Obesity: a consistent silent killer in Mississippi

Mississippi has the second highest rate of adult obesity in the United States, according to the Mississippi State Department of Health. Many Mississippians suffer...

Mississippi House passes equal pay amendment

Mississippi is currently one of two states that does not have equal pay laws in their state books. Rather than passing a bill dedicated...

Hattiesburg named third most visited city in MS

Hattiesburg, Mississippi, is known to many by its nickname, “the Hub,” which stems from its proximity to the coast, Jackson and New Orleans. Hattiesburg...

Poverty in Mississippi: what’s being done about it?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 20.8 percent of Mississippians live in poverty. This statistic leads one to wonder why poverty is an issue...

Bryant’s religious freedom law forces schedule changes for USM’s baseball season

Southern Miss cancelled three February home games versus Stony Brook University after becoming aware of New York’s Mississippi travel ban. New York Governor Andrew...

Mississippi receives “B” for Human Trafficking Laws

It has been announced that the state of Mississippi received a B on this year’s State Report Card for the Protected Innocence Project produced...

Mississippi radio station offers Taylor Swift’s abuser job

Before the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements became mainstream, Taylor Swift held a man accountable for inappropriate behavior. After being found guilty of assault and...

Mississippi bills aim to keep graduates, raise cigarette tax

About 40 percent of Mississippi college graduates leave the state within five years according to a report by College Board. As these recent graduates...

Hurricane Nate makes landfall on Gulf Coast, minimal damage

Hurricane Nate made landfall on October 7 at the mouth of the Mississippi River on the southeastern side of Louisiana as a Category 1...

Agricultural Commissioner to Replace Cochran, White House Worried

On Wednesday, March 21, Governor Phil Bryant named state Agricultural Commissioner Cindy Hyde-Smith as his appointment to fulfill the seat soon to be vacated...

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