Residents in this swath of sprawling Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs have brimmed with loyalty to Jesse Jackson Jr. over the past 17 years, giving him an enthusiastic majority each election -- even after questionable links to ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, reports of an extramarital affair and a bizarre five-month medical leave.
British tourist Michael Baugh and his wife said water had only trickled for days as they brushed their teeth, showered and drank from the taps at the Cecil Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, but they could not have imagined the disturbing reason.
Facebook is apologizing for a problem that makes a 104-year-old Michigan woman lie about her age on the social media website.
Facing heightened expectations from gay rights supporters, the Obama administration is considering urging the Supreme Court to overturn California's ban on gay marriage -- a move that could have a far-reaching impact on same-sex couples across the country.
A sale of property between the City of Columbus and a local church is still on track, although the price on the property has dropped by $2,000.
Despite a report that Severstal will scale back its investments, officials within the steel mill giant say the Columbus facility will not be affected. Reuters News Service reported this week that Severstal plans to cut its investments by 24 percent, which amounts to $1.3 billion.
A gun buyback program implemented by the Columbus Police Department will officially launch Monday. Those wishing to exchange guns for a cash payment can go to one of four designated sites -- the Walmart parking lot, Townsend Community Center, Sim Scott Park and the East Columbus Gym. The first set of buyback dates are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Congress on Wednesday that if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1 he may have to shorten the workweek for the "vast majority" of the Defense Department's 800,000 civilian workers.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen hired former Tuscaloosa, Ala. economic developer William L. "Bill" Snowden Tuesday to serve as the city's first director of community development.
Starkville School District officials are holding the second round of scheduled strategic planning sessions to define the system's mission, vision and values 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn.
A once contentious point of debate ended with light discussion and overwhelming support Tuesday as Starkville aldermen approved an alternative solution to Carver Drive's longstanding drainage issues.
Angela Verdell was appointed by unanimous vote to a five-year term to the Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees during Tuesday's Columbus City Council meeting.
The city of Starkville faces retroactive fines due to past overflow incidents involving its sanitary sewage system, public works director Doug Devlin reported to the board of aldermen Tuesday.
Education and health care will be the driving forces behind economic development over the next few decades, Mississippi Economic Council officials told members of the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday at Lion Hills Golf Club.
House members want the state to borrow more than $184 million, mainly for new buildings at Mississippi's community colleges and public universities.
Expanding Medicaid would help thousands of "working poor" Mississippi residents who don't receive health insurance coverage through their jobs, a small-town family physician told lawmakers Tuesday.
After a series of invitation-only soft openings, two new Columbus restaurants are open for business. The LongHorn Steakhouse, a Orlando, Fla.-based franchise which also owns Red Lobster and Olive Garden, opened its doors to the public Monday.
A special meeting of the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's Festival Grants Committee scheduled for today has been canceled. According to committee member Bernard Buckhalter, the meeting was canceled because committee chairman Mark Castleberry would not be able to attend.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved amendments to a potential Community Development Block Grant application associated with the project formerly known as CottonMill and its proposed $8 million parking facility Tuesday.
Evidence of an unrelenting campaign of cyberstealing linked to the Chinese government is prompting the Obama administration to develop more aggressive responses to the theft of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets.
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