State leaders and Yokohoma officials will put shovels to the ground next month to begin constructing the Japanese company's new Clay County plant.
On Thursday afternoon, Richard Ramsey, the executive program director of the Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival, said "the phone calls are still coming in." Where from? "All over Mississippi," he said, and from Louisiana, Texas, Tennessee, Georgia and Missouri.
A Moss Point man was sentenced to 20 years behind bars in Lowndes County Circuit Court on Tuesday for drug-related charges.
An investigation into organized dog fighting and gambling in the Southeast resulted in 12 arrests and the seizure of 367 pits bulls in one of the nation's largest crackdowns on the bloody exhibitions.
On Tuesday, when the Chicago Bears' team defense came off the board in about the sixth round, dismayed looks and frustrated comments filled the back of Old Venice's Burgundy Room. Shouting then filled the place after former Ole Miss linebacker Patrick Willis' name was announced a few rounds later. "That's too soon," shouted one football fantasy team manager.
Two of the Golden Triangle's main cities - Starkville and Columbus - saw a decline in June sales tax collections, while West Point's returns marked a slight gain for the city.
Unemployment numbers in the Golden Triangle and across the state decreased noticeably in July. With the exception of Clay County, the rates were down at least more than one percentage point in Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties, according to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, which released updated figures Wednesday.
A West Point man has been charged with three counts of sexual battery.
A jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation Thursday. Holliman, 32, was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman. Jurors found Brian Holliman demonstrated "expressed malice" when he shot his wife in the face with a shotgun.
Mississippi State University received more recognition for its agricultural sciences as it was named a top 10 school for the discipline by The National Science Foundation's Education and Research Development Survey.
After seven hours of deliberation, an Oktibbeha County jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first degree murder.
Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trail of Brian Holliman, who stands accused of killing his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, on Oct. 25, 2008, in the couple's Caledonia home. In a surprise move, shortly after the state rested its case this morning, the defense rested its case, calling no witnesses.
1. West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CPD hopes more positive interactions will build trust between officers, citizens COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Annex demo could make way for courthouse expansion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Fire displaces families in Brooksville Gardens STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY