JACKSON -- Voting was expected to be brisk today in two of Mississippi's four congressional races, with Democratic incumbents facing tough challenges from Republican state lawmakers. Polls are open statewide from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
After 43 years at Omnova, Gene Gore of Columbus has put in more than enough time to retire. And with six children and 12 grandchildren, he has enough reasons to compel him to do so. But instead of resigning to a life of leisure and bouncing grandbabies, Gore mans the union hall across Yorkville Road from the Omnova plant.
A man rushing to help a truck driver whose rig was burning on Interstate 65 vaulted a retaining wall and plunged to his death, apparently not realizing he was atop a bridge.
Following a brief bout of negative news at the local level, the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link is making national headlines for the right reasons.
WEST POINT -- Royal Trucking is moving forward with plans to lease a portion of the former Artex International plant in West Point.
Mississippi's jobs picture remained largely stagnant in September with the start of the school year giving the only real boost to non-farm employment, the state labor department reported this week.
A Mississippi State University political expert is predicting a win for Republican challenger Alan Nunnelee in the 1st Congressional District, since incumbent Democrat Travis Childers no longer has the luxury of running alongside a popular presidential candidate.
U.S. House Republican Whip Eric Cantor said Wednesday that north Mississippi's congressional seat is a "majority maker" for the GOP and he's urging voters to turn out next Tuesday for the party's nominee, Alan Nunnelee.
Police are searching for a suspect in the rapes of two women at an apartment in Tuscaloosa. One of the women was killed.
Regional banking company Trustmark Corp. said it posted a 15 percent increase in third-quarter profit as the company while making progress in reducing its exposure in Florida.
Midterm federal elections are just a week away, and many Mississippi TV viewers are being hit with a steady stream of vitriolic political advertising.
With the infusion of $30 million from a California-based clean technology company, Starkville's SemiSouth Laboratories plans to expand and bring more than 70 new jobs to the Golden Triangle.
Trustmark Corp. believes its attempt to acquire Cadence Bank - even though it failed - can serve as a blueprint for other banks seeking to buy distressed institutions not yet under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation control.
Power Integrations Inc. has announced that it will invest $30 million in SemiSouth Laboratories Inc., a semiconductor manufacturer in Starkville.
Papers filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission today show that Cadence Bank forged ahead with its failed merger agreement with Trustmark Bank on the same day that it received a higher offer from Community Bancorp, which scooped up the Starkville bank weeks later.
The Columbus City Council had already made up its mind to grant Janet Morris a zoning variance Tuesday night.
U.S. House Republican leader John Boehner will campaign for congressional candidate Alan Nunnelee in northern Mississippi on Thursday, signaling the GOP's intense effort to win back a seat it lost in 2008.
In a compromise with the Columbus-Lowndes Development Link, the city's Convention and Visitor's Bureau board voted 8-1 Monday to decrease the group's funding by $19,000.
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