A painstaking process to make drainage improvements to a contaminated ditch on 14th Avenue North is taking a major step forward.
Columbus Light and Water board members approved a lockbox service agreement with Trustmark Bank to process mailed and night deposit electric bill payments.
Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright is taking his lawsuit against the Lowndes County School District to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Starkville aldermen approved shrinking its seven-person budget and audit committee to three board members, thereby easing schedule restraints and beginning long-range planning initiatives, but at least two aldermen say they feel left out of the process guiding the city's approximately $18 million budget.
Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering Dean Achille Messac will transition to a tenured professor position within school's aerospace engineering department on March 1, according to an email sent to faculty and staff from the provost's office.
The Mexican government on Thursday condemned a U.S. Border Patrol agent's fatal shooting of a Mexican man who allegedly struck the agent in the head with a rock near the U.S.-Mexico border.
An Iowa man has lost his job and unemployment benefits for using a forklift to get a candy bar from a malfunctioning vending machine, state records say.
A mother upset about "indecent" T-shirts on display at a Utah mall found a quick if not especially convenient way to remove them: She bought every last one.
The Arizona Legislature gave final approval Thursday evening to legislation that allows business owners asserting their religious beliefs to refuse service to gays, drawing backlash from Democrats who called the proposal "state-sanctioned discrimination" and an embarrassment.
The Mississippi House has rejected about 40 proposals to give pay raises to state employees.
Wind and lightning caused isolated damage and power outages across Mississippi Thursday as a storm front moved through the state.
Mississippi high school students could soon be using the same test to get out of high school and get into college.
The Mississippi House voted Thursday against expanding Medicaid to more than 230,000 uninsured working poor residents.
Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago.
Is Israel "the Jewish state"? The answer may seem as obvious as the Star of David on the Israeli flag. Yet the question is starting to complicate the ambitious U.S. effort to ram through a peace deal between the Palestinians and Israel.
An eviction hearing at an American Indian headquarters in Northern California turned deadly as a woman who once served as a tribal leader allegedly opened fire, killing four people and critically wounding two others in a gun and knife attack, authorities said.
Safety researchers expressed concern a decade ago that traffic accidents would increase as the nation's aging population swelled the number of older drivers on the road. Now, they say they've been proved wrong.
The bassist for 3 Doors Down has been suspended indefinitely by the band following his DUI arrest.
Two Western states with some of the nation's lowest smoking rates are considering cracking down even more by raising the tobacco age to 21.
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