A Mississippi man accused of mailing letters with suspected ricin to national leaders believed he had uncovered a conspiracy to sell human body parts on the black market and claimed "various parties within the government" were trying to ruin his reputation.
Gov. Phil Bryant continues to tout the potential of new education measures. The Republican Bryant signed four bills into law Wednesday at Northwest Rankin High School, where he pledged last fall to seek many of the changes and promised students he would come back to sign the bills before them.
Voters in Caledonia will see a familiar face around Town Hall for the next few weeks.
The Golden Triangle is poised for new industries and job growth, said Brenda Lathan, Golden Triangle Development Link vice president for economic development, during GTDL's quarterly luncheon Wednesday at East Mississippi Community College.
Two Golden Triangle school consolidation bills should receive Gov. Phil Bryant's signature by the end of the month, state Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed Tuesday.
An American tourist who collected stones during a six-day beach holiday with his wife was briefly detained in Turkey and faces trial for attempting to smuggle historical artifacts, he said on Wednesday.
The bombs that made Boston look like a combat zone have also brought battlefield medicine to their civilian victims. A decade of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has sharpened skills and scalpels, leading to dramatic advances that are now being used to treat the 13 amputees and nearly a dozen other patients still fighting to keep damaged limbs after Monday's attack.
The months since the deadly Connecticut school shooting have seen dozens of gun buyback events across the country, with officials getting thousands of unwanted firearms off the street and sending them off to their destruction.
Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Mississippi's only abortion clinic continued seeing patients Tuesday, the day after a federal judge temporarily stopped the state from closing it.
After losing a key appeal, disbarred Mississippi attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs asked to return to federal prison to resume serving out a seven-year prison sentence for trying to illegally influence a judge.
The Starkville Police Department filed charges against two drivers involved in a fatal Jan. 25 car wreck.
Starkville aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday which makes two standing city boards advisory entities, but Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said the same alignment should occur with Starkville Parks Commission to prevent future budgeting issues from occurring.
The War on Weeds is dead in the water -- for the moment, anyway.
The Columbus City Council unanimously approved contributing funds for two road projects during their meeting Tuesday.
Federal agents zeroed in Tuesday on how the Boston Marathon bombing was carried out -- with kitchen pressure cookers packed with explosives, nails and other lethal shrapnel -- but said they still didn't know who did it and why.
A potential agreement between Lowndes County, the Mississippi Development Authority and Delaware-based sustainable building material manufacturer CalStar Products would create at least 58 jobs and possibly up to 100 within the next three years, Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins said Monday.
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