From the Wire
Mississippi Troopers to Begin Holiday Patrols Wednesday The Mississippi Highway Patrol said it will begin the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday travel enforcement period on Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. and end Sunday at midnight.
Storms Possible Across South, Midwest on Eve of Thanksgiving Severe weather—including tornadoes—will be possible across large parts of the South and Midwest just before Thanksgiving, forecasters say.
Health Care Fraud Trial: Doctor Acquitted on 7 of 8 Counts Mississippi doctor Gregory Auzenne has been acquitted on seven of eight counts against him in what prosecutors said was about $18 million in health care fraud involving expensive prescription pain cream.
Noah Harris Noah Harris, a 20-year-old from Hattiesburg, Miss., has become the first Black man to be elected student body president at Harvard University.
Special Election Runoff Will Fill Seat in Mississippi House Two candidates will compete in runoff Tuesday to fill a seat in the Mississippi House.
Griffis Certified as Winner of Mississippi High Court Race Mississippi election commissioners on Friday certified that Kenny Griffis of Ridgeland won a Supreme Court race in the central part of the state.
Three Chicken Plants Hit in 2019 Raids Agree to Pay Back Wages Three Mississippi chicken processing plants among those targeted in one of the largest workplace immigration raids in the U.S. in the past decade have agreed to pay back wages after federal officials found they failed to pay minimum wage and ...
Attorney Goes from Interim to President at Jackson State University Thomas K. Hudson, the attorney who was interim president of Jackson State University the past nine months, has been hired for the permanent job.
Mississippi Mental Health Agency Getting New Leader in 2021 The executive director of the Mississippi Department of Mental Health will retire Jan. 31 as the state continues to face a federal court order to improve community-based services.
Meridian Public Schools Move Online Due to COVID-19 Meridian public schools are moving to online learning Wednesday after an increase in cases of COVID-19 in Lauderdale County and in the school system, according to superintendent Amy Carter.
First Woman Confirmed as US Judge for Southern Mississippi The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed the first woman to become a federal judge for the Southern District of Mississippi.
Curtis Flowers Defense Team Receives Human Rights Award The Curtis Flowers defense team, which includes the George C. Cochran Innocence Project at the University of Mississippi, won the 2020 Frederick Douglass Human Rights Award, The Southern Center for Human Rights announced Friday.
Coronavirus Outbreak Identified at Mississippi Private Prison Officials have identified a coronavirus outbreak at a private prison in the Mississippi Delta in which more than 50 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19.
Mississippi Sets Online Meetings About Child Care Services The Mississippi Department of Human Services is holding online meetings to gather information about improving child care services in the state.
Several Leadership Roles Shuffled in Mississippi Senate Several members of the Mississippi Senate are receiving new leadership roles, weeks ahead of the next legislative session that begins in January.