Gasoline prices can spike for all kinds of reasons that make skeptical drivers roll their eyes: "tension" in the Middle East, a refinery suddenly shuts down for maintenance, or the annual springtime switch to summer blends of gasoline.
A DeSoto County lawmaker apologized Tuesday for saying that in the town where he used to be mayor, "all the blacks are getting food stamps and what I call 'welfare crazy checks.'
In recent months, the stage seemed set for American consumers to do what they've traditionally done best: Spend money -- and drive the economy.
The trial of a Winona man accused of robbing a bank in downtown Columbus has been continued.
Does Google help criminals by allowing its search engine to lead to pirated music or by having its autocomplete function suggest illegal activities?
While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members.
The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires.
Immigrants expressed disappointment Tuesday after a federal judge put a hold on President Barack Obama's plan to protect more than 4 million people living illegally in the U.S. from deportation.
President Barack Obama's view of the U.S. role in the Middle East and North Africa is being challenged by deepening crises in the very countries he has seen as models for his approach to the volatile region: Iraq, Syria, Yemen and Libya.
Mardi Gras 2015 is officially over and the last tipsy revelers in New Orleans have been cleared from city streets.
The Lowndes County School District board of trustees is putting another bond issue in front of voters.
The civil rights movement program scheduled for tonight at the R.E. Hunt Museum and Cultural Center in Columbus has been canceled due to weather-related travel concerns for the speaker, Flonzie Brown-Wright.
The trial of a man accused of robbing a downtown Columbus bank last year began in Lowndes County Circuit Clerk this morning.
A former Waste Pro employee is suing the company for exposing him to what he says was dangerous, radioactive waste in the Golden Triangle.
Starkville aldermen will discuss today a proposed $3 million general obligation bond and a potential 5 percent water rate increase.
As Mardi Gras celebrations rage throughout the country today in well-known party hubs like Mobile and New Orleans, the 60 residents of Boardtown Village in Starkville are throwing their own smaller, but no less enthusiastic, party.
The share of federal drug offenders subject to mandatory minimum sentences that critics call unduly harsh has plunged in the last year.
Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.
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2. MDOT unveils Highway 82 interchange improvements COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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