Synthetic marijuana is now illegal in Mississippi.
Law enforcement agencies nationwide are bracing for the Labor Day weekend rush, setting checkpoints and working officers overtime.
Gov. Haley Barbour announced Tuesday $82 million slated for public K-12 schools would instead be placed in the state's rainy day fund.
Fuhgetaboutit bar owner Freddie Fields has sued Columbus and Lowndes County law enforcement agencies and officers for allegedly harassing him and his business.
The Economist magazine declared 2010 the "Year of the Paywall" earlier this year. A paywall is simply refers to a subscription to a news website. The Dispatch launches our paywall today.
ALICEVILLE, Ala. -- Mississippians and Alabamians packed the Aliceville, Ala., City Hall Tuesday to learn about job opportunities at the city's new federal women's prison.
Mississippi University for Women's tenured professors' jobs aren't in danger for fiscal 2012.
Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System -- which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility.
A pistol-packing grandmother in Decatur hopes intruders will think twice before messing with her again.
Students at Cook Elementary Fine Arts Magnet School are less than a month into the school year and already have performed for a U.S. congressman.
Mississippi lawmakers on Friday swiftly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for what state and company officials call a first-in-the-world project to convert timber products to a crude oil substitute.
A Mississippi school district has ended its policy of using race in class elections after a mother pulled her mixed-race children from the school.
Mississippi lawmakers met in special session Friday and quickly approved a multimillion dollar incentive package for a company that plans to convert timber products into a crude oil substitute.
An unfortunate correlation occurs at public libraries when the economy turns sour: Budgets and services are cut just as the public's need for access to those resources peaks.
JACKSON -- Columbus is first in line to receive one of three renewable biofuel production plants in Mississippi. Governor Haley Barbour announced Thursday KiOR of Houston, Texas, has agreed to invest $500 million to build three facilities in Mississippi and create an estimated 1,000 jobs.
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Time is drawing near as the Salute to Lowndes County's Finest Committee strives to reach their fundraising goal. Their goal is to raise $10,000 for the First Responders Recovery Fund and the committee is asking local business leaders for their support.
Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.
Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.
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