Education is the driving force behind economic development and the key to producing a stronger, more recession-proof Mississippi, state Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Hank Bounds told the Rotary Club Tuesday afternoon at the Country Club of Columbus.
BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.
From Tunica in the north to Natchez in the south, the river is chasing people from their homes, threatening crops in the agricultural areas of the impoverished Delta counties, shuttering casinos and bringing heartbreak.
GREENVILLE -- As the crest in the Mississippi River rolls toward the heart of the Delta, the great flood of 1927 is on a lot of minds.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Forecasters say the Mississippi River could crest late today at Memphis -- hours sooner than previously predicted -- but the mayor says the city's ready for it.
Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.
The dramatic, late-night demolition of a levee sent water pouring onto thousands of acres of Missouri farmland Tuesday, but did nothing to ease the risk of more trouble downstream in some parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Mississippians impacted by the 9/11 terror attacks say they're relieved Osama bin Laden is dead, although his demise doesn't alter their memories of a day that jolted Americans' sense of security.
The post office is gone. The school is gone. City Hall is gone. Most of the churches are gone. Nearly every building in Smithville is gone -- or so heavily damaged they will have to be demolished.
Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are wrapping up restoration efforts following a series of deadly storms that swept through the cooperative's service territory in late April.
Here are the people killed by severe storms in Mississippi during this past week, according to lists provided by coroners and law enforcement officers.
Mississippi's death toll has climbed to 35 from this week's violent storms.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has received confirmation from the National Weather Service in Memphis that an EF-5 tornado with winds up to 205 mph struck the city of Smithville in Monroe County Wednesday afternoon.
Survivors picked through rubble Thursday in Smithville, a northeastern Mississippi town that was mostly flattened by violent storms that roared through the South a day earlier.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency has now received confirmation of 32 storm related deaths and more than 120 injuries from severe weather that moved through the state Tuesday morning through last night.
Gov. Robert Bentley is deploying about 1,400 Alabama National Guardsmen to provide assistance to the Alabama counties impacted by the severe weather.
Fierce storms that spawned tornadoes roared across the South, killing at least 85 people as they wiped out homes and businesses, forced a nuclear power plant to use backup generators and even prompted the evacuation of a National Weather Service office.
The death toll is expected to rise today after a devastating tornado Wednesday left the north Monroe County community of Smithville in shambles.
Photographers capture images of the devastation from tornadoes in Smithville, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The University of Alabama has canceled classes for Thursday and suspended normal operations on campus after a deadly storm swept through the city.
1. Parents' complaints lead to investigation of CMSD special education department COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD could look to other districts for success COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY