Drug incidents are up on five of nine city school campuses, including an elementary school, according to statistics recently released by the Columbus Municipal School District.
Thirty-six of Mississippi's 82 counties are under a state of emergency declared by Gov. Phil Bryant to speed response to a storm that's expected to bring snow and ice to central and southern parts of the state starting early this morning.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership honored Dan Camp, the former Starkville mayor who single-handedly transformed Starkville's most well-known neighborhoods into a widely praised New Urbanism development area, and other local business leaders for their service to community development on Monday.
With lethal-injection drugs in short supply and new questions looming about their effectiveness, lawmakers in some death penalty states are considering bringing back relics of a more gruesome past: firing squads, electrocutions and gas chambers.
Authorities say a DeSoto County teacher and football coach is among 15 people arrested by Southaven police during an undercover sting for prostitution.
The board that runs Mississippi's prepaid college tuition program said Monday that it wants the Legislature to decide whether the state should reopen the plan to new enrollments or close it.
Law enforcement officers, firefighters and other first responders will lobby lawmakers this week to increase the benefits for families of first responders who die in the line of duty.
For the past few months, Mississippi prison employees have had to walk through body scanners when they go to work to make sure they're not carrying drugs, weapons or other contraband items.
After going through rehab for cocaine and alcohol abuse and pledging that he'd work through his problems to regain his Florida constituents' trust, Trey Radel's short career in Congress ended with a whimper Monday.
Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.
As the Obama administration considers ending the storage of millions of phone records by the National Security Agency, the government is quietly funding research to prevent eavesdroppers from seeing whom the U.S. is spying on, The Associated Press has learned.
The late Hank Cochran, a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold, is being honored today with a marker on the Mississippi Country Music Trail.
Four people are dead and four others hospitalized after an early morning mobile home fire in Itawamba County.
In a first, working-age people now make up the majority in U.S. households that rely on food stamps -- a switch from a few years ago, when children and the elderly were the main recipients.
The National Weather Service office in Jackson has issued a wind chill advisory for this evening and into Tuesday morning for the Highway 82 corridor in Mississippi.
The Columbus Municipal School District is applying for a $7 million grant that would bring "industry education experiences" to local high school students.
Lowndes County is pursuing eminent domain for a small tract near the CalStar site that a landowner will not sell at appraised value, but county attorney Tim Hudson and Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins don't expect the matter to delay construction.
The trial of a woman charged with helping arrange the unlicensed buttocks injections that prosecutors say killed a Georgia woman in 2012 is scheduled to begin Monday in Jackson.
When the turret of the USS Monitor was hoisted from the ocean floor in 2002, the real heavy lifting was just beginning: conserving and restoring more than 200 tons of Civil War ironclad artifacts.
1. Hollywood comes to Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Prescott to face trial for DUI STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CMSD commits Lee property for redevelopment COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY