State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, says a conference committee between Mississippi House and Senate members should be created this week to iron out the differences between both chamber's Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill.
Oktibbeha County supervisors face a light agenda during their 5:30 p.m. today meeting at the county courthouse. The board is expected to enter into an inter-local agreement with Choctaw and Webster counties to save money on aerial mapping services, a move board vice president John Montgomery said should save the three counties money by consolidating the project.
Festival grants will again be a topic of discussion at tonight's Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau board meeting. The festival grants committee met last week and is expected to recommend that the board make no changes at this time, executive director Nancy Carpenter said Sunday afternoon.
The proposed city bus service will once again appear before the Columbus City Council Tuesday night. Dorothy Dowdell of Lawrence Public Transit is scheduled to address the council during the citizens input portion of the council meeting to update mayor Robert Smith and the councilmen on the status of the bus line.
Photos and mementoes that were snatched up and blown hundreds of miles during a Southern tornado outbreak two years ago are giving researchers new insight on how debris is carried by the storms and how it could threaten the public.
Two firms emerged Friday as the frontrunners to handle architectural and construction plans surrounding an $8 million parking facility associated with The Mill development.
In the most obese state in the nation, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'll sign a new law to prevent cities or counties from banning extra-large soft drinks or requiring restaurants to list calorie counts on menus.
A nonprofit conservative group says it will provide free legal representation to Mississippi schools or districts if a new school prayer law is challenged in court.
The Town of Caledonia Board of Aldermen held a brief, special-called meeting Saturday morning to discuss a town employee's harassment complaint against a former political candidate, but the topic was only briefly touched upon in what turned out to be a fairly routine agenda.
You couldn't have picked a worse place -- or a worse time -- to commit a crime, as a bank robber discovered Friday afternoon in downtown Columbus.
As Lowndes County continues to solidify its presence in the South as an aerospace powerhouse, local leaders have their sights set on the future, looking for ways to ensure a skilled workforce prepared for jobs in aviation.
Most people would rather talk about anything else. But medical experts say no matter how uncomfortable it may be, thinking about death -- and discussing end-of-life wishes with loved ones -- is the only way to ensure your voice is heard, even if you're unconscious.
The Mississippi Senate adopted a resolution Friday to support Israel, but first engaged in nearly an hour-long debate about the nation's borders.
By adding 14 interceptors to a missile defense system based in Alaska and California, the U.S. is abandoning a critical part of a European system strongly opposed by Russia. Yet the decision also could provide a potential opening for new arms control talks.
They're called national security letters and the FBI issues thousands of them a year to banks, phone companies and other businesses demanding customer information. They're sent without judicial review and recipients are barred from disclosing them.
Artist Christo has unveiled his latest spectacular creation: a balloonlike installation that fills the inside of a former natural gas storage tank in Germany's industrial Ruhr region.
A Republican senator's embrace of gay marriage is the latest sign of soul-searching in a party struggling to adapt in a society whose demographics -- and views on emotional issues -- are changing fast.
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