Utility crews from Maine to Michigan and into Canada worked Wednesday to restore power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses left in the dark by last weekend's ice storm, and people slowly trickled out of shelters to spend Christmas Day at their finally warm homes.
Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict around the globe.
Tablet computers are so easy to use that even a 3-year-old can master them. And that has some pediatricians and other health experts worried.
Maybe it was getting his first video game, Cosmic Avenger, for Christmas at age 12, and then having to wait an entire year for the hard-to-land Colecovision console to play it on that made Michael Thomasson so determined to get his hands on every video game and system he could find.
Prosecutors say a Madison County grand jury will hear details surrounding the death of 17-year-old Abigail Bonner.
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday that he wants lawmakers in 2014 to consider the first across-the-board teacher pay raise in the past seven years. He said legislative leaders have not yet discussed details about how large a raise might be considered.
Former Greenville Public School District superintendent Harvey Franklin must report to prison by Jan. 6 to begin serving more than six years in a federal bribery case related to a $1.4 million reading program for children.
Three months after Hattiesburg's special election for mayor, Mississippi's secretary of state is still going over copies of the applications, envelopes and absentee ballots from 10 of the city's 14 precincts.
The National Weather Service confirms at least five tornadoes struck Mississippi as a storm system moved across the state Friday and Saturday.
Funeral services for former state Sen. Charles Ray Nix of Batesville will be held Saturday.
Four local governing and tourism entities have overhauled their websites in time for the new year. The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau, City of West Point, Clay County and West Point Community Growth Alliance have worked with web development company Marketing Alliance on new-and-improved websites.
The Columbus Municipal School District is moving forward with a new strategic plan. The school board approved the plan earlier this month. It is set to take effect when school resumes in January. With six specific goals, the plan is designed to make the district more effective, said interim superintendent Edna McGill.
The design process for a renovation of the Trotter Convention Center is almost done, and the 45-day bidding window for a general contractor will begin Jan. 6.
Tupelo residents have held a candlelight vigil to honor a police officer who died and a second officer who was wounded in a shootout with bank robbers.
Area unemployment rates for November were down from October but mostly up from November 2012, based on data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
A $500,000 bond has been set for the Columbus man accused of murdering his friend last week.
Several area churches are having evening services tonight and encouraging people to come and celebrate the birth of Christ.
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