Mississippi lawmakers holding hearings about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill were hoping to hear directly from BP executives to get a better idea about the scope of the problem. They got a letter instead.
In January, four students at Mississippi University for Women were killed in a fire at the Days Inn in Hoover, Ala. The blaze raged out of control largely because the motel was -- legally -- not equipped with sprinklers.
On June 18, Earnest Eichelberger of Macon will host the fifth annual scholarship banquet, in honor of his son, Micheal Sherrod Eichelberger, who died unexpectedly in 2005, six weeks before his senior prom.
U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Miss., says he's not on the campaign trail yet, but he was on the move in Columbus Thursday.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to grant resort status to the Prairie Wildlife Preserve.
Gov. Haley Barbour says he's asked BP and the White House to put more boats off the Mississippi coast to intercept oil after a two-mile long slick of crude washed up Tuesday on a barrier island.
Alabama Gov. Bob Riley is angry about U.S. Coast Guard decisions he says have left parts of the northern Gulf Coast vulnerable to pollution from the Gulf oil spill.
Turnout was low in Lowndes County and other north Mississippi counties for Tuesday's 1st Congressional District race, voters and election officials said.
Unofficial results from Tuesday's three-person GOP primary in the 1st District show Alan Nunnelee, a state senator from Tupelo, defeated former Eupora Mayor Henry Ross and Fox News analyst Angela McGlowan of Oxford.
JACKSON - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour said Tuesday that oil from a gushing undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico is hitting the state for the first time.
JACKSON - Gov. Haley Barbour says Mississippi tax collections have fallen short of expectations again.
Mississippi congressional candidates face the challenge of attracting voters for party primaries that follow the long Memorial Day weekend.
BP admitted defeat Saturday in its attempt to plug the Gulf of Mexico oil leak by pumping mud into a busted well, but said it's preparing yet another method to fight the spill after a series of failures.
The College Board this morning named 4-County Electric Power Association CEO Allegra Brigham as interim president for Mississippi University for Women.
Mississippi State is on its way for a possible repeat. A university student team of some 20 members took first place overall Thursday in the second round of the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.
BP's attempt to choke off the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico appeared to be making some progress, officials said Thursday as dire new government estimates showed the disaster has easily eclipsed the Exxon Valdez as the biggest oil spill in U.S. history.
Marine scientists have discovered a massive new plume of what they believe to be oil deep beneath the Gulf of Mexico, stretching 22 miles from the leaking wellhead northeast toward Mobile Bay, Alabama.
An Alabama teacher who used a theoretical assassination of President Barack Obama as an example in a geometry lesson says he is sorry.
A new company will be locating in Columbus, bringing around 240 jobs.
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