Trustees of Lowndes County's $30 million hospital sale fund officially handed off $15 million apiece to two financial firms in October to manage and invest the money.
Starkville High School Principal Keith Fennell will leave his position for a job as Jackson State University's director of student academic services, school officials announced Thursday Fennell's last day as SHS leader is Feb. 28.
One area lawmaker says he will fight for an amendment naming Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway the county school system's conservator a year ahead of schedule after lawmakers passed two bill substitutes Thursday that stripped out the provision from original legislation.
Mississippi senators want to restrict some union organizing and picketing practices, as well as local laws that might benefit workers.
Proposals to create a state voucher worth more than $6,000 for parents who withdraw their special education student from a Mississippi public school are making progress in the state House and Senate.
A Mississippi jury has found a 71-year-old Texas minister guilty of possession with intent to distribute 200 pounds of marijuana.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday declined to hear an appeal from a Lowndes County man convicted in the death of a Columbus city employee.
The Mississippi House on Thursday advanced a proposal to ban abortions after 20 weeks, the midpoint of a full-term pregnancy.
If Cupid were to have a home, it would be Miami International Airport.
It could be called "The Little Stamp That Could." Three times in its long history, the 1-cent postage stamp from a 19th century British colony in South America has broken the auction record for a single stamp. Now, it's poised to become the world's most valuable stamp again.
In a federal court ruling echoing decisions reached elsewhere in the U.S., Virginia on Thursday became the first state in the South to overturn a voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage.
The dispute among United Methodists over recognition of same-sex couples has lapsed into a doctrinal donnybrook, pitting clergy who are presiding at gay weddings in defiance of church law against proponents of traditional marriage who are trying to stop them.
With a click of a cursor, Jay Brown in Cheverly, Md., went from Male to Trans Male. A few states away, Debon Garrigues of Asheville, N.C., switched from Male to Neutral.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry appealed today for China's help in bringing a belligerent North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks.
The Obama administration has quietly stopped demanding that Afghan President Hamid Karzai finalize a stalled security pact within weeks, opening up the possibility that a decision on keeping U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan after this year might not be made until after Karzai's successor is elected this spring.
Republicans' new acquiescence to letting the government pile up more debt with no strings attached paid double political dividends: It spared the GOP another politically debilitating showdown with President Barack Obama and also forced Democrats to cast votes that rivals immediately used against them in this year's midterm elections.
Former National Security Agency analyst Edward Snowden gained access to at least some classified documents he later disclosed by copying a password from a co-worker who has since resigned, the NSA reported to Congress.
Martin Truck & Tractor, in operation since 1933, has been sold. H&R Agri-Power announced Tuesday that it acquired the Columbus farm equipment dealer located on Hwy. 182 East.
The Lowndes County School Board is in the final stages of approving the purchase of a 12-acre-plus piece of land where the proposed career tech center will be built.
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