Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney declared Thursday he has paid at least 13 percent of his income in federal taxes every year for the past decade, offering that new detail while still decrying a "small-minded" fascination over returns he will not release. President Barack Obama's campaign shot back in doubt: "Prove it."
With budget cuts becoming more expected than job security for school districts across the nation, efficiency has become an obvious focal point. For Kelvin Gibson, the new transportation director for the Starkville School District, he sees a practical example of the concept on a daily basis.
With the state deadline for municipal budget submission looming, Starkville Director of Finance/City Clerk Taylor Adams said the city is right on track.
A suburban Dallas boy has been barred from playing peewee football because the league says he is just too big at nearly 300 pounds.
Facebook's stock plunged to a new low Thursday as some of the social networking leader's early backers got their first chance to sell their shares since the company's initial public offering went awry.
A man and his nephew have been sentenced in Mississippi to federal prison for using the same truck twice on the same route to try to smuggle guns from the North Carolina to Mexico. The nephew was pulled over in the truck just two months after his uncle was arrested and authorities hid a GPS tracking device on it, according to court records.
U.S. Marshals nab fugitive in Columbus
Southaven Mayor Greg Davis will get his paycheck after a Hinds County Chancery Court judge issued a stay preventing Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering from seizing Davis' salary -- for now -- to recover disputed debt.
A federal appeals court has refused to vacate the 2008 guilty plea of Zach Scruggs, who was implicated as having knowledge of a judicial corruption scheme that toppled his father, plaintiffs' lawyer Richard "Dickie" Scruggs.
Passing motorists who saw smoke billowing Thursday from a stand of pine trees along Interstate 10 in southern Mississippi rescued a woman and her disabled sister from a wrecked, burning sport utility vehicle.
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War can be an angst-filled task in Mississippi, with its long history of racial strife and a state flag that still bears the Confederate battle emblem.
A Pennsylvania woman whose autistic adult son was not recommended for a heart transplant said she wants to bring more attention to the decision-making process so that those with ailments or disabilities are not passed over without careful consideration.
Forget ballot box irregularities. There's a virtual dust-up under way over how Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney amassed more than 100,000 new Twitter followers in just one weekend.
A Columbus man has been released from the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after being charged with murder. Curtis Hinton, 47, 2523 5th Ave. N in Columbus, turned himself in to the police on Thursday, July 5 after a warrant was issued for his arrest in June for his alleged involvement in the cold case murder of George Wilbanks. Hinton was arraigned on a capital murder charge and his bond was set at $2 million.
All things Mississippi State University are looking better than they have in years. Enrollment is steadily increasing, donations are higher than ever and a $75 million stadium expansion project was announced Wednesday.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is in the process of attaining accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a move it says will mean a better department for its citizens.
All the way up to the day of the announcement, Mississippi State University officials had been reticent on the subject of its Davis Wade Stadium renovation project.
On any given day, 30-ton steel coils from Severstal -- as many as 50 at a time -- are brought in by rail and loaded onto barges bound for Texas and Mexico. At Kinder Morgan, an automated crane lifts an annual average of 500,000 tons of scrap metal onto barges for transport. Logistics Services recently renewed a 10-year lease with the Port Authority.
With a shortfall of roughly $1.6 million, the Columbus City Council is now faced with the difficult task of balancing the Fiscal Year 2013 budget.
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