Columbus Mayor Robert Smith will not get a raise and neither will any other city employee.
A Columbus woman is in jail following an early morning shooting death Sunday, and the victim's father -- an Alabama police chief -- is left picking up the pieces. Brittney Foster, 28, was gunned down early Sunday in the parking lot of Buffalo Wild Wings, where she worked.
A plan to renovate Unity Park into a more pedestrian-friendly green space found support from Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, but the board stopped short of pledging financial support or in-kind services, instead opting to send the proposal back to committee for formal cost estimates.
Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services.
Police and protesters collided in the streets of Ferguson again late Monday, a day after the Missouri governor summoned the National Guard to help restore calm to the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer.
Republican Gov. Phil Bryant has said for years that one of his top goals is reducing Mississippi's teenage pregnancy rate, long one of the highest in the nation. Now, he says his administration deserves credit for chipping away at the problem.
What began as a plane crash has turned into a drug investigation after Stone County officials found thousands in cash and numerous bottles of prescription pills in the wreckage.
For nearly two months, Southern California sheriff's deputies and a legion of volunteers scoured the vast, rough terrain peppered with abandoned mine pits and deep bodies of water where the 19-year-old pregnant wife of a U.S. Marine disappeared.
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays -- "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
Police say a California woman was cited after climbing into the giraffe exhibit at a Madison zoo and getting kicked in the face.
Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in November and the former secretary of state considers a campaign of her own in 2016.
A message for new parents: get ready for sticker shock.
On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.
Pope Francis on Monday said efforts to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq are legitimate but said the international community -- and not just one country -- should decide how to intervene.
The local branches of the Boys and Girls Club are shaking things up. Former Columbus Unit Director Antoine Walker recently transferred to the Starkville location while former volunteer and club coordinator Brittany Houston was promoted to head up the Columbus site.
Frank Goodman was hired to oversee Trotter Convention Center six months before construction work on the facility was completed in 1987. Trotter was created through a renovation and conversion of the old National Guard Armory and city auditorium. That was the last time he got to see a major renovation of the building until this year.
Kim Bennett believes Columbus citizens have to invest in downtown for themselves. That's why she and her husband, Dr. Dan Bennett, bought the building at 513 Main St. The Bennetts are putting in a new business, "The Southern: A Social Venue."
The Thursday morning death of a Brooksville man at a local chemical plant has been ruled a drowning.
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