Lowndes County Supervisor Leroy Brooks started the Afro-American Culture Organization, which has coordinated Columbus' annual Juneteenth festival, 32 years ago and had been its president since then. He announced Monday the dissolution of the group and the formation of another -- Juneteenth-Columbus, Inc.
A Columbus man was arrested for strong-armed robbery after he allegedly robbed a female hitchhiker.
Earlier this month, some Columbus Light and Water customers, primarily in East Columbus, didn't receive their February bill in time to pay it in time. Some customers received two bills.
Looking beyond America's post-9/11 wars, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday proposed shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces to confront a "more volatile, more unpredictable" world with a more nimble military.
A Jackson man has been sentenced to 54 months in federal prison for aggravated identity theft and wire fraud.
The attorney general's office is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to set execution dates for two death row inmates.
Mississippi's Board of Education approved new Common Core-aligned English and math courses Friday, but not before some board members objected, saying they believe teachers and students need another year to prepare.
The Coast Guard reopened a normally bustling stretch of the lower Mississippi River to ships and boaters Monday, two days after an oil spill closed the major inland waterway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans.
The website of major bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox is offline Tuesday amid reports it suffered a debilitating theft, a new setback for efforts to gain legitimacy for the virtual currency.
Federal prosecutors across the United States are already jockeying over who will handle any case against drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, even though it's far from clear whether he'll ever be brought to this country to face charges.
The telegram sent by Elvis Presley to his parents in November 1954 gives a glimpse into the young singer's priorities and his optimism, as he begins what will become a career as a rock 'n' roll icon and cultural phenomenon.
Rep. John Dingell, who played a key role in some of the biggest liberal legislative victories of the past 60 years, said Monday that he will not try to add to what is already the longest congressional career in history.
The nation's governors emerged from a meeting with President Barack Obama on Monday claiming harmony, only to immediately break into an on-camera partisan feud in front of the West Wing.
Less than two weeks after a federal judge declared Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional, a new effort has been launched in the South seeking to build wider acceptance of gay and lesbian couples in the hope of overturning similar bans across the region.
The Columbus Soccer Complex, which opened in 2012, has been a benefit for people young and old in Columbus and Lowndes County, but there's a select group of people that deserves its own 'Field of Dreams.'
A disabled woman sat in the dark of her Southside home last week. Cold, alone and with only threadbare clothing to protect her from the cold, she had nowhere to turn. Her lights, water and gas had been turned off when she unable to pay the bill. With no family to aid her she made a desperate phone call. And luckily for that woman, Glenda Buckhalter was on the other end of the line.
House Republicans intent on highlighting the woes of President Barack Obama's health care law need to look no further than their own back yards, some of which are traditionally liberal strongholds.
With possibly hundreds of thousands of rape kits untested across the country, a number of states are proposing legislation to address backlogs that in at least one case dates back nearly three decades.
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