More than 100 years of Rienzi history and an entire downtown block went up in flames Wednesday morning in the edge of southern Alcorn County.
A white former police chief here was indicted on murder charges in the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man after an argument.
Thousands and thousands of diverse people united by anger took to the streets from New York City to San Francisco for a second straight night to protest a grand jury clearing a white police officer in the chokehold death of an unarmed black man.
When Ruqayya Parveen's husband dumped a jug of acid on her and her children as they slept, she awoke to a life of pain and disfigurement.
Emboldened House Republicans issued a stern but symbolic rebuke to President Barack Obama over immigration Thursday.
The Pentagon says a hostage rescue mission last month in Yemen failed to liberate American Luke Somers.
Put "ancient Egyptian people" into a Google image search, and none of the resulting photos resemble Christian Bale or Joel Edgerton, stars of Ridley Scott's biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings."
The flu vaccine may not be very effective this winter, according to U.S. health officials who worry this may lead to more serious illnesses and deaths.
NASA's new Orion spacecraft streaked into orbit Friday on a high-stakes test flight meant to usher in a new era of human exploration leading ultimately to Mars.
Police body cameras have become a rallying cry in the wake of racially charged decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Missouri, and New York City, but experts caution that increased use of the devices may raise more questions than answers.
A woman suing Bill Cosby for sexual battery attempted to sell a story about the comedian to a tabloid a decade ago and tried to extort money in exchange for her silence, Cosby's attorney said in a court filing Thursday.
This week we have Columbus restaurant news involving Italian, Thailand and southern seafood fare.
Veteran rocker Jack White, known for fronting such bands as The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, will perform at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum Jan. 27.
The Lowndes County School District has been ranked above average and received accreditation for the next five years by a national organization.
Although he has suffered from Sickle Cell Disease for all of his 45 years, West Point native James Gates is hard-pressed to describe a typical day for someone with the disease.
A grand jury cleared a white police officer Wednesday in the videotaped chokehold death of an unarmed black man stopped for selling loose, untaxed cigarettes, triggering protests in the streets by hundreds of New Yorkers.
The stepfather of Michael Brown has apologized for angry comments he made after the grand jury decided not to indict the police officer who killed his stepson.
Millions of Medicare Advantage customers are fast approaching a deadline for a task they'd rather avoid: Researching and then settling on coverage plans for 2015.
The number of sexual assaults reported by military service members rose again this year, with an increase of 8 percent, officials told The Associated Press.
1. SPED parent speaks at school board meeting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus police chief retiring at year's end COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Community partnerships, technology discussed at police chiefs conference STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY