One of the last times anyone ever saw Tommy Thompson, he was walking on the pool deck of a Florida mansion wearing nothing but eye glasses, leather shoes, black socks and underwear, his brown hair growing wild. It was a far cry from the conquering hero who, almost two decades before, docked a ship in Norfolk, Virginia, loaded with what's been described as the greatest lost treasure in American history.
A rising and enterprising international car service finds itself at the intersection of civics and technology. In Mississippi and elsewhere, this means the company has been and continues to be in trouble with the law, too.
Gov. Phil Bryant's distrust of President Barack Obama is flaring again.
Mississippi's state Board of Medical Licensure has sued the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs over its refusal to release the names of patients who may have suffered because of the misconduct of a former radiologist at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Medical Center.
Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts.
Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.
Actress Daniele Watts, who appeared in "Django Unchained," is complaining that she was handcuffed and briefly put in the back of a squad car after a public display of affection with her white companion.
Jasmine Murray of Columbus will take part in the Miss America Pageant tonight in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
When Paula Baker gets to work at 6:30 a.m., she has a lot of mouths to feed. Baker, for the past eight years, has been the cafeteria manager at Columbus High School. Everyday, she and her staff prepare 2,324 meals -- two for 1,162 students.
New Hope High School is getting a new field house. Lowndes County School District board members voted Friday to spend approximately $2 million on the 16,000-plus square foot building.
William Browning has been named managing editor of The Commercial Dispatch. Browning has served as interim managing editor since August and previously as news editor. He joined the staff of The Dispatch in July 2013.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority's board of directors has named Will Sanders the port's new director.
New debt service payments and employee raises will likely result in Lowndes County dipping into its reserve fund next fiscal year to make up for an estimated $550,000 deficit.
Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday are expected to approve an overall 111.88-mill governmental and school ad valorem tax rate, which is almost a mill increase from the current levy.
The five children who authorities say were killed by their father loved to dress up as superheroes, play in the park and pool, and pose for the camera, always smiling. And they loved "wrestling with their dad."
The case of a Pearl man accused of sneaking into a nursing home to take a photo of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran's bedridden wife has been presented to a grand jury.
Criminals from around the world buy and sell stolen credit card information with ease in today's digital age. But if they commit their crime entirely outside the United States, they may be beyond the reach of federal prosecutors.
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