Miss. Gov. Bans Texting While Driving

Gov. Phil Bryant signed House Bill 389 into law this week, making Mississippi the 45th state to completely ban texting and driving. According to...

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...

Students Give Feedback on House Bill for Disabilities

The Mississippi legislature passed a bill March 31 to provide a higher chance of employment for people with disabilities. The legislature adopted H.B. 836, which...

Mississippi Drops PARCC Testing

The Mississippi Board of Education withdrew the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium Jan. 16, according to the...

Bill to protect names in execution process

The Mississippi Senate passed Senate Bill 2237, which will prevent the names of death row inmates from being released to the public on March...

Ala., Miss. Fight for Right to Marry

In a groundbreaking ruling by a U.S. district judge, Alabama has become the 37th state to abolish the same-sex marriage ban. According to the site...

Hattiesburg scores low in human rights

Hattiesburg scored two points less than last year on the Human Rights Campaign’s Municipal Equality Index, according to its 2016 report. The Municipal Equality Index...

Mississippi joins other Southern states in observing confederate heritage

Joining Texas, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida, state Gov. Phil Bryant made headlines across America by issuing a proclamation declaring April to...

USM’s online program best in Miss.

The University of Southern Mississippi’s online education program was recently distinguished as the best among Mississippi colleges and universities in 2015- 2016, according to...

IHL commissioner submits budget request

On Sept. 22, Commissioner of Higher Education Glenn Boyce presented a budget request from all Mississippi universities, asking for more financial resources to improve...

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