House Speaker Philip Gunn and fellow Republicans want to give a $1,500 raise to most public school teachers in 2015 and 2016, and a projected raise of around $2,750 over the following two years, assuming state revenue continues to grow at a healthy rate.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared this week Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The National Weather Service will issue Wednesday a statewide test tornado warning on NOAA weather radios at 9:15 a.m.
For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos wasn't really competitive.
Nelson Mandela's estate, worth roughly $4.1 million, will be shared between his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress, the movement that fought white rule and now governs South Africa, the will's executors said Monday.
Tests have confirmed there was heroin in at least some of the scores of plastic packets in the apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead, a law enforcement official said Monday, and authorities are working to determine whether the drug was mixed or tainted with anything else.
Republican governors and lawmakers who now control a majority of state capitols have been pushing aggressively to cut spending and shrink government -- with one glaring exception.
Columbus Municipal School District Public Relations Officer and choral instructor Michael Jackson has been arrested and charged with enticement of a child to meet for lustful purposes.
Arl Taylor is a 44-year-old married father of two -- and college student. It happened like this: He graduated from Caledonia High School in 1987 and attended East Mississippi Community College in Scooba. Then he got married. Then he went to work at Weyerhauser in Columbus. Roughly a decade later, recurring knee pain forced him to leave that job.
Columbus councilmen are not expected to consider contracting with Retail Strategies during Tuesday's council meeting.
What Super Bowl ads will people discuss over the water cooler a day after the big game? There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable scenes were missing.
The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.
A Republican state lawmaker thinks it's time for Mississippi to ditch its certificate-of-need requirement that limits where hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities can open and what services they can offer.
Starkville aldermen are expected to begin the process toward securing another decade of 2 percent food and beverage taxing authority today during a 5 p.m. special-call meeting at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Anybody worried about how Bruno Mars would do on one of the world's largest stages had obviously never seen the young star perform live. That all changed Sunday night when tens of millions got their first chance to see why he's one of the most exciting live acts of his generation.
Emerging from his lair on Super Bowl Sunday, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn't predict the winner of the big game but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be six more weeks of winter.
Some of Woody Allen's close allies have come to his defense, casting doubt on renewed accusations by Dylan Farrow that she was sexually assaulted by her then adoptive father when she was 7.
He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.
Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is losing four of its senior ranking officers to retirement. Narcotics Commander Bobby Grimes and Jail Administrator Billy Pickens retired from the department on Friday. Seasoned investigator Travis Robertson will leave in coming months, as will patrol supervisor Steve Hatcher.
1. Arrest made in Jack's restaurant case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. CPD names suspect in Jack's incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Columbus High lockdown lifted after CPD calls off search for suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Locals at inauguration: 'Just wonderful' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Two arrested in weekend robbery, car chase COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY