In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps -- a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.
The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.
Democrats are starting their third year as the minority party in both chambers of the Mississippi Legislature, and they're not making life easy for Republicans.
When the turret of the USS Monitor was hoisted from the ocean floor in 2002, the real heavy lifting was just beginning: conserving and restoring more than 200 tons of Civil War ironclad artifacts.
The deer hunter figured sneezing had blown his chance at a deer, but blowing his nose brought a big buck running.
The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself was set for a somber reopening Monday under increased security as police worked to figure out why the shooting took place and whether the gunman knew either victim.
A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.
Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.
Rangers resumed hunting Monday for a 13-foot crocodile that snatched a 12-year-old boy and mauled his friend as they swam in a water hole in a popular Outback tourist destination in northern Australia.
After being tranquilized and loaded onto trucks with cranes, elephants that have been squeezed out of their traditional habitat in Ivory Coast are being relocated by conservationists in what is reportedly the first such operation attempted in Africa's forests.
More than half of the New Hope High School football team received a day of detention after they skipped a football practice. Of the approximately 60 players on the team, 35 football players ranging from freshmen to seniors skipped a mandatory football practice as a show of support for their fired coach, Shawn Gregory.
A Columbus group has filed a letter of intent to open a charter school in Lowndes County. The Columbus Coalition for Educational Options filed a letter of intent with the state last week to establish an elementary school and a boys' academy.
Clay County supervisors approved two land swaps needed to clear the way for what will be the access road for the Yokohama Tire Company plant.
Starkville's 10 potential "fiberhoods" are all well below the sign-up requirement to become Mississippi's first recipient of C Spire's Fiber to the Home program, but a local group of volunteers are going door to door in an effort to earn the distinction before eight other towns qualify.
Between smiles and handshakes after signing their final consolidation report Friday, members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure turned their focus to lobbying lawmakers for legislative language and funding streams needed to successfully consolidate Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.
Struggling to generate second-term momentum, President Barack Obama will use Tuesday's State of the Union address to announce new executive actions on job training and retirement security, while prodding a divided Congress to work harder on expanding economic mobility for middle class Americans.
Republican leaders overwhelmingly voted Friday to shorten their presidential selection process in an attempt to minimize damage from GOP candidates attacking each other.
Hospital executives in North Texas were conferring Saturday with the district attorney's office to determine their next step following a judge's ruling that they must disconnect life support for a pregnant, brain-dead woman, according to a hospital official.
A 20-year-old South Carolina State University student shot to death outside a dormitory was an engineering technology student who also played on the school's football team, the school said Saturday.
1. Public wants inclusion in Starkville's comprehensive planning process STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Judge: Closed council gatherings in Columbus broke Open Meetings Act COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Man sentenced to 5 years after Lowndes Co. DUI COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. MSU fans travel in large numbers to SEC tourney STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. CPD makes grand larceny, burglary arrests COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY