When Lowndes County supervisors passed their Fiscal Year 2013-14 budget in September, they set aside an extra $500,000 for road repairs.
Officials from the Mississippi Recycling Coalition were at Mississippi State Tuesday to present the university with the "Educational Institution Recycler of the Year" award.
Struggling department-store operator J.C. Penney announced it will cut 2,000 jobs and close 33 stores as it tries to get back on the path to profitability.
The Mississippi House engaged in a contentious four-hour debate Wednesday before voting largely along party lines to pass a bill that would require drug testing for some people applying for welfare.
Starkville Police Department Capt. Frank Nichols confirmed Wednesday he is one of two applicants seeking the recently vacated police chief's position.
Life is filled with numerous paths, said Jeremy Nicholas, but three months ago the current Park Place Christian Academy headmaster could not see himself leaving his job and returning to Starkville, his self-described second home, to serve as Starkville Academy's next head of school.
A bipartisan Senate report on the attacks on the diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, paints a picture of systemic failure of security for U.S. diplomats overseas that led to the deaths of the ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.
The board that oversees state-run universities in Mississippi says it needs more money to complete the transition to a new formula for dispensing funds to the state's eight public universities.
Drained of much of its vitriol over the budget, Congress is poised to adopt a $1.1 trillion package financing federal agencies this year, a bipartisan compromise that all but banishes the specter of an election-year government shutdown.
Regions is closing its branch in the town of Terry on March 14.
The pilots and some passengers on a plane that made an extraordinary landing on the Hudson River marked the fifth anniversary of that remarkable event on Wednesday, giving thanks to those who kept everyone on the flight alive.
The top cybersecurity officer for the Health and Human Services Department said he was concerned about potential vulnerabilities ahead of the launch of the Obama administration's health care website.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday played down criticism by Israel's defense minister of American efforts to broker peace in the Middle East, saying he wouldn't let "one set of comments" undermine his work.
The George Washington Bridge traffic jam that was apparently engineered by allies of Gov. Chris Christie as political payback could lead to criminal charges such as conspiracy or official misconduct, legal experts say.
Kids gleefully snapped up virtual pet food, gems or other items while playing games on their mobile devices, while the bills from Apple Inc. mounted, often without parents' knowledge. Now, the tech giant has agreed to refund the money.
Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. Yet two fire trucks subsequently ran over an injured passenger.
The next time you see birds flying in a V, consider this: A new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way.
A company that plans to make a three-wheeled vehicle is seeking a change in Mississippi's helmet law.
Late last year, Kroger purchased the spaces that sit on either side of it in Kroger Plaza on Hwy. 45 North in Columbus. That means the strip from AutoZone to UPS now belongs to the grocery store. Robert Rhett, with Rhett Real Estate, confirmed the purchase Wednesday. Rhett said he did not know what plans, if any, Kroger had for the space.
1. Wiggins wins Caledonia by one vote COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. House built by and for freed slaves for sale in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Two arrested for child endangerment in marijuana bust COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Second Baptist deacons to release offering to trustees, finance committee STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Person shot in home invasion on Tabernacle Road COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY