Segregation ended decades ago in Alabama, swept away by the civil rights marchers who faced down police dogs and fire hoses in the early '60s. But segregation is still mandated by the state's constitution, and voters on Nov. 6 will get only their second chance in years to eliminate an anachronism that still exists on paper.
While most voters already know who they are going to vote for in the upcoming presidential election, there may still be some undecided voters on the local front.
West Point's Donna Harris was a University of Alabama football fan before she enrolled at Mississippi State. A 1982 MSU graduate, she rooted for the Bulldogs from that moment on. Until, that is, family ties intervened.
The leaves are really starting to change, you notice as you take another slight turn around a bend of tightly grouped trees on U.S. Highway 82. It's close to 7 a.m. and you're eastbound, headed to Columbus or point beyond. Then, at the crest of the hill, it happens: The morning sun breaks through the windshield and suddenly, you are blinded.
Although his songs "Southern Man" and "Alabama" painted unflattering portraits of the South, veteran singer-songwriter Neil Young will be welcomed back with open arms on Thursday.
Republican Sen. Roger Wicker is vying for another term as a United States Senator for the state of Mississippi.
Tornado sirens will sound throughout Mississippi Wednesday, but for area schools, the statewide drill is just one of several they have already conducted this year in preparation for the fall tornado season.
It's a typical fall evening in Columbus. Hundreds have packed the stands at Columbus High School to cheer the Falcons to victory for their homecoming game. At the top of the bleachers, away from their parents and out of earshot of teachers, a group of young boys have gathered. As it often does with teenage boys, the conversation turns to sex.
Data released by the Mississippi Department of Employment Services (MDES) shows unemployment rates fell in August in every county. But the more telling data is comparing August unemployment numbers to those of the previous August.
Last week, USA Today reported that 21,000 jobs are created each month in the restaurant business, one of the few fields that seems to have continually defied the economic woes that have slowed job growth across the U.S. Locally, the economic impact of the restaurant industry seems to mirror that national trend.
For the 200 members of Mississippi State University's Gamma Zeta chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha, breast cancer awareness is both national philanthropy and personal mission. And though October is traditionally set aside for awareness campaigns, for these young women, it is a year-round passion.
A small company won a $10 million federal grant to expand wireless service in one of Alabama's most isolated regions, a five-county area west of Montgomery where it's sometimes impossible to make a cellphone call.
A statement from Britain's National Pig Association sent pork lovers reeling Tuesday. In the report, British hog farmers claim the world will be facing a shortage of pork, particularly bacon, in 2013. But some local experts say the shortage statement is somewhat misleading.
The Mississippi Highway Patrol is encouraging citizens to come to the Starkville Substation tomorrow and donate blood.
The owner of a Monroe County car dealership was arrested on Thursday and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and possession of stolen firearms.
Alabama voters decided by a 2-to-1 margin Tuesday to avoid dramatic cuts in state government by withdrawing $437 million from a state trust fund to help balance the General Fund budget for the next three years.
First, the good news: More students than ever are flocking to Mississippi colleges. The bad news? Enrollment across the state remains relatively flat, with only three of Mississippi's eight public universities showing unduplicated headcount increases in preliminary fall figures, according to a report issued Monday by the state Institutions of Higher Learning.
A former West Point Municipal Judge was arrested in Monroe County on Thursday and charged with breaking and entering of a dwelling.
Friday afternoon, Columbus-Lowndes Development Link CEO Joe Higgins and a seven-person steering committee proudly presented their "baby" to a packed house at East Mississippi Community College's Lyceum Auditorium.
The grades are in, and in some cases, the results aren't pretty.
1. Lee Middle deal possibly a month away COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Innovation Challenge gives young entrepreneurs a head start STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CAFB air show reduced to one day COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. The view from above: Flights offer insight into Wings Over Columbus acts COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Photos: Super Bulldog Weekend STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY