Trump son raising money for Mississippi GOP governor nominee
HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — One of President Donald Trump's sons is scheduled to attend a fundraising event for Tate Reeves, the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor.
Mississippi burn ban lifted but some county bans remain
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says the state burn ban has been lifted because of recent rainfall but some county bans are still in effect.
2 candidates for Mississippi governor agree to 2nd debate
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The two major-party nominees for Mississippi governor have agreed to a second debate.
Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood said Monday that he has accepted an...
Mississippi education adviser tapped for US Labor position
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An education policy adviser for Mississippi's Republican governor is being nominated for a job in the U.S. Department of Labor.
US appeals court to hear Mississippi 15-week abortion ban
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal appeals court judges are set to hear arguments Monday over a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
Kansas governor at odds with AG in joining bid to save DACA
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has joined a legal battle to save a federal program that shields young immigrants from deportation.
GOP’s Reeves backed by Trump in Mississippi governor’s race
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tweeted that he’s giving his “Complete & Total Endorsement” to the Republican nominee for Mississippi governor, Tate Reeves. In response,...
$1.25M to evaluate spillway effects on dolphins, sea turtles
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi will get $1.25 million to evaluate the effects of freshwater from a Louisiana spillway on dolphins and sea turtles in the Mississippi Sound.
Election do-over set in part of Mississippi Senate district
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A special election will be Nov. 5 in part of a Mississippi Senate district — the same day as the general election for other offices.
Man charged with shooting 3 at Walmart to be extradited
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Mississippi man accused of shooting two Walmart workers and a police officer won't fight extradition to face murder charges in his home state.
Dem seeks cash for 2020 challenge of Mississippi GOP senator
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Democrat who tried to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in Mississippi last year is seeking money to challenge her again in 2020.
Mississippi gov signs extradition warrant in Walmart killing
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor has signed an extradition warrant for the 39-year-old man accused of killing two managers at a Walmart and then setting a fire there.
All 8 Mississippi GOP statewide nominees campaign together
MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Republican nominees for all eight statewide offices in Mississippi appeared together at a campaign rally Monday, and the nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, predicted that all...
Signatures may get medical pot on Mississippi 2020 ballot
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi group advocating for medical marijuana legalization has turned in more than 105,000 signatures to get the initiative on the ballot next year.
Mississippi appeals court judge nominated to federal bench
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Cory Wilson is being nominated for a federal judgeship.
Wilson joined the 10-member state court in February after being appointed by...
Mississippi getting set for hard-fought governor’s race
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi governor's race this year could be the toughest in nearly a generation, between two politicians who have already won statewide races and are known for digging...
The Latest: Hood says Reeves relies on ‘labels,’ not issues
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the governor's race in Mississippi (all times local):
Mississippi Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood says he will focus on issues...
Mississippi Republican governor candidates spar in debate
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Two Republicans running for Mississippi governor were asked during a televised debate Wednesday night to name one disagreement they've had with current Republican Gov. Phil...
Ex-Governor Barbour backs Reeves in Mississippi GOP runoff
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that he is supporting Tate Reeves for the Republican nomination for governor.
Mississippi firms affected by cyanobacteria can seek help
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Businesses along Mississippi's Gulf Coast might be able to get federal aid if they've suffered economic losses due to toxic blue-green bacteria in the water.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on party primaries in the Mississippi governor's race (all times local):
After falling short of a majority needed to win the Republican...
Hood wins Dem nod in Mississippi gov race; GOP runoff ahead
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood defeated seven lesser-known candidates Tuesday to grab the Democratic nomination for Mississippi governor. In the Republican...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican and Democratic primaries in Mississippi's governor's race (all times local):
Governor candidates making final cases to Neshoba audience
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — Candidates for Mississippi governor spoke to rowdy crowds Thursday at the Neshoba County Fair — one of the biggest political gatherings in a rural state where stump...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi state agency and some vendors are boycotting a hunting event, saying the sponsor isn't doing enough to support building a pumping station to combat flooding in...
Democrats court black voters in Mississippi governor primary
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — As waitresses carried plates of turkey neck, spicy greens and sweet potatoes to diners at Bully's soul food restaurant in Mississippi's capital city, Democratic candidate Jim...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has chosen a retired FBI agent to lead the Mississippi Department of Human Services.
Bryant announced Thursday that Christopher Freeze will succeed...
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is seeing benefits from reviving an economic incentive program for movie making.
"Breaking News in Yuba County" started filming in Natchez in early June....
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services will retire soon.
John Davis said this week that his last day will be July 31.
Mississippi sees revenue increase in most recent budget year
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi government collected nearly 5% more money during the state budget year that recently ended than it did the previous year.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — An 18-year-old pilot of a single-engine plane died after crashing on a golf course while practicing takeoffs and landings at a small airport owned by the University of...
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — Two school districts in the Mississippi Delta have completed their merger.
Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law in 2016 mandating that the Greenwood city schools and the...
GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Gulf Coast port has fewer maritime jobs now than it did before a $570 million restoration and expansion project funded by a federal grant.
Defenders of vegan bacon sue Mississippi over labeling law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says Mississippi is violating free-speech rights by banning makers of plant-based foods from using terms such as "meatless meatballs" and "vegan...
PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is starting a new economic development effort to lure companies connected to space exploration.
Mississippi enacts new laws on teacher pay, criminal justice
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Several new laws are taking effect Monday in Mississippi, including one that gives a pay raise to teachers and two that are designed to ease burdens on people who face court...
Analysis: Lawyers argue over abortion access in Mississippi
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In 2015, on the 42nd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide, Mississippi Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said: "I am as committed as ever to...
Fight over district’s racial makeup back at appeals court
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Mississippi officials asked a federal appeals court Tuesday to overturn a district court ruling that said boundary lines for a state Senate district illegally diluted vote...
Mississippi seeks seafood disaster amid spillway complaints
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor wants the federal government to declare a fisheries disaster as freshwater from a Mississippi River spillway gushes into what's normally a partly salty...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Lawmakers have earmarked $850,000 for a tuition-charging University of Mississippi preschool between 2016 and 2019 as they struggled to find money to expand other preschools...
Gov. Bryant: Former Sen. Cochran was ‘all-American leader’
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Before Thad Cochran of Mississippi became one of the longest-serving U.S. senators in history, he earned varsity letters in four high school sports, delivered milkshakes as a...
Money leaders to speak at funeral of former US Sen. Cochran
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, one a Republican and the other a Democrat, will speak at the funeral of former Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, a...
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on funeral services for former U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (all times local):
Leaders of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee will speak at...