A bungled execution in Oklahoma in which the condemned prisoner writhed and moaned as he received a lethal injection outraged death-penalty opponents, invited court challenges and attracted worldwide attention.
A proposed board motion would enter the city into negotiations with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates for preliminary assessments.
Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.
Barry Crump, a senior at West Lowndes High School, ponders a question during a mock interview event on Thursday.
Her son's killer stood on a chair on the gallows, his hands shackled, the noose around his neck. Hundreds crowded outside the jailhouse in a northern Iranian town to see if the mother, Samereh Alinejad, would exercise her right to kick the chair out from under him to let him hang.
The Mississippi Supreme Court will let stand a lower court ruling that upheld the firings of Lynn Wright and Stacey Hester by the Lowndes County School Board.
The former manager of a Columbus apartment complex has been arrested and charged with embezzlement for the second time in two months.
Woodflour Corporation of Chicago has made a $2.75 million offer to purchase the Columbus company that began manufacturing toilet seats on Tuffy Lane Road in 1940.
After searching for part of four days, searchers found the body Thursday of an 8-year-old boy killed in one of the tornadoes that tore through Mississippi earlier in the week.
Sixty-two students were arrested Thursday after police said they broke into their high school overnight for a senior class prank, urinating in hallways, greasing doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taping hot dogs to lockers.
New figures show 61,494 Mississippi residents have signed up for private health insurance using a federal government website, out of more than 117,000 who were eligible.
Gov. Phil Bryant has signed more than 100 bills that fund state government and assorted other proposals that passed during the final days of the 2014 legislative session in early April.
Aldermen signaled their support Thursday for a small budget request to finish a two-year computer upgrade process for the Starkville Municipal Court system but said a project to digitize court and city clerk records would have to wait until funding becomes available.
The president of the Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP resigned Thursday, following outrage over a decision he later reversed to give Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling an award for promoting civil rights.
American flags flap in the wind on the two-lane state highway to Cliven Bundy's ranch. Along the roadside, self-described militia members in camouflage who came to defend him from the federal government lounge and smoke, loaded pistols on their hips.
From male-only corporate jets to guys' golf outings and hunting trips, Francine Katz says her time in the Anheuser-Busch executive suite was rife with exclusion, intentional slights and outright discrimination.
Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they're cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals overturned Tuesday a judge's order to the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to re-open Co-Op Road.
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4. Locals recognizing the history, purpose of Memorial Day COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY