Visitors to The Dispatch's building in downtown Columbus may have noticed renovations taking place in the front office.
Pearl River County Supervisor Hudson Holliday will formally kick off his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor on Thursday with a rally at the courthouse in Poplarville.
Plans for Mississippi to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides of the civil rights movement have been announced by Gov. Haley Barbour.
Two of four teenagers killed a year ago in a fire at a Hoover motel were honored at the high school where they had graduated seven months earlier.
Emergency officials say a 36-year-old Madison County man died after falling about 20 feet from a deer stand.
Robert Bentley has made the transition from physician and state legislator to Alabama's governor.
As he traveled the country working as a Thai restaurant chef, Lloyd Chanachai was saving his money and collecting recipes. Chanachai, part-owner and chef of Bann Thai on Military Road, is one of several restaurateurs who recently braved the economy and opened an eatery in the Columbus area.
Police in Tuscaloosa say two young women fended off a 20-year-old man who broke into their apartments by punching him in the face.
A south Alabama man is going to jail for killing a driver by throwing a street sign through a car windshield.
The newest member of the Mississippi Senate says she's ready to work with her colleagues, and she believes lawmakers' actions over the next four years will set the state's course for a generation to come.
The general manager of Ruth's Chris Steakhouse in Mississippi has been fired for a racially insensitive e-mail that company officials say inadvertently was sent to a Texas woman who had made reservations for her mother's birthday.
A House bill aimed at strengthening rules for school bus safety doesn't go far enough, and in some ways weakens current state law, Senate leaders said Thursday.
KiOR is awaiting a revised lease from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before breaking ground on Columbus' island.
Although Mississippi has avoided the crux of the national housing crisis, the number of properties targeted by foreclosure filings in 2010 jumped more than twofold from two years ago, a national tracking firm said Thursday.
By the time Lori Roberts was 18, she had given birth to three children, but she believes her choices about sex would have been different if she had learned about the subject in school.
Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. has announced a $9 million expansion at its Tupelo plant. The expansion will add 35 new jobs.
State Auditor Stacy Pickering says an alleged deception by a former, longtime county administrator could only have been done by someone who "knew the system."
Leaders in a west Alabama town are deciding what to do about complaints that liquor taxes in the formerly dry city are now too high.
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