As the sluggish economy drags on, teachers are providing more to their students than just knowledge. A national study released this month found that nationwide, teachers spent an average of $356 of their own money each year on supplies and instructional materials for their classrooms -- over and above the money parents spend each year for their children's own supplies.
The Lowndes County Coroner's Office is dead set on hosting its own autopsies and those of at least eight other Mississippi counties by January.
At 6:37 Monday evening Paccar CEO Mark Pigott and Gov. Haley Barbour, standing in front of a phalanx of blue-shirted workers, local dignitaries and the company's board of directors, cut the ribbon for what is sure to be one of the crown jewels of the local economy for years to come, the $300 million Paccar engine assembly plant.
The critical information in a murder case is gathered within the first 72 hours. From there, the case begins to get cold. As the years drag on, witnesses move or die; some evidence is not preserved. But an unsolved case is never closed.
Schools in many area districts showed improvement in state school district accountability scores released today, though some districts did not meet growth standards set by the state.
A 25-year-old Macon man was charged Sunday with the statutory rape of his 13-year-old first cousin in Noxubee County.
State troopers arrested significantly more people for drunk driving in the 10-county Troop G district over Labor Day weekend than in 2009, troop spokesman Brian Mobley said.
WEST POINT -- A Clay County man faces aggravated assault charges for allegedly shooting a pregnant woman in the head.
WEST POINT -- Loyalty was the issue Monday as the Clay County Board of Supervisors struggled to choose an insurance provider for the county. On one side were those loyal to the county's longtime insurance carrier. On the other were those loyal to saving tax dollars.
A 51-year-old Monroe County woman has been reported missing, according to County Sheriff Andy Hood.
Are you looking for ways to save energy and save money on your power bill? If so, you'll want to attend the 4-County Energy Efficiency Expo Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to help people learn all about energy efficiency.
Although school is back in session, the weather is still warm, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched a campaign to encourage swimmers to wear life jackets in the water.
A triple stabbing is being blamed on a domestic dispute.
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ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Mississippians and Alabamians packed the Aliceville, Ala., City Hall Tuesday to learn about job opportunities at the city's new federal women's prison.
Starkville police have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with an incident at Brookville Gardens last month, during which several shots were fired and an apartment door was kicked in illegally.
The West Point Police Department is investigating why a West Point man stabbed his son and two women shortly before 1 a.m. Monday.
Two injured in Smithville fire.
On Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, Patricia Jordan and her son, Teche, watched the waters outside their Ocean Springs home, which was four blocks from the beach, rise until their mailbox was under water. Then they watched their car float down the street like a boat. When water began pouring through the electrical outlets of their one-story home and waves started buckling the walls, Jordan knew it was time to get out.
An unfortunate correlation occurs at public libraries when the economy turns sour: Budgets and services are cut just as the public's need for access to those resources peaks.
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