Mary Thomas got her GED late last year. When her name was called during the commencement ceremony at MUW, she set out across the stage with the help of a walker. She is 88 years old, after all.
Ridership of the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit program is increasing as more residents become aware of the bus transit system, the university reported Friday.
The suspect of a bank robbery Thursday has received an additional charge of felony escape, Columbus Police Department spokesperson Latasha Key confirmed Friday.
Mississippi is getting $5.6 million in federal money to pay for efforts to improve poorly performing schools.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Mississippi State University student who was convicted of having a firearm on campus.
News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, an Associated Press review has found.
It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.
Heroin was supposed to be an obsolete evil, a blurry memory of a dangerous drug that dwelled in some dark recess of American culture.
An hour after a woman reported her newborn son missing from a Wisconsin home, police were questioning her step-sister -- found with a prosthetic pregnancy belly, baby clothes and a stroller, but no baby, according to court documents.
A Ukrainian man who allegedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound commercial flight and divert it to Sochi on the day of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony wanted to press for the release of anti-government protesters in his country, authorities said Saturday.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, while trimming the food stamp program that inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.
Smoke and mirrors? Russian state television aired footage Friday of five floating snowflakes turning into the Olympic rings and bursting into pyrotechnics at the Sochi Games opening ceremony. Problem is, that didn't happen.
The hackers who stole millions of customers' credit and debit card numbers from Target may have used a Pittsburgh-area heating and refrigeration business as the back door to get in.
The Lowndes County Narcotics Unit discovered an underground illegal gambling ring Wednesday.
Columbus authorities have a suspect in custody after a bank robbery Thursday. Ashby Barton, 24, of 307 Sawyer Rd., in Winona was arrested and charged with one count of robbery.
Clay County supervisors will advertise notice of intent to issue general obligation notes that would fund additional parking spaces near the courthouse and a voting precinct in District 5.
District 3 Supervisor Marvel Howard informally handed off short- and long-term Unity Park planning responsibilities to a new group of concerned citizens Monday.
An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said.
Officials at a Northern California private school are apologizing after a lunch menu option to celebrate Black History Month angered some parents and students.
The mystery of what happened to a multimillion-dollar Stradivarius violin stolen in a stun gun attack was answered Thursday when Milwaukee police recovered the instrument and blamed the heist at least in part on an art thief who once stole a statue from a gallery and then tried to sell it back.
1. New trial granted for man convicted of capital murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Slain man alleged victim in pending assault case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY