No one is sure how it started. It may have been that a member of the South Haven Mennonite community in Macon lost a baby and was inspired to help others faced with that tragedy.
Voters will choose between Republican Trent Kelly and Democrat Walter Zinn for the 1st District Congressional seat Tuesday.
Members of the Lowndes County School District Board of Trustees held a special meeting Thursday in which they considered their options for issuing the $44 million in bonds approved this month.
Jason Keith, Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering interim dean, will lead his department on a full-time basis beginning June 1, the university announced Friday.
Local law enforcement agents beefed up patrols and dispatched bomb-sniffing dogs to Mississippi State University buildings as police reacted to a telephoned bomb threat Friday.
Hundreds of people filled a church in the Mississippi Delta for the funeral Saturday of B.B. King, who rose from sharecropper in the area's flat cotton fields to worldwide fame as a blues singer and guitarist who influenced generations of entertainers.
General Motors and Subaru are adding vehicles to the growing list of models being recalled by 11 automakers due to potentially exploding air bags.
The Obama administration formally removed Cuba from the U.S. terrorism blacklist Friday.
Showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern India on Saturday helped eased a weekslong summer heat wave that has claimed nearly 2,000 lives.
Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said.
The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets -- and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice.
The Obama administration's latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices, but could have political reverberations in Iowa and other farm states in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders recalls a time when illegal dumps were as much a part of the rural landscape as fence posts and hay bales.
Authorities say what may be a human bone was discovered in Steens on Thursday.
Utility rates for Columbus residents are going up.
One letter. That's all it took to knock Dev Jaiswal out in the final round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Circuit clerks' offices in the Golden Triangle will be open until noon Saturday to accommodate absentee voters for Tuesday's special runoff election for Mississippi's 1st Congressional District.
As three men beat and cut a deputy checking on a car at a highway rest stop, his partner -- on all four of legs -- came to the rescue.
Col. John Nichols, Commander of the 14th Flying Training Wing of the Columbus Air Force Base, spoke to the Exchange Club Thursday about changing the perception of the base as a "bottom-tier" base, among other things.
One of the world's leading aerospace companies has selected Mississippi State University to host its Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center.
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