A south Mississippi animal shelter says the number of pet owners leaving their animals at the facility has increased as more Mississippians lose their jobs or homes amid the sluggish economy.
We hesitate to ever recommend getting out of bed in the wee hours of a cold winter night to go outside and look up at the sky. But everything we hear and read about the total eclipse of the moon that's going to be visible across all of North America suggests it's going to be one of those celestial events that are worth checking out.
It's not a felony in Mississippi to set a dog on fire or to grind up glass and mix it into a cat's food. Some legislators, including Democratic Sen. Bob Dearing of Natchez, have tried for several years to strengthen the state laws against the torture and maiming of dogs and cats, only to see bills pass the Senate and die in the House.
Downtown West Point is only a few blocks from Highway 45 Alternate, but many motorists who pass through the Golden Triangle's northernmost city don't pull off the busy thoroughfare to see local attractions.
On Thursday the board of directors of the American Institute of Architects named Robert Ivy its new CEO. Ivy, who grew up in Columbus and for a time practiced architecture here, is editor and chief of Architectural Record.
Millions of boxes are flying and rolling around the country as online sales rule the holiday season.
Main Street Columbus Inc. and developers are pushing to revive a long-dead low-interest loan program that helped spruce up downtown buildings.
As many as 20 members of two Samford University fraternities face disciplinary action in what police describe as a holiday prank that went too far: The theft of Christmas decorations from lawns around Jefferson County.
A Mississippi firefighter with a criminal history that includes an arson conviction in Arkansas is now charged with setting seven fires and molesting an 11-year-old child.
People who wear sagging pants in Selma could end up paying a fine and doing community service work.
Prentiss County voters soundly rejected an effort to legalize alcohol sales in the county with about 63 percent of voters against coming out from under Mississippi dry laws.
The Columbus Planning and Zoning Commission lifted its imposed moratorium on electronic signs Monday.
Republican Alan Nunnelee of Mississippi has been chosen to serve on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee when he takes office in January.
The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority has received the go-ahead to build the first "green" generator in the state fueled by methane gas.
Vinny and Karen Harris recently took up tomato farming to make some extra money. But this isn't a story about the economy forcing a young couple to make lifestyle changes.
Shareholders of Cadence Financial Corp. Thursday approved the acquisition of the company by Texas-based Community Bancorp, in a deal that Cadence's CEO said didn't "provide any payout" to him or other executives.
A 23-year-old woman has been found guilty of aggravated child abuse after authorities say she fed methamphetamine and ecstasy to her boyfriend's baby.
Oxford Board of Aldermen have approved an ordinance that would allow occasional Sunday sales of alcohol.
Three banks in Mississippi got millions of dollars from a Federal Reserve short-term loan program aimed at stabilizing financial markets.
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