JACKSON -- Mississippi is set to get $5.4 million in disaster aid from the Department of Agriculture.
NEW ORLEANS -- A south Mississippi school district is asking a federal appeal court to throw out a lawsuit claiming a 9-year-old student was repeatedly raped by a man who checked her out of school six times without authorization.
Police responded to Kermit Street for a call of shots fired, but the incident turned into a drug arrest.
BILOXI -- Hard Rock Casino Biloxi is considering building a 12-story hotel tower that would add 154 hotel rooms.
TUPELO -- BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that fourth-quarter profit dropped even as it cut loan losses. The regional bank, with $13 billion in assets, posted a profit of $13.3 million, or 16 cents per share, in the last three months of 2011. That's down 16 percent from $15.8 million, or 19 cents per share, in 2010's fourth quarter.
"It's pretty much a done deal." Those were Barrett Donahoe's words this morning when he was asked if he had officially become the new football coach at Heritage Academy.
A man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman at a Main Street laundromat was taken into custody without incident Wednesday afternoon.
TUPELO -- Renasant Corp. says fourth-quarter profit rose on the strength of its expansion.
SOUTHAVEN -- A $145,000 annual salary already makes Southaven Mayor Greg Davis one of the highest-paid public officials in Mississippi. But the city also has been paying the mayor a little-known $35,000-a-year stipend for supervising water and sewer operations.
A Columbus woman charged with murder had a six-figure bond set Tuesday. Police have charged Kalmesha Denise Jackson, 23, of 810 Eighth St. S. in Columbus, with murder.
Letterpress printers are asked to print all kinds of things. Greeting cards. Marriage proposals. Wedding invitations. So when 7-year-old Paxton Garrard strode into Jessica Peterson's shop Wednesday afternoon and coolly asked to make a print of Godzilla, she didn't blink an eye.
A grandmother and her 5-year-old granddaughter died in a mobile home fire Wednesday afternoon in the Plum Grove community, near the Lowndes County and Noxubee County line.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith assured residents Tuesday he is doing all he can to curtail crime in The Friendly City. Smith read a letter addressed to all Columbus residents, and the council spoke to Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen about ways to prevent crime.
The sign on the door says closed, but the door opens regularly, a massive ring of keys dangling from the keyhole. Customers enter and chat easily with the store's owners. They exchange handshakes.
January has been a month of firsts for Dr. Jim Borsig, Mississippi University for Women's new president. This week marked another first -- public speaking outside the campus environment.
TUPELO -- The Mississippi Department of Education is developing a system for evaluating its educators that could be ready to be used during the 2014-15 school year.
ABERDEEN -- A settlement has been announced between the city of Tupelo and former police recruit Latana Williams.
Lowndes County authorities have a second suspect in custody from a mid-December burglary. Billy Ross Petty Jr., 35, of 1124 Sixth Ave. N. in Columbus, was taken into custody Sunday after a deputy saw him walking along Sixth Avenue North in Columbus, Lowndes County Chief Deputy Greg Wright said.
The Board of Aldermen debated establishing a litter program at its weekend retreat, but members took no action.
2. Meth lab discovered in Lowndes County COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Severstal plant sold to Indiana company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Oktibbeha supes sign off on Communiversity plan STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY