A significant decrease in unemployment rates in December 2013 compared to December 2012 were not enough to push 2013's overall jobless rate below 2012's in many area counties.
The snow and sleet have stopped falling and traffic was moving again around Atlanta following a crippling storm -- but transportation and rescue officials said that didn't mean it was safe yet to drive, especially after the sun goes down.
After years of setbacks, a nearly $100 billion-a-year compromise farm bill cleared the House on Wednesday despite strong opposition from conservatives who sought a bigger cut in food stamps.
Beginning Saturday, the Columbus Arts Council will offer a fun primer on a different artistic topic the first Saturday of each month, through May.
A recently released Kids Count study shows 4 out of 5 Mississippi school children are not proficient readers by the time they enter the fourth grade.
The stunning and little-understood annual migration of millions of Monarch butterflies to spend the winter in Mexico is in danger of disappearing, experts said Wednesday, after numbers dropped to their lowest level since record-keeping began in 1993.
Mississippi authorities say the deaths of five people have been linked to this week's winter storm. The latest came Wednesday when a vehicle struck the back of a stalled tractor-trailer in Smith County, killing one of the passengers in the moving vehicle.
A German auto parts maker will move its U.S. headquarters from Wisconsin to the Mississippi community of Shannon, opening a factory in this state expected to create up to 650 jobs.
House Education Committee members are lukewarm about a proposal to shorten Mississippi's public school year from 180 to 175 days.
A woman charged with depraved-heart murder in the illegal cosmetic injection death of another woman had received the same kind of shots in her buttocks more than 10 times and didn't know they could be deadly, her lawyer said Wednesday during opening statements.
The Lee County School Board has voted to terminate former Belden Center Principal Ralph Green.
Langford Furniture, which opened for business in Columbus while President Dwight D. Eisenhower was in office, is closing. The business has been at the corner of Military and Bluecutt roads since January 1956.
Given the U.S. economy's growing strength, the Federal Reserve pushed ahead Wednesday with a plan to shrink its bond-buying program, even though the prospect of reduced stimulus and higher interest rates has rattled global markets.
A California schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday after hundreds of living and dead pythons in plastic bins were found stacked floor to ceiling inside his stench-filled home in suburban Orange County.
As attorney general, Eric Holder has approved pursuing the death penalty in at least 34 criminal cases, upholding a long-ago pledge to Congress that he would vigorously enforce federal law even though he's not a proponent of capital punishment.
The gunman in a deadly attack at a Maryland shopping mall wrote in general terms about killing people in his journal and said that he was ready to die, police said Wednesday in releasing new details about writings the shooter left behind.
An experimental therapy that fed children with peanut allergies small amounts of peanut flour has helped more than 80 percent of them safely eat a handful of the previously worrisome nuts.
Even proponents of President Barack Obama's new retirement savings program readily concede it won't be a cure-all for a nation of people who are saving far too little for their golden years. Many Americans won't be able to participate initially, and those who do may find the benefits are modest.
Students camped out with teachers in school gyms or on buses and commuters abandoned cars along the highway to seek shelter in churches, fire stations -- even grocery stores -- after a rare snowstorm left thousands of unaccustomed Southerners frozen in their tracks.
1. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville aldermen appoint longtime volunteer to school board STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY