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Federal Judges’ Rulings Clear Hurdles to Same-Sex Marriages

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00pm
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans on Wednesday told judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up same-sex marriage cases in their states in line with last week’s United States Supreme Court ruling.

Mississippi: Clerk Quits

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 11:00pm
Grenada County’s circuit clerk, Linda Barnette, resigned Tuesday, saying that issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples violates her religious beliefs.

After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling, Southern States Fall in Line

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:00pm
Louisiana and Mississippi officials, citing the rule of law, softened their defiance and began offering marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Southern States Fall in Line With Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:00pm
Louisiana and Mississippi officials, citing the rule of law, softened their defiance and began offering marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

Southern States Resist the Minimum Wage

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 11:32am
Alabama and four other states are sending the message that employers should get to pay as little as possible.

In Mississippi, Hope Grows That Its Flag Will Fall Next

Tue, 06/23/2015 - 10:37am
In Mississippi, the Confederate battle flag has special meaning. While the old flag remains embedded in the state’s flag, some are hoping that could soon change.

Arkansas Town Frets About Losing a Courthouse, and an Identity

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 11:00pm
Mississippi County, Ark., has two county seats and two courthouses. Officials want to consolidate into one. But Osceola does not want to lose out.

Mississippi: 5-Year Sentence in Video Scheme

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 11:00pm
A blogger who pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to break into a nursing home and shoot unauthorized video of the bedridden wife of Senator Thad Cochran was sentenced Monday to more than two years in prison.

Remembering a Moment of Terror in Mississippi

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 11:00pm
Fifty years after a brutal beating of civil rights protesters, a moment of terror won’t go away.

District Drops Charges Over Cheers at a Mississippi Graduation

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:00pm
The superintendent’s tough response to audience members’ exclamations at Senatobia High’s ceremony fueled allegations of overreach and racial bias.

Mississippi: Plea Deal Reached Over Unlawful Images of Senator Thad Cochran’s Wife

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00pm
A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of Mr. Cochran during a heated election campaign pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy.

Mississippi: Plea Deal Is Reached Over Unlawful Images of Senator’s Wife

Mon, 06/08/2015 - 11:00pm
A man accused of videotaping the ill wife of Senator Thad Cochran during a heated election campaign pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy.

Authorities File Charges Over Loud Cheering at Mississippi High School Graduation

Wed, 06/03/2015 - 11:00pm
At least three people are facing the prospect of $500 fines and six-month jail terms after they were said to have yelled and clapped during a graduation ceremony in Mississippi.

Mississippi: District Attorney Wins Special Election for Seat in Congress

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:00pm
Trent Kelly, a Republican, won a special-election runoff for a United States House seat on Tuesday, defeating Walter Zinn, a Democrat, in the First District.

A Mississippi Work Program for Inmates Is Set to Vanish

Tue, 06/02/2015 - 11:00pm
State prisoners have been shifted to county jails to perform services for local governments, but the cost has been deemed burdensome for many state budgets.

Mississippi: Hanging Death Declared Not a Homicide

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00pm
The Justice Department suggested that Otis Byrd’s death in March was a suicide, though it did not specifically say he killed himself.

B.B. King Returns to a Mississippi Home, and Its Warm Embrace

Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00pm
Fans and musicians paid respects to Mr. King in Indianola, where he once picked cotton and busked for dollars on a juke-lined downtown.

Senator Thad Cochran Marries Longtime Aide

Mon, 05/25/2015 - 2:00pm
Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi and Kay Webber were married near Gulfport, Miss., on Saturday.

Justice Dept. Faults Two Mississippi Jails

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 11:00pm
The review found that conditions at the Hinds County Adult Detention Center in Raymond and the Jackson City Detention Center in Jackson violated the constitutional rights of prisoners.

Doctors Among Dozens Held in Raids Against Illegal Sales of Prescription Drugs

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 11:00pm
The raids came after a 15-month investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, which focused on the illegal sale and distribution of painkillers including oxycodone and hydrocodone and the tranquilizer Xanax.

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