In the South, there are few aromas more inviting than the rich smell of perfectly seasoned crawfish coming to a boil. People wait all year for the few short months when they can pop a succulent piece of the flavorful crustacean into their mouth.
Heavy clouds blanket the skies in Hattiesburg today following a Sunday night tornado, but a steady rain has not dampened cleanup efforts on the University of Southern Mississippi campus, which took a direct hit. Residents have already started the long process of removing trees, patching roofs and giving thanks for their survival. More than a dozen in the state were injured.
Today is the last day to qualify for the 36th District seat in the Mississippi House of Representatives. The seat has been vacant since the Jan. 13 death of Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point.
Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he would resign on Feb. 28 because he was simply too infirm to carry on -- the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years.
Hundreds of bills don't survive a session of the Mississippi Legislature. Some are filed by multiple lawmakers when only one bill is needed. Some Senate bills are duplicates of House bills and vice versa. Some are silly. Some need more study. Some make no sense. Others originated in coffee shop discussions as something the Legislature should do -- but really shouldn't.
Starkville Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk has officially qualified to seek her second term in the 2013 municipal elections. Sistrunk announced her intent late last week. The Democrat also serves as the city's vice-mayor and on the budget and audit committee.
The search for a fugitive ex-police officer wanted in the slayings of three people took police to a San Fernando Valley home improvement store and to the home of a possible target in a quiet Southern California suburb.
A maze of trading between meat wholesalers has made it increasingly difficult to trace the origins of food -- enabling horsemeat disguised as beef to be sold in frozen meals across Europe.
Maybe the party is finally over. Meaning not simply the Grand Old Party, but more specifically the bacchanal of the bizarre and carnival of crazy to which it has lately devolved. So obvious has this devolution become that even Republican stalwarts have been heard to decry the parody of a party the GOP has become.
Although they haven't yet achieved the status of Sherman's March to the Sea, Mississippi's rapidly growing wild hog population is cutting its own destructive swath through the state, and along the way exacting a heavy toll on the state's ecosystem.
A 19-year-old Starkville man faces a 25-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to an aggravated DUI charges in connection with an Oktibbeha County car crash that killed one and left five others injured.
Heritage Academy is taking strides to stay up to date with technology while fostering a relationship between parents and teachers. The private school is entering its second year of utilizing the Power School program, a web-based system that allows parents to check on their child's academic progress in real time.
After blocking Mississippi's proposal for a state-run health insurance exchange because of divisions among state leaders on the plan, federal officials said Friday that they're encouraging the state to seek approval for a partnership -- an exchange jointly run by the state and federal governments.
Sudduth Elementary School was on lockdown for 30 minutes Friday afternoon after school officials learned of a verbal threat made against a school employee.
Officials say a mistake is to blame for the Confederate flag being raised over the Mississippi Supreme Court building on Friday.
Scores of officers fanned out at daybreak Saturday in the snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains, resuming their search for a former Los Angeles police officer suspected of killing three people in a vengeance-fueled rampage aimed at those he blames for ending his career.
Twenty-five drawings by Michelangelo begin a two-city U.S. exhibition in Virginia on Saturday, including some works never before seen in the United States and many that offer a glimpse into the mind of the master and the tumultuous times in which he lived.
Secret Defense Department studies cast doubt on whether a multibillion-dollar missile defense system planned for Europe can ever protect the U.S. from Iranian missiles as intended, congressional investigators say.
Turns out even former presidents can fall prey to hackers.
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