JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi government entities could not withhold services or refuse jobs to people who choose not to get vaccinated against COVID-19 under a bill that passed the Republican-controlled state House on Thursday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Brandon Murray capped a 21-point performance with a pair of clutch free throws in the final minute, and No. 19 LSU outscored Texas A&M 13-2 in the last 3:34 to beat the Aggies 70-64 on Wednesday night and snap a three-game skid.
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) — 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.
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.
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.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — JD Notae scored 17 points and Arkansas held off a late Texas A&M rally for a 76-73 overtime victory on Saturday night.
Texas A&M scored the last six points of regulation to tie it at 64-all, and took its first lead of the game on Quenton Jackson’s layup to start overtime.
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.
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) — Three musicians and two writers will be inducted into the hall of fame at the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience.
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.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Terence Lewis II scored 16 points to lead four players in double figures and Jackson State rolled to a 75-64 victory over Prairie View A&M in Southwestern Athletic Conference play on Saturday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi Senate on Wednesday passed a plan to redraw the state’s four congressional districts, sending it to Gov. Tate Reeves for his expected approval.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba wants to focus on intervention efforts to reduce crime among young people in the city after a record year for homicides in Mississippi's capital.
Lumumba said during a Monday news conference that the city has opportunities to join with others to work with young people before they get in trouble.
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — South Dakota's governor will take part in a Republican fundraiser in western Wyoming's wealthy Teton County next month.
The “formal event” with Gov. Kristi Noem will be Feb.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal and local law officers are embarking on a new initiative aimed at curbing crime in Mississippi’s capital city.
Officials from several agencies outlined the Jackson program at a Thursday news conference.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi House on Thursday approved a plan to redraw the state's four congressional districts.
The 76-42 vote was mostly along party lines, with Republicans and one independent in favor and Democrats and one independent opposed.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Mississippi House is expected to vote Thursday on a plan to redraw the state's four congressional districts.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi legislators begin their three-month session on Tuesday with a clear idea of several issues that will come up for debate.
JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Valley Authority says a new solar power cooperative in West Tennessee is illegal, while supporters of the project accuse TVA of trying to maintain a monopoly.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — More people were killed by other people in Jackson in 2021 than any other year in Mississippi’s capital city.
Jackson reported at least 152 homicides in 2021, the Clarion Ledger reports, easily surpassing the city' previous record of 130 homicides set in 2020.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court is holding a ceremony Monday for Justice Kenny Griffis to begin a new term of office.
Griffis served 16 years on the state Court of Appeals.
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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — James B. Tucker, an attorney who prosecuted corrupt Mississippi public officials during a 30-year career with the Justice Department, died Tuesday. He was 82.
His death was announced Wednesday by the Butler Snow law firm, where he was a partner in private practice after he left government service.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — COVID-19 outbreaks in Mississippi nursing homes have almost doubled in the past week, an indicator that the state is likely heading into another major surge of virus cases and hospitalizations, a top health official said Wednesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi State Department of Health is reporting more than 7,000 new COVID-19 cases over a five-day period.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dorothy “Dot” Benford, a Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for several political offices in Mississippi, has died at age 79.
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart told WLBT-TV that Benford was found at home Sunday after dying of natural causes.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The public school district in Mississippi's capital city is implementing new cybersecurity measures after hackers attacked its server last year.
Jackson Public Schools officials say attackers sought to encrypt files and have the district pay a ransom to return the files, WJTV reports.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — President Joe Biden has declared a major disaster in Arkansas, making federal relief funding available in five north eastern counties hit by tornadoes that ripped through the Midwest and South this month.
JACKSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in the southeast Missouri town of Jackson are continuing to investigate what led to a shooting that left one man dead and another critically wounded.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The mayor of Mississippi's capital has tested positive for COVID-19.
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba confirmed Wednesday his second test, a PCR test, came back positive.
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Two rookie police officers in Mississippi's capital have been placed on leave after they were caught with a small amount of marijuana.
The Flowood Police Department said someone called officers Friday about 5:45 p.m.
PUCKETT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are investigating what caused a house fire that left a man dead and his wife injured east of Jackson.
The fire broke out Friday night at the home in Rankin County, media outlets reported.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new program will give Mississippi inmates more opportunities for a high-paying career after serving their time.
Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Burl Cain and staff on Friday unveiled a Mobile Welding Training Center in Jackson.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Five Mississippi universities are receiving nearly $10 million from the state to cover tuition for aspiring educators.
The “Mississippi Teacher Residency Program” is part of an effort to address the state's teacher shortage.
Celebration Bowl: South Carolina State (6-5) vs. Jackson State (11-1), Dec. 18, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, 12 noon EST (ABC).
Line: Jackson State by 10.5, according to FanDuel SportsBook.