Voters in the 16th Senate District decided to keep it in the family Tuesday. Clay County Prosecutor Angela Turner Lairy defeated Kenny Fowler in a landslide sweep to fill the seat vacated by father, Sen. Bennie Turner, who died in November.
When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled a new search feature that's designed to entice people to spend more time on his company's website and will put the world's largest online social network more squarely in competition with Google and other rivals such as Yelp and LinkedIn.
Nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws in the aftermath of last month's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, with majorities favoring a nationwide ban on military-style, rapid-fire weapons and limits on gun violence depicted in video games, movies and TV shows, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll.
His interview with Oprah Winfrey hasn't aired yet, but already some people want to hear more -- under oath -- before Armstrong is allowed to compete in elite triathlons, a sport he returned to after retiring from cycling in 2011.
How bad is this flu season, exactly? Look to the children. Twenty flu-related deaths have been reported in kids so far this winter, one of the worst tolls this early in the year since the government started keeping track in 2004.
A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has surged in popularity in convenience stores, bars and on college campuses.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to cancel a contract with Robinson Janitorial.
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney has the authority to esta]]blish and manage a health insurance exchange, according to a legal opinion released late Tuesday by the state attorney general's office.
Former Alderman Mary Lee Beal announced Tuesday that she has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville.
There is currently a two-hour parking limit for the spaces lining downtown Main Street, but it is often ignored -- a problem the Starkville Board of Aldermen hopes to resolve by hiring a temporary parking enforcement officer.
"I am in love with the future of this university." With that one sentence, Mississippi University for Women President Dr. Jim Borsig ushered in a new chapter for the W at Monday's unveiling of the university's new vision.
Columbus Municipal School District has named their Administrator of the Year. Patricia Overstreet, principal of Franklin Elementary Medical Sciences and Wellness Magnet School, received the award during Monday night's school board meeting.
Declaring "we are not a deadbeat nation," President Obama warned on Monday that Social Security checks and veterans' benefits will be delayed if congressional Republicans fail to increase the government's borrowing authority in a looming showdown over the nation's debt and spending.
When Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman encounters criticism of the city's ambitious, contentious sidewalk ordinance, he said he is comforted by the story of the Mississippi four-lane highway program.
Momentum may be building toward making kindergarten mandatory in Mississippi. At least four senators plan to introduce bills requiring 5-year-olds to attend school, and at least one House member also plans such a bill.
U.S. Highway 82, which runs from the Mississippi River at the Arkansas line across North Mississippi to the Alabama line, has been named the state's first cultural highway.
A Sunday night fire at a mobile home in Starkville left no injuries, but heat and smoke damage will make the home temporarily uninhabitable.
A handful of history buffs and curious onlookers watched Monday as a bulldozer tore through the walls of a dilapidated apartment building where Lee Harvey Oswald lived a few months before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
1. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY