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Former MS representative killed outside trailer where sister’s body found

Former state Rep. Ashley Henley   Former state Rep. Ashley Henley of DeSoto County was shot and killed while mowing the grass outside the home ... Read more

1 day ago by Mississippi Today.

Commission accepting nominations for Governor’s Arts Awards

(AP) — The Mississippi Arts Commission is accepting nominations for the 2022 Governor’s Arts Awards. The annual awards recognize people and organizations that have made ... Read more

2 days ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi shipbuilder plans to hire 3,000 new workers

(AP) — A shipyard that’s the largest private employer in Mississippi says it is planning to hire about 3,000 new full-time employees. Ingalls Shipbuilding held ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

Two arrested after Mississippi man dead following graduation party fight

(AP) — A father and son have been arrested in north Mississippi after a 25-year-old man was found dead in a pond after a fight ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

US unemployment claims fall to 376,000, sixth straight drop

(AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell for the sixth straight week as the U.S. economy, held back for months by ... Read more

6 days ago by The Associated Press.

Boy, 11, dies of gunshot wound in apparent accident

(AP) — An 11-year-old boy has died after being shot in what is believed to have been an accident, police said. The shooting happened Tuesday ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Freeman, professor give $1M for police training center

(AP) — Actor Morgan Freeman and a criminal justice professor at the University of Mississippi are donating $1 million to the university to establish a ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Several Mississippi cities reelect mayors, others see change

(AP) — Mayors won reelection Tuesday in Mississippi’s two largest cities, Jackson and Gulfport, and a Republican was elected in Tupelo to succeed the Democratic ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi getting first Black female chief federal judge

(AP) — A Black woman, for the first time, will become a chief federal judge in Mississippi. Court officials said in a news release Monday ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

Gov supports ‘will of voters’ on issue of medical marijuana

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves says he wants legislators to put a medical marijuana program into state law after the state Supreme Court recently overturned one ... Read more

1 week ago by The Associated Press.

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