Jobless Americans are paying millions in unnecessary fees to collect unemployment benefits because of state policies encouraging them to get the money through bank-issued payment cards, according to a new report from a consumer group.
A big government study has fingered leafy greens like lettuce and spinach as the leading source of food poisoning, a perhaps uncomfortable conclusion for health officials who want us to eat our vegetables.
A civil lawsuit filed against former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach Dwight Bowling will be heard in March of 2014 in federal court in Oxford.
More than a month has passed since the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., but questions remain. What was wrong with Adam Lanza? What would lead someone to kill 20 children, six adults, his mother and himself? And how can we stop this from happening again?
Venture capitalist John Correnti is among the investors connected with a $1.1 billion steel mill headed for Mississippi -- Mississippi County in Arkansas.
Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell assured parents and staff members via email Sunday that athletic funding will not be among the "non-essentials" that will be cut at the beginning of next month.
A proposed House bill that would consolidate the schools in Starkville and Oktibbeha County would not mean a change on the Starkville School District's board of trustees, Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway said.
Declaring "now is the time" to fix the nation's broken immigration system, President Barack Obama on Tuesday outlined broad proposals for putting millions of illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship while cracking down on businesses that employ people illegally and tightening security at the borders.
Area schools have delayed Wednesday's start times due to the threat of severe weather.
Residents of some Mississippi school districts exiting state control could get to elect new school board members.
Law enforcement leaders who met with President Barack Obama Monday urged him to focus on strengthening gun purchase background checks and mental health systems, but did not unify behind his more controversial gun control efforts.
The FBI said Monday it conducted more background checks for firearms sales and permits to carry guns the week following the Newtown, Conn., shooting massacre that it has in any other one-week period since 1998.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau tabled a motion that would have eliminated elected officials from receiving festival grant funding during its Monday meeting. The motion, made by Leon Ellis, would have closed the door on any elected official being part of a festival or quality of life committee.
If Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority Board President Jack Wallace has his way, the Mississippi Highway Patrol will move their district office into Cornerstone Park.
Vicky Rose knew something was wrong. She was tired all the time, unable some days to crawl out of bed. When she talked to her doctor, he ran through a battery of tests, trying to find the cause. Finally, he decided upon an answer: As the mother of seven vivacious, home-schooled children, of course she was exhausted, he said.
Facing diverse and ceaseless protests, the Boy Scouts of America is signaling its readiness to end the nationwide exclusion of gays as scouts or leaders and give the sponsors of local troops the freedom to decide the matter for themselves.
A humble 5-cent coin with a storied past is headed to auction and bidding expected to top $2 million a century after it was mysteriously minted.
President Barack Obama thinks his health care law makes states an offer they can't refuse. Whether to expand Medicaid, the federal-state program for the poor and disabled, could be the most important decision facing governors and legislatures this year.
Neither the Starkville nor Oktibbeha County school districts will have the final say when it comes to whether or not the two will be consolidated next year. A a new bill filed at the state capital last week makes it mandatory.
1. Caledonia student gets free car for college COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Juneteenth organizers may cancel festival COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Steel Dynamics making $100 million expansion in Lowndes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY