Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker will serve as presiding office of the U.S. Senate during the first day of the 114th Congress, which convenes today.
A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg.
As Mississippi lawmakers begin their three-month session at noon today, they will be greeted by groups trying to influence state policy on education standards, state employee pay raises and a host of other issues.
The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.
Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
Christmas and New Year's Day passed without any fatalities on Golden Triangle roadways, according to numbers the Mississippi Highway Patrol released to The Dispatch on Friday.
A line of thunderstorms knocked down trees and knocked offline a portion of Oktibbeha County's power grid Saturday afternoon.
Columbus real estate agent Stephen Jones has submitted the first application to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District board.
His accusers brandish a confession scribbled inside a boat during an intensive manhunt and a video they say shows him placing a backpack with a bomb a few feet from a little boy who died when it exploded seconds later.
President Barack Obama this week will test whether he still has the sway to keep Washington focused on his own priorities, even as a new Republican-run Congress descends on the Capitol eager to take him on.
Mississippi's three-month legislative session begins at noon Tuesday.
Sailor Gutzler, the 7-year-old girl who survived a plane crash, walked a mile through the cold, dark woods to safety and then helped authorities locate the wreckage and remains of her family, may not be done helping investigators.
On Thursday, Tupelo launches a birthday celebration fit for the king of rock and roll.
Columbus Municipal Court Judge Marc Amos denied bond Friday for a local man accused of murder.
The Columbus Police Department is behind its original timeline for its officers to be wearing video cameras on their uniforms, but the department says the wait won't be much longer.
Zack Plair has joined The Commercial Dispatch staff as a news reporter, general manager Peter Imes has announced.
An education center being built in Washington, D.C., plans to put a face to each of the 53,286 soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to hear a private proposal for a resident to utilize the county's old drug court facility, but an outright sale or long-term lease is doubtful as officials have eyed using the building to help ease governmental capacity needs.
Republican Giles Ward of Louisville is in line to become the second-highest leader of the Mississippi Senate.
1. Parents' complaints lead to investigation of CMSD special education department COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CMSD could look to other districts for success COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. SPED parent speaks at school board meeting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY