Dozens of children at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library on Tuesday were hopping with excitement at the sight of a baby kangaroo.
The Lowndes County director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services spoke to the Rotary club Tuesday about the department's efforts with regards to SNAP -- the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
Esther Harrison, a Columbus native whose drive to help her community led her to spearhead African American voter registration drives during the civil rights movement and later serve a decade-plus in the state Legislature, died this morning.
Rickey Cole looked out at a room full of Oktibbeha County Democrats and reminded them to stay together.
Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves spoke at the Lowndes County Republican Women's monthly lunch at Lion Hills at noon Tuesday.
The Mississippi Department of Education is urging parents to submit applications quickly for new special education vouchers.
Republican Trent Kelly of Mississippi has become the newest member of the House.
An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic State's battlefield momentum.
Nashville's Music City Center is now home to 100,000 bees as part of the venue's sustainability initiative.
Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell is ready to defend President Barack Obama's health care law before congressional Republicans who consider it a failure and who hope the Supreme Court will void one of its cornerstones -- federal subsidies that help millions afford coverage.
Gay and lesbian couples could face legal chaos if the Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage in the next few weeks.
Even opponents of abortion say it may be hard for Georgia authorities to follow through with prosecuting a woman who was charged with murder because she took a pill to terminate her pregnancy.
A white police officer in suburban Dallas has resigned after he was recorded on video pushing a black teenage girl to the ground outside a pool party and brandishing his gun at other teens.
A group of activists, clergy and attorneys frustrated by how long it's taken to investigate the death of a 12-year-old black boy who had a pellet gun when shot by a white police officer asked a judge Tuesday to rule that there's enough evidence to charge the officer and his partner with crimes.
Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has pleaded not guilty to charges that he violated banking rules and lied to the FBI about promising to pay $3.5 million in hush money to conceal misconduct from his days as a high school teacher.
Reports of two men walking along a road brought hundreds of law enforcement officers to a small town in the Adirondack foothills for a sweep that seemingly turned up no signs of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security prison.
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5. Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY