The early morning commute was just getting under way on suburban Orange County's network of freeways when Melvin Lee Edwards pulled up to a stop sign near a busy off-ramp. It was just after 5 a.m. and Edwards, 69, was on his way to work when, police say, a fleeing murder suspect forced him out of his BMW at gunpoint, marched him across the street and shot him three times from behind as horrified commuters watched.
North Mississippi Research and Extension Center forestry specialist John Kushla says he's excited to be documenting four cross-bred chestnut tree seeds donated by master gardener Reginald Rose.
No one's trying to take away supertanker-sized soda drinks in Mississippi, but state lawmakers passed a bill Feb. 13 to make sure they never do.
The Columbus City Council voted to appoint Angela Verdell to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees.
A knock on Andrea Spain's door in Starkville Monday elicits a raucous chorus of what sounds like hundreds of dogs. It's easy to imagine being bowled off her porch by a canine blitzkrieg of muddy paws and slobbering tongues. But when she opens the door, silence -- punctuated by a staccato of wagging tails -- ensues. No dog leaves Spain's home without learning basic house manners.
The much-delayed and highly anticipated restoration of the old Tombigbee River Bridge is on track to be completed by May. Kevin Stafford with Neel Schaffer Engineering, said the project is 30-percent complete, with both the underwater portion of the project completed and the center pier now successfully on solid footing.
A new ad hoc committee formed by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors has been charged with finding the 10 worst roads in the county. The committee will present its findings to the supervisors in an effort to have some or all of the roads repaired.
Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry confirmed he will approach the Starkville Board of Aldermen tonight and request a new infrastructure financing package associated with the former CottonMill Marketplace project.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will ask Starkville representatives to consider a more comprehensive Carver Drive drainage solution during tonight's 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors agreed to draft a resolution supporting potential consolidation measures once they are agreed upon by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant.
A three-year capital improvements report prepared by City Engineer Edward Kemp shows small funding gaps exist between projected budgets and estimated costs for various infrastructure projects. That plan, Starkville officials say, reflects a more conservative approach to budgeting.
Mississippi House Democrats said Monday they're trying to bring pressure on Republicans to revive a Medicaid bill that's blocked in a committee.
Two months after completing his five-plus years as an Army medic, Dan Huber is still looking for a job. And while he's had some promising interviews, he has no assurances the search will end soon.
Microsoft is so confident it has the Internet's best email service that it is about to spend at least $30 million to send its message across the U.S.
Eight masked gunmen made a hole in a security fence at Brussels' international airport, drove onto the tarmac and snatched some $50 million worth of diamonds from the hold of a Swiss-bound plane without firing a shot, authorities said today.
The Florida prisoner who escaped in Texas after stabbing a detective with his eyeglasses was fatally shot early Saturday after refusing to cooperate with officers and lunging at them, police said.
Teaching parents to switch channels from violent shows to educational TV can improve preschoolers' behavior, even without getting them to watch less, a study found.
A man charged with slapping a toddler on a Minneapolis-to-Atlanta flight is out of a job, his former employer said Sunday.
The White House is downplaying its draft proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don't come up with an immigration overhaul of their own. It won't be necessary, Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are telling the Obama administration.
A comprehensive land information book of Oktibbeha County land parcels will soon be available for the first time in nearly 20 years.
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