Saying a Sunday lightning strike disabled its lawyers' computers, the state of Mississippi requested and was granted an extra day to ask the full 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision that struck down a law that would have closed Mississippi's only abortion clinic.
The head of Mississippi's largest teachers union is reiterating the group's push to raise starting salaries for public school teachers to $40,000 a year.
The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes.
West Nile Virus has claimed its first Mississippi victim of 2014.
Hundreds of thousands of people who signed up under the new health care law risk losing their taxpayer-subsidized insurance unless they act quickly to resolve questions about their citizenship or immigration status. The government warned on Tuesday that they have just over three weeks to show that they're eligible.
Although police have now revealed how Robin Williams committed suicide, the Oscar-winning actor's fans, friends and even family continue to struggle to understand why someone who spread so much joy throughout the world could find so little in his own life that he decided to stop living.
Lauren Bacall was a movie star from almost her first moment on the silver screen.
Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi's state Board of Education.
After distancing herself from some of President Barack Obama's foreign policy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called her ex-boss Tuesday to try to smooth things over and planned on "hugging it out" in person at an upcoming get-together.
The executives mingled over tea and sugar cookies, and the chatter was upbeat. Their industry, they said at a conference in the Indian capital, saves lives and brings roofs, walls and pipes to some of the world's poorest people.
Johnny Stokes said it made him sick to his stomach when he heard about it. "This is something we all love," he explained. "You never want to see someone lose their life doing something we love, especially a young guy like that."
Officials from three Mississippi cities with privatized public works departments say the approach has saved money and led to higher degrees of efficiency.
A Columbus man suspected of shooting at two vehicles in the middle of the day Monday is behind bars and investigators are searching for a second suspect.
A new hire within the Columbus Municipal School District left some school board members in the dark and wondering why they were unaware that the hire is related to the newly appointed superintendent.
The transition out of poverty brought one word to mind for Anner Cunningham: Intimidating. Cunningham works for a non-profit in West Point called the Educational Opportunity Center, which helps people in pursuit of higher education plan their futures.
Eight single-family Cottages at Creekside units are the first homes in Starkville to receive access to MetroCast's residential fiber-optic Internet service, the company announced Friday.
The Starkville Police Department charged two men with felonies after a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student died from an apparent drug overdose Sunday.
The Pontotoc County Sheriff's Department is looking into a report of a groundhog attacking a woman over the weekend.
Two people were in custody, one in Louisiana and one in Mississippi Monday, after Louisiana State Police said troopers found nearly 300 pounds of marijuana in the back of a man's car following a traffic stop near Hammond.
1. Last two antebellum homes in Starkville for sale; one could be torn down STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. MDOT unveils Highway 82 interchange improvements COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Sheriff: New deputy hires will expand shift coverage STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Letting out their 'inner geek': Second Columbus Comic Con bigger, better than last year COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Council approves $232K in employee raises COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY