Oktibbeha County economic developers say Starkville's high quality of life should position it to compete for the influx of Golden Triangle residents who will move here for employment at Clay County's incoming Yokohama Tire Corporation plant.
By Tuesday night, West Point will have a new mayor, and at least three of the five selectmen races will be decided. Republicans failed to field a single candidate, and only Wards 3 and 5 face the possibility of a runoff.
Josh Jarvis grew up watching his father, retired Mississippi Highway Patrol Captain Bill Jarvis, don the blue and gray each day, and it made him proud. He always wanted to follow in his father's footsteps, and in December 2011, he took his first step -- graduating from the MHP cadet class and joining the motorcycle unit in September 2012.
The decline seen in February from Lowndes County's 11.6 employment rate in January continued in March, Mississippi Department of Employment Security statistics released Wednesday showed.
Starkville Police Department is searching for a 34-year-old man who allegedly stabbed a victim Friday.
A Smithville woman has died in an SUV crash, two years after her daughter was killed in a massive tornado that destroyed much of the tiny town.
After the ink was dry on the contract officials from Mississippi and Yokohama Rubber Company signed Monday, Golden Triangle Regional Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins wasted no time letting a packed house at the Ritz Theater and Conference Center know what needed to happen during construction of the tire manufacturer's newest plant.
Through the collaboration of a local development alliance, Mississippi legislators and a global tire manufacturer, Clay County has finally gotten a long overdue financial break.
Specifics on an incentive package designed to bring an automotive parts manufacturing plant to Mississippi remains under wraps, but a time and date for state leaders to meet and discuss the project was made public Wednesday after governor Phil Bryant called for a special session.
Slowly, the land is reclaiming what once was a proud, family-owned industry in West Point. What the weeds and ant hills have not taken, the wrecking ball and Mother Nature will eventually destroy.
The United States Small Business Administration granted a request from Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant to offer disaster loans to residents and business owners in Noxubee County affected by an EF-3 tornado that severely damaged parts of Shuqualak April 12.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant will formally issue a special session call this afternoon to state legislators to consider an economic development package.
Twenty-four current and former Internal Revenue Service employees have been charged with stealing government benefits, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.
Thursday afternoon, before answering his wife's call to lunch, Randy Classen walked out on his back porch. The area was under a storm warning and he wondered if he could see evidence of a tornado that had torn through neighboring Kemper County less than an hour earlier.
The South has its troubles, Lord knows. But it also has its charms, as a Saturday trip around the Golden Triangle confirmed.
Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say some 200 farmers in eastern Mississippi will feel the loss of a 300-foot-tall communications tower that was felled by a recent tornado.
A few hours after a tornado ripped through the small Noxubee town of Shuqualak early Thursday afternoon, LeMerrick Hill was on his hands and knees, picking up loose change and carefully placing the nickels, dimes and the occasional quarter into a mason jar.
Video of tornado in Noxubee County from Tony Sudduth. Taken in the area of Prairie Point and Deerbrook Road.
When it comes to a day in the life of a law enforcement officer, every encounter could be a potential life or death situation. Given the recent shooting death of a detective inside a police station in Jackson, local law enforcement officials said training and proper equipment are keys to ensuring officer safety.
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