A contingent of American Eurocopter employees and executives, as well as family members and state leaders, came together Wednesday to call on Congress to reconsider spending cuts that would slash production of the UH-72A Lakota Helicopter.
Up to 95 percent of children in the Columbus Municipal School District qualify for free or reduced lunch. Each school year, the district applies for nearly $3 millions in federal funds to make sure those children receive the same advantages as the district's other children.
Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, the adjutant general of Mississippi, was to release details today of upcoming furloughs among more than 1,400 full-time National Guard employees across Mississippi.
As Christy Everson was nearing age 40, she made a decision: She wanted to have a child, even though she was single and it meant doing it all alone. Her daughter, conceived via a sperm donor, is now 2 1/2 years old, and Everson hopes to have a second child.
Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's lawyer says he hopes members of the Democratic Party will listen to his client's election appeal on June 7 after today's hearing was canceled by the party.
They might start calling it the McDiet. McDonald Corp.'s CEO Don Thompson revealed at an analyst conference this week that he shed about 20 pounds in the past year by getting his "butt up" and "working out again." But he said he hasn't changed his habit of eating at McDonald's "every, single day."
Gov. Phil Bryant rarely misses a chance to bash the federal healthcare overhaul as an unaffordable intrusion. But Thursday, he announced the state is giving $1 million to a federal contractor that will hire 1,000 Mississippians to help implement it.
Inmates in a Mississippi prison are isolated for long periods in "barbaric" conditions, sometimes in filthy cells with rats and broken toilets, and they are denied access to medical and mental health care, a federal lawsuit filed Thursday said.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been a public face of gun control for years, but he's in a new, unsought spotlight after ricin-laced letters were sent to him and a group he helps lead.
The average medical claim from a motorcycle crash rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets, according to an insurance industry study. Across the nation, motorcyclists opposed to mandatory helmet use have been chipping away at state helmet laws for years while crash deaths have been on the rise.
At least three tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma, including one in Tulsa, and two more hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least nine people were injured.
The remaining suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings has recovered enough to walk and assured his parents in a phone conversation that he and his slain brother were innocent, their mother told The Associated Press on Thursday.
Documents obtained by The Dispatch reveal Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell used school resources -- including funds and staff -- for personal use in throwing a party during the Christmas holidays.
Campaign reports for Tuesday's municipal general election show Democratic incumbent Mayor Robert Smith donated more money to his own campaign than the combined amount of contributions received by Republican opponent Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett.
The Columbus Municipal School District will soon be hiring additional employees to handle nutrition and grounds maintenance. During a special meeting of the school board Tuesday night, board members voted 3-1 to reject two bids pertaining to nutrition and grounds maintenance, voting instead to provide the services in-house.
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