Two years ago, Tina Sweeten-Lunsford had a 40-hour a week volunteer at the Columbus Arts Council. Sweeten-Lunsford, executive director with the CAC, wanted to do what she could to get the volunteer some benefits. She remembered that as a young woman she had been a VISTA volunteer and ended up in Alaska with a $423-a-month stipend.
The CL&W Board of Directors met Sept. 18 to discuss the water budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year, which begins Wednesday. During that meeting, the board voted down a recommendation from CL&W General Manager Todd Gale to increase water and sewer rates by 7.5 percent beginning in October.
A Columbus man has been arrested for a weekend shooting and more arrests are expected, according to officials with the Columbus Police Department.
Lowndes County is one of 21 counties in the state to have a confirmed report of West Nile Virus this year.
Volunteer firemen hose down a semi-truck trailer that caught fire on its way up Highway 45 North on Monday.
The mug shot of a man captured after trying to flee a bank robbery in Denver shows him flashing a broad, toothy grin.
Starkville Parks and Recreation now owes about $61,000 in back payments for electric and water services after receiving an additional $96,000 in annual funding and a $60,000 financial bailout from the city this fiscal year, Director Herman Peters said.
Changes in Mississippi's DUI law that are due go into effect on Wednesday are getting mixed reviews from some in the judicial system.
The West Point Police Department is looking for a suspect in a weekend armed robbery of a gas station.
Tourism leaders from across the state are in Biloxi this week and will be joined by Gov. Phil Bryant, who is expected to address a request for an additional $5 million to market Mississippi as a destination.
Saturday is the deadline for Mississippians to register to vote in the Nov. 4 general election.
Alton Nolen told relatives after his release from prison on drug and assault charges last year that he wanted to focus on getting his life in order.
They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.
China's phone regulator said Tuesday it has approved Apple Inc.'s iPhone 6 for use on Chinese networks after the company promised never to install "backdoors" to give other governments access to users' information. Apple said sales start Oct. 17.
The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday.
The spot where the east-west line of The Southern Railway in Mississippi intersected with the north-south line of the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley Railroad in Moorhead will be honored with a marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.
Starkville will slightly scale back its travel budget in the upcoming fiscal year as a budget worksheet shows a near-$6,000 drop in allocations for citywide departments.
Up to $1,000 may be up for grabs for downtown business owners wanting to spruce up the front of their buildings.
1. Business booms for Starkville startup Glo STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. New Hope kids take robot to world competition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Three mayoral candidates no-shows at forum COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville mayor's race raises $80K STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY