It's been nearly six months since Columbus Municipal School Board attorney David Dunn announced his pending resignation but the school board has yet to find a replacement.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to mull in-kind renovation requests, including the possibility of supplying labor, next week for a Unity Park facelift that could lead to the under-utilized public space's opening next year.
Millport officials should know by the end of the month if recent modifications to the town's water purification plant are sustainable and able to lower costs for treating the local water supply.
The Elvis Presley-congested rooms of a north Mississippi roadside museum are missing their kinetic buzz since owner Paul MacLeod left the building.
Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its lawyers' computers, the state of Mississippi requested and was granted an extra day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
The head of Mississippi's largest teachers union is reiterating the group's push to raise starting salaries for public school teachers to $40,000 a year.
The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.
West Nile Virus has claimed its first Mississippi victim of 2014.
Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.
Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.
Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.
Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi's state Board of Education.
After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in person at an upcoming get-together.
The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.
Johnny Stokes said it made him sick to his stomach when he heard about it. "This is something we all love," he explained. "You never want to see someone lose their life doing something we love, especially a young guy like that."
Officials from three Mississippi cities with privatized public works departments say the approach has saved money and led to higher degrees of efficiency.
A Columbus man suspected of shooting at two vehicles in the middle of the day Monday is behind bars and investigators are searching for a second suspect.
A new hire within the Columbus Municipal School District left some school board members in the dark and wondering why they were unaware that the hire is related to the newly appointed superintendent.
The transition out of poverty brought one word to mind for Anner Cunningham: Intimidating. Cunningham works for a non-profit in West Point called the Educational Opportunity Center, which helps people in pursuit of higher education plan their futures.
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