By the busload, the world's athletes and visitors rolled toward Sochi's airport and took off for home today, fresh from a Winter Games experience that many Russians pronounced a smashing success and that the Olympic movement's chief enthusiastically labeled a victory for the region and the host nation.
In 1969, Walter Cronkite reported on a CBS broadcast that an annual Environmental Protection Agency study found Chattanooga, Tenn., to be the dirtiest city in America.
When Ashby Barton came to Columbus two weeks ago to enter treatment for his addictions he hoped to bring a photograph of his late girlfriend. He put it in a box, along with some other items. The picture of his girlfriend, though, which was taken before she died in a December car crash, was most important to Barton.
A fraternity chapter at the University of Mississippi was indefinitely suspended Friday by its national organization and three of its freshman members were kicked out because of their suspected involvement in hanging a noose on a statue of James Meredith, the first black student to enroll in the then all-white college.
Starkville Community Market will offer a supplemental mid-week market this season that is expected to be open Tuesday afternoons during the market's normal spring and summer months, Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials confirmed this week.
The world's most-wanted drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, arrived at the Mexico City airport after his arrest early Saturday and was being taken directly to prison, said Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam.
Melvin Morris was commanding a strike force on a mission near Chi Lang, South Vietnam, when his special forces group came under attack and a fellow commander was killed near an enemy bunker.
Anne Frank's "The Diary of a Young Girl" and scores of books about the young Holocaust victim have been vandalized in Tokyo public libraries since earlier this year.
President Barack Obama granted an audience to Tibet's Dalai Lama on Friday over the strong objections from China that the U.S. was meddling it its affairs. The White House took pains to ensure the meeting was not portrayed as a conference of two heads of state.
Railroads that haul volatile crude shipments have reached an agreement with U.S. transportation officials to adopt wide-ranging, voluntary safety measures after a string of explosive and deadly accidents.
A class that teaches you how to eat or even the basic social skills to get a job -- is it really necessary?
Runners participating in the annual Market Street Festival 5K can expect this year's event to be a bit more colorful. The event is scheduled for May 3.
A painstaking process to make drainage improvements to a contaminated ditch on 14th Avenue North is taking a major step forward.
Columbus Light and Water board members approved a lockbox service agreement with Trustmark Bank to process mailed and night deposit electric bill payments.
Lowndes County Schools Superintendent Lynn Wright is taking his lawsuit against the Lowndes County School District to the Mississippi Supreme Court.
Starkville aldermen approved shrinking its seven-person budget and audit committee to three board members, thereby easing schedule restraints and beginning long-range planning initiatives, but at least two aldermen say they feel left out of the process guiding the city's approximately $18 million budget.
Mississippi State University Bagley College of Engineering Dean Achille Messac will transition to a tenured professor position within school's aerospace engineering department on March 1, according to an email sent to faculty and staff from the provost's office.
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