Preliminary test results, released today, show Mississippi students are gaining ground in math and language arts. Local school districts also are making progress on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. But for now, Mississippi is only competing with itself.
Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.
Navistar Defense is building its West Point workforce back up, as it prepares to fill its third order since May.
The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.
Mississippi churches are "adopting" storm-impacted families through a grassroots, interfaith initiative for a year-long journey of faith, partnership and recovery.
A two-week investigation has landed a Starkville man in jail charged with child pornography. Monroe County man also nabbed in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation.
The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.
ABERDEEN -- A longtime high school football coach has pleaded guilty in Mississippi to 14 counts of luring teenage boys into having sex.
Fourth of July closings
This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
In his most recent web update, the cross-country traveler wrote he was "working on a job in Nebraska for a few weeks while the horses get fat in La Garita, CO." He expected to be "slapping some iron on the lads' feet and sharing a few adventures with them, and you" by late May.
The Commercial Dispatch received eight awards in the Mississippi Press Association's annual 2010 Better Newspaper Contest Saturday night in Biloxi during the MPA's 145th annual convention.
Now that an escaped inmate is back in custody, the Clay County Sheriff's Office is investigating how to make its jail more secure.
A 4-County lineman was burned Wednesday morning when he briefly touched a live power line in Clay County.
Enrollment is rising at East Mississippi Community College, and so is tuition. What's not rising is the amount of money in the school's tuition guarantee fund.
A Monroe County man and former MSU professor was convicted in the murder of his wife following a five-day trial in Monroe County Circuit Court.
High-speed winds caused $33,000 worth of damage at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport last Monday.
Weather delays brought passenger volume down at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in May, but the airport is still about 6 percent ahead of where it was last year.
Bond has been set at $185,000 for a West Point man accused of attacking his mother with a baseball bat Tuesday before fleeing in a stolen car.
Amonty Young, 24, managed to cut a small section of spiral razor-wire fence surrounding the interior section of the jail's prisoner yard and squirm through before climbing over a gate and another strip of barbed wire around the exterior fence shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.
1. Former coach pleads guilty to sex crime with student COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Bite mark evidence in local death row case under scrutiny, again COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Arrest report 5-4-16 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Man arrested in Cotton District rape, assault STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY