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.
POINT CLEAR, Ala. - Officials have signed an international pact to link the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway with goods shipped through an expanded Panama Canal.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking legislators to outlaw the sale and possession of synthetic marijuana across the state.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is asking lawmakers to approve funding for a facility that would produce renewable crude oil from trees.
Odenville has fired its fire chief after an incident in which two premature stillborn fetuses were flushed down a toilet at a home.
Cal-Maine Foods Inc., the nation's largest egg seller and distributor, said it is recalling about 800,000 dozen eggs related to an expanded recall tied to a salmonella outbreak.
Ninety new workers have been hired by Paccar's Columbus plant, as the maker of engines for commercial trucks readies to begin production by the end of the year.
In the Digital Age, more and more organizations are taking their business online, and the result is a level of interaction with the customer that was unimaginable even two decades ago.
After crossing union workers' picket lines at Omnova Solutions Inc., at least three local businesses have had roofing tacks thrown in their driveways, said Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard.
Lawmakers will return to the Capitol next week to consider an incentive package for a $500 million economic development project.
The "Tonight Show" host and comedian will appear Saturday at the Beau Rivage Theater in a benefit performance for residents who have been impacted by the BP oil spill.
1. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY