The woman whose videotaped beating by a California Highway Patrol officer sparked outrage says she believes the officer was trying to kill her.
College students have heard a similar refrain for years in campaigns to stop sexual assault: No means no.
Looking to make inroads with the rising number of Hispanic voters, conservative activists are offering English classes, health checkups and courses to help Spanish-speakers earn high school diplomas. Picking up part of the tab: Charles and David Koch.
It will likely be October before construction crews begin working on $4.5 million in road, sidewalk and drainage infrastructure upgrades in the city of Columbus.
Registered voters in the Lowndes County School District will go to the polls on Aug. 26 to choose whether or not to approve a $47 million bond for improvements.
Earlier this summer, the U.S. Census Bureau released a study documenting what parts of the country are considered "poverty areas" -- regions with a 20 percent poverty rate or higher.
Slight changes to the combined Mill project's parking garage are expected after workers found a debris pile at the construction site, but developers say their portions of the significant retail development are moving forward with few issues.
On the day before school started in Columbus, Glenda Buckhalter stood before a table stacked with book bags containing school supplies Wednesday and offered an apology. "I'm sorry that I couldn't get everything," she told the group of a dozen women, all moms, and in one case, a grandmother.
Raindrops bead on the green leaves of thousands of young plants in the shade nursery at the Great Mississippi Tea Co. in Brookhaven, a glistening endorsement of Jason McDonald's plan for land where cattle once roamed.
Trying to bring a case against John Hinckley Jr. in the homicide of former White House press secretary James Brady could prove difficult for prosecutors, given the three decades that have passed since he was shot in an assassination try on Ronald Reagan and because a jury ruled that Hinckley was insane when he opened fire, an attorney and law professor said.
The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting.
Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as tea party upstarts lost all six challenges to GOP incumbents, leaving the establishment upbeat about midterm elections and the insurgent movement beaten but unbowed.
A Columbus Realtor is disputing claims that she allowed work on her downtown building without a proper permit from the city. On Monday, the back brick wall at 421 Main St. collapsed, injuring Ann Davis, who suffered a broken arm and broken ribs.
Nerves and jitters were on the menu Thursday morning as pre-K and kindergarten students started their first day of school in the Columbus Municipal School District.
Construction is on schedule for the new Yokohama Tire Company plant in West Point to begin operations in roughly 14 months.
The Mississippi State University Student Association-funded Night Route, a transportation system that moves students from campus to various Starkville bars and restaurants, will transition to a taxi-based system that takes riders home from some venues, MSUSA President Brett Harris confirmed during his group's budget presentation to aldermen Tuesday.
Three state legislators from the Golden Triangle have been an awarded "A" gradings by the Business and Industry Political Education Committee.
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.
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2. Parents swarm Starkville middle school after false social media threat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Lowndes investigators search for child abuse suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man gets life sentences for kidnapping, sexual battery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. School district, business partners plan strategy for career tech center COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY