Rural lawmakers worry that $9 billion in annual federal crop insurance subsidies are an easy target for spending cuts in a "fiscal cliff" deal so they're shopping around for a late compromise on a farm bill to protect them.
Mississippi farmers grew more soybeans and corn per acre in 2012 than ever before. U.S. Agriculture Department statistics show soybean yields rose to 42 bushels per acre, while corn yields rose to 156 bushels per acre.
To millions of people, the Christmas tree is a cheerful sight. To scientists who decipher the DNA codes of plants and animals, it's a monster.
The chief financial officer for the City of Columbus resigned Wednesday afternoon. Mike Bernsen, who has been the CFO for the city since 2008, will take a position as the new comptroller for Columbus Light and Water.
With a Dec. 31 deadline drawing near, talks between the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors and a silicon company have stalled. Mississippi Silicon was given until 12 a.m. New Year's Eve to place $150,000 in escrow or lose a prime industrial site in Lowndes County, along with millions of dollars in incentive money.
Work on a stalled drainage project will hopefully resume in early 2013, according to District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith. The Pickensville Road/Pickens Drive project came to a halt when engineering changes had to be made in November.
To get to "yes" on a "fiscal cliff" accord, Congress and the White House first might have to get to "no."
The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish territory from potential Syrian missile attack, the Pentagon said today.
A triumphant North Korea staged a mass rally of soldiers and civilians Friday to glorify the country's young ruler, who took a big gamble this week in sending a satellite into orbit in defiance of international warnings.
Wireless customers of AT&T in Starkville might have noticed their network working a little faster Thursday.
Tobacco companies have introduced almost no new cigarettes or smokeless tobacco products in the U.S. in more than 18 months because the federal government has prevented them from doing so, an Associated Press review has found.
His mother died before he was 3 years old, and he was estranged from the aunt who raised him. His dream of becoming a Marine was dashed by a broken foot, he hadn't yet settled on a career path, and a new plan, to move to Hawaii, ended when he apparently missed his flight.
Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who unsuccessfully sought the presidency in 2004 and has pined for the job of top diplomat, vaulted to the head of President Barack Obama's short list of secretary of state candidates after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice suddenly withdrew from consideration to avoid a contentious confirmation fight with emboldened Republicans.
Russia issued a clumsy denial today of a statement from its point man on Syria, who said a day earlier that Syrian President Bashad Assad is losing control of the country. The Foreign Ministry insisted it is not changing its stance on the embattled Syrian regime.
Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans now think temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is done about it, a new Associated Press-GfK poll finds.
The world's attention wavered between the tragic and the silly in 2012, and along the way, millions of people searched the Web to find out about a royal princess, the latest iPad, and a record-breaking skydiver.
A Columbus man led law enforcement on a chase that spanned two counties Wednesday in an attempt to avoid being taken to Baptist Memorial Behavorial Care.
An early morning fire was quickly extinguished Wednesday, but not before damaging a number of antiques that had been placed in storage in an outbuilding on the property.
Columbus-Lowndes Public Library Director Alice Shands is retiring after serving the community for about four years. Shands made her announcement during Wednesday's meeting of the library's board of trustees.
Mississippi lawmakers were doing homework Wednesday before the 2013 session. The House and Senate education committees met together at the Capitol to discuss elementary-school reading skills, teacher evaluations and charter schools.
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