If legislators approve a special 1-percent restaurant sales tax for Columbus, the city will only use it for maintaining and operating the Sen. Terry Brown Amphitheater at The Island.
Local legislators expressed disappointment Friday with two bills in the Mississippi Legislature affecting education, one of which aims to increase salaries for public school teachers and the other which -- had it not died in committee -- would have raised the pay for school board members.
A former Dispatch sports editor accused of exploitation is out of custody after posting bond at the DeSoto County Jail.
A third Republican candidate has joined the race for Lowndes County District 2 supervisor.
President Donald Trump's company is scrapping plans for two new hotel chains announced two years ago, casting blame in part on a hostile political environment.
Mississippi state senators on Thursday voted to keep public subsidies alive through 2024 for special education students who attend private schools, overcoming some Democrats who were trying to kill the state's Education Scholarship Account program.
The longest-serving state lawmaker in Mississippi history says he is not seeking re-election this year.
The flu vaccine is doing a relatively good job this season, protecting about half the people who got it, U.S. health officials said Thursday.
More delays have pushed the completion of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's Partnership School with Mississippi State University beyond a fall 2019 opening date.
A new restaurant and bakery are coming to downtown Starkville.
Mississippi State University Police Department is searching for three "persons of interest" who were seen in an athletic building early Wednesday morning.
The city of Starkville will consider changing its ordinance on the discharge of firearms within city limits to match a state statute allowing firearm use on certain properties in annexed territory.
Mississippi is working toward enacting one of the strictest abortion laws in the nation, in a race with other states to push a legal challenge to the more conservative U.S. Supreme Court.
Mississippi's state senators on Wednesday voted to advance a plan that would raise public school teacher salaries by $500 a year over two years, for a total of $1,000.
Children younger than 18 would be banned from using tanning beds in Mississippi under a measure passed Wednesday by the state Senate.
Congress is set to resolve its clattering brawl with President Donald Trump in uncommonly bipartisan fashion as lawmakers prepare to pass a border security compromise providing a mere sliver of the billions he's demanded for a wall with Mexico and averting a rekindled government shutdown this weekend.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday that one of Mississippi's 52 state Senate districts violates the Voting Rights Act because it does not give African-American voters an "equal opportunity" to elect a candidate of their choice.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre a year ago renewed the national debate on guns and school safety, turned some victims' parents and surviving students into political activists and at least temporarily ended the local sheriff's career.
1. Dispatch sports editor arrested STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Man harasses women on hundreds of phone calls COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Cracker Barrel shooter indicted for attempted murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY