Altering the course of U.S social policy, Maine and Maryland became the first states to approve same-sex marriage by popular vote, while Washington state and Colorado set up a showdown with federal authorities by legalizing recreational use of marijuana.
The Oktibbeha County School District has authorized a lease agreement for its portion of 16th section land that includes part of the Oktibbeha County Lake.
By its normal standards, Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting figured to be a low-key affair.
As Columbus officials wait patiently to hear from the U.S. Department of Justice on the status of its redistricting plan, the city council Tuesday officially adopted a resolution to establish polling and voting precincts during Tuesday's council meeting.
As people around the nation gathered to hear results from the presidential election Tuesday night, the Caledonia Board of Aldermen waited for news of another kind -- the findings of their 2010 full-scope audit.
President Barack Obama won re-election Tuesday night despite a fierce challenge from Mitt Romney as well as a weak economy and high unemployment that crimped the middle class dreams of millions.
The following are unofficial election results for Clay County as reported on the Clay County Circuit Clerk's Facebook Page.
The following are unofficial election results from Lowndes County as provided by the Lowndes County Circuit Clerk at 10:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Josiah Coleman has been elected to Mississippi Supreme Court in northern district.
Republican Alan Nunnelee has been re-elected to the U.S. House in north Mississippi's 1st District. He begins a two-year term in January.
Republican Mitt Romney has won Mississippi's six electoral votes for president.
Republican Roger Wicker has been re-elected to the U.S. Senate from Mississippi and begins a six-year term in January.
Mississippi votes were casting ballots for president, five federal officials and five state appellate judges, forming long lines at polling stations amid heavy turnout Tuesday, elections officials said.
The lunch crowd has thinned at Trinity Personal Care Home in Columbus and all that remain is a group of five friends who have gathered on the couch to talk, gossip and remember with fondness the way life use to be.
The ball is now in the City of Columbus' court as the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors Monday voted to give $100,000 in additional funding to the Columbus Soccer Complex.
They are an exclusive cadre: Only two percent of the youth who join the Boy Scouts of America become Eagle Scouts. Over the past century, more than 2 million have earned the coveted silver wings.
Mississippi's economy is forecast to grow slowly again in 2013, after eking out just barely positive growth in 2012.
In a position usually occupied by District 5 Supervisor Leroy Brooks, District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith took District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders to task during Monday's board meeting.
2. New Hope statutory rape case to go to grand jury COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Woman charged with child exploitation COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY