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Two Mississippi Men Plead Guilty to Hate Crimes

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:00pm
The two were the last of 10 defendants who have pleaded guilty in racially motivated attacks on African-Americans in Jackson in 2011.

Mississippi: Power Restored After Storm

Thu, 12/25/2014 - 11:00pm
The authorities said Thursday that they had restored power to nearly everyone in Columbia after a series of powerful tornadoes that hit the town.

Tornado-Force Storms Kill Four in the South

Wed, 12/24/2014 - 11:00pm
The destructive system damaged communities from Mississippi to Georgia. Flood warnings were issued for several counties in Alabama, Georgia, Florida and Louisiana.

Strong Storms Sweep Through Mississippi

Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:00pm
Severe weather blowing through the South knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and buildings. At least one death was reported.

Google Files Suit Against Mississippi Attorney General

Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:00pm
The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove links to some content.

With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:10am
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?

In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

Sat, 12/06/2014 - 11:00pm
It has been 53 years since the Supreme Court ruled that states could not have a “religious test” for public office, but a belief in God remains a requirement in Maryland and other states.

Mississippi Pulls Out of Its Skid and Leaves Mississippi State Adrift

Sat, 11/29/2014 - 11:00pm
The No. 18 Rebels (9-3, 5-3) beat the No. 4 Bulldogs (10-2, 6-2) on the strength of a feisty pass rush, solid play from quarterback Bo Wallace and a career day from tight end Evan Engram.

An Insult Is Now a Name Tag

Fri, 11/28/2014 - 11:00pm
Starkville, the sleepy home of Mississippi State, has embraced its small-town status, and the tongue-in-cheek nickname Stark Vegas, as the Bulldogs’ football team has grown in prominence with several marquee wins.

Arkansas: Another Judge Rejects Marriage Ban

Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00pm
Judge Kristine Baker of Federal District Court struck down Arkansas’ same-sex marriage ban on Tuesday, which could pave the way for county clerks to resume issuing licenses.

A Mississippi Stadium, a Civil Rights Crucible

Sat, 11/22/2014 - 11:00pm
On Oct. 21, 1967, teams from two historically black colleges, Jackson State and Grambling, desegregated the University of Mississippi’s Veterans Memorial Stadium.

Animals Have Rights, Too

Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:00pm
William Crain, the author of “The Emotional Lives of Animals and Children,” writes that it’s time we consider the rights and preferences of other species as well as our own.

Indictment of Ex-Official Raises Questions on Mississippi’s Private Prisons

Sun, 11/16/2014 - 11:00pm
The state’s longest-serving corrections commissioner, Christopher B. Epps, faces charges that he pocketed more than $1 million while clearing the way for the private-sector prisons.

How to Dazzle Without the Frazzle

Tue, 11/11/2014 - 11:00pm
From the Southern chef Regina Charboneau, tricks and tips for an elaborate and elegant Thanksgiving dinner without endless hours in the kitchen.

Christopher Epps, Former Chief of Prisons in Mississippi, Is Arraigned

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:00pm
Mr. Epps was arraigned on federal charges of receiving nearly a million dollars in mortgage payments in exchange for arranging contracts for prison services.

2000 | When Election Night Became Election Month

Thu, 11/06/2014 - 3:00pm
The arc of election night was clear this year before Election Day began. Fourteen years ago, the arc of election night wasn’t clear when Thanksgiving Day began.

Chief Quits as Mississippi Prisons Face Inquiry

Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:00pm
Christopher Epps, the longtime commissioner of Mississippi’s Department of Corrections, resigned amid a federal investigation of conditions at state prisons.

An Encore Vote on Hunting in Alabama

Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:00pm
A measure on Tuesday’s ballot would create an amendment to the State Constitution that is similar to one that was approved in 1996.

As Safety Concerns Grow, More States Ban Use of a Guardrail Unit

Wed, 10/22/2014 - 11:00pm
Oregon and Mississippi became the latest states to prohibit further installation of the Trinity Industries ET-Plus rail head, which is thought to have a dangerous defect.

Q. and A.: James E. Garvey on Chinese Solutions for America's Carp Problem

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 5:03pm
The American researcher recently visited China to learn from its experience with Asian carp, a fish considered a pest in the United States but considered an important source of food, as well as a cultural symbol, in China.