Two alphas in the fight of their lives, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred with passion and grit in a debate that previewed the closing arguments of a campaign that keeps circling back to bedrock questions about which candidate can do more to strengthen the fragile economy.
More than 56 million Americans on Social Security will get raises averaging $19 a month come January, one of the smallest hikes since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975, the government announced Tuesday.
European astronomers say that just outside our solar system they've found a planet that's the closest you can get to Earth in location and size.
Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code that allowed agriculture to thrive while oil was extracted.
The first batch of men charged with being clients of a woman accused of turning her Zumba dance studio into a brothel included a former mayor and men from more than a dozen towns in Maine, as well as one each from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
President Barack Obama assumed responsibility Tuesday for the deadly terror attack in Libya last month that killed four Americans just hours after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sought to shoulder the blame for any mistakes the administration made.
There are times when James and Shirley Warren wonder why they traded the sunny climes of California for the Mississippi backroads. At least in California, they had reliable access to running water.
Harry Sanders' running feud with the city of Columbus introduced new allegations during Monday's Lowndes County Board of Supervisors meeting, a dispute that could wind up costing county taxpayers $25,000 or more.
Bad blood between Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Trustees member Whirllie Byrd, who was once the treasurer of the CVB, and Executive Director Nancy Carpenter took a monetary turn during Monday's regularly scheduled meeting.
Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvel Howard announced Monday night that he would be relinquishing his role as board president, and then seconded a successful motion that appointed District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer to the position.
A decision will be made tonight at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting concerning the re-opening of an emergency access entrance into Green Oaks subdivision from Stark Road.
The Mississippi NAACP is asking federal judges to redraw the state House and Senate districts that were approved by the Justice Department last month. The group also wants the judges to set new legislative elections in 2013, two years ahead of the normal schedule.
If in four weeks a president-elect Mitt Romney is seeking a Treasury secretary, he should look here, to Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Felix Baumgartner stood alone at the edge of space, poised in the open doorway of a capsule suspended above Earth and wondering if he would make it back alive. Twenty four miles below him, millions of people were right there with him, watching on the Internet and marveling at the wonder of the moment.
Tameka Smith has become a familiar figure in downtown Columbus over the past year-and-a-half. Quick to smile, quick to say hello, the 33-year-old mother of three has come to know just about everybody who works, lives or shops downtown.
Registration filled quickly for Tuesday's second annual breast cancer awareness luncheon at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, but it's not too late to reserve a seat for next week's luncheon at Mississippi University for Women.
It was supposed to be a slow but smooth journey to retirement, a parade through city streets for a shuttle that logged millions of miles in space.
Social Security recipients shouldn't expect a big increase in monthly benefits come January.
Pakistan airlifted a 14-year-old activist who was shot and seriously wounded by the Taliban to the United Kingdom for treatment Monday, a move that will give her access to the specialized medical care she needs to recover and also protect her from follow-up attacks threatened by the militants.
1. Columbus stabbing leaves one in hospital COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. West Point PD makes third arrest in August altercation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Younger claims Dist. 17 runoff COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Starkville, Carver Drive contractor engage in pay dispute STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY