The U.S. abortion rate declined to its lowest level since 1973, and the number of abortions fell by 13 percent between 2008 and 2011, according to the latest national survey of abortion providers conducted by a prominent research institute.
A Republican state lawmaker thinks it's time for Mississippi to ditch its certificate-of-need requirement that limits where hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities can open and what services they can offer.
Starkville aldermen are expected to begin the process toward securing another decade of 2 percent food and beverage taxing authority today during a 5 p.m. special-call meeting at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Anybody worried about how Bruno Mars would do on one of the world's largest stages had obviously never seen the young star perform live. That all changed Sunday night when tens of millions got their first chance to see why he's one of the most exciting live acts of his generation.
Emerging from his lair on Super Bowl Sunday, groundhog Punxsutawney Phil couldn't predict the winner of the big game but his handlers said he was sure of his weather forecast: There will be six more weeks of winter.
Some of Woody Allen's close allies have come to his defense, casting doubt on renewed accusations by Dylan Farrow that she was sexually assaulted by her then adoptive father when she was 7.
He was only 46, busy as ever and secure in his standing as one of the world's greatest actors.
Farm subsidies that have guided agriculture through record profits in recent years are going away in the five-year farm bill that could become law in the coming week. But new subsidies in the legislation could be just as generous, and farmers aren't complaining.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Department is losing four of its senior ranking officers to retirement. Narcotics Commander Bobby Grimes and Jail Administrator Billy Pickens retired from the department on Friday. Seasoned investigator Travis Robertson will leave in coming months, as will patrol supervisor Steve Hatcher.
The new frontier has come to Columbus. Dustin Vance, a senior at Mississippi University for Women, is test driving Google Glass. What's Google Glass? Essentially a tiny computer being developed by Google that users wear like a pair of glasses. An endless supply of technology is at a user's fingertips -- or eyelashes.
The Mississippi Senate voted Friday to add "In God We Trust" to the state seal, as requested by Republican Gov. Phil Bryant. Currently, it has an eagle and the words, "The Great Seal of the State of Mississippi" without a slogan.
The Lowndes County Soil and Water Conservation District employees will hold their annual tree giveaway day Thursday. The first 300 people who come to the district's office on Martin Luther King Drive can pick up a bundle of five different species of trees to plant.
Two bills moving through the Mississippi Legislature would place Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway in control of the Oktibbeha County School District on July 1 and provide him short- and long-term local financing options to improve the two systems' campuses for state-mandated consolidation in 2015.
Monroe County authorities say an Amory man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of two people earlier in January.
Some lawmakers want to set up a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.
To hear Natasha Stewart tell it, she was just trying to help an insecure woman when she helped arrange for her to get silicone injections in her buttocks, shots that prosecutors say were deadly. A jury disagreed, convicting Stewart on Friday of culpable negligence manslaughter.
A 20-year-old Jackson man is accused of gunning down his 49-year-old father and 74-year-old grandmother.
A train derailment Friday in southeast Mississippi sparked a small evacuation and highway closure after rail cars began leaking fuel oil.
1. Hickman fired as CMSD superintendent COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Former alderman: LGBT issues expected under 'lesbian leadership' STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Attempted kidnapping suspect back in custody after manhunt STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Bond reinstated for attempted kidnapping suspect STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Lawsuit looms for Starkville over parade denial STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY