Episcopalians are set to vote today on allowing religious weddings for same-sex couples, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
Police antagonized crowds who gathered to protest in Ferguson after Michael Brown's death last summer, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a Justice Department draft report that found across-the-board flaws in law enforcement's response.
President Barack Obama is aiming to use the momentum from a recent Supreme Court victory for his health care law to change the conversation from talk about undoing his signature domestic achievement to talk about how to improve it.
Mae Pitman has delivered The Commercial Dispatch since 1972.
Columbus resident Deborah Johnson has won the University of Alabama School of Law's Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction for her novel, "The Secret of Magic."
Same-sex couples in the Golden Triangle were able to receive marriage licenses for the first time Monday, but none were issued.
The Golden Triangle has never sustained an earthquake.
The Starkville-Mississippi State University Rapid Area Transit (SMART) has formally expanded its footprint in Starkville after experimenting with new public routes and stops this year.
Columbus Municipal Judge Marc Amos has found himself with an unexpected work load.
Two convicted killers who staged a complicated prison break together and then spent more than two weeks roaming in thick New York woods finally split up when one man decided his companion was slowing him down, going their separate ways a few days before one was shot and the other captured, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Republican presidential hopeful Rand Paul is courting donors from the marijuana business in a groundbreaking event in Denver.
Protesters are calling on Mississippi to erase the Confederate battle emblem from the state flag, saying it's a divisive symbol that fails to represent a state where more than one-third of residents are African-American.
The Commercial Dispatch is announcing the hiring of Ben Wait as its new Mississippi State beat writer.
When they went to have a photograph made recently, Alan and Cheryl Phillips simultaneously reached for the other's hand, without any prompting.
Caledonia residents and non-residents alike looking to learn about their local government and town can now do so from the comfort of their homes.
The racially sensitive topic of the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag was clearly was not on Republican Gov. Phil Bryant's agenda entering this election year.
Starkville School District Board of Trustees member Eric Heiselt tendered his letter of resignation with the city late last week, and Starkville aldermen are expected to hold a special-call meeting to fill his seat before Oktibbeha County School District merges with SSD Wednesday.
For most people, Friday night means relaxing with family or attending parties with friends. Joshua McCain is not most people.
The first time they met, June and Bette were too shy to talk to one another.
1. Hickman fired as CMSD superintendent COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Former alderman: LGBT issues expected under 'lesbian leadership' STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Attempted kidnapping suspect back in custody after manhunt STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. CPD head of investigations resigns COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Bond reinstated for attempted kidnapping suspect STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY