More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina's punishing blow.
House Republican leaders Friday offered President Barack Obama a three-month reprieve to a looming, market-rattling debt crisis, backing off demands that any immediate extension of the government's borrowing authority be accompanied by stiff spending cuts.
A more than $2-million renovation project for the Trotter Convention Center will begin later this year, with some work possibly beginning as early as May, city officials said Thursday. The project to renovate the city-owned facility could take up to two years to complete.
The rain may finally have ended, but its costly residue remains. After seven consecutive days of precipitation, the roadways have taken a major hit, in the form of potholes.
Thursday was a great day on the roads -- if you owned a tow truck operation. Otherwise, the nasty winter weather wreaked havoc on roads throughout the area.
New findings by researchers at Utah State University show that Mississippi has lost nearly 25 percent of its school trust land, commonly known as 16th Section land. But schools in the state still earned a healthy $71 million in land trust revenue in Fiscal Year 2011.
Applications for board member positions for the Starkville Community Market are now available at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
School resource officers from throughout north Mississippi will converge at Overstreet School in Starkville on Saturday for an active shooter drill.
One survivor had to pause on his way into the theater and pray. Another braced for flashbacks as he entered the auditorium where 12 people died and dozens were injured during a massacre six months earlier. Others refused to come, viewing the reopening of the multiplex as insensitive.
House Republicans may seek a quick, short-term extension of the government's debt limit, a move that would avoid an immediate default by the Treasury as the party seeks to maximize leverage in negotiations over spending cuts with President Barack Obama this spring, officials said Thursday.
Civil rights advocates say harsh disciplinary practices at many Mississippi schools lead to children being expelled and even incarcerated for minor infractions, policies that disproportionally affect minorities.
A bill to expand charter schools in Mississippi easily cleared the Senate on Wednesday, and attention shifts to the House for the second year. In a 31-17 vote, the bill had two Democratic supporters but no Republican opponents. The vote came after more than three hours of debate and a day after Senate Bill 2189 was introduced and passed by the Senate Education Committee.
For the first time since January 2011, Lowndes County residents awoke to find significant snow accumulations, triggering school and business closings and causing multiple vehicle accidents throughout the Golden Triangle. Government offices remained open for the most part, although municipal court was canceled.
Mississippi University for Women's nursing program has long been an asset in the college recruitment game, and now, they have another tool in their arsenal -- a doctorate.
Steel manufacturer Severstal North America has partnered with Mississippi State to install a laboratory on campus for steel alloy research.
One day after Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy was elected to fill the 16th District Senate seat left open by the death of her father, the late Sen. Bennie Turner, another Clay County resident is hoping he, too, can continue a family legacy.
Snowy weather closed the city schools this morning, but a special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees continued as planned.
For more than a decade, Tommy Prude has been a fixture of the Columbus Municipal School District's board of trustees. As current board president, he is both the man who presents achievement certificates to shyly grinning school children and the one who holds the power to open discussion -- or silence it.
A man died early this morning as a result of a single-car accident in Lowndes County.
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2. Prescott to face trial for DUI STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. CMSD commits Lee property for redevelopment COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Busted: Lowndes narcotics agents stay on top of drug crimes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY