Nearly 100 boats and barges were waiting for passage Monday along an 11-mile stretch of the Mississippi River that has been closed due to low water levels, the U.S. Coast Guard said.
Federal court records show a Mississippi company that was the target of the largest U.S. workplace raid on illegal immigrants has settled a discrimination lawsuit by four black women who claimed the company gave preferential treatment to Latinos.
The Starkville Police Department arrested more than 70 people this weekend in a special detail devoted to cracking down on underage drinking.
The Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) is awaiting an answer from the Mississippi Legislature after approving a list Thursday of the top 10 construction priorities for each of the state's public universities. The costs of those projects would be $684 million.
ilitants fired rockets into a U.S. base in Afghanistan and damaged the plane of the chairman of the U.S. joint chiefs of staff while he was on a visit, but the general was not near the aircraft, a spokesman for the U.S.-led military coalition said today.
Phyllis Diller was the template for self-deprecating female comedians. She not only motivated a generation of funny women, such as Ellen DeGeneres and Whoopi Goldberg, her silver-tongued zingers -- often punctuated by her trademark cackle -- paved the way for them. And she inspired funny guys, too.
A freshman congressman from Kansas has apologized for going skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee during a fact-finding trip to Israel last summer.
Two Okitbbeha County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a fatal shooting early Monday evening, sources have told The Dispatch.
Deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Clark Russel Hobson on Friday and charged him with one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count domestic violence-aggravated assault.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is coming up with new ways to keep the citizens and businesses of Oktibbeha County safe.
He has only been in town for a little over two months, and some people still only see Lewis Holloway as another face.
Billy Dorgan has spent most of his life making and selling donuts. And not just any donuts, but the hot "original glazed'' donuts of the Krispy Kreme franchise.
The "Solid South" was a political fact, benefiting Democrats for generations and then Republicans, with Bible Belt and racial politics ruling the day.
A controversial proposed renaming of a Columbus street will be brought before the City Council tomorrow evening.
Despite Social Security's long-term problems, the massive retirement and disability program could be preserved for generations to come with modest but politically difficult changes to benefits or taxes, or a combination of both.
Tony Scott, director of such Hollywood hits as "Top Gsun," "Days of Thunder" and "Beverly Hills Cop II," died Sunday after jumping from a Los Angeles County bridge, authorities said. The 68-year-old Scott's death was being investigated as a suicide, Los Angeles County Coroner's Lt. Joe Bale said.
Endurance athlete Diana Nyad forged ahead in the Straits of Florida with renewed vigor Sunday in pursuit of a record 103-mile (166-kilometer), unassisted swim in open waters without the aid of a shark cage.
Tupelo's new nature trail passes by a pond where, according to legend, the young Elvis Presley and his friends once skinny-dipped.
A $1-million construction project on Bluecutt Road is scheduled to be completed in September.
A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder.
1. Man charged with embezzling from local veteran's group COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Police standoff leads to 2 arrests COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report: 10-28-14 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Backpack Buddies program helps feed hungry students STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY