It may sound like an unlikely No. 1 best-seller for any country, but in Norway -- one of the most secular nations in an increasingly godless Europe -- the runaway popularity of the Bible has caught the country by surprise.
The Columbus City Council on Tuesday declared two city properties menaces, re-appointed Board of Adjustment and Appeals of Development Codes board member Mickey Brislin to another three-year term and tabled a request for a sprinkler-system variance from developer Chris Chain for one of his downtown mixed-use properties.
Only a little more than 30 percent of voters in Columbus participated in Tuesday's general municipal election, but those who did spoke clearly in favor of incumbent Mayor Robert Smith. Smith, a Democrat, won a second full term in office by a landslide -- 69.4 percent of the vote -- over Republican challenger Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett.
The town of Caledonia has a new mayor. In fact, it has an old one, too. The unofficial tally indicates Bill Lawrence defeated Susan Bell, 239 to 92.
The second annual Tombigbee Duck Race will take place this Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk. Thousands are expected to turn out for the event in hopes of having a "million-dollar duck" cross the finish line first.
Mississippi's governor said Tuesday that the quality of education in the U.S. began declining when mothers started working outside the home, though he added later that he was not trying to blame working women for education problems.
Incumbent Parker Wiseman earned a second term as Starkville's mayor Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Dan Moreland by an unofficial 2,299 to 1,817 vote count.
Local attorney Caroline Moore has been appointed the new City Prosecutor for the City of Starkville. Moore will be taking the reigns from Roy Carpenter Jr., who served as both the city and county prosecutor for more than 25 years.
Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.
Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents has been all about secrecy and security, and his trial has taken on a cloak and dagger feel, too.
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