MHP has eyes on safe New Year’s weekend

The next holiday travel enforcement period begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 29, and ends at midnight New Year's Day. The Mississippi Highway Patrol says it hopes the long weekend holiday period is a safe one. Troop H spokesman, SGT Andy West, says the long Christmas... Read More.

Update: Wintry precipitation expected Saturday night

Forecasters say a cold weather system could bring a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow to Mississippi this weekend. The National Weather Service in Jackson is warning residents in its coverage area to prepare for possible freezing precipitation Saturday night into Sunday morning. "Ice accumulations... Read More.

Mississippi lawmakers could debate creation of a lottery

Mississippi residents for years have been crossing into Louisiana, Arkansas and Tennessee to buy lottery tickets. In 2018, lawmakers could debate whether Mississippi will join the large majority of states that offer games of chance. Supporters say money being spent on lottery tickets elsewhere could, instead,... Read More.

Son charged with murder of father in Scott County

One person has been arrested in a Scott County murder that happened Christmas morning. Sheriff Mike Lee says 57-year-old Wayne Adcocks was shot once in the head at his home on Riverbend Road. The shooting happened just before 7 a.m. Adcocks' son, 19-year-old Brandon Lewis... Read More.

MHP releases Christmas weekend traffic report

The Mississippi Highway Patrol says nobody died in traffic accidents on roads they monitored during the long Christmas weekend. The holiday enforcement period on state and federal highways began Friday evening and ended late Monday. The patrol says in a news release Tuesday that officers investigated... Read More.

Mississippi unemployment rate falls to historic low

Mississippi’s unemployment rate fell in November 2017 to 4.8%, which is the lowest level of unemployment ever recorded in Mississippi. The November rate is one-tenth of a percentage point lower than a month earlier in October and eight-tenths of a percentage point lower than a... Read More.

Constructions begins on Native American Museum

Construction has started on what will eventually become the Mississippi Native American Museum. The old Leonard’s building on the south side of the square in Kosciusko is being completely renovated for the project. A barricade is up at the front of the building and the sidewalk... Read More.