Chief of Police Selvain McQueen has put in his retirement papers, according to multiple city officials, including human resources director Pat Mitchell.
Ruby Hall, a residence hall that houses about 400 students within Mississippi State University's Zacharias Village, sat completely devoid Tuesday of the energetic bustle of students preparing for the start of spring semester classes.
So far, six applicants are vying for three seats that will be up for grabs next month on the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.
Despite strong state standards, Mississippi students are not catching up to the rest of the nation, ranking last in a school performance evaluation released Thursday.
Some gas station items to begin. The Kwik-N-Go next to Church's Chicken in the 1400 block of Main Street, as you may have noticed, has closed. That gas station was owned by Sanders Oil Company until the longtime Columbus business sold to Vernon, Ala.-based Midstates Petroleum Company in September.
Mississippi lawmakers say they want to reduce the number of former inmates who return to prison after serving time. However, one state representative said ex-felons could have trouble finding jobs because of workers' compensation insurance policies that companies carry.
The Tupelo City Council will allow employees to donate sick days to a police officer wounded in a shooting on Dec. 23.
The Mississippi Economic Council is redoubling its support for Common Core academic standards.
Sure, it's mind-bogglingly cold in the Northern Hemisphere. But the sweltering weather on the opposite end of the Earth has man and beast alike dreaming of ice.
The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation's schools to abandon what it described as overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the principal's office.
Faced with an empathy gap before the 2014 midterm elections, Republicans are trying to forge a new image as a party that helps the poor and lifts struggling workers into the middle class.
India chipped away at America's diplomatic perks Wednesday, ordering the envoys to obey local traffic laws and warning that a popular U.S. Embassy club violates diplomatic law because it is open to outsiders.
Dennis Rodman apologized today for comments about captive American missionary Kenneth Bae in an interview with CNN.
This was supposed to be a month of celebration for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political future. But after personal messages revealed that his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution, the prospective Republican presidential candidate is faced with what may be the biggest test of his political career.
Gadget lovers are slipping on fitness bands that track movement and buckling on smartwatches that let them check phone messages.
Local citizens with questions regarding the Affordable Healthcare Act are encouraged to attend a question and answer seminar at the Municipal Complex Thursday night.
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