Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Henry Laws, the son of a Columbus drugstore owner who went on to graduate from Harvard Medical School and become a nationally renowned doctor who a colleague dubbed a "surgeon's surgeon," has died.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has called non-quorum meetings with councilmen on four occasions in the past month to discuss matters involving public and taxpayer interest. Splitting meetings into non-quorum groups keeps the city from being required to post notice of a special call meeting and legally permits city leaders to meet without inviting the general public or media.
State officials this month will consider nominating a place known as the Starkville Colored Cemetery to the National Register of Historic Places. It sits less than a mile from the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. No one knows who owns it, though.
Former U.S. Rep. Travis Childers, D-Booneville, re-entered Mississippi politics Friday, declaring his candidacy for U.S. Senate.
James Meredith says it was "foolish" for anyone to leave a noose and a Confederate emblem on a statue of him at the University of Mississippi, the school he integrated in 1962.
Former U.S. Rep. Gene Taylor of Bay St. Louis said it was the dysfunction of Washington that drove him to seek a return to the job he held for two decades. This time, though, he'll be running as a Republican.
Proponents of increased Mississippi highway funding aren't just going to be waiting until 2015. They'll probably be waiting until 2016.
Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
William Bost, who directed the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service for nearly two decades, has died at age 90.
For those trying to enroll through online health exchanges, help has long been advertised as just a phone call away.
When Greg Abbott was paralyzed by a fallen tree in 1984, Mark Phariss flew 500 miles to his friend's bedside. They were law school pals who swapped stories over dinner, job leads and airport rides, and they still exchange Christmas cards today.
In elections that begin next week, voters in 10 states will be required to present photo identification before casting ballots -- the first major test of voter ID laws after years of legal challenges arguing that the measures are designed to suppress voting.
Massachusetts man busted for speeding had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over: He had just won a big lottery prize and was on his way to collect his cash.
A major Chinese government news service used a racist slur to describe the departing American ambassador in a mean-spirited editorial on Friday that drew widespread public condemnation in China.
Russian troops took over Crimea as the parliament in Moscow gave President Vladimir Putin a green light Saturday to use the military to protect Russian interests in Ukraine.
For the third time in a month, Columbus mayor Robert Smith and city council members have met in non-quorum meetings to discuss matters involving taxpayers funds.
Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders is eager for the Riverwalk expansion to begin.
A former West Lowndes High School interim principal is suing the Lowndes County School District for racial discrimination.
Less than a month after being arrested for charges relating to identity theft, a former city employee has been arrested again.
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