Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin' on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business. Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer -- with its prime location on Main Street -- would have presided over it all.
Jason Wells views each day as an opportunity to make a difference. As the new area administrator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells travels to 57 schools throughout northern Mississippi, ministering to middle school and high school students.
A committee formed to set guidelines for a screening policy to replace the city's no-felony rule for considering city employment applicants has drafted language for the new policy, which will come before the Columbus City Council Tuesday for approval.
In a world saturated with "green" appliances and "organic" food choices, sustainability is a word that gets tossed around a lot. But for many, like Starkville local Will Sanders, sustainability is a lifestyle choice, something ingrained in who they are and what they do.
The Commercial Dispatch received three awards Saturday in the Louisiana-Mississippi Press Managing Editors annual newspaper competition for writing, photography and digital content produced during 2012.
Strains of classical music echoed on Sunday -- not inside an august concert hall -- but in a bleak Chicago jail where the mostly teenage boys await trial on charges ranging from dope dealing to murder.
Songwriter George Jackson, co-author of "Old Time Rock and Roll" and hundreds of other soul, rock and rhythm and blues tunes, has died. He was 68.
Starkville School District's Family Center Programs could see an expansion of its preschool services through the state's recent commitment to early childhood education, program director Joan Butler told school board members Tuesday.
A fire sprinkler system contained and quickly extinguished a single-unit fire at The Pointe at MSU apartment complex Friday, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
The South has its troubles, Lord knows. But it also has its charms, as a Saturday trip around the Golden Triangle confirmed.
An early morning wreck claimed the life of a Lowndes County man Saturday.
Students in the Lowndes County School District will begin wearing uniforms district-wide next year, following a 3-1 vote by the board during Friday's meeting.
Thursday afternoon, before answering his wife's call to lunch, Randy Classen walked out on his back porch. The area was under a storm warning and he wondered if he could see evidence of a tornado that had torn through neighboring Kemper County less than an hour earlier.
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