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Brexit leader to head Mississippi public policy center

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A leader of the Brexit movement and newly appointed government trade adviser in the United Kingdom is now the head of a conservative think tank in the American South. ...

Meredith Anding Jr., member of the 'Tougaloo Nine,' dies

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Meredith C. Anding Jr., a member of the “Tougaloo Nine," who famously participated in a library “read-in” in segregated Mississippi 60 years ago, has died. He was 79. ...

Murder charge dismissed after debunked bite-mark testimony

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has dismissed a murder charge against a Black man who spent more than a quarter-century on death row in the 1992 killing of a white woman. E...

Mississippi churches face difficult decisions at Christmas

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — It always feels special for Pastor Jay Richardson when his congregation at Highland Colony Baptist Church gathers during the holidays — but this year, that's even more true bec...

Mississippi city won't lose lights after threat over debt

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An entire city in Mississippi that was under threat of losing electricity before the end of the year because of unpaid bills will have more time to find a new power provider aft...

Mississippi city may be left in dark over unpaid power bill

ITTA BENA, Miss. (AP) — A decade ago, the sole grocery store in the city of Itta Bena shuttered. The last bank left a few years later, followed by the pharmacy — lifelines for a small, rural community...

Sheriff: Men in truck chased, shot at Black teens on ATVs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white father and son in rural Mississippi have been arrested after they allegedly chased two Black teenagers on ATVs off the road and repeatedly shot at them from a pickup truc...

Mississippi: 'Fake' letter claims mask mandate abolished

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A letter circulating on social media claiming to be from the office of Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves and abolishing the statewide mask mandate is fake, Mississippi Emergency Manag...

Kanye West makes presidential ballot in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Kanye West will appear as a presidential candidate on Mississippi's ballot in November, after being approved as a qualified candidate by the State Board of Election Commissioners...

During pandemic, Black families put trust in Black doctors

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Dr. Janice Bacon was exactly the person Kay McField hoped to talk to when she found herself spending most of her days in bed, feeling too depressed to get up as the coronavirus p...

After victories, Medicaid expansion revisited in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — After voters expanded Medicaid in conservative states like Missouri and Oklahoma, health care advocates are renewing a push for expansion in Mississippi and other Southern states...

Choctaw Indians bear brunt of virus outbreak in Mississippi

PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — When Sharon Taylor died of coronavirus, her family — standing apart, wearing masks — sang her favorite hymns at her graveside, next to a tiny headstone for her stillborn dau...

Mississippi governor tests negative for COVID-19 after scare

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after announcing he was going into isolation after being in contact with a lawmaker who tested positiv...

90 years later, Prohibition officially ending in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi is officially ending Prohibition, almost 90 years after alcohol was legalized in the United States. A new law allowing the possession o...