An effort to get a term limits initiative on the Mississippi ballot was doomed because conservative volunteers started gathering signatures but later shifted their time and energy to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, organizers said Monday.
Same-sex couples in Mississippi should not be left guessing whether any particular clerk will refuse to issue them marriage licenses, a gay rights attorney argued Monday in federal court.
An experimental vaccine for the Zika virus is due to begin human testing in coming weeks, after getting the green light from U.S. health officials.
Saron Wyatt pointed to the secluded end of her small street in Houston's impoverished Fifth Ward, where a mound of old tires keeps popping up.
According to Kaitlyn Cox of New Hope, the best part about lifeguarding is the responsibility.
Ward 4 Councilman Marty Turner says he'll turn his phone over to the city, and he doesn't want it back.
The Columbus Police Department is investigating a break-in to a local Dollar General that occurred over the weekend.
Police in Mississippi say an officer has shot and killed a man who fought and injured the officer and his police dog after being chased and hiding under a house.
It seems almost quaint now, the optimism that Mississippi legislators expressed in 1999 when they created a health care trust fund.
State attorneys say a new Mississippi law that will let clerks recuse themselves from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples is a reasonable accommodation for people who believe marriage should only be between a man and a woman.
Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation's laws.
Look anywhere in this nation born of a bloody revolution of musket fire, and you're likely to find sharp disagreement over guns.
Warning of a potential surge in anti-Americanism, Vice President Joe Biden is tearing into Donald Trump's views on foreign policy and urging the country not to follow the presumptive Republican nominee down a path of isolationism and bigotry.
Donald Trump suggested Sunday that the United States should "seriously" consider profiling Muslims inside the country as a terrorism-fighting tool.
A jury has convicted a former Vanderbilt football player on all counts after finding that he encouraged his teammates to rape an unconscious woman he had been dating.
Federal investigators promised to provide more insight as to what was happening inside the Pulse nightclub after a gunman started a deadly assault that was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
An officer with the Columbus Police Department was transported to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle Saturday with minor injuries after a suspect punched him.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted to hire consulting firm RF Outdoor Consulting, LLC of Clinton to conduct a study of the Columbus-Lowndes Recreation Authority.
It is 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Jim Nowicki and Chris Oelerich have retreated to the cool darkness of the bar at The Princess as the shock troops of another Mississippi summer make their first advances. The two men, both retired now, are unwinding after a two-week, 3,000-mile car trip through about half the states to see seven of their old buddies.
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