Overall consumer spending grew more slowly in Mississippi than in any other state in 2012, reflecting the state's slow recovery from the recession.
Mississippi's attorney general has dropped criminal embezzlement charges against Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge because of the death of a key witness.
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7.
Monkey see, monkey do. But when a monkey takes a selfie, who owns the copyright?
Water utilities said Tuesday that the Mississippi Public Service Commission doesn't have the power to force them to allow victims of domestic abuse to hook up utilities without immediately paying deposits.
A bug can turn you into a vegetarian, or at least make you swear off red meat.
A suburban Detroit man who insisted he killed an unarmed woman on his porch in self-defense was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday after the jury rejected his tearful claim that he fired through a screen door in the wee hours because he feared his life was at risk.
Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
Poultry producers say Russia's decision to ban imported U.S. meat won't lead to a glut of the product because other countries are clamoring for inexpensive meat.
Declaring that "America is coming to help," President Barack Obama is authorizing U.S. airstrikes if necessary and airdrops of humanitarian aid in northern Iraq to counter advancing Islamic militants and the threat they pose to Americans as well as Iraqi civilians.
If you believe the media reports, Richard Nixon suffered a stroke in 1994 and died days later at age 81. He is buried in his native Yorba Linda, California, silent as the country marks the 40th anniversary of his resignation.
The Golden Triangle Regional Airport created $272.5 million in economic activity in 2012. Regional airports through the state produce $2.5 billion in economic activity, according to a report made by the Mississippi Department of Transportation.
The city will likely have to dip into its reserve fund to balance next year's budget. City councilmen held a special meeting for the second time in as many weeks Wednesday to discuss and revise the budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has given himself a $10,000 pay raise. During a budget meeting for the upcoming fiscal year, Smith broke a 3-3 city council tie and gave himself the raise.
After 12 years as a downtown staple, Culin-Arts, a culinary supply store, will be closing by the end of the month. The store's owner, Valeda Carmichael, said she will relocate her business to Oxford.
Starkville recently lost two restaurants: Bojangles and Three Little Pigs. The buildings that housed them won't stay empty long, though.
Mississippi's Republican Party on Wednesday refused to hear challenger Chris McDaniel's effort to overturn his June 24 GOP runoff loss to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran. The party said McDaniel would do better taking his challenge to court.
An effort led by Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins to execute a purchase contract for Cadence Bank's Main Street branch was delayed by his fellow board members Tuesday after other aldermen said proper due diligence studies, including cost projections for renovations and a proper site inspection, were needed before the city formally acquires the property.
Business owners eager to capitalize on the power of technology can attend a free series of webinars scheduled for this fall.
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