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Mississippi school districts targeted by ransomware attacks

By Kate Royals and Will Stribling | Mississippi Today A group of cybercriminals hacked the Vicksburg Warren School District’s servers last month and claimed to have employees’ ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

The rise of independent elected officials in Mississippi

By Adam Ganucheau | Mississippi Today Hattiesburg is, no matter how you strike it, a Democratic city. In 2020, Democratic President Joe Biden earned at ... Read more

2 days ago by Staff Reports.

Warren County Sheriff recalls Eagle Lake evacuation during 2011 Mississippi River Flood

A flood was imminent at Eagle Lake on April 30, 2011, and Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace was charged with delivering the news to residents ... Read more

4 days ago by Anna Guizerix.

Army Corps Official to Hyde-Smith: Yazoo Pumps aligned with ‘environmental justice’ goals

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A Biden administration official on Thursday confirmed U.S. Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith’s assertion that the unfinished Yazoo Backwater Area pumps constitute an environmental ... Read more

5 days ago by Staff Reports.

Vicksburg man killed in standoff with Louisiana authorities

A Vicksburg man was killed when he attempted to draw his gun on Louisiana State Police troopers during a standoff north of Tallulah, La., according ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi Highway Patrol investigates 104 collisions during Memorial Day enforcement period

Memorial Day weekend was a busy time for members of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, with three fatalities reported during the holiday enforcement period. MHP received ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Reports.

Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies injured during arrest attempt

A Warren County sheriff’s investigator and sheriff’s deputy were treated and released from Merit Health River Region where they were treated for injuries after being ... Read more

2 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Veterans travel through Vicksburg on their own course to Run for the Wall

In 1989, Vietnam veterans James Gregory and Bill Evans, joined by 115 other veteran bikers, left San Diego, Calif., for Washington, D.C., on the first ... Read more

3 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Mississippi trooper killed in crash

CANTON — A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper was killed Friday in a crash on Highway 16, law enforcement said. Canton officials confirmed the incident happened ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Judge: Madison didn’t target dead lawyer in Rose Cochran photo scandal

By JEFF AMY | Associated Press A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit claiming a Mississippi city was at fault in the death of a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Lobbyist, lawyer accused of role in $85M lumber Ponzi scheme

By LEAH WILLINGHAM | Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON — Two men were indicted this week by a federal grand jury in Mississippi, accused of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi alligator hunting season to open in August

JACKSON — Alligator hunting in Mississippi opens in late August. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks recently announced the 2021 Public Waters Alligator ... Read more

3 weeks ago by The Associated Press.

Shaped for Ministry: Bovina Baptist Church mission brings comfort to cancer patients

It began as an effort to help a friend and evolved into a ministry of love.  The Caring Shirts Ministry of Bovina Baptist Church makes ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Hosemann reviews 2020, 21 sessions

Bills affecting technology, workforce training, and health care — with some side trips to deal with COVID-19 issues — were among the highlights of Mississippi’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by John Surratt.

Inmate from Vicksburg escapes from Greenwood Restitution Center

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.  An inmate whose last known address is in Vicksburg ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Anna Guizerix.

Commissioner Gipson: Don’t Panic Buy Fuel

JACKSON, Miss. – Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce Andy Gipson encourages the public across Mississippi to refrain from “panic buying” fuel due to the halted operations ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Endangered/Missing Child Alert announced for Tykwon Smith

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued an Endangered/Missing Child Alert for 16-year-old Tykwon Smith of Greenwood, MS, in Leflore County. He is described as a black male, five feet and five inches tall, weighing 140 pounds, with black hair ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

Mississippi gas prices fall 0.3 cents per gallon

Mississippi gas prices have fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.54/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,014 stations in ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Reports.

$3.8M grant aims to fill nurse educator gap in Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — Sixty-four registered nurses in Mississippi will be eligible for graduate-level education through a $3.8 million grant from the Bower Foundation to the ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi shipbuilder awarded contract for future warship’s construction

WASHINGTON — The construction of the U.S. Navy’s next LHA, or landing helicopter assault vessel, at Huntington Ingalls in Pascagoula received an additional boost Tuesday. ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

Tuition to go up at most Mississippi public universities

JACKSON (AP) — Tuition is increasing at most of Mississippi’s public universities next year. Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the ... Read more

2 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi row crop growers lock in 2021 planting intentions

Mississippi row crop growers are planning to plant more soybeans and corn in 2021 than they did last year but not as much cotton, rice ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Reports.

MDWFP Conservation Officers awarded Medal of Valor 

Two Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Conservation Officers have received the Medal of Valor for “their heroic and lifesaving efforts displayed in 2020.” The ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

Visit Mississippi: Officials tout the importance state’s tourism industry

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, Speaker Philip Gunn and tourism professionals from the Mississippi Tourism Association gathered Wednesday at the Two Mississippi Museums in ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

No Confederate Memorial Day in Mississippi’s Lee County

TUPELO (AP) — A Mississippi county named for a Confederate military officer is choosing not to observe Confederate Memorial Day. Lee County supervisors have voted ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

Governor’s Mansion reopens for tours beginning April 1

JACKSON — Beginning April 1, the historic section of the Mississippi Governor’s Mansion will reopen to the public for guided tours. Free guided tours will ... Read more

3 months ago by Staff Reports.

NWS confirms at least 9 twisters in Alabama, Mississippi

JACKSON (AP) — At least nine tornadoes struck Alabama and Mississippi this week during a severe weather outbreak that could have been worse if temperatures ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

NASA completes engine test firing of moon rocket

STENNIS SPACE CENTER (AP) — NASA completed an engine test firing of its moon rocket Thursday, after the first attempt in January ended prematurely. This ... Read more

3 months ago by The Associated Press.

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