Enrollment is increasing at private academies and charter schools loom large on the horizon, with lawmakers expected to make yet another push for them in January.
With a Dec. 31 deadline looming for the beginning of phase one construction, Silicor Materials officials are expected to ask the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors for second extension.
Police released more details Saturday of a grisly murder-suicide at a Wyoming community college, saying a man shot his father in the head with a bow and arrow in front of a computer science class not long after fatally stabbing his father's live-in girlfriend at their home a couple miles away.
Spectators who came to watch horses at a western Pennsylvania racetrack got a surprise this week when three deer got onto the course first and beat the horses to racing.
A northern Indiana man who had the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan campaign logo tattooed onto his face "to make politics fun" says it's time for it to come off.
Organizers hope a new holiday tradition takes root Saturday, with the debut of "A Christmas for Columbus," a benefit concert by the combined choirs of First United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church ensembles and Mississippi University for Women Singers.
As shoppers file into stores, anxiously searching for that perfect Christmas gift, retailers are taking steps to protect themselves from another kind of shopper -- shoplifters.
The holiday season can be a time of joy and wonder, but for many, it can also be a time of despair and frustration for those in need of toys for their children, clothes, food and even shelter. To make their holidays a bit brighter, many Lowndes County residents are joining together to volunteer and give back to the community.
A controversial grant, intended to fund the city school district's dropout prevention program, was accepted by the board Thursday morning in a sometimes contentious three-hour special meeting.
For humanitarian and economic reasons, the federal Bureau of Prisons should grant more early releases to incapacitated and terminally ill prisoners, two advocacy groups say in a report depicting current policies as sometimes "cruel as well as senseless."
In a surprise ruling in one of the most high-profile disasters in aviation history, a French appeals court Thursday overturned manslaughter convictions against Continental Airlines and a mechanic for the 2000 crash of an Air France Concorde that killed 113 people.
The United Nations has voted overwhelmingly to recognize a Palestinian state, but the Palestinians still face enormous limitations: They don't control their borders, airspace or trade, they have separate and competing governments in Gaza and the West Bank, and they have no unified army or police.
Two high school students have been arrested in connection to the recent string of auto burglaries in Oktibbeha County.
The funeral for state Sen. Bennie Turner is scheduled for Monday in his hometown of West Point.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said this week that he believes most teenagers know how to obtain and use contraception, but too many are failing to do so.
The future of Twinkies is virtually assured.
For the first time, scientists have figured out how to determine the age of a lobster -- by counting its rings, like a tree.
Main Street Columbus has a new director. Atlanta native Nickie Nicholson will begin work as director on Dec. 10, replacing Amber Brislin. The Main Street board announced Nicholson's hiring on Wednesday via a press release.
The City of Columbus will soon have to a face decision regarding the dumping of waste in its landfill. A recent study by Neel-Schaffer Engineering shows the landfill will run out of space within three years.
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