The Mississippi Commission of Environmental Quality has fined Columbus steel mill Severstal $135,000 because the company's pollution control monitors didn't function properly after the plant expanded in June 2011.
The Columbus Rotary Club hosted the Mississippi State University Fellowship of Christian Athletes at its luncheon on Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club. Bill Buckley is the FCA director for Mississippi State. He and his team cover the entire eastern part of the state on behalf of FCA; they offer support to high schools and middle schools in the area.
Miss. Gov. Phil Bryant gave area leaders a preview of his upcoming Neshoba County Fair speech Monday as he touted the successes of the Golden Triangle's blue-collar workers and the state's ability to come together and aggressively pursue major economic development projects.
A murder victim's 911 call for help was the highlight of the capital murder trial of Starkville resident Archie Quinn Tuesday.
With less than a month before the Town of Millport must resolve its lingering issues with its waste water lagoon, there's a chance the city will have to purchase land from Lamar County to keep costs within the $350,000 threshold of a grant from the Alabama Department of Economic Community Affairs.
Mississippi's governor and attorney general will have to decide whether to challenge a federal appeals court ruling that is keeping the state's only abortion clinic in business.
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.
When FBI agents and police officers fanned out across the country last month in a weeklong effort to rescue child sex trafficking victims, they pulled minors as young as 11 from hotel rooms, truck stops and homes.
In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama's administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global warming.
Republican Gov. Chris Christie will be swinging through the South as part of another jam-packed month of travel boosting fellow GOP candidates.
The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election debate on whether to raise gasoline taxes.
The Columbus code enforcement office has worked more than 400 cases this year. Department director Tomarris Jones said that since January, city crews have demolished 11 houses. Five more demolitions are in progress and city workers have also cleaned and mowed a number of overgrown lots, he said.
Lowndes County voters will head to the polls Aug. 26 to decide a $47 million school bond issue and Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar said her office is ready.
Fred Hisch, of Alabama, waits for road-side assistance on Highway 82 in Lowndes County after running out of gas with his family and their oversized rocket ride traveling behind them Monday.
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