The Columbus City Council on Tuesday declared two city properties menaces, re-appointed Board of Adjustment and Appeals of Development Codes board member Mickey Brislin to another three-year term and tabled a request for a sprinkler-system variance from developer Chris Chain for one of his downtown mixed-use properties.
Only a little more than 30 percent of voters in Columbus participated in Tuesday's general municipal election, but those who did spoke clearly in favor of incumbent Mayor Robert Smith. Smith, a Democrat, won a second full term in office by a landslide -- 69.4 percent of the vote -- over Republican challenger Glenn Lautzenhiser and Independent Bo Jarrett.
The town of Caledonia has a new mayor. In fact, it has an old one, too. The unofficial tally indicates Bill Lawrence defeated Susan Bell, 239 to 92.
The second annual Tombigbee Duck Race will take place this Saturday at the Columbus Riverwalk. Thousands are expected to turn out for the event in hopes of having a "million-dollar duck" cross the finish line first.
Mississippi's governor said Tuesday that the quality of education in the U.S. began declining when mothers started working outside the home, though he added later that he was not trying to blame working women for education problems.
Incumbent Parker Wiseman earned a second term as Starkville's mayor Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Dan Moreland by an unofficial 2,299 to 1,817 vote count.
Local attorney Caroline Moore has been appointed the new City Prosecutor for the City of Starkville. Moore will be taking the reigns from Roy Carpenter Jr., who served as both the city and county prosecutor for more than 25 years.
Black people are arrested for possessing marijuana at a higher rate than white people, even though marijuana use by both races is about the same, the American Civil Liberties Union reports in a new study.
Pfc. Bradley Manning's court-martial over the leak of hundreds of thousands of classified documents has been all about secrecy and security, and his trial has taken on a cloak and dagger feel, too.
Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
The town of Caledonia is one step closer to securing a rate increase for the town's water service. During Tuesday night's board meeting, Caledonia Water Superintendent Benny Coleman informed the board of alderman that the county had two remaining steps before the increase goes into effect.
The deadly tornado that plowed through an area near Oklahoma City last week was even larger and more powerful than previously estimated -- a record 2.6 miles wide with winds that reached nearly 300 mph, just shy of the strongest winds ever measured.
An Army psychiatrist charged with gunning down Fort Hood soldiers said Tuesday his defense would show that he was compelled to do so because deploying U.S. troops posed an imminent danger to Taliban fighters.
A 7-foot alligator found in an Ohio man's basement is malnourished, has bone disease from a lack of sun for 15 years and was being taunted by teenagers on a regular basis, authorities said Tuesday.
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