Courtney Rigdon's family ties have made her an honorary East Mississippi Community College Lion her entire life. But she didn't officially join the pride until her father was nearly crushed to death in an ATV accident in 2006.
U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker told Mississippi State fall graduates Saturday that big things are expected from them, but that important contributions to society don't always come with public acclaim.
He's known for coloring outside the lines in the staid U.S. Senate. Now children large and small can color in U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz. Just in time for the holidays, St. Louis publisher Really Big Coloring Books Inc. is offering a coloring and activity book featuring the Texas tea party darling.
Mick Bullock, the spokesman for Gov. Phil Bryant, is leaving to become communications director of the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The six men arrested following the 2011 armed robbery of a Columbus woman inside her Sandpiper Apartment Complex home have been sentenced to a combined 114 years behind bars, according to Lowndes County Circuit Court documents.
KiOR's plan to build a second refinery in Columbus is closer to being a done deal. Lowndes County Port Authority director John Hardy said the Texas-based alternative fuel refinery has hired engineering firm Neel-Schaffer to survey some land officials could potentially purchase from the county to locate a second plant.
Come rain or shine, the shows will go on this weekend. Main Street Columbus director Barbara Bigelow said this morning that plans for the rescheduled Downtown Wassail Fest and the Columbus Christmas Parade will go on despite the weather.
Josh Campbell rode "Cojak" into Columbus on Wednesday shortly after noon. The man and his horse had been traveling for 35 days. They started their journey in Elizabeth, Ind., and are headed to Roswell, N.M. -- a 2,800-mile trek that Campbell expects to complete by the end of April.
A comprehensive defense policy bill that aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assault in the military is heading to the Senate, where it could get slowed by Republican outrage over majority Democrats' limits on GOP power.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for Toney Jennings, who was convicted in 2011 of statutory rape in Lowndes County.
BSP Filing Solutions has extended a lease with Starkville for production space at Airport Road's South Hangar from two to five years, Oktibbeha County economic development representative Joey Deason confirmed Thursday.
Mississippi is losing billions of dollars in potential economic activity because state leaders, so far, have chosen not to extend Medicaid to hundreds of thousands more people, a nonprofit group said a report Thursday.
C Spire has announced plans to acquire Callis Communications, which provides cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses.
Vicksburg records show T&T Security, the company hired by the promoters of a party during which one man was killed and two others were shot, was not licensed to do business in the city.
The Republican establishment's much-anticipated pushback against the tea party wing is underway. House Speaker John Boehner made that clear Thursday, when he renewed his denunciation of groups that try to defeat GOP incumbents they consider too willing to compromise with Democrats.
Americans ramped up spending at retail businesses in November, providing a boost to the economy just in time for the holidays.
Tens of thousands of South African mourners waited in line on Friday to view the body of Nelson Mandela, which was lying in state for the third and final day, with the likelihood that many would be turned away before the casket is taken away later in the day.
The federal government is getting involved in the fight against citrus greening disease, in hopes of saving Florida's -- and possibly the entire nation's -- citrus crop.
Exercise might help women beat breast cancer. Researchers found it can ease the achy joints and muscle pain that lead many patients to quit taking medicines that treat the disease and lower the risk of a recurrence.
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