Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital.
The man said he'd recently traveled from West Africa, was in severe pain -- rating it an eight on a scale of 10 -- and had a fever that spiked to 103 degrees, enough to be flagged with an exclamation point in the hospital's record-keeping system.
Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty for a Clay County woman charged with capital murder in the death of her infant.
Thousands of people are expected to visit Starkville in hopes of witnessing what could be a watershed moment for the Bulldogs' football program.
The ESPN GameDay crew has set up shop in The Junction for Saturday's Mississippi State-Auburn game.
Ninety pieces of unused equipment have made the city of Columbus $90,270.
A local church sanctuary will soon be coming down after it was condemned last month.
Police say a Mississippi college student has been arrested after bungled prank led to the deaths of two Chilean flamingos at the Hattiesburg Zoo.
Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars she was entitled to, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday.
Doug Wortham used a Defense Department giveaway program for law enforcement to stock his office with an assault rifle, a handgun and a Humvee -- even though the people in his custody are in no condition to put up a fight. They're dead.
The Obama administration's plans to screen certain airline passengers for exposure to Ebola are based on the Constitution and long-established legal authority that would almost certainly stand up in court if challenged, public health experts say.
Gay rights groups are cautiously cheering a shift in tone from the Catholic Church toward homosexuals, encouraged that Pope Francis' famous "Who am I to judge?" position has filtered down to bishops debating family issues at a Vatican meeting this week.
For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un didn't appear at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party on Friday.
The Columbus City Council on Tuesday fired a firefighter because he married a family member of a fellow firefighter.
It will now cost more money to hold an event at the Trotter Convention Center.
Each property owner that has not had an instance of violent crime at one of its events in the past five years is exempt from that requirement.
The Columbus city council unanimously voted Tuesday to transfer a city firefighter to another department after he married the relative of a fellow firefighter.
Starkville administrators downplayed a department head's prediction of future water rate hikes by saying the forecast is premature before the city receives its Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit in early 2015.
Columbus officials confirmed plans for a 13,000 square foot commercial building to be built behind the Walgreens on Highway 45 North.
1. Starkville Police to open new offices June 30 STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Some of state's brightest return to Governor's School to invest in Mississippi's future COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Suspects lead police on chase through two counties COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. County pushes city to relax Cornerstone regulations STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Childhood home of noted Disney animator, painter Joshua Meador is on the market COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY