The University of Mississippi Medical Center has laid off 250 employees to offset financial losses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Petal Mayor Hal Marx, who sparked outrage when he said he “didn’t see anything unreasonable” about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody, is resisting calls to resign, including from his own town's board of aldermen.
The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, stoking fears Thursday that the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the U.S. economy.
The Republican-led Mississippi Legislature is working to extend its session that has already been disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.
A Mississippi judge ruled Tuesday that the state Health Department must respond to a newspaper's public records request about long-term care facilities where outbreaks of the new coronavirus have occurred.
A governing board is asking leaders of Mississippi's eight public universities to prepare for at least some classes on campus during the fall semester, even amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Aimee Nezhukumatathil, a University of Mississippi professor who has published four collections of poetry, has been named a Guggenheim Fellow.
Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge Sean Tindell of Gulfport is in line to become the new public safety commissioner in Mississippi.
Some casinos in Mississippi reopened Thursday for the first time in two months, following state guidelines to try to mitigate the spread of the new coronavirus.
A church in Mississippi was destroyed by a suspected arson fire, about a month after its pastor filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Holly Springs on gathering restrictions amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday that he is signing a bill that creates a $300 million grant program for small businesses hurt by the coronavirus pandemic.
The American Bar Association is rating a Mississippi judge as “well qualified,” but Cory Wilson's federal appeals court nomination is drawing opposition from advocates for voting rights, expanded access to health care and marriage equality, among a range of Democratic priorities that Wilson has pilloried.
Oprah Winfrey is giving grants to the cities she’s called home through her $12 million coronavirus relief fund.
The Mississippi Transportation Commission says it has awarded nearly $9 million in pavement restoration contracts, using money generated by the state lottery that started selling tickets in November.
Even before COVID-19, access to mental health services in the U.S. could be difficult, including for people who have insurance. Now experts fear the virus will make the situation worse, putting the patients most in need at risk of falling through the cracks and inflicting on countless others newfound grief, anxiety and depression.