City officials and employees crammed into a banquet room at Lion Hills on Thursday to celebrate 19 local high school students who took part in this year's MDOT Urban Youth Corps Program.
The group behind Inspire Charter School said it plans to file a letter of intent with the state asking for approval of a charter that would allow it open a school in Columbus.
The population in the Golden Triangle will boost dramatically in the coming weeks as college students descend on the area. As hundreds of students move into dorm rooms at Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University, local volunteers are needed to lend a hand.
There was no Tea Party uprising and scant new ground broken as the political speeches at the Neshoba County Fair came to an end Thursday with calls for equality from the Democrats and unity from the Republicans.
Oktibbeha County investigators believe a man who was found dead at 21 Apartments Thursday did not die from any suspicious causes.
The amount of money Starkville gives outside groups, including the Mississippi Horse Park and Starkville Community Theater, is expected to decrease in the upcoming fiscal year as the city's budget committee slashed a $1.5 million wish list to an amount about $41,000 shy of current contributions.
A small pay increase for Starkville employees is in limbo after the city's budget committee recommended to only fully fund increasing insurance expenses in the upcoming fiscal year.
At least 25 people were killed and 267 injured when underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city, hurling concrete and cars through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said today, as they searched for the cause.
A judge has freed a Mississippi couple who were jailed after they were found living in a U-Haul truck with several other people but has told the man to leave Pike County.
The Mississippi Republican Party needs to heal divisions created by a hard-fought U.S. Senate primary that is still being protested by tea party conservatives, House Speaker Philip Gunn said Thursday.
The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.
As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results today, a look at its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record spate of safety recalls.
A rabbi, an imam and a priest start praying together under the same roof. It may sound like the start of a joke, but hopes are high it will become reality in Berlin.
A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
A team of several dozen international investigators descended today on the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine to begin combing an area now designated as a crime scene.
British Pvt. John Parr set off on his reconnaissance bike on the lookout for German troops amid the rolling farmland and woods south of Brussels in August 1914.
Funding at the state level is going to make up for a grant the city lost last year for renovating the Columbus City Hall.
J5 Broaddus' temporary management of Columbus' public works department will continue at least through September after it was originally set to end in May.
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2. Eagles flourish in Golden Triangle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Man pleads guilty to robbing railroad worker COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Inaugural MUW Symposium plays to overflow crowds, rave reviews COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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