Recently released unemployment statistics show slight improvement over last July in the Golden Triangle. The numbers also tell a story of need for more job opportunities, as area rates are well above the 8-percent rate for Mississippi as a whole.
The former choral director and public relations officer for the Columbus Municipal School has been indicted for exploitation of a child.
A new catfish restaurant is opening in Columbus. Catfish & Chords Fish House will be located at 2222 Military Rd -- the old home of Rub's Pub, which closed last year.
The Starkville Police Department arrested two men following separate burglary incidents on Carver Drive this week after officers stepped up patrols in the area.
The Starkville Police Department launched a Twitter account Wednesday that will provide updates on local policing issues, road conditions and severe weather situations, while directly answering questions and concerns from residents.
A judge presiding over a lawsuit that challenges Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff says he intends to finish the case before the November general election.
Voters in Amory will decide Oct. 14 whether to legalize the sale of alcoholic beverages.
The Tupelo City Council has approved an ordinance that bans the use of e-cigarettes at most restaurants and businesses.
President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
In 2011, just after James Foley was released from the Libyan prison where he'd been held for six weeks, he acknowledged the peril journalists face covering the world's most dangerous places, soberly conceding that a mistake could mean death.
Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.
Jackie Chan apologized to the public Wednesday over his son's detention on drug charges in Beijing, saying he's ashamed and saddened.
A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged today from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
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3. Man gets life in prison for capital murder of Lowndes teen COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY