Students will earn an associate's degree and a high school diploma at the same time. Every student will have a laptop to take home at night. And teachers will be retrained to let students move at their own pace. All are pilot programs the Education Department is funding with $120 million in grants to five school groups, Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday.
An Indian diplomat says she underwent repeated cavity and strip searches following her arrest in New York City on visa fraud charges.
The first full day of February's Sochi Olympics, American television viewers can watch a marquee event live from Russia -- in the morning.
Fewer teens are trying fake marijuana known by such names as K2 and Spice, apparently getting the message that these cheap new drugs are highly dangerous, according to the government's annual survey on drug use.
Advertising on billboard signs in city rights of way is against the law in Columbus, but a committee appointed during Tuesday's city council meeting will review the code and may suggest lessening restrictions.
It looks like Columbus is getting a Hobby Lobby. Last month, the Oklahoma-based business filed a "memorandum of lease" in the Lowndes County chancery clerk office.
In July, Columbus councilmen voted to appoint Ward 1 Councilman Gene Taylor as vice mayor for one year. Prior opinions from the Mississippi attorney general office, however, say that once a vice mayor is appointed, he holds the position through the end of his elected term.
The oldest property in Lowndes County to be listed on the National Register of Historic Places will soon be wheelchair accessible.
Gallant guide dog Orlando was just doing his duty. The black Lab bravely leapt onto the tracks at a Manhattan subway platform Tuesday after his blind owner lost consciousness and tumbled in front of an oncoming train.
Starkville aldermen suspended Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy for 10 days without pay after an almost three-hour, closed-door session Tuesday.
The Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will join forces with the city council to apply for a grant that will help develop a vacant property east of the Tennessee Williams Home and Welcome Center.
Quadevious Atterberry, 21, of 2409 Oat Street, was arrested last week after investigators believe he engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage girl.
The son of the Noxubee County Sheriff was arrested Monday for possession of cocaine. Akem Olajuwon Grassaree, 25, of Macon, was arrested by agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotics Division after they discovered a felony amount of cocaine and a misdemeanor amount of marijuana in his possession, according to authorities.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann visited the Lowndes County Courthouse Monday to supervise the installation of voter ID equipment at Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar's office.
State lawmakers are expected to fast track special legislation preventing future governing boards from undoing provisions associated with The Mill at Mississippi State University's long-term lease agreements.
Starkville aldermen could approve a new bid to concrete a portion of the Carver Drive ditch, a drainage feature that has served as a point of political conflict for years, during their 5:30 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has again denied a motion from a Greenwood doctor charged in a murder-for-hire case to remove the judge appointed to preside over his case.
The owner and business manager of the McComb weight loss clinic have been charged with selling drugs and practicing medicine without a license.
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