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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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 months 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

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 months ago by The Associated Press.

Silver Alert issued for Hinds County resident

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has issued a Silver Alert for 38-year-old Tommy Gandy of Jackson. He is described as a black male, 5-feet, 9-inches ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Boil advisory lifted for all of Jackson, one month later

JACKSON (AP) — After 30 days of boiling their water to get rid of contaminants and sometimes no water at all, Jackson residents are finally ... Read more

4 months ago by Tim Reeves.

Hyde-Smith named top Republican on agriculture subcommittee

WASHINGTON — The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry U.S. Monday named U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) as the lead Republican of its subcommittee ... Read more

4 months ago by Staff Reports.

Water restored, but most of Jackson still under boil notice

JACKSON (AP) — Most people in Mississippi’s capital now have running water, more than three weeks after the majority of taps in the city of ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Reeves signs bill limiting transgender athletes

JACKSON (AP) — Gov. Tate Reeves signed a bill Thursday to ban transgender athletes from competing on girls’ or women’s sports teams. Mississippi is the ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Officials report Jackson is closer to restoring water service

JACKSON (AP) — Running water has been restored to most parts of Mississippi’s capital city, three weeks after the majority of Jackson’s homes and businesses ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippi Lottery adds $75M to state revenue since July

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi has collected more than $75 million since July 1 from the state lottery. State law specifies that the first $80 million ... Read more

5 months ago by The Associated Press.

State lawmakers debate quicker purge of voter rolls

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents who skip some elections would risk being purged from voter rolls, under bills being considered at the state Capitol. Critics ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

Mississippians quickly fill new virus vaccine appointments

JACKSON (AP) — Mississippi residents scrambled to book appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations after Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that 15,000 new openings were available for ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

McCraney picked to lead state’s Emergency Management Agency

JACKSON (AP) — The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is getting a new leader. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Thursday he has nominated deputy director Stephen McCraney ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

More Mississippi legislators test positive for coronavirus

JACKSON (AP) — Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann said Thursday that four state senators are in isolation after testing positive for the coronavirus. Two of the ... Read more

6 months ago by The Associated Press.

Transcript: Gov. Reeves delivers State of the State Address

JACKSON — Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves gave the 2021 State of the State Address. Below is the full transcript:   “Thank you, Lieutenant Governor Hosemann ... Read more

6 months ago by Staff Reports.

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