An upcoming report on Starkville Parks and Recreation will compare the department's policies to standards set by the National Recreation and Park Association in an attempt to give aldermen a guidepost for managing it in the future, advisory board members said Thursday.
Chanteau Wilson joined a growing list of Starkville employees in visible, high-profile positions that have either been forced out of their jobs or placed on probation by aldermen since the current board took office two years ago.
A Bible-quoting judge did not allow religion to influence the 300-month sentence given to a former prep football coach who had been accused of molestation, a federal appeals panel has ruled.
The Republican-controlled House scrapped a vote on permitting the Confederate flag at Park Service-run cemeteries on Thursday, a retreat under fire that only escalated a ferocious attack by Democrats complaining the banner celebrates a murderous, racist past.
Same-sex married couples can start applying for Social Security and veterans benefits for spouses in all 50 states, but there are still issues to resolve as the federal government works to implement the Supreme Court ruling allowing gay couples to marry nationwide.
Jeb Bush has shattered political fundraising records with a $114-million haul in the first six months of the year, an extraordinary total designed to instill a sense of shock and awe into his Republican competitors.
Doug Hamilton is just fine with the plans to put a woman's portrait on U.S. paper money. But he'd like the Treasury Department to leave the $10 bill alone.
FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that the agency believes it stopped potential acts of violence in the month before the July 4 holiday.
The head of the U.S. government's personnel office is rejecting bipartisan calls for her resignation following revelations that hackers stole the personal information of more than 21 million people on her watch.
American Samoa stands as the only U.S. territory to hold out against the recent Supreme Court ruling that legalized gay marriage.
A Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, man wanted by the FBI for child sex trafficking allegations in Pennsylvania was caught in Columbus on Tuesday.
New Hope resident Marie Brackin is the proud foster mother of Rocket and Meeko, a pair of month-old baby raccoons.
Busy week. First, a gift shop that has been in downtown Columbus for nearly two decades is moving out to a spot just off Highway 45 North.
Mickey Dalrymple, the former longtime pastor of Fairview Baptist Church, passed away Wednesday morning after a 20-month battle with T-cell leukemia.
Representatives of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and U.S. Department of Justice reached an agreement on a desegregation order for the upcoming school year and will jointly file a more-permanent document by mid-February, court documents filed Tuesday state.
The House has voted to ban the display of Confederate flags at historic federal cemeteries in the deep South -- a low-profile move that prompted an outcry from supporters of the flag.
Leflore County government employees will no longer get a day off work at the end of April to observe Confederate Memorial Day.
More than 50 years after South Carolina raised a Confederate flag at its Statehouse to protest the civil rights movement, the state is getting ready to remove the rebel banner.
Mississippi's only black congressman is stepping up his effort to remove all images of the Confederate battle flag from the U.S. House chamber and House office buildings in Washington.
1. Cajun seafood restaurant coming to Highway 45 COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Parents swarm Starkville middle school after false social media threat STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Lowndes investigators search for child abuse suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man gets life sentences for kidnapping, sexual battery COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. School district, business partners plan strategy for career tech center COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY