Southern hospitality is about to be put to the test.
Eighty percent of success is showing up, the saying goes. For 74,299 public school students in Mississippi -- 15 percent of kindergarten through 12th grade students -- that isn't happening.
Starkville's third annual Restaurant Week starts today, and Greater Starkville Development Partnership leaders say event has found its stride.
When his dog Mica suffered a spinal injury, Dragan Dimitrijevic made her a wheelchair, using small wheels, plastic pipes and old belts.
A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.
A Mississippi man on Thursday was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole after a jury found him guilty of murder in the 2013 slaying of an openly gay candidate for mayor of Clarksdale.
A bill headed to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant would let people put real estate into trusts for up to 110 years, and money, stocks or other financial assets into trusts for up to 360 years.
Protesters called for calm but vowed to keep pushing for change in Ferguson a day after the shooting of two officers in front of the city's police department heightened tensions in the St. Louis suburb.
Grieving families and comrades of 11 soldiers and Marines whose Black Hawk helicopter slammed into the water during a training exercise can only wait until the dense fog clears and rough seas calm enough for their bodies to be recovered from the wreckage, which settled in just 25 feet of water.
Fake IRS agents have targeted more than 366,000 people with harassing phone calls demanding payments and threatening jail in the largest scam of its kind in the history of the agency, a federal investigator said Thursday.
The "violent sleepwalking" defense worked for a man who strangled his 4-year-old and tried to kill his other two children.
Islamic State militants have accepted a pledge of allegiance by the Nigerian-grown Boko Haram extremist group, according to a spokesman for the Islamic State movement.
Talk show host Rodner Figueroa was fired from Univision after saying that Michelle Obama looks like someone from the cast of "Planet of the Apes."
Starkville police arrested 34-year-old Demetric Hall on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
A Columbus man is behind bars after he allegedly robbed a 64-year-old woman outside of a local business.
The Mississippi Department of Employment Security released its monthly labor report Wednesday, but unlike previous months, the most recent unemployment statistics do not include comparisons to the previous month or year statistics.
Martha Perine Beard went out on a high note Wednesday.
Frequent sanitation equipment failures could force Starkville aldermen to once again broach a residential rate increase after the board failed to raise monthly charges by $1.50 on Feb. 17.
The year's wet weather and cooler temperatures have not only caused numerous potholes to form in Starkville's roads, but also prevented city workers from acquiring the materials needed to fix the infrastructure issues.
1. 30-plus employers to recruit at job fair COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Granting excellence STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Deputies seek man who wielded AR-15 rifle at park COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville Utilities employee arrested for embezzlement STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY