Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing plan Monday that, once expected housing developments are added to the tax rolls, will provide funding for numerous Blackjack Road improvements.
Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway said he hopes SSD and city aldermen can find an amiable solution over how to use $500,000 in over-collected school taxes.
West Point selectmen voted unanimously to renew the city's agreement with Clay County and the Golden Triangle Development LINK for three more years.
A pharmacist who oversaw a major hospital's vault of drugs stole nearly 200,000 powerful painkillers he was supposed to safeguard and dispense, narcotics prosecutors said Tuesday as they unveiled a case that makes unusual use of a state drug-kingpin law.
The City of Vernon is moving closer to building a splash pad at the city's park.
In a fresh sign of Republican turmoil, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, tea party groups and losing challenger Chris McDaniel all backed an investigation Tuesday into the June 24 Senate primary runoff in Mississippi, without offering evidence of alleged voter fraud they cited in the bitterly fought race.
By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them -- tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs and medical payments for treatments that might not have been necessary.
The head of the California Highway Patrol said he was shocked and the agency's reputation is hurt by a video showing an officer repeatedly punching a woman he pinned on the side of a Los Angeles freeway.
States are spending slightly less on prisoner health care after nearly a decade of steady increases, according to a report released Tuesday.
Lowndes County supervisors approved requests from owners of two houses being rebuilt as part of the HOME Investment Participation Program to cancel their contracts with LRJ&J Construction.
The Mississippi Development Authority may be willing to allocate more money toward construction of a new firing range in Columbus to make up for insufficient local commitments.
From left, Walmart employees Vicki Reed, Misty Johnson and Jennifer Baker wait outside the Columbus Walmart Monday morning after a bomb threat was called in to local law enforcement.
Members of the Columbus Municipal School Board and the Columbus city council are scheduled to meet tonight to discuss the district's current financial state.
The local division of the Mississippi Highway Patrol issued 36 DUI citations over the Independence Day holiday weekend.
Oktibbeha County deputies arrested a local man who evaded law enforcement for a week after a reported voyeurism incident.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran won the state's Republican primary runoff over challenger Chris McDaniel by 7,667 votes, according to a certification made by the state Republican Party and submitted to the Secretary of State on Monday, the legal deadline.
1. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. City waives $80K debt for struggling company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. SOCSD begins introducing, interviewing superintendent finalists today STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY