Other than appointing officials to the school board, Columbus councilmen are limited when it comes to what they can legally do to facilitate improvement in the school district.
First Lady Deborah Bryant has chosen a 12-foot Leyland cypress donated by the Lazy Acres farm in Chunky for this year's Christmas tree at the Governor's Mansion. It is the tallest tree ever selected for the Mansion, and growers are hopeful that is a good omen that sales will be solid in 2013.
The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs.
U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will speak to fall semester graduates at Mississippi State University on Saturday in Starkville.
Mississippi authorities are making it a priority to target criminals who are roving Mississippi selling counterfeit goods like fake Louis Vuitton purses, Coach handbags and Nike caps.
Crews were working Sunday to restore power to thousands of customers in north Mississippi after an ice storm.
Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain was known for his quick wit, sharp analytical mind and willingness to challenge entrenched interests.
In one of the biggest advances against leukemia and other blood cancers in many years, doctors are reporting unprecedented success by using gene therapy to transform patients' blood cells into soldiers that seek and destroy cancer.
President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon.
From Twitter and Facebook to Amazon and Google, the biggest names of the Internet are blasting a federal judge's decision allowing an Arizona-based gossip website to be sued for defamation by a former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader convicted of having sex with a teenager.
For generations, children have cautiously guarded their behavior at Christmastime, careful not to end up on Santa's "naughty list." For 24 days, parents warn children to behave, noting that Santa is always watching. However, in recent years, Santa has gotten new little helpers to watch over boys and girls. The help comes in the form of elves who sit on a shelf.
Two Starkville Electric Department employees are recovering after a severe electrical accident Friday morning, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said Saturday.
Columbus councilmen and department heads got a wake-up call last week when they saw firsthand the severity of some drainage deficiencies in their own back yard.
"A junior college lifer." East Mississippi Community College football coach Buddy Stephens does not know when or where the term originated. However, he does know his comfort level with the accolade.
When lawmakers mandated that school start later, an unintended result was public school employees perhaps having their August paychecks cut, something the chairmen of the state House and Senate Education Committees say they're trying to avoid.
Friends and political allies on Friday remembered former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain as an intelligent man who challenged the power structure and fought for everyday working people who couldn't afford lobbyists.
Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
South Africa expects overwhelming crowds and a host of world leaders to attend services honoring late President Nelson Mandela, though with the ceremonies only days away officials acknowledged Saturday they couldn't offer any specifics yet.
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
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