A walk down the 6-mile city street named for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. yields plenty of images that would surely unsettle the civil rights leader: shuttered storefronts, open-air drug markets and a glut of pawn shops, quickie check-cashing providers and liquor stores.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum is set to begin accepting Freedom of Information Act requests for records from Bush's presidency.
Several of the key surveillance reforms unveiled by President Barack Obama face complications that could muddy the proposals' lawfulness, slow their momentum in Congress and saddle the government with heavy costs and bureaucracy, legal experts warn.
An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.
The Democratic mayor of a town severely flooded by Superstorm Sandy has ratcheted up her allegation that Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration tied recovery funds to her support for a prime real estate project and said that she turned over documents to a federal prosecutor investigating his staff.
Rodeo cowboys got to watch as about 150 runners, from a high-school teacher to a coliseum official, dashed to stay ahead of 10 bulls for quarter-mile around the Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.
A comet-chasing space probe is due to wake up from years of hibernation Monday, but scientists are facing an agonizing wait of several hours until the first signal reaches Earth.
Complaints from Vicksburg residents and taxi companies have moved police to crack down on bootleg cabs operating in violation of a local ordinance.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a Lee County judge to determine whether Justin Springer's attorneys did a poor job at his trial and on appeal.
The keynote speaker Monday at the NAACP-Dream 365 MLK Breakfast is Dr. Frederick Haynes III, the senior pastor of Friendship West Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas.
The Thunderbirds will be in Columbus the weekend of April 5 and 6 as part of an Open House, according to a Columbus Air Force Base press release.
A third-party consultant is hoping to negotiate a contract renewal between the city of Columbus and Cable One, as well as a new agreement with AT&T for providing cable television by April.
A blowtorch started a fire at Lion Hills Golf Club Friday morning.
The Lowndes Community Foundation has hired Jan Eastman as executive director of the organization.
Unity Park's monuments to key pioneers of the civil rights movement are not expected to be unveiled by the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors in time for Monday's unity march.
Ridgeland police say a pharmacy technician was stabbed with a syringe at a Ridgeland Walmart on Thursday.
A former martial arts instructor pleaded guilty Friday to sending poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and other officials in a bizarre case in which authorities say he tried to frame a longtime enemy and Elvis impersonator who was briefly jailed in the case.
Maj. Gen. Catherine S. Lutz, the first female general officer in the history of the Mississippi National Guard, has died. She was 58.
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