Richard "Dickie" Scruggs found his love for education while helping inmates receive their General Equivalency Diplomas while he served six years in federal prison.
One arrest has been made and the search is on for other suspects in connection with the discovery of seven large marijuana fields covering about 40 acres in Mississippi's Jefferson Davis County, authorities said Tuesday.
Mississippi lawmakers will hold a single day of public hearings next week to start the monthslong process of writing a state budget.
Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days.
The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds.
Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
Standing in the field where the last of the Sept. 11 planes crashed, President Donald Trump praised the "band of brave patriots" who helped bring down the jetliner and saved the lives of countless others in the nation's capital.
Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using weapons that don't self-load, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows.
A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.
President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration's response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an "underappreciated great job."
Dallas police swiftly admitted that a white officer who shot a black man in his own apartment last week had made a mistake.
Columbus Municipal School District adopted a new strategic plan for the 2018-19 school year.
Columbus Municipal School District students saw an increase in disciplinary referrals from last August, largely due to incidents involving its middle- and high-school students.
The Starkville/MSU Symphony kicks off its landmark 50th season Saturday with an opening "Milestones" concert at 7:30 p.m. at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.
Noah Barbieri is the 51st Rhodes Scholar from Mississippi and, in many ways, the program's most unlikely.
A man with multiple warrants for his arrest has turned himself in to Columbus Police Department.
Lowndes County's annual disaster preparedness drill has been rescheduled for Sept. 18.
An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.
With mandatory evacuations already issued for parts of three East Coast states, millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.
1. County raises property tax rate by 2 mills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Nora Miller appointed president at MUW COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville may partner with bike-sharing company STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY