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.
Monroe County supervisors have told Sheriff Cecil Cantrell to work out a deal to house federal prisoners in the local detention center.
April is the time for neighborhoods to get together to fight fire ants and for farmers to attack the critters in pastures and hay fields, experts say.
Karl Gibbs defeated Eddie Longstreet in Tuesday's runoff election for the Mississippi House of Representative District 36 seat vacated by the death of Gibbs' father in January.
Health officials say at least 24 people have become sick from an outbreak of E. coli infections linked to frozen snack foods marketed to children.
Last week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed legislation designed to ensure religious liberties in the state's schools. While widely lauded by many in conservative Christian camps, others believe the legislation's impact may result in some unintended consequences that go far beyond assuring that students can reference religion over the school intercom, at sporting events or at graduation ceremonies.
Mayor Robert Smith returned from Washington, D.C. Wednesday with good news -- state senators and representatives were "receptive and sympathetic" to his attempt to secure federal funding for the Highway 45 bypass and a 14th Avenue drainage ditch project.
3. Starkville aldermen to consider annexation study areas STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Feeding the needy: Food drives lend helping hand for Thanksgiving COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Brown picks former SHS teacher for recognition STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY