JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least 30 Mississippi legislators and 11 other people who work in the state Capitol are now known to have tested positive for the new coronavirus, the state's top public health official said Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is receiving more than $16 million in federal coronavirus relief money to provide broadband access to rural parts of the state, officials announced Tuesday.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Confederate monument that’s long been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi was removed Tuesday from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus, just two weeks after Mississippi surrendered the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A U.S. casino company with 29 properties in 10 states is laying off thousands of employees, citing a slow restart to business following closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's doctors are calling for a statewide mask mandate after an increase in coronavirus cases that they say is hampering the ability of hospitals to provide emergency care for patients.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fall seasons for public high school sports in Mississippi will be delayed by two weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ole Miss is moving a Confederate statue to a less prominent spot on campus after a yearslong push by students, faculty.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man sentenced to nearly 20 years only nine months ago for running a $100 million Ponzi scheme is hoping a federal judge will order his release from prison because of the coronavirus pandemic.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A mask mandate and other restrictions took effect Monday in 13 of Mississippi’s 82 counties as the state continues to see a rapid increase in cases of the new coronavirus, including a steady rise in hospital patients.
SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state agency said Monday that the public can submit proposals for a new Mississippi flag, using two requirements in state law: The designs cannot include the Confederate battle emblem, and they must have the phrase, “In God We Trust.”
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man who pleaded guilty in a moonshining case owes $1.2 million in federal and state taxes, a federal prosecutor said in a news release Monday.
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (AP) — A construction worker from Mississippi is facing a charge of attempted murder, accusing him of shooting a fellow worker in the parking lot of a Vermont motel on Saturday night.
DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Retired Alabama newspaper executive Barrett Shelton Jr., who helped promote the Tennessee Valley region during in time in journalism, has died.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is enacting a wide range of laws based on bills passed during this year's legislative session, including some that separately regulate wine, school buses and scooters.
COMO, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting killed two people and wounded others during a concert in a small northwest Mississippi town.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Students in Mississippi are scheduled to return to school in August amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the state, but campus life will be a lot different than what many are used to.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi businessman faces up to 20 years in prison and $500,000 in fines after pleading guilty to his part in a $510 million health care fraud scheme involving high-priced prescription pain cream.
PICAYUNE, Miss. (AP) — The Acolapissa tribe was not the only Native American tribe to make its home in south Mississippi. This area was also once populated by members of the Choctaw tribe.
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A 29-year-old New Orleans man is in custody for his alleged role in a shooting that left one man dead at a Mississippi motel.
COLUMBUS, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi sheriff says his department was “blessed” to get an armored vehicle through a program that transfers excess military equipment to local law enforcement agencies.
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says the Mississippi Crime Lab will test DNA from the remains of a human foot that were found inside a boot on the banks of the Mississippi River.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after he pointed a rifle at them will not be charged in his killing, the top prosecutor in Memphis, Tennessee, said Friday.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Country stars, veterans and longtime friends talked about the faith and patriotism of Charlie Daniels at a funeral Friday for the country singer and fiddler.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Department of Health reported 1,031 new confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, as numbers of new cases continue to rise in the state. Officials reported 11 deaths.
PEARL, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' request for help following severe weather in April was approved Friday by President Donald J. Trump.
MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi mayor and his wife have been indicted on federal fraud charges after prosecutors said the couple raised money for mental health programs in schools but spent it on themselves for expenses that included car payments and the purchase of a pet dog.
LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded while trying to approach a man suspected of stealing a car, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Corrections says a 64-year-old inmate who was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction has died after being hospitalized since May.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed two criminal justice bills, one of which would have given thousands of offenders the chance at parole from the crowded prison system.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's five largest hospitals had no intensive care unit beds available for patients by midweek because of a surge in coronavirus cases, officials reported Thursday. Four more hospitals had 5% or less of those beds available.
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities in Mississippi say a nurse has been sentenced to a year and a half in prison for her role in a health care fraud scheme.
Public pressure amid protests over racial inequality forced Mississippi to furl its Confederate-inspired state flag for good, yet Georgia’s flag is based on another Confederate design and lives on. Why the difference?
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man was fatally shot by police Wednesday night after he came toward officers with a knife, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least 26 legislators and 10 others who work at Mississippi's Capitol have tested positive for the coronavirus, a public health official said Wednesday, as the governor implored residents to take precautions amid a rapid rise in confirmed cases statewide.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Reno-based Eldorado Resorts Inc. received the go-ahead Wednesday from Nevada casino regulators to buy Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a $17.3 billion deal creating a gambling giant owning or operating 55 properties in 16 U.S. states and several other countries.
CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has found Jackson State University's former president guilty of misdemeanor charges related to a prostitution sting.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least four Mississippi counties have decided recently to move Confederate monuments away from courthouses as widespread protests over racial injustice are renewing debate over symbols that many consider divisive.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn't fix racial tensions.
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and holding her and two of her children captive has been taken into custody, authorities said.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi city named after former U.S. President Andrew Jackson will remove a downtown statue of him and put it in a less prominent spot.
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PHILADELPHIA [ndash] Graveside services are Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at 2 p.m., from Bloomfield Cemetery with McClain-Hays Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry & Gardner Funeral Home for Mr. Edward Tureaud, 47, of Meridian, who died Monday, July 13, 2020, at Anderson Regional Medical Center.
Arrangements were incomplete at Berry & Gardner Funeral Home for Mrs. Christine Oliver, 85, of Meridian, who died Friday, July 10, 2020, at her residence.
ATLANTA [ndash] Billy Joe Smith, age 86, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at the Emory/St. Joseph's Hospital from cancer. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ruth Smith, and his parents, Carl C. and Ruby Smith of Pascagoula, Miss. He is survived by his daught…
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