The family of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived at least 13 months at sea in an open boat had thought he was dead after losing touch with him eight years ago and are calling his astonishing story of survival a miracle.
Republicans in Congress on Tuesday called for an overhaul to the Endangered Species Act to curtail environmentalists' lawsuits and give more power to states, but experts say broad changes to one of the nation's cornerstone environmental laws are unlikely given the pervasive partisan divide in Washington, D.C.
The gay marriage fight arrived in a Southern courtroom Tuesday, as opponents of a Virginia law banning same-sex unions told a federal judge it was just like the Jim Crow-era prohibition against interracial marriage.
It isn't just farmers who will benefit from the sweeping farm bill that Congress has sent President Barack Obama. There's also help for rural towns, grocery stores in low-income areas and, most notably, the nation's 47 million food stamp recipients.
A recently retired local businessman has been appointed to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees. Lester King was appointed to the board by Lowndes County supervisors during their meeting Monday.
During their 5 p.m. meeting today, Columbus councilmen will approve a revised standards of cover needed for Columbus Fire and Rescue to receive national accreditation.
Columbus school officials would not comment Tuesday on whether a school employee charged with enticement of a child to meet for lustful purposes had been placed on paid leave.
Oktibbeha County's search for a new administrator will continue Feb. 17 when supervisors interview five finalists for the vacant position.
The finalist pool for Starkville's vacant police chief position is down to three after former Meridian police Chief James Reed pulled out of the search, city Personnel Director Randy Boyd confirmed Monday.
A teenager will avoid the possibility of 25 years in prison after a grand jury reduced his aggravated manslaughter DUI to a misdemeanor charge.
A Mississippi Blues Trail Marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King near Berclair in Leflore County is missing.
The state of Mississippi has unveiled an interactive resource to pair employers and jobs through the Internet and mobile applications.
The Adams County Board of Supervisors has voted to extend an option contract on the former Belwood Country Club property to alternative fuel manufacturer KiOR.
House Speaker Philip Gunn and fellow Republicans want to give a $1,500 raise to most public school teachers in 2015 and 2016, and a projected raise of around $2,750 over the following two years, assuming state revenue continues to grow at a healthy rate.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has declared this week Severe Weather Preparedness Week. The National Weather Service will issue Wednesday a statewide test tornado warning on NOAA weather radios at 9:15 a.m.
For the fourth time in five years, the Super Bowl has set a record for the most-watched television event in U.S. history, drawing 111.5 million viewers even though the Seattle Seahawks' 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos wasn't really competitive.
Nelson Mandela's estate, worth roughly $4.1 million, will be shared between his family, members of his staff, schools that he attended and the African National Congress, the movement that fought white rule and now governs South Africa, the will's executors said Monday.
Tests have confirmed there was heroin in at least some of the scores of plastic packets in the apartment where Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead, a law enforcement official said Monday, and authorities are working to determine whether the drug was mixed or tainted with anything else.
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