March 12 Set For Special Elections To Replace 3 House Members

Gov. Phil Bryant has set March 12 for special elections to replace three former House members who were elected judges in November. The 2019 Mississippi Legislature convenes Tuesday with at least three vacancies due to state lawmakers being elected judges and another lawmaker who will join the Court of Appeals in... Read More.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Elected to Mississippi Senate

Cindy Hyde-Smith defeated Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday's special run-off election to fulfill the seat left vacant by retired Sen. Thad Cochran’s current term through 2020, after being appointed to replace him earlier this year. Hyde-Smith is the first woman to be elected to represent Mississippi in the Senate. It was an unimpressive... Read More.

Cindy Hyde-Smith Loses Endorsements Over Lynching Comment

Ahead of the midterm elections, Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS) attended a speaking event and, in thanking a cattle rancher for his support, said: “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row.” A few weeks later, and after a video depicting the comment was made public, Hyde-Smith’s... Read More.

Metrocenter Mall Will Cease Mall Operations As Of Wednesday

In January, mall management said that the mall was closing and tenants' leases were not being renewed. One of the final occupants, the Mississippi Highway Patrol Driver Services will also be closing. Burlington and the section of the building that houses city offices are independently owned and will remain open. Paul... Read More.

Asya Branch Crowned Miss Mississippi 2018

The new Miss Mississippi is Asya Branch.  Branch won the crown at the Vicksburg Convention Center Saturday night, and is already preparing for Miss America The third time was the charm for Asya Branch.  She came to Vicksburg as Miss Tupelo and wins the crown of Miss Mississippi 2018. Branch says she... Read More.

2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Begins June 1st

The Atlantic hurricane season begins June 1 and ends Nov. 30. Colorado State University expects 13 more named storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes, a slight reduction from its initial forecast. This is near the 30-year average for the number of hurricanes and tropical storms in the Atlantic Basin. Below-average sea-surface temperatures... Read More.

U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams visits UMMC

U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams talked Thursday of saving lives. Adams wants naloxone available to all families and first responders in the U.S. so that the drug can be used to help reverse opioid overdoses. "Any one of you can save a life," he said. "Just like everyone knows about... Read More.