The Lowndes County Soil and Water Conservation District employees will hold their annual tree giveaway day Thursday. The first 300 people who come to the district's office on Martin Luther King Drive can pick up a bundle of five different species of trees to plant.
Two bills moving through the Mississippi Legislature would place Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway in control of the Oktibbeha County School District on July 1 and provide him short- and long-term local financing options to improve the two systems' campuses for state-mandated consolidation in 2015.
Monroe County authorities say an Amory man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two people earlier in January.
Some lawmakers want to set up a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.
To hear Natasha Stewart tell it, she was just trying to help an insecure woman when she helped arrange for her to get silicone injections in her buttocks, shots that prosecutors say were deadly. A jury disagreed, convicting Stewart on Friday of culpable negligence manslaughter.
A 20-year-old Jackson man is accused of gunning down his 49-year-old father and 74-year-old grandmother.
A train derailment Friday in southeast Mississippi sparked a small evacuation and highway closure after rail cars began leaking fuel oil.
Fellow Republicans are assessing the damage of new allegations that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie knew about a traffic-blocking operation orchestrated by top aides earlier than he has acknowledged.
A girl who escaped a western Kentucky house fire that killed her mother and eight siblings is recuperating from burns and communicating with her hospital nurses, a family friend said Friday.
A cruise ship that had more than 180 passengers and crew fall sick with an apparent stomach virus returned to a Houston-area port early due to a dense fog advisory and not because people were vomiting and had diarrhea, a Princess Cruises spokeswoman said Friday.
Given the powerful grief and anger over the Boston Marathon bombing, Boston would seem to be a particularly hostile place for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to stand trial. But it might just be his best hope of escaping a death sentence.
Confronting the persistent joblessness that has marred the economic recovery, President Barack Obama won commitments Friday from more than 300 companies to reach out in their hiring to the nearly 4 million Americans who have been unemployed for half a year or more.
Amanda Knox said Friday she will fight the reinstated guilty verdict against her and an ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of a British roommate in Italy and vowed to "never go willingly" to face her fate in that country's judicial system.
House Bill 833, as filed by Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, would place Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway in charge of Oktibbeha County School District July 1 if approved this term by state lawmakers. The bill was introduced to the House Education Committee today and now moves to Ways and Means, Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, said.
Toronto's favorite black sheep, Mayor Rob Ford, is rising to the defense of fellow Canadian Justin Bieber, who has recently been in the headlines for the wrong reasons.
Aubra Turner's term on the Columbus Municipal School Board comes to an end in February. So far, only two candidates -- Turner and Columbus Lowndes Recreation Authority Programs Director Greg Lewis -- have applied for the position.
Four candidates with Mississippi law enforcement ties have emerged as finalists for Starkville's vacant police chief position.
Terry Brown said his battle with cancer isn't affecting his job as Mississippi Senate Pro Tempore. "I feel real good and I'm staying at it," Brown said. "I'm coming back and forth some, getting some rest."
Pending city approval, a bid process on work to remove a sharp curve on Port Access Road is about to begin.
1. Police release more details on cold case murder arrest COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Defendant shows up to court high COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Having a voice: Tyler Edmonds seeks compensation from Mississippi for three years he spent in prison COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Cold case arrest brings closure to family COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Documents: Nicholas seeks tourism rebate for hotel, won't pursue local TIF funds STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY