Locked in a squeaker of a race, Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party-backed challenger Chris McDaniel pointed toward a possible June 24 runoff after battling to a near-draw Tuesday in a primary that underscored Republican differences.
Starkville aldermen discussed a personnel issue involving Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy and Calvin Ware, a sanitation worker, behind closed doors for almost 90 minutes Tuesday, but no motions specific to the matter emerged in open session.
The Vernon City Council Monday selected Burton Builders Inc., of Belmont, Mississippi, to construct sewer lines and roads at the Vernon Industrial Park, where K & S Lumber is building a saw mill.
M. Vance Rice, a 20-plus year law enforcement veteran currently working at the University of Arkansas, will lead the Mississippi State University Police Department pending approval from the State College Board.
The nation's top military officer said Tuesday the Army could still throw the book at Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the young soldier who walked away from his unit in the mountains of eastern Afghanistan and into five years of captivity by the Taliban.
House Republicans are united as ever in their election-year opposition to "Obamacare," but they're increasingly divided over their promise to vote this year on an alternative to it.
Incumbent congressman Steven Palazzo was on the cusp of securing the GOP nomination for his seat against Gene Taylor, the Democrat-turned-Republican trying to win his old job back. But the race remains too close to call.
The gain on Lowndes County's $30 million hospital fund investment continues to grow.
The state has denied a Columbus group's charter school proposal but local organizers say they will continue their push to open another public education option for city children.
Four people have been arrested by Clay County deputies and face charges involving sale of or intent to distribute drugs.
A Republican showdown for U.S. Senate takes center stage as Mississippians vote today in midterm congressional primaries. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
Oktibbeha County supervisors agreed to split an $8,000 fee with Mississippi State University to assess potential repairs at Miss. Horse Park Monday after pledging $4,000 and in-kind services for harness track fixes in April.
The federal government is proposing that Mississippi's carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005.
Dr. James Keeton, dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Columbus native, said Monday that he will retire as of June 30, 2015.
How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.
Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria?
Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.
2. Columbus drops $16K on complaint defenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Starkville robotics teams prep for state competition STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Stricklin hire will impact SOCSD board of trustees STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Amphitheater construction begins this week COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY