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...

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...

Gov. Bryant signs anti-LGBTQ+ legislation

On Monday, the Legislature sent the Religious Freedom Bill, House Bill 1523, to Gov. Bryant to be reviewed. That same day, protesters gathered outside...

Harris claims 2018 Miss Black Mississippi title

At 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 in Grenada High School, junior public relations major Imani Harris competed in the 2018 Miss Black Mississippi Scholarship...

University police remove Mississippi state flag as demonstrators arrive

University of Southern Mississippi police removed the Mississippi state flag from the pole in front of the Hattiesburg campus and replaced it with an...

Civil Rights Activists’ Legacy Lives On

Prominent historical figure and author of the dynamic memoir “Coming of Age in Mississippi,” Anne Moody, 74, died Feb. 5 in her home in...

Religious freedom bill revamped

UPDATE: JACKSON—Governor Phil Bryant on Thursday signed Senate Bill 2681, the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act. This law mirrors the federal Religious Freedom Restoration...

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...

Miss. passes 20-week abortion ban

The Mississippi legislature last week passed a ban on abortions at 20 weeks or more gestation, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy. The vote on...

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