STARKVILLE -- Timber industry observers say low national home construction levels and relatively dry weather resulted in a slightly lower year-end value for Mississippi forest products.
JACKSON -- Imprisoned former attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs has earned a March 26 hearing in his effort to overturn his 2009 conviction in a corruption case involving former Hinds County Circuit Judge Bobby DeLaughter.
RIPLEY -- The body of Ripley Mayor Kerry W. Hill was found Tuesday at his residence. He was 75.
JACKSON -- Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour says the response to Hurricane Katrina shaped his legacy, and the 2005 storm boosted the state's image because outsiders saw Mississippians' willingness to work hard and help their neighbors.
HOLLY SPRINGS -- One suspect has been arrested in a Christmas Day drive-by shooting that left a 16-year-old Memphis girl dead.
WEST POINT -- The latest in a string of Christmas gift burglaries has West Point police close to making an arrest.
STARKVILLE -- A Maben man was arrested Dec. 25 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault after an altercation at an Oktibbeha County nightclub.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville police are searching for suspects in three vending-machine burglaries on Industrial Park Road. Between Dec. 23-26, change was stolen from vending machines at MMC Materials, MFJ Enterprises and AT&T's work center. Two vending machines were burglarized and MMC and MFJ.
Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday plans to close 100 to 120 stores after 2011 losses. However, the status of individual stores is still unknown. Sears includes Kmart stores and the Lands' End brand.
Fred Shelton was heading into Alabama in hot pursuit of a suspect. "We had good sights on the suspect vehicle," said Shelton, a captain with the Columbus Police Department.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy will grow faster in 2012 -- if it isn't knocked off track by upheavals in Europe, according to an Associated Press survey of leading economists.
LOS ANGELES -- An attorney says the man jailed in the critical wounding of an Afghanistan war veteran at a California homecoming party was being attacked and was on the ground when the shooting took place.
ATLANTA -- In the weeks and months after tornadoes tore through homes across the South, pictures and documents rained on yards hundreds of miles away.
LAUREL -- A 64-year-old Jones County woman accused of abandoning more than 20 dogs in a home without proper care has surrendered to authorities.
PERKINSTON -- Homecoming festivities are over but Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is far from done celebrating its centennial anniversary.
JACKSON -- At the funeral for former Mississippi Gov. William Waller Sr., the state's current Supreme Court chief justice, Bill Waller Jr., said his father would be remembered for his "big presence in the legal community, in government and politics."
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