Be careful what you put on social media, what you choose to keep a record of, what kind of information is vulnerable and therefore should be carefully protected from the ruinous reach of hackers.
Some people leave home and become famous.
Dennis Bailey, better known simply as "Cookie," became a local celebrity mainly sticking around.
It is a far cry from the $7-million-plus House Ways & Means Chairman Jeff Smith, R-Columbus, hoped to bring home for three local projects, but one project will be completed while two others will receive enough money to keep moving forward.
Each January, the Mississippi Legislature convenes in Jackson and collectively loses its mind for a few months. The session ends in April - and not a nanosecond too soon - giving Mississippians a couple of months to contemplate the impending carnage that will ensue on July 1, when the new laws go into effect.
The 2016 Mississippi legislative session ended this morning.
Unemployment in the four Golden Triangle counties has decreased for the second straight month, according to labor market data released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Although he is careful not to call himself a Republican -- as a journalist, he maintains that party associations are the enemy of objectivity -- there is little doubt that Wyatt Emmerich is a fiscal conservative through and through.
When Tess and I bought a house near downtown Columbus, I can't say we weren't warned.
A big dip in the stock market at the end of 2015 meant fewer "happy returns" on Lowndes County's $30-million-plus hospital trust fund, supervisors learned Friday during their regular board meeting.
It was Thursday morning, less than 24 hours before Dudley Bearden returned to competitive tennis for the first time in eight years.
At noon Wednesday, a half hour into a student sit-in on the front steps of Lee Hall, a small group of reporters were led through a side entrance and up to the fourth floor of the beautifully-renovated old building where the office of Mississippi State University President Dr. Mark Keenum is located.
Like a lot of 17-year-olds, Johanna Jones Uwusu isn't entirely sure what she'll ultimately do for a living.
We do not know its name or even its gender, yet for the past two weeks the biggest celebrity in these parts has been a red-tailed boa constrictor that somehow escaped from its Starkville home on March 18.
At a time when similar events in the South have been declining over the past few years, the Columbus Spring Pilgrimage continues to grow and prosper.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors spent its Monday meeting discussing cleanup needs due to the EF-1 tornado that ripped through the New Hope area Thursday.
I don't remember much about the day I became a United States citizen. Most likely, I was preoccupied with other things, like the concept of light, for example. My parents made a big deal of it, though. There was a little announcement published in the newspaper a few days later.
Today is April Fool's Day. Perhaps by coincidence, it is also the first day of "Confederate Heritage Month" in Mississippi.
Nine years ago, during Delbert Hosemann's first campaign for Mississippi Secretary of State, the only thing that stuck with most Mississippians outside of Hosemann's hometown of Vicksburg was his unusual name.
Unemployment rates in the Golden Triangle dropped noticeably in February.
Roughly 15 minutes after Mississippi State point guard Morgan William dribbled away the final frantic seconds and heaved the ball into the air as a roaring crowd of 7,094 at Humphrey Coliseum erupted in celebration of a 74-72 victory against Michigan State, Spartans' coach Suzy Merchant sat before her post-game press conference with a glum trio of players.
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