Budget cuts have forced the Social Security Administration to close dozens of field offices even as millions of baby boomers approach retirement, swamping the agency with applications for benefits, a senior agency official told Congress Wednesday.
The Lowndes County School District Business Office released details on the salary scale the board approved last week.
Columbus councilmen appointed Micheal Tate to the Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors in a 3-2 vote during their meeting Tuesday. He will replace David Shelton, whose term expires June 30. Shelton, who currently serves as the board's president, has been a board member since 1999.
Aldermen unanimously passed planning items Tuesday that will allow national fast food chains Panda Express and Sonic to offer new or more services in Starkville.
Starkville police Chief Frank Nichols was among 220 law enforcement agents to graduate Friday from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va.
The Columbus Municipal School Board is conducting face-to-face interviews this week with candidates hoping to be the district's next superintendent.
City councilmen approved a new policy Tuesday requiring residents fill out a form six days in advance of a council meeting if they want to speak at council meetings.
Columbus Chief Operations Officer David Armstrong notified city councilmen Tuesday that the city is at risk of losing about $35,000 in storm cleanup reimbursement from the April 28 tornado.
KiOR laid off approximately 18 employees at its Columbus facility Tuesday and that is likely only the beginning.
The City of Vernon's industrial park infrastructure work will be performed by a new construction company.
The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news.
Six-term Republican Sen. Thad Cochran is trying to survive an intense tea party challenge in Mississippi by reaching out to union members and black voters -- two groups that traditionally support Democrats.
A Colorado prosecutor said he's frustrated that the state's "Make My Day" law prevents him from charging a man who killed an acquaintance during a drunken brawl that spilled into his home, becoming the latest test to self-defense gun laws nationwide.
An investigation shows a county employee let three tea party members into the Hinds County Courthouse after everyone went home election night, according to District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith.
The Mississippi State Department of Health is investigating its first potential case of chikungunya (chik-en-gun-ye) virus, a mosquito-borne illness traditionally found in Africa and Asia.
The fungus that causes a deadly bat disease has been found for the first time in Mississippi, though the disease itself has not been found there.
It takes between 6 million and 11 million gallons of water to frack an oil well in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation of southwest Mississippi and central Louisiana.
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