A ruling by the Supreme Court that human genes can't be patented is expected to increase access and drop the cost for tests for gene mutations that greatly raise the risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer.
An investigator with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor was at the Columbus Municipal School District Wednesday, according the documents obtained by The Dispatch.
Christopher "Hebo" Pritchett of Columbus has been named the Ruan Transportation Management Systems' 2012 Regional Driver of the Year. He will go on to compete for overall Driver of the Year.
Lowndes County Superintendent Lynn Wright and former New Hope baseball coach Stacy Hester appeared before the Mississippi Court of Appeals on Wednesday regarding their wrongful termination lawsuits against the Lowndes County School District.
The Afro-American Culture Organization will host the 17th annual Juneteenth celebration at Sim Scott Park in Columbus this weekend. A kick-off party at Master Host Inn is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. before proceedings move to Sim Scott Park Friday from 6-10 p.m. and continuing all day Saturday, beginning at noon.
Rural America is losing population for the first time ever, largely because of waning interest among baby boomers in moving to far-flung locations for retirement and recreation, according to new census estimates.
The Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday expressing its opposition to the Boy Scouts of America's new policy allowing gay Scouts, though it doesn't explicitly call for churches to drop all ties with the organization.
Two sitting members of the Starkville Parks Commission confirmed Wednesday they will resign their posts in the coming weeks.
Oktibbeha County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Taylor confirmed a special executive committee meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 25 at the county courthouse to discuss one member's alleged support of Republican candidate Dan Moreland in the Starkville mayoral race.
Civil rights leader Medgar Evers helped create a more inclusive and open Mississippi by increasing black voter registration, Gov. Phil Bryant said Wednesday during a service marking the 50th anniversary of Evers' assassination.
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