Specialized Ebola unit to open in Jackson

University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) and health officials announced that a former patient-care building will be renovated into an Ebola unit that will...

Dispute surrounds Hinds County election commissioner

Controversy following the Jackson general election on Nov. 4 surrounds Hinds County Election Commission Chairwoman Connie Cochran. Cochran allegedly provided merely half the ballots...

Same-sex marriage lawsuit continues

Judge considers injunction against Miss. ban JACKSON - District Court Judge Carlton Reeves heard oral arguments Wednesday to decide whether a preliminary injunction will be...

Non-profit, couples file lawsuit against Mississippi

Caption: Source: Human Rights Campaign, ProCon.org  In the U.S., 32 states have legal same-sex marriage and 18 states prohibit it. Mississippi constitutionally bans same-sex...

USM wins 2014 organ donor contest

In partnership with Mississippi Organ Recovery Agency (MORA), the College of Health ambassadors led USM to its second victory in the organ donor registration...

Marijuana legalization progresses

On Oct. 20, the fourth of nine steps was taken to create an official ballot initiative for the legalization and decriminalization of marijuana in...

Cochran, Childers square off in midterm elections

With the midterm elections approaching for a new senator to represent the state of Mississippi on Nov. 4, it might be important for students...

Resident tells rendition of shock wave

About two miles before the locked gates to Tatum Salt Dome lied a dirt-road entrance to Tom Breshears’ home he has inhabited since 1974. A...

Nuking Mississippi: Remembering the “shot felt ‘round the world” in 1964

Tom Breshears remembered that eerie morning in October 1964 when the Earth shook in silence from his parents’ home near Baxterville, Mississippi. The whole community...

Challenge to Miss. ban on same-sex marriage

Caption: Many arguments of those who oppose same sex marriage can be harmful and filled with contradictory logic. Photo Illustration by Michael Kavitz/Printz Two same-sex couples...

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