Updated: 09/19/2013 - An expert says Mississippi's economy is outpacing the national economy, though both are growing at a slow rate.
Posted: 09/19/2013 - Alabama's Banking Department plans to start a database of payday loans to make sure lenders don't issue more of the loans than state law allows.
Posted: 09/18/2013 - Education officials are making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi's school funding formula, but it's not clear they'll be any more successful in 2015 than in other recent years.
Posted: 09/18/2013 - The Mississippi Secretary of State's Office will have observers in all 14 precincts for Hattiesburg's special mayoral election.
Posted: 09/15/2013 - Mississippi lawmakers holding FY15 budget hearings.
Posted: 09/13/2013 - A legislative watchdog report warns that Mississippi's state-owned Port of Gulfport may not meet a goal of creating 1,300 jobs from its Hurricane Katrina recovery program until 2035.
Posted: 09/13/2013 - A federal appeals court has sided with a Mississippi sheriff in a lawsuit in which a former corrections officer said the department infringed on her religious beliefs.
Posted: 09/13/2013 - Alabama Power Co. predicts that its rates will remain level through 2014.
Updated: 09/12/2013 - Eight years after Hurricane Katrina slammed the Gulf Coast, Mississippi still hasn't spent almost $1 billion in federal money dedicated to recovery from the storm.
Posted: 09/12/2013 - Prosecutors have filed documents accusing Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd of intimidating witnesses.
Posted: 09/11/2013 - The state of Mississippi is receiving of $356,271 from the U.S. Department of Labor to help unemployed residents start their own businesses.
Posted: 09/11/2013 - Former state Sen. Billy Thames died Tuesday of complications from surgery for colon cancer. He was 69.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - Ike Brown of Noxubee County has been removed from his seat on the Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Committee.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - A federal judge has appointed a new lawyer to represent a Mississippi man charged with sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - Five of the six members of Mississippi's congressional delegation say they'll vote against the U.S. taking military action in Syria.
Posted: 09/10/2013 - The Mississippi Parole Board has started releasing a few inmates on the condition that they use electronic monitoring devices.