As the temperature cranks up with the arrival of summer, people search for a cool refreshing treat to be the centerpiece of their back yard barbecues and family get-togethers. For many, they look no further than the watermelon.
County officials say community service programs will continue as normal this summer despite the retirement of coordinator and 29-year employee Sylvester Harris.
Two years ago, Dr. Germain McConnell was enjoying life with his family in Oxford, his ambition focused on a deanship at the University of Mississippi, where he had served as assistant dean since 2003.
At least once a year, Mississippi lawmakers have the same basic argument about education funding. One side says: You can't fix public schools by throwing money at them. The other side retorts: How would anyone know? The state has never tried it.
The clock is ticking on Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's request for a new election. Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, formally challenged the May 7 Democratic Primary Friday, but the Starkville Democratic Municipal Election Committee had yet to take action on the request by Monday. As of today, seven days remain until the June 4 general election.
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney says he fears some people won't be able to get health insurance when enrollment under the federal law opens in October.
British police arrested a 10th suspect Monday in connection with the vicious street killing of a soldier in London, an apparent Islamic extremist attack that has horrified the country and heightened racial tensions.
Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Central Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find his diary: Please give it to Laura Mae Davis, the girl he loved.
There has been much talk over the years about what kind of economic development projects could be lured to the Island, but so far, no one has been able to come to agreement. Now, the Island's future is on the table again, with the formation of an ad hoc committee to explore options for the once-popular property.
When actress Angelina Jolie recently revealed she had undergone a preventative double mastectomy, it was a very personal decision that sparked a very public debate.
Mississippi University for Women's nursing program has much to celebrate this month, from its 40th anniversary to learning this week that it is now the largest nursing program in the state.
Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, confirmed he has formally challenged the May 7 Democratic primary and is seeking a new election during the June 4 general election.
Alleged misbehavior by the Internal Revenue Service and other federal agencies gives the GOP something else to talk about and investigate as the economy clearly, if slowly, recovers on President Barack Obama's watch, robbing Republicans of a central argument against Democrats.
A federal judge won't dismiss a lawsuit that argues the city of West Point and a local nightclub are liable for injuries to an underage driver, who authorities say was driving while intoxicated after drinking at the club.
There was this glorious routine. My Mississippi Coast visits in the 1980s were frequent, full and never varied. Every nice weekend, three or four of us newspaper buddies would pool our resources, fill up the Mustang with cheap gas and drive down from Jackson to catch the first ferry to Ship Island. That was the main event.
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