Starkville High School Principal David Baggett officially began his tenure this month by tinkering with the school's master class schedules last week, one of many subtle changes the former Ocean Springs educator hopes will improve student and teacher efficiency.
State Sen. Chris McDaniel and his supporters are urging continued defiance as McDaniel prepares to challenge his Republican primary runoff loss to incumbent U.S. Sen Thad Cochran.
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights. The measure is intended to enhance aviation security at a time of increased threats.
As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago.
Whether it's the Republicans or the Democrats, America's political parties are far from beloved. Yet most people continue to align with one or the other.
Lawyers for Greenwood attorney Lee Abraham say word about an alleged murder-for-hire plot against him has made it impossible to find an impartial jury for his civil lawsuit against the alleged instigator.
The federal government has placed a tax lien on the city of Itta Bena's assets, seeking repayment of more than $200,000 in unpaid federal payroll taxes.
Even after seven decades, Wilfred "Spike" Mailloux won't talk about surviving a bloody World War II battle unless longtime friend John Sidur is by his side.
How much distance from an immoral act is enough? That's the difficult question behind the next legal dispute over religion, birth control and the health law that is likely to be resolved by the Supreme Court.
Three boats collided near a Miami marina around the end of a fireworks display, killing four and injuring a dozen others in a chaotic scene that left bodies and survivors tossed overboard.
U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials say they agree with a Nevada sheriff's position that rancher Cliven Bundy must be held accountable for his role in an April standoff between his supporters and the federal agency.
Steven Robles was an hour into his regular weekend swim off some of Southern California's most popular beaches when he came face-to-face with a great white shark.
Two Lowndes County homeowners will have their home rebuilt, thanks to grant funding from the Mississippi Development Authority's HOME Investment Participation Program. When the homes will be ready to move into is in question, however.
Local law enforcement officials are questioning the wisdom of a new law that changes several felonies to misdemeanors and reduces jail time for convicted offenders.
The Clay County Sheriff's Department recently unveiled a new website with up the minute inmate information.
After black voters helped Mississippi Sen. Thad Cochran survive an intense Republican primary runoff against an insurgent conservative challenger, some civil rights leaders in the South want him to repay the favor.
A federal judge will hear arguments Tuesday from a former Mississippi and Alabama prep football coach on a motion challenging his sentence on charges that he transported boys across state lines for sex.
The family who says their 3-year-old girl was asked to leave a KFC restaurant because her scars disturbed customers won't directly accept a $30,000 donation but instead wants the money given to the foundation of a doctor who will work on her face, according to an attorney's statement.
Oktibbeha County supervisors will hold a public hearing on a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing (TIF) plan 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse that could fund significant Blackjack Road and infrastructure upgrades.
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