Chances are you've heard of mapping genes to diagnose rare diseases, predict your risk of cancer and tell your ancestry. But to uncover food poisonings?
It will likely be late next month before construction on the facility that will house CalStar Products is substantially complete.
The Lowndes County School Board held a specially called meeting Monday night to discuss the district's budget for the 2014-2015 school year.
Owners of private property on Co-Op Road have filed a motion against Lowndes County and two railroad companies for not repairing and re-opening a rail crossing after a judge ordered them to do so last year.
A new report by a nonpartisan public policy group says Americans spent an average of three minutes less standing in line to vote in the 2012 presidential election than they did four years earlier. An exception was Florida, where the wait increased by 16 minutes.
A proposed Oktibbeha County nightclub ordinance would force nightclubs to close their doors at 1 a.m., remove patrons from the premises 30 minutes later and require owners to provide at least one bonded security guard per 100 patrons inside and outside the facility.
Severe thunderstorms dumped heavy rains across the Southeast on Monday and caused flash flooding in central Alabama, where crews in small boats and military trucks had to rescue dozens of people from their homes and cars.
Out-of-state groups on Monday continued pouring money into Mississippi's Republican primary, criticizing Sen. Thad Cochran for staying in office too long. The six-term lawmaker responded with his own ads against challenger Chris McDaniel.
Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger.
Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.
Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.
Barbara Walters plans to make her final appearance on "The View" on May 16, part of a daylong retirement celebration that will include ABC News naming its New York headquarters after her.
Businesses seeking highly skilled workers from overseas took less than a week to snap up all 85,000 visas available for next year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced Monday.
Did the missing Malaysian jet plunge into the ocean at a steep angle, leaving virtually no debris on the surface? Did it come in flat, clip a wave and cartwheel into pieces? Or did it break up in midair, sending chunks tumbling down over a wide swath of water?
Immanuel Christian School is no longer affiliated with Immanuel Baptist Church. Church members on Sunday voted to accept a proposal from eight local businessmen that relieves the church from all obligations to the 35-year-old school and effectively severs the connection between the two, Pastor Charles Mullins confirmed.
A study conducted by the city's project managing firm -- one that lead to placing GPS trackers on city trucks to track their whereabouts -- revealed a potential waste of more than $1 million in the city's public works department.
Mississippi lawmakers used their 2014 session to enact substantial changes to the state's criminal justice system, give pay raises to teachers and a few thousand lower-paid state employees and put more money into training new state troopers.
Oktibbeha County supervisors promoted Comptroller Emily Garrard to county administrator despite Board President Orlando Trainer's pleas to hire Ivory Williams, Jackson's former deputy chief administrator for funding and deputy director of housing and community development.
1. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Starkville aldermen appoint longtime volunteer to school board STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. City waives $80K debt for struggling company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY