JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court should overturn its landmark 1973 ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and let states decide whether to regulate abortion before a fetus can survive outside the womb, the office of Mississippi's Republican attorney general argued in papers filed Thursday with the high court.
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TOKYO (AP) — After a yearlong delay and months of hand-wringing that rippled across a pandemic-inflected world, a Summer Games unlike any other is at hand. It's an Olympics, sure, but also, in a very real way, something quite different.
The Mississippi Department of Corrections is asking people in prison to renounce gang membership as a part of the department’s Security Threat Group Management Unit.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey echoed the NCAA president's call for potential changes in how college athletics are governed Monday, though he did not endose a breakaway by the five most powerful leagues.
Florance Bass of Brandon kept her kindergarten son home last year.
Nicholas, who has Down syndrome and a repaired congenital heart defect, wasn’t able to participate in virtual school because of vision issues, but he did receive about one hour of instruction a day via Zoom.
With all of the disagreement in Washington today, there’s one high-dollar project the entire Mississippi delegation seems to be in favor of, and that is the completion of the Yazoo Backwater Pumps project.
INDIANA — Graveside services for Patrick “Pat” Levell Adams, 39, of Indiana, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24, at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Greenville, with the Rev. Anthony Bryant officiating. He died July 10, 2021. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Byas Funeral Home, Cleveland.
Editor’s note: This obituary was provided to Mississippi Today by the family of Elise Varner Winter and was written by longtime family friend JoAnne Prichard Morris.
Elise Varner Winter, the widow of Mississippi Gov. William Winter, died July 17, 2021, in Jackson. She was 95.
The Mississippi Supreme Court won't be conducting a rehearing in the case that eliminated Initiative 65 and the state's ballot initiative system in its entirety.
Vandy’s Leiter, soon to be a very rich man, presents hurdle for Bulldogs in game one of national title
You scratch. You claw. You somehow fight you way through three dramatic, one-run victories to get to the championship round of the College World Series. And then, who do you face?
Why, defending national champion Vanderbilt’s much-feared, soon-to-be-multi-millionaire Jack Leiter, of course.
The devil will be in the details as legislators attempt to revive the state’s ballot initiative process that was killed by the Mississippi Supreme Court in May — and lawmakers appear far from a consensus on how, exactly, to get there.
Mississippi casinos are making more money now than they were before the pandemic, and the Gulf Coast is leading the spike.
Mississippi casinos are reporting a nearly 21% increase in gross gaming revenue so far this year compared to the same period in 2019, according to data from the state Gaming Commission.
For more than a quarter century, Jim Risen has coached high school football.
Risen, the current coach of the Riverside Bulldogs, has seen just about everything as a coach. He has seen the overachieving teams, the underachieving teams and the teams in between.
Below is a political opinion column from Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith:
One woman is dead and a man is in critical condition at the hospital as a result of separate shootings Monday in Greenville.
At 7:43 p.m. Monday, officers with the Greenville Police Department responded to the 600 block of North Hinds Street in reference to a shot person, said Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Tikisha Garrison lost her job as a freight analyst but continued to work her second job as a dispatcher for a commercial shredding company.
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‘This thing’s got a chance’: As outside pressure mounts, Philip Gunn sees legislative path to changing state flag
Speaker of the House Philip Gunn was watching his son play baseball in Louisiana on June 20, 2020, when he got a call from Rep. Jason White, the second highest-ranking House member and a top lieutenant of Gunn’s.
“Mr. Speaker, you’re never going to believe who I just got off the phone with,” White told Gunn.
A man wanted for leading police on a dangerous car chase two weeks ago turned himself in to authorities Thursday morning.
Twenty-two-year-old Byron Butler led police on a car chase throughout the city the afternoon of July 29. He does not have a bond at this time.
Greenville High School football coach Quintarus McCray called his school board’s decision Tuesday night to reinstate football a mixed blessing.
As McCray, in his second year as the Hornets’ coach, continues to build his program, the good news is that McCray’s players won’t lose a full year of development.
A special friendship — St. Joe’s Father Williams helps Kansas City kicker Harrison Butker grow in his Catholic faith
Father Aaron Williams of St. Joseph Catholic Church said he was not nervous at all as he watched his good friend, Harrison Butker, line up to kick a 58-yard field goal in overtime last Sunday against the San Diego Chargers.
With the exception of Medicaid and the Institutes for Higher Education and several others, most state agencies will be asking for slight increases in their budgets for the upcoming fiscal year.
Each summer, the budget cycle for Mississippi state agencies begins as agency directors put together their budget requests.
The Mississippi Senate on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, honored the memory and life contributions of former University of Mississippi and Buffalo Bills standout defensive player Robert “Gentle Ben,” Williams of Yazoo City.
The Mississippi Department of Education’s Office of Accreditation recently closed its inquiry into a matter stemming from a 2019 complaint of Greenville Public School District board members interfering in day-to-day operations and other matters.
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Deer Creek’s Josie Azlin is only a freshman, but she is already a veteran leader on her softball team.
Editor’s note: This is the second of a series of articles concerning the county’s spending on infrastructure and other projects led by IMS Engineers.
“More bang for your buck” is likely never a bad thing as far as what the average consumer purposes in his or her mind when it comes to spending their dollars.
With only 90 days left until Nov. 3, the Washington County Election Commission is gearing up for Election Day and were paid a visit by Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson on Tuesday to talk about all things voting.
Greenville teenager Oniyah Robinson woke up bright and early Saturday morning to volunteer her time for the Mississippi River Marathon.
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In regard to deferring payroll tax obligations in light of the ongoing COVID-19 disaster, the Greenville City Council is collectively opposed.
Greenville police are seeking the public’s help to find two men who robbed a local Dollar General Thursday night.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said the robbery happened shortly before 8:30 p.m. Thursday night at Dollar General, 1799 Highway 1 N.
On March 21, a homicide and subsequent house fire claimed the life of Greenville resident Charles Bowman, 67.
At about 6:30 a.m. that Saturday, the Greenville Fire Department and the Greenville Police Department were dispatched to a house fire at Bowman’s home, 517 E. Moore St.
The Western Line School District announced last week it was awarded a grant in the amount of $500,000 from the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS).
“People won’t always remember what you say. People won’t always remember what you do. But, they will always remember how you made them feel.”
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Nearly 10 months ago, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) issued a water contact advisory for a section of the Mississippi River near Greenville.
Another drama-filled and talent-studded production is coming to the E.E. Bass Cultural Arts Center — “Loving Mr. Wrong.”
The stage play will be presented at 5 p.m. Sunday, March 22.
Local students and anyone looking to take an ACT test have a chance to get a practice run in before the real experience.
When I snuggled in bed under my blankets Friday night, I didn’t expect I’d soon be waking up to the sound of tornado sirens.
I knew the South was expecting some bad weather that night, but I didn’t anticipate what actually came through the region.