The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it.
Back on track after a stumbling start, President Barack Obama's heath care overhaul reached a milestone Thursday, with more than 6 million Americans signed up for coverage through new insurance markets.
Mississippi University for Women President Jim Borsig is encouraging everyone to attend the college's homecoming this weekend.
The case of a former Columbus Municipal School District employee charged with enticement of a child may soon be heading to a Lowndes County grand jury.
Catfish in the Alley returns, bigger and better, on Saturday as one of several special events that will kick off the 74th Annual Columbus Spring Pilgrimage.
For the month of February, Mississippi's jobless rate sank to the lowest it has been since October 2008. Rates in the Golden Triangle area also dropped.
A 27-year-old man has been charged with malicious mischief after he allegedly "destroyed" his girlfriend's home, according to local law enforcement.
Local school boards again have control of their own academic calendars after Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed SB 2571, a bill that applies technical amendments to educational law and strikes a 2012 provision requiring the state's public schools to start their year no earlier than the third Monday in August.
Starkville police officers are searching for 18-year-old Deangelo Dewayne Manning, who was previously wanted in connection to a Halloween shooting, after he allegedly broke into a Catherine Street home and attacked its residents with a knife.
In downtown Columbus on Fifth Street there is a four-month old boutique to know about. It is called In Style Boutique. The owner is Jackie Watson of Columbus and she said her passion, for as long as she can remember, was to open an apparel store for fashionable women.
Equipment inside two nearly indestructible boxes aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane recorded critical information that would help investigators reconstruct what went wrong.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has not set execution dates for two inmates, making it increasingly unlikely that either execution would take place this week.
The long decline of what was once the nation's third-largest casino market was underlined Wednesday when the largest casino in Mississippi's Tunica County announced it would close.
The owners of the Mississippi-based Newk's Eatery restaurants have sold a majority of the company to a New York investment firm.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission could gain power to settle disputes over requests for public records.
Young adults born in the early 1980s held an average of just over six jobs each from ages 18 through 26, a Labor Department survey showed Wednesday.
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