Needed to keep a school building running these days: Water, electricity -- and broadband. Interactive digital learning on laptops and tablets is replacing traditional textbooks in many cases. Students are taking computer-based tests instead of fill-in-the bubble exams. Teachers are accessing far-off resources for lessons.
Three facts about Watkins 45 in Columbus. One, it is the city's third busiest convenience store. Two, it sells more Hunt Brothers Pizza pies than any other Mississippi location. Three, its longtime owner sold it to Sprint Mart on Monday.
The City of Vernon's first official website will be fully functional in 45 days, Mayor Glenn Crawford announced at the Vernon City Council meeting Monday.
Top Mississippi lawmakers on Tuesday released their state budget proposal for the coming year, and their plan is different from Gov. Phil Bryant's in several ways.
Attorney General Jim Hood's lawsuit against six credit card insurers should be returned to state chancery court, a three-judge federal appeals panel ruled Monday.
The city of Jackson is rejecting The Clarion-Ledger's request for the incident report following last month's arrest of state Sen. John Horhn on a DUI charge.
Jeff Bezos' idea to let self-guided drones deliver packages may be too futuristic for Washington to handle.
A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
A federal judge in Mississippi approved a plea agreement Tuesday allowing a 19-year-old former University of Alabama basketball player to avoid prosecution in a kidnapping case if he stays out of trouble for two years.
An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.
President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States.
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
olkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama's signature legislation.
The Lowndes County School District may be months away from deciding on a location for the proposed career tech center, but the choices have been narrowed to two.
Fifteenth Street South is a thoroughfare used every day by truck drivers from Waste Pro, MMC Materials and APAC as they go to and leave plants in Columbus. It's only been about a year since the road was last milled and repaved, but portions of it have already deteriorated.
Columbus residents may have an alternative option for Internet and cable television services next year. City councilmen approved paying a consultant $12,000 to negotiate re-upping Columbus' contract with Cable One, which is up for renewal in June, and to work with AT&T to bring its digital services to the city.
1. Lowndes Narcotics Unit searching for 10 suspects COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. The accidental entrepreneurs STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Two arrested in Motel 6 robbery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Dak Prescott acquitted of DUI, speeding STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Starkville man arrested for statutory rape COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY