A Mississippi school district violated a lesbian student’s rights by banning her from bringing her girlfriend to the prom, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, but he stopped short of forcing the district to hold the event.
Mississippi officials who canceled a prom after a lesbian student asked to bring her girlfriend told a federal judge Monday that there were issues with the event even before that.
Great interactive illustration of what the pending health care bill means for you.
The lesbian high school student embroiled in a legal flap over her school’s prom policy was presented with a $30,000 scholarship on Friday when she appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”
Students from the state’s community and junior colleges will be able to transfer more credits to four-year universities under a proposal approved by the state College Board on Thursday.
Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour on Wednesday made his fifth round of budget cuts since the fiscal year started last summer, and he warned lawmakers to be cautious as they write a spending plan for the coming year.
JACKSON — The University of Mississippi has taken another step to reduce the visibility of its old mascot Colonel Reb, which could soon become a collector's item on merchandise.
Lowndes County will lose 219 jobs in late April when the Domtar coated groundwood paper mill closes its doors.
Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.
Navistar Defense officials today announced receipt of a $178 million contract to retrofit 1,222 International MaxxPro Dash Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles with a new DXM independent suspension.
The term “home staging” has nothing to do with staging a scene for a play or movie. Instead, it is preparing a private residence for sale on the real estate market.
Columbus is a river town, so to start this week’s column, let me ask you a question about rivers. OK, here it is: Does the water in a flowing river tend to move in a straight line, or does it meander from side to side? You have three seconds, so think quickly.
Every day, the Citgo convenience store at the corner of Gardner Boulevard and Tuscaloosa Road is redolent with the smells of fresh-baked bread piled high with roast beef, turkey, ham, cheddar, provolone or American cheese. Or cotto salami and bologna or savory meatballs smothered in Mozzarella cheese.
New jobless numbers released by the state provided little good news for the Golden Triangle, with new evidence that unemployment continues to tighten its grip on the area.
A bill filed by Columbus Rep. Gary Chism giving Mississippi’s counties the authority to regulate strip clubs is headed to Gov. Haley Barbour.
Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.
The Mississippi Legislature on Wednesday approved a plan to restore about one-fifth of the money Gov. Haley Barbour has cut from the current state budget.
A former West Point police officer will spend more than two years in jail for embezzlement.
JACKSON — Mississippi budget writers exchanged sharp words Friday but came no closer to deciding how much money they'll restore to schools, prisons and other government services. Meanwhile, state Tax Commission released preliminary figures showing tax collections were 12.4 percent below expectations in February — a shortage of $33 million for the month.
2. Photo: Hwy. 45 wreck COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Railroad co. investigating derailment in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man arrested after close call with school bus STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY