The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs on Highway 178 was destroyed in a fire in the early hours on Wednesday.
Governor Kay Ivey released Alabama's reopening plan on Tuesday, which outlined a two-week period of regulated activity after the state's stay-at-home order expires on April 30.
During the wide-ranging coronavirus stay-at-home orders, many have lost their homes and around 750,000 customers are left without power across 10 states.
Reports from the National Weather Service warned that inclement weather could impact several additional states throughout Monday.
"This is not how anyone wants to celebrate Easter Sunday," Mississippi Governor Tates Reeves said.
About 31 percent of Mississippians who tested positive for coronavirus have been hospitalized.
Residents of Georgia and Mississippi are expected on Friday to join millions of others across the U.S. under orders to stay at home to help stem the spread of COVID-19.
The opioid overdose epidemic kills 130 Americans every day on average, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Residents were on high alert Monday after rain and flooding forced mandatory evacuations and road closures across the area.
"The funds that were illegally obtained in this case were intended to help the poorest among us," said State Auditor Shad White.
The U.S. Marshals Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of Jacob Blair Scott.
Mississippi launched scratch-off tickets in November and the state's residents will soon get to play both Mega Millions and Powerball.
Jerry Holliman, 69, said he was told to check with Medicare to cover the cost, but the paperwork said there would be a copay required.
"It ended up being a counterfeit ticket, it's what the industry calls a cut-and-paste," said Jay Ledbetter, director of security at the Mississippi Lottery Corporation after the men were caught.
Four people are reported to have been killed by extreme weather in the past couple of days.
A federal appeals court has stricken down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban, stopping it from taking effect and protecting the state's only open abortion clinic.
While visiting Jackson on Tuesday, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that if he were elected president, he would do in communities across the country what he did in New York.
The four new kinds of scratch-off tickets cost between $1 and $5 and have grand prizes of up to $100,000.
An ex-Forrest County Agricultural High School student has been arrested for making terroristic threats after authorities say he wrote a song in which he threatened to shoot up the school.
"The trauma that these raids have caused is something that will outlast the legal cases and maybe even the lives of those detained," said community organizer Lorena Quiroz.
"The defendant invoked a terrifying symbol of racial violence to threaten and intimidate the victims for no other reason than their race and where they lived," the Justice Department said.
The "fatness" of each state has been revealed in a report compiled by WalletHub, using data from various government and academic sources.
President Donald Trump will speak at a rally as part of his re-election campaign in Tupelo, Mississippi on Friday evening.
A Mississippi man convicted of murdering his infant daughter had his conviction reversed Tuesday after his lawyer argued that shaken baby syndrome is not a valid medical condition.
The research was carried out after a spike in anti-abortion legislation, and a drop in patients accessing the procedure, the authors explained.
The season's next tropical storm is expected to form in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday and could hit Florida this weekend.
"Because we have not had a diverse voice at the top of the ticket in leadership in the state of Mississippi, some voices are not heard," Jennifer Riley Collins told Newsweek.
Glass was smashed, tables overturned and the N-word was scrawled on the restaurant's walls.
Alcorn State Student Government Association President James Stirgus III was arrested on gun and drug charges on Thursday.
"We hope the new policies make sure that other people aren't stopped and harassed just because they look Latino," said Stephanie Martinez, who says she and her family were wrongly targeted by deputies.