Aldermen unanimously promoted Buddy Sanders, Starkville's former city planner, to community developer and began the process to fill his now-vacant position Tuesday.
Mississippi public schoolteachers can look forward to a $2,500 pay increase over the next two years on top of normal annual raises, with Gov. Phil Bryant signing a bill Tuesday that he says he hopes will aid performance.
Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices.
With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads -- a bit.
The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.
The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.
Eight weeks after Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba (SHOW-kway Lu-MOOM-bah) died not even a year into his term, Councilman Tony Yarber will be sworn in as his successor.
Mississippi death row inmate Leslie "Bo" Galloway III, convicted of raping and killing a Harrison Central High senior in 2008, is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.
The Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitor's Bureau has received a clean audit on their finances from the 2012-13 fiscal year.
The state Attorney General office said the position of vice mayor in Columbus is a four-year term but declined to say a vote councilmen took in July to put councilman Gene Taylor in that post for one year was void.
Unity Park committee members hope to unveil a redesigned public green space on Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Jan. 19, 2015 -- that provides more acknowledgements to local and state-level civil rights pioneers.
Club Rock will remain closed until at least late May after an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Judge continued a public nuisance abatement against the nightclub's owner Larry Fair on Monday.
Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.
A judge has denied bond to two teenagers accused of the rape, carjacking, and kidnapping of a 29-year-old woman.
The State Auditor's office is continuing to investigate the alleged embezzlement of public money by Magnolia's former city grounds and street keeper.
Violence is out of control, drugs are being smuggled in and guards are not adequately trained at the privately run Walnut Grove Correctional Facility, a prison with a history of troubles, according to court documents.
1. Lowndes Narcotics Unit searching for 10 suspects COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. The accidental entrepreneurs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Dak Prescott acquitted of DUI, speeding STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Starkville man arrested for statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY