Forget bad weather, traffic jams and kids asking, "Are we there yet?" The real headache for many travelers is a quickly-growing list of hotel surcharges, even for items they never use.
Lowndes County voters on Tuesday rejected a $47 million bond issue that would have built a new vocational center and a new high school, as well as numerous capital improvements throughout the Lowndes County School District.
Every freshman and sophomore at Columbus High School is performing below grade level in mathematics, according to Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman.
The Mississippi Department of Education on Tuesday released every school district's performance percentage scores for math and reading for the 2013-2014 school year. The Mississippi Curriculum Test tests students in third through eighth grade.
Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin simply smiled and shook his head. When asked Tuesday afternoon about his favorite aspect of MSU's soon-to-be unveiled $75 million expansion to Davis Wade Stadium, Stricklin had a hard time choosing.
Thirty years ago, after working a series of small jobs, often multiple ones at a time, Jo Ann Walk-Ferguson helped open the GNC in Leigh Mall in Columbus. Now, she has retired.
The city's water treatment enhancements have yielded positive results in the first few weeks of testing, but the current system's sustainability is unknown.
Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are warning residents of two suspects who are reportedly posing as police officers and conducting illegal traffic stops after a resident claimed she was taken to Kemper County against her will Monday.
A process identifying a variety of potential Starkville capital improvement projects was put on hold Tuesday as aldermen were not ready to decide if the city should identify needs in future work sessions with financial advisor Demery Grubbs.
Police Chief Tim Brinkley says he's called in the FBI to help investigate a fight that hospitalized a 32-year-old man.
Mississippi elections commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved a November ballot that lists Republican Thad Cochran, Democrat Travis Childers and the Reform Party's Shawn O'Hara as nominees for U.S. Senate.
Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.
As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Missouri, history suggests there's no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.
The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."
The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group.
CalStar threw the switch on its brick and paver manufacturing plant in June to test equipment. In July, employees began making product.
A Columbus man convicted last week of two counts of aggravated assault was sentenced Monday to serve 32 years in prison.
1. Two local nonprofits get Dutch Oil grants COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Local attorney invited to inauguration COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Man arrested after allegedly shooting into murder victim's home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Supervisors approve AbilityWorks lease COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY