Starkville aldermen denounced various forms of discrimination against residents and city employees, including discrimination based upon sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, with a new policy Tuesday.
Columbus councilmen will likely vote today for the city to enter into a three-year contract with a consulting firm that will recruit retail to city.
The annual elementary lottery for the Columbus Municipal School District will open next month.
The annual Dream 365 event concluded Monday morning with a breakfast featuring famed pastor Dr. Fredrick Haynes. From the death of Christ to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to Trayvon Martin, Haynes spoke on how a murder can become a movement for change.
Public school teachers and education advocates rallied at the Capitol on Monday to push for higher pay and increased state aid to public schools -- not a new fight, but one that they hope will have more success this year than it has in the past.
The Republican Party's image has changed little in the year since GOP Chairman Reince Priebus published his prescription for broadening the party's appeal despite its investment in outreach to the racial minorities, women and gay voters who backed Democrats decisively in 2012.
A South Texas police chief said Monday that two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border used account information stolen during the Target security breach to buy tens of thousands of dollars' worth of merchandise.
The Mississippi Supreme Court will decide if Timothy Pryer's efforts to gain documents related to his sexual battery conviction were illegally denied.
The driver of the vehicle that wrecked on Nov. 9 on Mississippi Highway 7 near the University of Mississippi, killing two Ole Miss students, has been charged on two counts of aggravated DUI.
A Greek fugitive who vanished on furlough from prison while serving six life sentences for being in a deadly terrorist organization has vowed a return to armed action.
Continued changes to Starkville Police Department's leadership structure could come today if aldermen approve a resolution establishing an assistant chief's position.
Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it's studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group that asserted responsibility for suicide bombings that killed 34 people last month and is threatening to strike the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
After a blast caused much of an Omaha manufacturing plant to collapse, some workers found themselves buried in debris and others scrambled for their lives.
Jamaican bandleader and reggae musician Ziggy Marley and R&B singer Fantasia will headline August's Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival.
The son of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky participated in a documentary about his father's sexual-abuse case and hopes to become an advocate for child victims.
It sounded like a Conservatives Anonymous meeting one morning last week at the Mississippi Capitol. "I'm Andy Gipson, and I'm tough on crime," was how the chairman of the House Judiciary B Committee introduced himself -- perhaps to provide a bit of political cover for other Republican lawmakers ahead of a vote on a prison reform legislation meant to reduce the number of people in Mississippi state prisons.
Fifteen counties in Mississippi have issued Voter ID cards since the window opened last week for registered voters who need to get one. Lowndes County isn't one of those 15, circuit clerk Haley Salazar said Friday, but she expects that to change as the June 3 congressional primaries draw nearer.
Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Richard Sherman's Seattle Seahawks were the NFL's best all season, so it's fitting that they'll meet in the Super Bowl. Nobody scored as many points or gained as many yards as the Broncos. Nobody allowed as few points or gave up as few yards as the Seahawks. And nobody won as many games as those clubs, either.
The nation paused to remember Martin Luther King Jr. today with parades, marches and service projects.
1. Habitat for Humanity provides home for beloved CHS manager COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Shots fired at Columbus Sprint Mart COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Area high school students earn national scholarships COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY