New debt service payments and employee raises will likely result in Lowndes County dipping into its reserve fund next fiscal year to make up for an estimated $550,000 deficit.
Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday are expected to approve an overall 111.88-mill governmental and school ad valorem tax rate, which is almost a mill increase from the current levy.
The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling. And they loved "wrestling with their dad."
The case of a Pearl man accused of sneaking into a nursing home to take a photo of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife has been presented to a grand jury.
Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.
Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children.
A woman who lived in a squalid, vermin-infested home where the bodies of three infants were found was charged Friday with covering up the deaths, while neighbors said they wish they had acted themselves to call attention to the house with the foul smell and the shades that were always drawn.
Cellphone video that shows a witness raising his hands in the air immediately after the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer in Ferguson appears to support previous accounts and could bolster arguments that Michael Brown was surrendering when he was shot, legal experts said Friday.
While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria -- a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe -- poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say.
Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I.
Body odor is among 52 criteria that officials at San Diego International Airport use to judge taxi drivers. Cabbies say that smacks of prejudice and discrimination.
In some ways, Rebecca Wright doesn't understand all the fuss over her 96-year-old mother's recent marriage. After all, she says, "Anybody who wants to get married must have a little dementia."
Two Columbus brothers have been arrested and charged with manufacturing marijuana.
Fall enrollment numbers at Mississippi University for Women are up from last year, according to preliminary figures released this week by the state Institutions of Higher Learning.
Starkville employees asked The Dispatch and a Starkville resident to file Freedom of Information Act requests Thursday for its upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, an act that could shield the intricacies of the city's guiding financial document from public inspection before Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.
Starkville Parks Commission leader Dan Moreland is making a last-minute call for additional Fiscal Year 2014-2015 funding after sending a letter to aldermen stating his autonomous city department is forecasted almost $57,000 short for September and operated at an estimated $10,000 monthly loss for at least a portion of the current fiscal year.
Columbus councilmen passed the city's upcoming fiscal year budget Tuesday. During the special call meeting, a 4-2 vote passed the $22,966,210 budget through. Councilmen Kabir Karriem and Bill Gavin were the two opposing votes.
GreenTech Automotive has announced it has completed a factory in Mississippi's Tunica County for the manufacture of small electric vehicles.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is preparing to go overseas for a trade conference between officials from Japan and the southeastern United States.
1. Police release more details on cold case murder arrest COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Defendant shows up to court high COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Documents: Nicholas seeks tourism rebate for hotel, won't pursue local TIF funds STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Man accused of stealing meat from Sunflower found not guilty COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY