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Mississippi's State Courtsystem includes 82 Justice Courts, which hear small claims cases (cases with a value less than $3,500,) and preliminary misdemeanor hearings. Mississippi also has 226 Municipal Courts located in its cities, and these also handle preliminary misdemeanor hearings as well as traffic and ordinance cases. Mississippi's Chancery Courts and County Courts share jurisdiction over many types of civil cases including those involving torts, contracts, real property, domestic relations and mental health, as well as juvenile matters. County Courts also hear appeals from Justice and Municipal Courts. Mississippi's 22 districts each have at least one District Court that handles some tort and real property cases, criminal cases, and civil appeals. The Mississippi Court of Appeals hears civil, criminal and administrative agency appeals, and the state's highest court, the Mississippi Supreme Court.

Mississippi Supreme Court dockets and opinions are available on their website at http://courts.ms.gov/appellate_courts/sc/sc.html. If you're seeking other Mississippi court records, you'll need to contact the appropriate courthouse. Mississippi state courts don't mail or fax out copies of public records, but you can go to the courthouse and copy them for a small charge. See the Mississippi Clerk of Courts FAQ at http://courts.ms.gov/faqs/clerks_faqs.pdf#zoom=75 for more information.
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24, Oct 2014 - As Rebs win, Ole Miss balances Dixie and diversity
Ole Miss is enjoying its best football season in a half-century, and that's bringing new attention to Mississippi's flagship university. The Rebels haven't played this well since 1962, which happens to be the same year troops stood up to mob violence to force the University of Mississippi, under federal court order, to admit James Meredith as its first black student. The latest initiative is a ...
24, Oct 2014 - Natchez, MS Natchez man loses appeal
The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from a Natchez man seeking a new trial for shooting at an Adams County sheriff's deputy in 2006. Anthony Donnell Williams is serving a 30-year sentence. In 2007, Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and other charges. Williams wanted a new trial because of what he called a faulty indictment. A ...
24, Oct 2014 - Jackson, MS Pascagoula's Robert Hinger sentenced for producing, possessing child pornography
Robert Hinger (JCSO photo)  PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- A Jackson County man is going to prison after admitting to possessing and producing child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood announced today. Robert Hinger Jr., 48, of Pascagoula, appeared before Judge Kathy Jackson...
24, Oct 2014 - Natchez, MS Mississippi Inmate Loses Appeal
The Mississippi Supreme Court declined Thursday to hear an appeal from a Natchez man seeking a new trial for shooting at an Adams County sheriff's deputy in 2006.
24, Oct 2014 - Covington, MS Mississippi Sued Over 'Hellish' Conditions in For-Profit Prison
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24, Oct 2014 - Natchez, MS Date for plea change in deaths of motorcyclists
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man will be in federal court Nov. 20 to change his plea in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace. The motion for a change of plea was filed Monday in federal court in Oxford. The date was changed Wednesday. ...
24, Oct 2014 - Police seize $3 mil worth of narcotics in alleged string of pharmacy break-ins in LA, MS
This is a news release from Louisiana State PoliceOn October 10, 2014, Louisiana State Police along with multiple other agencies executed three search warrants and made six arrests in East Baton Rouge Parish. The warrants and arrests were the result of an investigation into a series of pharmacy burglaries which occurred in several different parishes across Louisiana and Mississippi. In January ...
23, Oct 2014 - Judge: No improper conversation ever took place with former sheriff Mike Byrd
Chancery Court Judge Charles Bordis PASCAGOULA, Mississippi -- Chancery Court Judge Charles Bordis says former Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd never tried to influence Bordis' rulings on any case, including one involving the daughter of a JCSO sergeant now suing...
23, Oct 2014 - Court rules in dispute over Coast condo/yacht club development
KILN — The Mississippi Supreme Court has upheld a state judge’s decision that all of Nicola Road in Hancock County is a public thoroughfare. The Supreme Court’s decision means Jourdan River Estates, LLC can begin the development of 472-unit condo and yacht club development on the Jourdan River.
22, Oct 2014 - Jones, MS BREAKING: MDOC officer arrested for contraband
A correctional officer at the South Mississippi Correctional Institution in Leakesville is now behind bars for allegedly bringing contraband into the facility.Sherrika Bennet, 36, turned herself in to U.S. Marshalls this morning in connection with the crime. According to the Mississippi Department of Corrections office of communications, Bennet has been employed since Sept. 16, 2013 as a ...
22, Oct 2014 - Texas law firm target of BP lawsuit
(AP) — Three Mississippi businessmen argue in a federal lawsuit that Texas attorneys owe them $7.9 million for steering to them thousands of people seeking to resolve claims against BP from the 2010 Gulf oil spill. According to the lawsuit, Pohl and Williamson formed a joint venture to represent clients injured by the BP oil catastrophe from spring through summer 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico ...
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22, Oct 2014 - Bar drops complaint against McComb attorneys
The Mississippi Supreme Court has dismissed a state Bar Association complaint against two McComb lawyers.
22, Oct 2014 - Man to change plea in deaths of motorcyclists
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man will be in federal court Oct. 30 to change his plea in the deaths of two motorcyclists on the Natchez Trace. The motion for a change of plea was filed Monday in federal court in Oxford. Donnie Sartain of Tishomingo ...
21, Oct 2014 - Arkansas man gets 25 years in child rape case
BLYTHEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - A Mississippi County jury has sentenced a man to 25 years in prison for raping an 11-year-old girl who was later found dead.
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