According to Willis and Sons Funeral Home, funeral services for Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will be held Saturday, March 8, at 11 a.m.
A Mississippi House panel is proposing changes that might neutralize concerns about whether a religious-freedom bill could lead to discrimination against gay people or other groups.
The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus is asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to block the state's plan to start using a voter identification law.
An east Columbus barbecue restaurant is back. The Pit and Cone opened its doors at 710 Alabama St. on Friday. The restaurant was located at 302 Tuscaloosa Rd. for years but closed in mid-January.
Several Mississippi lawmakers say they're confused about whether a freedom-of-religion bill is similar to a widely criticized Arizona measure that would allow people to assert religious beliefs in refusing business services to same-sex couples.
Troopers with the Mississippi Highway Patrol converged on the state capitol Wednesday for "Blue Out" day. The troopers were asking state legislators for more funding, including funding for a new trooper school that would allow for additional troopers to be added to the current 501 active troopers.
For the second time in two months, Lowndes County supervisors are facing a vacancy on the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors.
Thirty-three days after ending a 10-plus year partnership on retail development, the Golden Triangle Development LINK and city of Columbus have renewed those ties.
State senators specifically allocated almost $85 million in bonds to Mississippi's public universities and junior colleges Wednesday with legislation that, if signed into law, will fund renovations to Mississippi State University's and Mississippi University for Women's libraries.
Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins was honored in Denver, Colo. Wednesday for the organization's work to bring Yokohama Tire Company among other major companies to the area.
The next time you start shaking your finger and shouting "Shame on you!" because your dog chewed up your favorite fuzzy slippers, just remember that no matter how guilty your dog looks, it doesn't know what your rant is about.
Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs to refuse to serve gays.
A bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks' gestation is advancing to the full Mississippi Senate for more debate later.
A consulting firm that helped write an environmental review of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline complied with federal rules regarding possible conflict of interest, the State Department's inspector general said Wednesday in a report that buoyed supporters of the controversial pipeline and disappointed critics.
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