Starkville on Tuesday joined other Mississippi cities choosing not to fly the state flag above municipal buildings, as aldermen voted 4-3 to lower the flag.
Two-term state auditor Stacey Pickering used Tuesday's appearance at the Columbus Rotary Club to tout his office's work in exposing misuse of taxpayer funds by public officials even as questions about his own use of campaign funds have been brought into question.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees invited the public to a budget hearing Tuesday that allowed citizens to evaluate and ask questions about the district's plan for fiscal year 2015-2016.
Columbus officials say they are weighing options on what to do with a municipal judge seat vacated by Nicole Clinkscales, who stepped down in June to campaign as a write-in Democratic candidate in the race for District 41 state representative.
The word "singular" might have been coined for Tom Wilburn.
A grant from the state Department of Transportation is helping lay the groundwork for an expansion of Mississippi State University's SMART system to the Golden Triangle Regional Airport.
Two banks have been the targets of robberies or attempted robberies in as many days. One occurred in West Point. The other occurred in Ethelsville, Alabama.
A Monroe County man is dead following a lawn mower accident Tuesday.
Some federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.
The Senate will vote before its August recess on a Republican effort to bar federal aid to Planned Parenthood, GOP leaders said Tuesday, as anti-abortion groups clamored for action by lawmakers.
An effort by a conservative Republican to strip House Speaker John Boehner of his position as the top House leader is largely symbolic, but is a sign of discontent among the more conservative wing of the House GOP.
Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.
Texas authorities released additional footage from Sandra Bland's three days in jail, saying they wanted to dispel rumors that she was dead before arriving.
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday.
It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.
The Iran nuclear deal has supercharged congressional lobbying, with President Barack Obama securing the support of a prominent Jewish Democrat and pro-Israel groups pressuring lawmakers in an all-out, big-money drive.
A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.
When Dipa Bhattarai arrived in Nepal in May, it was the first time she had seen her home country since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated the country in April.
Local residents are encouraged to attend the Columbus Municipal School District public budget hearing at 6 p.m. today at Brandon Central Services.
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