Forty-four Mississippi school districts -- the largest number in the Southeast -- remain embroiled in lawsuits seeking to end decades of federal oversight.
J5 Broaddus acted as the city's project manager for debris cleanup following the April 28 tornado and then, a month later, bid out the job.
With the United States securing a win in the group stage of the World Cup on Monday night, the nation is turning its attention to the games in Rio de Janerio.
The Commercial Dispatch staff took home 14 awards Saturday in the editorial division of the 2013 Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
The city of Columbus has asked a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit a local pastor filed after being arrested while taking part in a pro-life rally three years ago.
Starkville received a clean Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit from the Mississippi-based accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford on Tuesday.
A Florida man has been charged with attempted murder after throwing a pan of hot grease and grits at a man who was on his front porch.
U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel has changed his statements about federal school funding in the past two weeks, after coming under sharp criticism from former Gov. Haley Barbour and state education leaders.
Enmeshed in the toughest campaign of his career, Republican Sen. Thad Cochran appears a bit frayed as he tries to fend off a challenger who was born the same year Mississippi voters first sent him to Congress.
Pope Francis condemned the legalization of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment as he lent his voice Friday to a debate that is raging from the United States to Uruguay.
Through one week of the World Cup, Facebook has already seen more people having more interactions about the tournament on the social media site than it had for the Sochi Olympics, Super Bowl and Academy Awards combined.
Mississippi Congressman Alan Nunnelee's staff says the lawmaker's speech is improving but he continues to have difficulty with mobility on the left side of his body nearly two weeks after brain surgery.
Describing a nation "in a full-blown spiritual crisis," leading Republicans on Friday vowed to fight against abortion rights and protect the role of faith in public life as they courted religious conservatives with an eye on the 2016 presidential contest.
As Iraq edges toward chaos, Joe Biden is having a quiet I-told-you-so moment.
Saturday, Gov. Phil Bryant will run in the third annual 5K Run for Health in honor of the late infant son of a Columbus native.
The Columbus Light & Water Board of Directors on Thursday approved next year's budget for its electric division, as well as a cost-of-living increase in pay for its 90 employees.
A draft of a city ordinance that would regulate the leasing of private property for gatherings where alcoholic beverages are served has been introduced for review.
Two Golden Triangle cities will host events Saturday marking Juneteenth, the annual celebration of the abolishment of slavery and the emancipation of African Americans.
A 24-year-old veteran who lost an eye after taking a grenade blast in Afghanistan to save a fellow Marine received the nation's highest military honor Thursday in a somber White House ceremony.
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