The Washington National Cathedral had been ready to embrace same-sex marriage for some time, though it took a series of recent events and a new leader for the prominent, 106-year-old church to announce Wednesday that it would begin hosting such nuptials.
Officials with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards say more Mississippi teachers are seeking certification from the group, and that could be good news for students.
Incumbent Fred Stewart will have some competition in the race for the Ward 4 City Council in the upcoming municipal election. Columbus business owner Marty Turner, 35, qualified for the election on Tuesday.
A Democratic state lawmaker said Wednesday he's filing a resolution that urges Mississippi's entire congressional delegation to support federal spending for Hurricane Sandy recovery.
Agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department Narcotic Division are still looking for seven people after a Wednesday drug round-up that resulted in the arrest of 10 people.
Starkville authorities are searching for two people in connection with a stolen credit card.
The Obama administration is sitting down with gun owners groups -- including the National Rifle Association -- as officials look at ways to curb gun violence.
The United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home in a place that is often unlocked, according to a report released Wednesday by two of the nation's leading health research institutions.
Too intimidated to fill out your tax return without help? Join the club. At nearly 4 million words, the U.S. tax law is so thick and complicated that businesses and individuals spend more than 6 billion hours a year complying with filing requirements, according to a report Wednesday by an independent government watchdog.
Afraid of looking like a world-class ingrate, AIG on Wednesday decided against suing the federal government over the $182 billion bailout that saved the giant insurance company from collapse.
Jack Lew, President Barack Obama's nominee for treasury secretary, is a premier federal budget expert who would take the helm of the government's main agency for economic and fiscal policy just as the administration girds itself for a new confrontation with congressional Republicans over the nation's debt and deficits.
Burr & Forman LLP Birmingham partner, Jason Woodard will be sworn into office on January 16, 2013 as a bankruptcy judge in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Mississippi.
A day after ESPN cameras lingered on her, announcers piled on compliments and at least one pro athlete made an online pass at her, Twitter was still abuzz Tuesday about former Miss Alabama USA Katherine Webb, who is dating Crimson Tide championship quarterback AJ McCarron.
Agents with the Lowndes County Sheriff's Narcotics Division conducted a major round-up this morning, issuing 44 warrants for 17 people, including a city employee.
Rep. David Gibbs, D-West Point, resigned from the Mississippi House of Representatives Tuesday during the opening day of the state's legislative session, ending more than 21 years of representing the people of Clay County and surrounding areas.
With the municipal elections fast approaching, incumbents and challengers will battle for mayor, council and aldermen positions. But the perks of the job are not always financial.
1. Wife, mother-in-law of missing New Hope man charged with murder COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Nepali MUW student returns home for summer COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. CMSD holding budget hearing tonight COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY