Severstal Columbus has been sold to Steel Dynamics Inc., an Indiana-based steel producer and metal recycler. The plant, which sits on 1,400 acres near Airport Road, was sold by its Russian owners for $1.62 billion, according to a Steel Dynamics statement Tuesday.
There aren't too many 18-year-olds -- or Vernon, Alabama, natives -- who've traveled to more than 15 countries. Aside from the jet lag, Thomas Covington is soaking up every minute of being a globe-trotting motorcross racer.
Starkville aldermen specifically removed same-sex partners from the city's new plus-one insurance coverage Tuesday after an hour-long public comment session that yielded support of the move from the city's religious base and sharp criticism from those who self-identified as members of Starkville's LGBT community.
Columbus councilmen have unanimously approved an ordinance regulating the leasing of property for large events where alcohol is served.
Rotted wood and leaning windows along the north end of the Vernon municipal complex have been resolved.
The primary season just ended and the general election campaign now unfolding looks the same to Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, tea party favorite, foe of immigration legislation and the only Republican senator running in 2014 without a ballot opponent of any stripe.
The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures -- the most dangerous kind of obesity -- has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study.
Democratic former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers said Tuesday that if he's elected to the Senate, he will support a bill requiring employers to pay women and men the same amount for doing the same jobs.
The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."
Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic State militants.
A 26-year-old Texas woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for travelling with seven pounds of crystal meth hidden in the drive shaft of her vehicle.
More of the world's children are surviving to their fifth birthday, but 6.3 million still died last year, mostly from preventable causes, the U.N. children's agency said Tuesday.
President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war.
Lowndes County residents will pay the same in ad valorem taxes next year that they pay now, and county employees will receive a raise in October.
Lowndes County is filing to lift an automatic stay of payment to collect delinquent taxes from Sanderson Plumbing, which filed for bankruptcy last year.
A special election will be held Nov. 4 to fill the Mississippi Senate seat left vacant when Terry Brown died this month.
Attorneys needed one day and two witnesses to make the case for annexing 3.5 miles of territory into the city of Columbus. There is no timetable on when Lowndes County Chancery Judge Kenneth Burns will make a ruling, but the city rested its case Monday after several hours of testimony.
While their city counterparts are struggling to find money for pay raises and bailout struggling departments, Oktibbeha County supervisors approved an across-the-board, 3 percent cost-of-living adjustment for its employees Monday without increasing the county's operational tax levy.
Starkville aldermen are expected to approve a $60,000 loan to Starkville Parks Commission today so the group, which ran out of money for September's payroll and public retirement payments, can get above water before the end of the fiscal year.
1. 'Stan the Man' retires COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Boys and Girls Club ready for first off-site program COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Consultant brings fresh eyes to short-staffed CPD COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. 2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY