A member of the Columbus Municipal School Board asked the entire five-person board to resign Monday night. Jason Spears made his motion after the board voted against several expenditures for school improvements that would have totaled $1.1 million.
Four Social Security judges are headed to Capitol Hill to face accusations they rubber-stamped claims for disability benefits, approving billions of dollars in payments from the cash-strapped program.
Thunderstorms pushing across Mississippi have produced high winds and hail, but Oxford appears to have dodged a tornado warning and ominous looking clouds with no damage.
A Republican congressman from north Mississippi is recovering from brain surgery.
Republican U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel promised Monday to protect naval shipbuilding despite a national debt he views as the greatest threat to American security, while incumbent Thad Cochran focused on his record of helping Mississippi farmers.
Former presidential candidate Ron Paul on Monday added his name to the list of tea party supporters of Chris McDaniel's effort to deny longtime Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi a seventh term.
A top Veterans Affairs Department official is acknowledging "an integrity issue here among some of our leaders" as the embattled agency reels from mounting evidence that workers fabricated data on veterans' waits for medical appointments in an effort to mask frequent, long delays.
Patients seeking care through the G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Administration Medical center in Jackson are waiting an average of 45 days for their first appointment with a primary care doctor, according to a wide-ranging audit released Monday.
A husband and wife who went on a deadly shooting rampage in Las Vegas harbored anti-government beliefs and left a swastika and a "Don't tread on me" flag on the body of one of the two police officers they killed, authorities said Monday.
When Anzalee and Kristain Rhodes look back at their daughter's first year of life, they won't be examining blurry, red-eyed camera phone photos. They'll have crisp, finely detailed professional shots of a baby growing up before their eyes.
A New Jersey highway crash that severely injured Tracy Morgan and killed another comedian is drawing attention to the dangers of tired truckers just as the industry and its allies in Congress are poised to roll back safety rules on drivers' work schedules.
The Columbus City Council will hold a special call meeting Tuesday to discuss its capital improvements program.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission's website shows each Columbus councilman has at least one missing statement of economic interest filing since 2009, while two submissions are missing for city mayor Robert Smith and city councilman Bill Gavin.
Lowndes County has released a draft of a hazard mitigation plan that would make county and municipal governments eligible to receive federal money for projects to prevent damage from natural disasters.
In the world of modern business, you often hear about the importance of networking and you see the evidence of it everywhere -- from corporate tents at big events to country club memberships to sky boxes at football stadiums. Columbus businessman James Basson has his own version of networking, albeit unorthodox.
Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand. He wasn't seeking romance. He was seeking voters.
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