Mississippi teachers would get a $1,000 pay raise over the next two years if a bill the state Senate passed last week becomes law.
Well-known African-American physician and civil rights activist Dr. James Anderson has died. He was 82.
Brandon native Regina Wallace opened Heavenly Sweetz Bakery inside The Hatch in midtown in October 2018. The bakery offers cupcakes, tiered cakes, pies, cookies, sheet cakes and standard cakes in flavors such as caramel, Italian cream, lemon, strawberry and carrot.
Republican Sen. Tommy Gollott of Biloxi, the longest-serving state lawmaker in Mississippi history, says he is not seeking re-election this year.
Community activist, motivational speaker and author Duvalier Malone spoke at Tougaloo College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of its "Real Talk" spring semester series.
A south Mississippi county has agreed to allow inmates to receive non-religious reading materials, ending a lawsuit.
Hit with a wave of anger from his own party after he voted for a bill that essentially bans abortions after six weeks, Mississippi House Rep. Jay Hughes offered a defense: He did it so white Democrats like himself don't go the way of the dinosaur.
Senior forward Chelsea Causey kept Jackson State University's winning streak going over the weekend with her play against Alcorn State and Southern universities.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that one of Mississippi's 52 state Senate districts violates the Voting Rights Act because it does not give African-American voters an "equal opportunity" to elect a candidate of their choice.
Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
Attorney Martin Perkins speaks for three inmates in Hinds County Correctional Facility who have not been moved since the disturbance.
David Archie speaks in front of the Hinds County Sheriffs Office on part of the families of inmates at the Hinds County Correctional Facility.
Jonathan Lee announces his candidacy for Jackson mayor. (Audio is muffled near the end.)
Sheriff Tyrone Lewis gives the media an update on the disturbance at the Hinds County Correctional Facility Monday afternoon.
Diane Derzis spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave outside the courthouse after the hearing. July 11, 2012.