and former sheriff's deputy who once sought longer prison sentences for criminals says he's changed his mind and now wants to make Mississippi's justice system less punitive.
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.
One of Mississippi's three public service commissioners announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2019.
The Supreme Court has rejected a Mississippi county's appeal in the case of a woman who was jailed for more than three months without seeing a judge.
Inside a layer of ego-protecting bubble wrap about eager students, a caring staff and a supportive community in the recent report on Jackson's public school system, there are a handful of rock-hard recommendations. Now, the key questions are whether new superintendent Errick Greene will adopt them and accomplish them.
Mississippi is suing three opioid distributors, saying it failed to prevent the diversion of those drugs into the state and contributed to the opioid crisis.
Top Mississippi lawmakers are setting an early and slightly diminished version of state budget recommendations for the coming year.
Mississippi's state Supreme Court on Thursday denied appeals from two death row inmates over Mississippi's plans to execute them using a sedative called midazolam.
Officials say a fourth case of a debilitating deer disease may have been found in Mississippi.
A home goods retailer is expanding its furniture manufacturing to Mississippi, with plans to hire 350 people.
Investigators say bad maintenance practices at a Georgia air force base missed a deteriorating propeller blade that broke off six years later as a U.S. Marine Corps transport plane cruised over Mississippi at 20,000 feet, causing the KC-130T to break into pieces and plunge into a soybean field, killing 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman.
A federal appeals court is not reviving a lawsuit that tried to block a Mississippi city from flying the state flag that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
The Mississippi Department of Health is confirming the first pediatric influenza death in the state for the 2018-19 flu season.
A longtime county supervisor in the Mississippi Delta has died after a wreck, and a temporary successor will be appointed to serve the rest of his term.
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