Latest Mississippi News

Workers at call centers with federal contract win higher pay

Sep. 28, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Federal contract workers at call centers in nine states, including Mississippi, won pay increases that bring the minimum wage for all of its workers above $15 per hour. The Communications Workers of America, in a news release Tuesday, said the...

Back to playing for self, PGA Tour resumes in Mississippi

Sep. 28, 2021 18:34 PM EDT

PGA TOUR SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP Site: Jackson, Mississippi. Course: Country Club of Jackson. Yardage: 7,461. Par: 72. Prize money: $7 million. Winner's share: $1,260,000. Television:...

Dobbs: Funding for medical marijuana regulation is a concern

Sep. 28, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi state health officer said Tuesday that he’s concerned about how the Health Department would receive money for its part in licensing and regulating a proposed medical marijuana program. Dr. Thomas Dobbs said some regulatory...

Vicksburg mayor loses staffer to Reeves administration

Sep. 28, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — A staffer in the mayor's office in the City of Vicksburg has resigned to take a post with Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves' administration. Sam Andrews announced his resignation Sunday as chief of staff and executive assistant to Mayor George Flaggs...

Money for station upgrades awarded for Gulf Coast train plan

Sep. 28, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. (AP) — Three Mississippi cities and Birmingham, Alabama have been awarded grants to improve their train stations ahead of the planned return of Amtrak service to the Gulf Coast. Bay St. Louis, Gulfport and Pascagoula received a little more than...

State asks to delay order that it create mental health plan

Sep. 27, 2021 18:56 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi intends to appeal a federal judge's ruling that it come up with a plan detailing how it will work to prevent unnecessary institutionalization of people with mental illness. Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Carlton...

Education professor married to Mississippi ex-governor dies

Sep. 27, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

MADISON, Miss. (AP) — Melody Bruce Musgrove, former director of the Office of Special Education Programs for the U.S. Department of Education and wife of former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove, died Monday. She was 61. She died at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester,...

Ex-clerk indicted on embezzlement charges in Stone County

Sep. 27, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi circuit court clerk was arrested Monday, days after a grand jury indicted him on four counts of embezzlement. Jeffrey O'Neal was the Stone County circuit clerk from 2016 to 2020. The state auditor's office said Monday it has...

Mississippi gov: Still no word on medical marijuana session

Sep. 27, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Monday was still not saying whether he will call legislators into special session to enact a medical marijuana program and consider other issues that House and Senate leaders are promoting. “Nothing today,”...

Body of missing Louisiana toddler found in Mississippi

Sep. 27, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

PEARLINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Authorities found the body of a missing 2-year-old Louisiana girl in a remote part of southwest Mississippi, and the girl's stepfather has been arrested on suspicion of illegally disposing of her body, news outlets reported. Navaeh Allen's...