West Point Water and Light has been authorized to advertise to replace three new circuit breakers at its Bryan electric substation, an expense which could cost the city approximately $100,000.
A bill authorizing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax renewal is not expected this legislative term, local and state representatives confirmed this week.
It was a sight to make a classic car lover weep: A gaping sinkhole opened beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky and swallowed eight prized cars like they were toys, piling them in a heap amid loose dirt and concrete fragments.
A Louisiana business and three men have been indicted on federal charges alleging they conspired to import white-tail deer from other states into wildlife enclosures in Pearl River and Lamar counties.
A 47-year-old Florida man reacted viciously to an argument over loud music with teenagers in a store parking lot and fired multiple shots into their vehicle, killing one of them, and then drove away as if nothing happened, a prosecutor said Wednesday during closing arguments at the man's trial.
Medical marijuana has been a non-starter in recent years in the Deep South, where many Republican lawmakers feared it could lead to widespread drug use and social ills. That now appears to be changing, with proposals to allow a form of medical marijuana gaining momentum in a handful of Southern states.
Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights -- and the heat -- back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that left them without power threatened major cities further up the East Coast.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
Carl Reiner remembers Sid Caesar as a great flame who drew comedy writer "moths" including Mel Brooks and Neil Simon to his side.
New figures show 17,350 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a website run by the federal government.
Old habits are hard to break when it comes to Mississippi lawmakers' desire to lock up criminals.
Fears about loss of local control and more charter schools led Mississippi House members Wednesday to reject a plan for a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.
Two Oktibbeha County representatives say they favor the original language of local school consolidation bills that called upon Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway to lead the county school district in July.
West Point selectmen have appointed Shay King to the city school district's board of trustees. Selectman Gary Dedeaux's motion in support of King passed 2-1 with Jimmy Clark in favor and Linda Hannah opposed.
The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that, if approved by the Senate and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, would honor Donald Zacharias by naming a portion of Hwy. 25 after the long-serving Mississippi State University president.
West Point Police Chief Tim Brinkley received approval from selectmen to review the department's policy on false alarm calls and make a recommendation on possible changes to it in a future meeting.
2. Last two antebellum homes in Starkville for sale; one could be torn down STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Suspect arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. MDOT unveils Highway 82 interchange improvements COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY