The Mississippi Department of Human Services could hire private companies to handle child support collections under a bill that passed the state Senate on Wednesday.
House members want to move the Department of Revenue to a new home in Speaker Philip Gunn's district.
Caught in an ideological crossfire, the Boy Scouts of America is putting off until May a decision on whether to ease its policy of excluding gays. Whatever the organization eventually does, it's likely to anger major constituencies and worsen schisms within Scouting.
Main Street Columbus has a familiar face as its new director. Barbara Bigelow, who already serves on the organization's board of directors, will begin her new duties as director on Feb. 25. Announced via press release Wednesday afternoon, the decision comes less than a week after former director Nickie Nicholson was fired.
A Wednesday afternoon traffic stop resulted in the arrest of nine people, six on methamphetamine charges. Agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Unit pulled over a vehicle driven by Stephen Knight in front of Country Mart on Hwy. 82 in New Hope. A search of the vehicle produced a quarter-ounce of crystal meth and various drug paraphernalia.
A bill that would have allowed county board of supervisors to invest excess funds in delinquent county tax sales has died in committee. House Bill 439 was written by Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, on behalf of District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders, who has been a advocate for more flexibility in investing the county's revenue from the sale of the county hospital.
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.
Mississippi lawmakers are holding onto a chance to debate Medicaid expansion in the next few weeks, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose growth in the program.
Days before President Barack Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year, a think tank with close ties to the White House is outlining a plan that would provide preschool for all children within five years.
More than 250 cowboys and cowgirls will descend on the Mississippi Horse Park as it hosts the annual Rotary Classic Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
A central Ohio man's heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession -- a 300-year-old family Bible.
As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to coax an Alabama man into freeing a kindergartner held hostage an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own, authorities say.
The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington's new focus on gun control.
Republicans' struggles to redefine their party are intensifying, as tea party insurgents and establishment Republicans vie to control congressional primaries, and GOP leaders try to expand their focus beyond the deficit.
Too much drama, boredom and scads of irrelevant information are just some of the reasons Facebook users give for taking a break from the world's biggest social networking site for weeks at a time, according to a new study.
Chris Kyle, reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American military history, often took veterans out shooting as a way to ease the trauma of war. Taking aim at a target, he once wrote, would help coax them back into normal, everyday life with a familiar, comforting activity.
Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government has issued new standards that raise production estimates for 2013.
The Columbus City Council has approved a gun buy-back program. Passed by a unanimous vote during Tuesday's council meeting, the gun buy-back initiative will allow Columbus residents to trade their guns for cash. The proposal was introduced by Mayor Robert Smith on behalf of Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem.
1. Police searching for rape suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Sexual battery trial for former professor begins STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Primary election opens on Tuesday COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Tuesday's Democratic primaries could decide 4 local Oktibbeha seats STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY