Lowndes County supervisors Monday unanimously approved a proposal that will ban firearms from county-owned buildings and property.
Panama's president said the country has seized a North Korean-flagged ship carrying what appeared to be ballistic missiles and other arms that had set sail from Cuba on its way to the Pacific.
Sixty-one customers of the Artesia natural gas system will soon see their monthly rates cut 49 percent after Mississippi Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley signed an act approving a sale and transfer to Atmos Energy Corporation Monday.
New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
When President Barack Obama first addressed the death of Trayvon Martin last year, he did so passionately, declaring that if he had a son, he would look like the slain 17-year-old. His powerful and personal commentary marked a rare public reflection on race from the nation's first black president.
With last week's announcement that students entering the seventh grade must have a Tdap vaccine, most parents simply shrugged their shoulders and added the shot to their school "to do" list. But some moms are digging in their heels.
Tucked away behind the main storefront of Bob's Paint & Auto Body in Columbus is a shop with a couple of antique cars, one of which is a black 1961 Chevrolet Corvette -- the latest project Tom Cooper and two of his employees have been working on for several months.
West Point officials said improvements to the city's waste water system will put its processing operations on par with Starkville and Columbus.
On the third Tuesday of each month, Columbus councilmen typically hold their recess meeting, but this week they join some 1,800 municipal officials across the state in Biloxi for the annual Mississippi Municipalities League conference.
The victim in Saturday's drowning in Caledonia has been identified. The body of Bernardo Lopez, 30, of Columbus was discovered this morning, Lowndes County Coroner Greg Merchant said.
Cory Monteith, the heartthrob actor who became an overnight star as a high school quarterback-turned-singer in the hit TV series "Glee" but had battled addiction since his teenage years, was found dead of undisclosed causes in a hotel room, Vancouver police said.
Thousands of demonstrators from across the country -- chanting, praying and even fighting tears -- protested a jury's decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager while the Justice Department considered whether to file criminal civil rights charges.
A man drowned Saturday evening in Caledonia.
Despite the rising price of college tuition, local universities insist the rewards exceed the cost. The eight public universities across the state of Mississippi will increase tuition rates by an average of 6.4 percent to $6,329 per school year.
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