An American man who is marking four years in prison in Cuba has written a letter to President Barack Obama asking the president to get personally involved in securing his release.
President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, on Tuesday was granted permission to stay in the United States.
Entombed at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in an upended tugboat for three days, Harrison Odjegba Okene begged God for a miracle.
With the advent of 3-D printers capable of producing plastic weapons, the House voted Tuesday to renew a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines.
olkswagen turns off some employees' email 30 minutes after their shifts end. Goldman Sachs is urging junior staff to take weekends off. BMW is planning new rules that will keep workers from being contacted after hours.
Government subsidies to help Americans buy insurance under the health care overhaul may be vulnerable to fraud, a Treasury Department watchdog warned on Tuesday in the latest indication that troubles are far from over for President Barack Obama's signature legislation.
The Lowndes County School District may be months away from deciding on a location for the proposed career tech center, but the choices have been narrowed to two.
Fifteenth Street South is a thoroughfare used every day by truck drivers from Waste Pro, MMC Materials and APAC as they go to and leave plants in Columbus. It's only been about a year since the road was last milled and repaved, but portions of it have already deteriorated.
Columbus residents may have an alternative option for Internet and cable television services next year. City councilmen approved paying a consultant $12,000 to negotiate re-upping Columbus' contract with Cable One, which is up for renewal in June, and to work with AT&T to bring its digital services to the city.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a disciplinary action against Starkville Police Department Master Sgt. Shawn Word after a closed-door meeting with police officials.
Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies arrested Dana Jones Roberson, 54, of Starkville, after he allegedly caused a head-on, multi-car collision Saturday that resulted in numerous injuries.
A memorial service for former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain will be held Friday at the state Capitol in Jackson, and the funeral will be Saturday in Natchez.
Lowndes County now has stricter guidelines on its brush and debris pickup procedure. Supervisors on Monday passed a policy stating crews who handle those duties will no longer gather large trees, stumps, tires or household garbage.
Lowndes County employees will save on medical insurance costs after supervisors opted to transition from a fully-insured to a self-insured system.
Former Mississippi Gov. Bill Allain, a Democrat who appointed significant numbers of women and minorities to government jobs and strengthened the executive branch by removing legislators from state boards, died Monday. He was 85.
For Columbus residents that are in the spirit of giving this holiday season, there are still several opportunities to donate to those in need.
East Mississippi Community College will break ground on a new student union at its Mayhew campus early next year, President Rick Young told Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, after the school successfully lobbied area counties for financial pledges this summer.
Seeking to move past its website woes, the Obama administration is launching a two-pronged health care strategy this month aimed at avoiding enrollment snafus come January while also trying to refocus the public's attention on broader benefits of the sweeping law.
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