Mississippi Democrats on Monday renewed their calls for more education funding in the state budget.
A Mississippi legislator who authorities say apparently committed suicide had struggled for years with depression but gave no indication in recent days that she was contemplating taking her own life, according to a former lawmaker who was with the woman the day she died.
The man on death row for the 1992 murder of Natchez native Jon Steckler and another Mississippi State student will soon face execution.
A New Hope woman has been arrested and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine.
A leading proponent of charter schools may be joining the state Board of Education. House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, said Monday he's appointing Joel Bomgar to the board, pending Senate confirmation.
Have a heart problem? If it's fixable, there's a good chance it can be done without surgery, using tiny tools and devices that are pushed through tubes into blood vessels.
Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90 percent.
Three Mississippi House Education Committee members - Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, Gary Chism, R-Columbus, and John L. Moore, R-Brandon - will serve on a conference committee charged with reaching a consensus on a potential Starkville-Oktibbeha school consolidation bill.
Mississippi State University landscape architecture students are getting hands-on design experience by helping envision future improvements to the park located adjacent to Fire Station No. 1.
Sunday afternoon, Dr. Seth Oppenheimer drove from his home in Starkville to Tuscaloosa, armed with a very special grocery list -- the items he will need for tonight's Passover meal. The hour-long trek is not unusual. It is an undertaking Jews in small communities across Mississippi will make as they prepare for the holiday, which begins tonight at sundown.
Customers with CSpire Wireless now have the opportunity to donate to their favorite charities. The cell phone provider implemented a new rewards program last week that allows customers to give money to nine charities.
State Rep. Jessica Upshaw, an attorney who had been a lawmaker since 2004, was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide. She was 53.
Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no." Now they are increasingly hedging their objections.
Patrons wanting Old Venice's creole salmon special Sunday afternoon were out of luck: The fish flew from the restaurant's menu.
The neighborhood looks exceedingly normal: single-family homes and apartment buildings packed together, dogs barking from postage-stamp-size lawns, parents hustling down narrow sidewalks to fetch their children from school. But something with very dangerous potential lies below the surface, officials say.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History commemorates the 50th anniversary of the slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers with the opening of a new exhibit in Jackson on May 1 with Evers' widow, Myrlie Evers Williams.
Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it's up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle Associate Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre claim their opposing views on guns have the support of the overwhelming number of Americans.
A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.
1. Affidavits: West Point man allegedly bound male victim, raped female STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Area high school students earn national scholarships COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Weyerhaeuser to sell Columbus mills COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Former coach pleads guilty to sex crime with student COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 'Music 4 U' launching in Miss. this month COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY