If you hit the gym this month, you may have to wait a little longer than usual for a turn on the treadmill. As people vow to keep the common New Year's resolution of getting into shape, local gyms are filled to near capacity. Beth Jeffers, owner of The Fitness Factor, said her gym sees an average membership increase of 15 to 20 percent in the first of the year.
A year after the Mississippi Silicon project fell through in Lowndes County, entities are getting reimbursed nearly a quarter of a million dollars.
Farmers hustled to harvest citrus and protect strawberries, homeless shelters admitted all comers, Terrebonne Parish jail inmates got extra blankets and people were warned to protect pipes, plants and pets as arctic air smacked into the Deep South and temperatures plummeted in Louisiana and Mississippi.
From current and former government administrators to doctoral student and fast food restaurant manager, Oktibbeha County's current list of county administrator applicants is comprised of people with a wide array of backgrounds. Thirty-two people have applied for the vacant position.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says it's considering taking legal action against "responsible parties" after DNA testing showed traces of fox meat in the donkey meat it sold in China.
Celebrities, businesses and even the U.S. State Department have bought bogus Facebook likes, Twitter followers or YouTube viewers from offshore "click farms," where workers tap, tap, tap the thumbs up button, view videos or retweet comments to inflate social media numbers.
Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law.
In at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling, and pollution was confirmed in a number of them, according to a review that casts doubt on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.
Tupelo police want to donate unused sick leave to the officer who was wounded during a deadly bank robbery.
A block of four buildings in downtown Meridian is for sale by its owner and bidding starts at $1, plus back taxes that total about $20,000.
A Memphis-based civil rights group and a Mississippi prisoners' advocacy group will lead a rally in Jackson against Mississippi Department of Corrections Commissioner Chris Epps' decision to end conjugal visits for state inmates.
Mississippi faces a contentious Republican primary battle for the U.S. Senate this year with state lawmaker Chris McDaniel trying to unseat Thad Cochran, the man who's been in Congress almost as long as McDaniel has been alive.
Mississippi death row inmate Bobby Batiste has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal.
Cubans are eagerly flocking to Havana car dealerships as a new law takes effect eliminating a special permit requirement that has greatly restricted vehicle ownership in the country. To their dismay on Friday, the first day the law was in force, they found sharply hiked prices, some of them light years beyond all but the most well-heeled islanders.
After serving on the Lowndes County School District board for more than a decade, Jacqueline Gray continues to be an advocate for the students of West Lowndes.
Those who oversee the Columbus-Lowndes County Port say they face a good news/bad news scenario. The good: The six industries operating at the port pay more than $1 million in taxes to the city of Columbus and Lowndes County, and about $350,000 to the port authority, each year. The bad: They're running out of land.
For the second time in three years, a company is promising to build a silicon metal production facility and add hundreds of jobs in Mississippi. Only this time, officials say it will be in Burnsville.
Pope Francis has made another one of his cold calls to wish a group of nuns in a Spanish convent Happy New Year. Only he got their answering machine, instead.
State Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, can now laugh about a stroke he had last summer. "It scared my family -- and me too!" he jokingly said, Friday.
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