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Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

JACKSON (AP) — Tuition is increasing at most of Mississippi’s public universities next year. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the ... Read more

1 day ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi row crop growers lock in 2021 planting intentions

Mississippi row crop growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn in 2021 than they did last year but not as much cotton, rice ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

MDWFP Conservation Officers awarded Medal of Valor 

Two Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers have received the Medal of Valor for “their heroic and lifesaving efforts displayed in 2020.” The ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Visit Mississippi: Officials tout the importance state’s tourism industry

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn and tourism professionals from the Mississippi Tourism Association gathered Wednesday at the Two Mississippi Museums in ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

No Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi’s Lee County

TUPELO (AP) — A Mississippi county named for a Confederate military officer is choosing not to observe Confederate Memorial Day. Lee County supervisors have voted ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Governor’s Mansion reopens for tours beginning April 1

JACKSON — Beginning April 1, the historic section of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion will reopen to the public for guided tours. Free guided tours will ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

NWS confirms at least 9 twisters in Alabama, Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — At least nine tornadoes struck Alabama and Mississippi this week during a severe weather outbreak that could have been worse if temperatures ... Read more

4 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

NASA completes engine test firing of moon rocket

STENNIS SPACE CENTER (AP) — NASA completed an engine test firing of its moon rocket Thursday, after the first attempt in January ended prematurely. This ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Silver Alert issued for Hinds County resident

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 38-year-old Tommy Gandy of Jackson. He is described as a black male, 5-feet, 9-inches ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Boil advisory lifted for all of Jackson, one month later

JACKSON (AP) — After 30 days of boiling their water to get rid of contaminants and sometimes no water at all, Jackson residents are finally ... Read more

1 month ago by Tim Reeves.

Hyde-Smith named top Republican on agriculture subcommittee

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry U.S. Monday named U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) as the lead Republican of its subcommittee ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Water restored, but most of Jackson still under boil notice

JACKSON (AP) — Most people in Mississippi’s capital now have running water, more than three weeks after the majority of taps in the city of ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves signs bill limiting transgender athletes

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams. Mississippi is the ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Officials report Jackson is closer to restoring water service

JACKSON (AP) — Running water has been restored to most parts of Mississippi’s capital city, three weeks after the majority of Jackson’s homes and businesses ... Read more

1 month ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi Lottery adds $75M to state revenue since July

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi has collected more than $75 million since July 1 from the state lottery. State law specifies that the first $80 million ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

State lawmakers debate quicker purge of voter rolls

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents who skip some elections would risk being purged from voter rolls, under bills being considered at the state Capitol. Critics ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippians quickly fill new virus vaccine appointments

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents scrambled to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations after Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that 15,000 new openings were available for ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

McCraney picked to lead state’s Emergency Management Agency

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is getting a new leader. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday he has nominated deputy director Stephen McCraney ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

More Mississippi legislators test positive for coronavirus

JACKSON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Thursday that four state senators are in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. Two of the ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Transcript: Gov. Reeves delivers State of the State Address

JACKSON — Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves gave the 2021 State of the State Address. Below is the full transcript:   “Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Hosemann ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi Lottery leader: Don’t fall victim to scams

JACKSON (AP) — The president of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation is warning people not to fall victim to scams. Tom Shaheen said in a news ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Legislature again mulling teacher pay increases

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi legislators are once again mulling pay increases for the state’s teachers. Senate Bill 2001, which unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Vaccinations expand to those over 65, with health conditions

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents who are 65 and older and those with preexisting conditions will now be eligible to receive the coronavirus vaccine, Gov. ... Read more

3 months ago by Tim Reeves.

MBI issues endangered child alert for Brookhaven teenager

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 13-year-old Tralisia Williams of Brookhaven in Lincoln County. She is described as a ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

It’s official: Reeves signs law authorizing Mississippi’s new state flag

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Monday that gives the state a new flag that no longer carries the Confederate battle emblem. ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

House planning lightning impeachment of Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure an “unhinged” ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Break with tradition: President Trump won’t attend Biden’s inauguration

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he won’t attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, undercutting his message a day earlier that ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Legislators move closer to formally adopting new state flag

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi is a short step from formally adopting a new state flag with a magnolia and the phrase “In God We Trust” ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

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