Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008.
Never mind dropping oil prices. U.S. producers are pushing harder than ever for the right to sell U.S. crude oil overseas.
Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who helped create the laser that would revolutionize everything from medicine to manufacturing, has died.
Aside from the Queen of England, few people held more titles that James Garton, who died Saturday at the age of 69.
Cattleman's Steak and Fish was open Tuesday, because that's how Steve Heinz would have wanted it. Heinz died Monday after suffering two heart attacks. He was 57.
A school that costs $30 million shouldn't have walls, according to Mississippi State University professor Devon Brenner.
Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said his office verified enough petition signatures to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election this year.
A judge has appointed a receiver to watch over KiOR's Columbus biofuel refinery, as owners and creditors seek a buyer.
Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver set a combined $1 million bond for a Starkville man who allegedly shot a gas station attendant Friday.
Sgt. Criss Turnipseed, a public affairs officer for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club about drivers' safety Tuesday.
The White House said Tuesday it is dropping a proposal to scale back the tax benefits of college savings plans amid a backlash from both Republicans and Democrats.
President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon.
Lawmakers are pursuing multiple options to help special education students, as a reprise of last year's fight over vouchers for special education students looms.
First-time candidate David McRae said Tuesday that he's challenging Mississippi Treasurer Lynn Fitch in this year's Republican primary.
Public health officials are "in desperate need of clarity" on electronic cigarettes to help guide policies, the nation's newly appointed surgeon general said Tuesday.
1. Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Flier calling for boycotts further disrupts divisive Southside development issue COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Shooting victim fights for life in hospital COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY