Parker Wiseman, Mayor "It's a time to celebrate family and friends. Those are the two treasures that I am most thankful for. The holiday season provides us with an opportunity for us to spend time and fellowship with each other and that is reason to celebrate and be thankful."
The 2013 Atlantic season has delivered the fewest hurricanes since 1982, U.S. forecasters said Monday, despite their predictions in May that it would be a busier than normal year.
An atheist group and the Rankin County School District have settled a lawsuit over allegations that high school students were forced to attend religion-tinged on-campus programs.
Former Jackson television meteorologist Eric Law has been sentenced to serve eight years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to one count of sexual battery involving a 15-year-old girl. Prosecutors dropped three other counts.
The City of Millport's sewer system will receive an upgrade after Mayor Icie Wriley announced Monday a $350,000 grant had been awarded from the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs.
Ed Blakeslee, a retired utility company executive and a member of the State College Board, will speak at Mississippi University for Women's December graduation.
The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to step down following his recent cocaine conviction.
Anyone who switched on Russian TV recently might have been forgiven for thinking the Kremlin was relaxing its hard line on gays: Images of rainbow flags and a happy same-sex couple looking adoringly at their child flashed across the screen.
Starkville Police Chief David Lindley resigned Tuesday following a one-hour meeting by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which placed Lindley on administrative leave on Friday. Lindley's resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.
An Egg Bowl tradition was born Monday in the cold and rain. Winding through pine trees and the cotton fields lining Mississippi Highways 9 and 82, Army ROTC cadets from Ole Miss and Mississippi State carried Thursday's game ball from Oxford to Starkville. The 98.1-mile journey -- dubbed The Egg Bowl Run -- began at 5 a.m. Monday.
A Columbus woman has been formally charged with murder after her boyfriend was stabbed to death last week. Chaddy Mae Brooks, 27, of 300 Lehmberg Rd, Apartment 153, was charged Monday morning. Danielle Gore, 37, died Friday.
If you have blood and are in the giving mood, you could consider being a donor today. Until 5 p.m., Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle is hosting a blood drive.
A nuclear deal between the U.S., Iran and other world powers has been described as a trust-building step after decades of animosity that hopefully will lead to a more comprehensive deal down the road.
County Administrator Don Posey will retire from his post Dec. 20, leaving behind a career serving Oktibbeha County residents under five different boards of supervisors.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is expected this week to deliver to Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn a letter supporting CEO Jennifer Gregory and the organization's previous push for a transparent, non-partisan ordinance review committee, sources close to the situation have confirmed.
Mississippi's top elections official says the state should start issuing free voter identification cards in early 2014, months before the first election in which people will be required to show photo IDs at the polls.
A Tennessee furniture maker is opening two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250. Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced Monday that it will add a plant in Myrtle to one it opened in Mantachie in September, investing $2 million overall.
1. Affidavits: West Point man allegedly bound male victim, raped female STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Area high school students earn national scholarships COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Former coach pleads guilty to sex crime with student COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY