The Columbus-Lowndes Emergency 911 communications board hired Melanie McCoy on Tuesday as the department's director. McCoy was an internal hire. She has served with E-911 in Lowndes County for more than 20 years.
Nearly four years ago, a Mississippi Main Street charrette team suggested a use for a vacant downtown West Point building donated to the city: Convert it into an artist studio and gallery.
Millport's sales tax revenues for the last fiscal year bucked a trend shared by as many as five municipalities in the area, according to an audit report presented to the Millport Town Council on Monday night.
The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure could ask state representatives to add legislative language to HB 716, the Oktibbeha County school merger bill, which would allow for a reverse bond referendum to fund physical upgrades.
Mississippi on Tuesday marked its 196th anniversary of statehood, and officials said they're starting to plan a bicentennial celebration for 2017.
Heading into a congressional election year, Americans hold Congress in strikingly low regard, and nearly two-thirds say they would like to see their House member replaced, a new poll finds.
The Obama administration and Congress clashed Tuesday over the historic nuclear deal with Iran, exposing deep rifts over a U.S. pledge to refrain from any new sanctions over the next six months in exchange for concessions on enriching uranium.
Top-selling frozen pizza brand DiGiorno and its cheese supplier cut ties with a Wisconsin dairy farm Tuesday after an animal rights group released undercover video showing workers beating, kicking, stabbing and whipping sick and injured cows.
About 75 percent of young women believe the U.S. needs to do more to bring about equality in the workplace, a new study finds, despite a narrowing pay gap and steady employment gains for women at higher levels of business and government.
A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday.
It was the briefest of moments, just seconds, two presidents shaking hands and exchanging pleasantries amid a gaggle of world leaders together to honor the late Nelson Mandela.
The Nelson Mandela eulogized to the world by President Barack Obama as "a giant of history" and the "last great liberator of the 20th century" seemed a different person from the one the United States held at arm's length, to put it diplomatically, for much of his life and career.
Alabama's parole board refused an early release Tuesday for a former Brighton police officer convicted in the shooting death of the son of a Mississippi legislator in 2009.
The Tennessee Valley Authority says an unusually wet year has translated into lower electric bills for customers.
CertainTeed Corp. says work is on track for a July reopening of its Meridian ceiling tile plant the company closed in 2009.
A flock of 22 young cranes are getting their first taste of freedom at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.
More than 18 million television viewers watched Carrie Underwood perform the role of Maria last week in NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" But Julie Andrews wasn't among them.
Top Republicans and President Barack Obama are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.
2. Columbus drops $16K on complaint defenses COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Starkville robotics teams prep for state competition STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Stricklin hire will impact SOCSD board of trustees STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Amphitheater construction begins this week COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY