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.
JACKSON -- Columbus is first in line to receive one of three renewable biofuel production plants in Mississippi. Governor Haley Barbour announced Thursday KiOR of Houston, Texas, has agreed to invest $500 million to build three facilities in Mississippi and create an estimated 1,000 jobs.
Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.
Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.
1. Caledonia student gets free car for college COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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5. Juneteenth organizers may cancel festival COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY