The budgeting process for Lowndes County is underway, with the Board of Supervisors scheduled to adopt a new budget Sept. 14.
Lower credit ratings may be causing Mississippi Power Co. to pay more to borrow money. Moody's Investors Service became the second credit rating agency to downgrade Mississippi Power last week, days before the unit of Atlanta-based Southern Co. returned to the bond market to borrow $200 million.
It would be far from outlandish to think Barnes and Noble has a near monopoly on textbooks in the Golden Triangle. As the official textbook provider for Mississippi State University, the major bookstore chain likely does business with more than 50 percent of MSU's enrollment.
For many years, Maridith Geuder's mother held a cherished dream -- she wanted young Maridith to study piano at Mississippi University for Women. But Geuder had her own dreams.
Beginning this fall, Mississippi teachers will have a new way to purchase classroom supplies -- state-issued procurement cards which will function similarly to debit cards.
Mitt Romney's announcement of Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan as his GOP vice-presidential running mate may have caught some political pundits off-guard. But Ryan's selection is being celebrated among conservatives.
A new study ranked Alabama as the nation's fourth-fattest state, and health officials said Monday they have yet to see evidence that programs encouraging residents to slim down are doing much to combat poor diets and a lack of exercise at the heart of the problem.
State leaders are counseling patience as they strive to reduce the share of obese Mississippians. Rankings released Monday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show nearly 35 percent of Mississippi adults were very fat in 2011, the worst in the nation. Mississippi also topped the list in each of the previous six years.
A Columbus pawn shop was an unwitting participant in a sale of stolen goods, according to Columbus Police Department Public Information Officer Glenda Buckhalter.
Monday dawned dark and dreary, but Caledonia Elementary School's new pre-kindergarten class was awash in primary colors and big grins from the four-year-olds, who have no idea they're making history.
For the first time in nearly a decade, the Columbus Municipal School District is ending its fiscal year in the black.
Visitors to Columbus will soon have another option for overnight lodging as a national chain is once again coming to the Friendly City.
If you had asked Chris Williams where he thought he would be at 23 years old, he probably would have told you he would be in law school or working in the political arena. Instead, the former football player turned entrepreneur has opened his own nutritional shop in Starkville.
Next month, the Starkville Electric Department hopes to unveil a more convenient way for customers to pay their bills.
The idea behind Paul Ryan's Medicare plan is to slow growing costs and keep the program more affordable for the long haul.
It's not just the Pentagon and defense contractors that face a funding crisis from broad government spending cuts in January. Domestic programs are on the chopping block too, in ways that could affect average Americans more.
The Republican-run House on Monday asked a federal court to enforce a subpoena against Attorney General Eric Holder, demanding that he produce records on a bungled gun-tracking operation known as Operation Fast and Furious.
The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ticket's No. 2 slot.
1. Cattleman's: Open for business COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Benefit for father-son crash victims this weekend COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus remembers Jimmy Garton, a man of many titles COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Demonstration school seeks statewide impact STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Romney speaks at MSU, still undeclared for 2016 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY