It was a good day to be the new guy.
Columbus officials have acknowledged a local nightclub's long history of violent altercations, and they say they are committed to doing something about it.
Columbus Ward 2 councilman Joseph Mickens qualified as a Democrat, while Golden Triangle Planning and Development District director for computing services Tim Heard will run as an independent.
A group of local community leaders fighting homelessness in the Golden Triangle is picking up the pace.
Lowndes County supervisors approved a resolution requesting the state's permission to pay the last of the county's debris clean-up expenses from an April 2014 storm.
A coalition of three supervisors rebuked an attempt to discuss OCH Regional Medical Center finances in executive session Monday.
The three-person Starkville Audit and Budget Committee told city department heads not to expect across-the-board pay increases for workers.
Election matchups for a variety of county-level seats began taking shape Monday as 21 candidates filed qualification paperwork to enter this year's race.
The price of oil plunged again Monday and fell below $50 a barrel for the first time since April 2009.
Trips in Europe or Asia should be cheaper for Americans this year. Thank a stronger dollar.
Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker will serve as presiding office of the U.S. Senate during the first day of the 114th Congress, which convenes today.
A Mississippi congressman who had brain surgery last year is hospitalized for treatment of a bleeding problem in his left leg.
As Mississippi lawmakers begin their three-month session at noon today, they will be greeted by groups trying to influence state policy on education standards, state employee pay raises and a host of other issues.
The White House on Monday waded into a controversy over revelations that the House's No. 3 Republican spoke to a white supremacist group 12 years ago.
Republicans are assuming full control of Congress for the first time in eight years in a day of pomp, circumstance and raw politics beneath the Capitol Dome.
Columbus real estate agent Stephen Jones has submitted the first application to fill a vacant seat on the Columbus Municipal School District board.
Christmas and New Year's Day passed without any fatalities on Golden Triangle roadways, according to numbers the Mississippi Highway Patrol released to The Dispatch on Friday.
A line of thunderstorms knocked down trees and knocked offline a portion of Oktibbeha County's power grid Saturday afternoon.
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