Peering through the chain link of a holding pen at the Cook County Jail, a man wrapped in a navy varsity jacket leans toward clinical social worker Elli Petacque Montgomery, his bulging eyes a clue that something's not right. "They say I got bipolar, that's all," he says.
The Columbus Municipal School District expects to spend more money than it takes in during the 2014-15 school year. Even so, the school board will not declare a budget shortfall.
"The report of my death was an exaggeration," humorist Mark Twain once quipped. The same could be said of Mississippi's vehicle inspection program. Annual vehicle safety inspections continue to be required in the state, but there has been confusion among drivers who may have read the headlines about the law's demise in the state legislature.
Lowndes County voters who reside outside the Columbus city limits will go to the polls next month to vote on a $47 million bond issue, which will fund a variety of construction projects and technology initiatives throughout the Lowndes County School District.
Clay County supervisors unanimously approved an inter-local agreement with East Mississippi Community College to set aside money for a new workforce training facility.
Starkville will begin to explore options Tuesday for fixing road surfaces within the Sportsplex's property that are showing significant tied to increasing traffic and the infrastructure's age.
The state of Mississippi has agreed to extradite a suspect in the gunfight that killed one person and injured nine others last month in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Vice President Joe Biden on Friday condemned the political gridlock crippling Washington, calling on Republican and Democratic governors alike to lead the nation "out of this mess" while insisting that Congress approve billions of dollars to repair the country's aging infrastructure.
A U.S. effort to discourage immigrants' repeated attempts to enter the country illegally by dropping them back in Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains.
A key Republican said Friday that President Barack Obama's multibillion-dollar emergency request for the border is too big to get through the House.
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associate said Saturday.
It's the holy month of Ramadan, when people throughout the Muslim world meet with friends and family, buy presents for loved ones and break a day-long fast each evening amid colorful street scenes.
A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.
Welcome to Barack Obama's split-screen presidency.
Former "Saturday Night Live" star Tracy Morgan has sued Wal-Mart over a highway crash involving one of its drivers that left him seriously injured and a fellow comedian dead.
The U.N. urged Iraq's leaders Saturday to overcome their deep divisions and move quickly to form a new government that can unite the country and confront a surging militant threat, warning that failure to do so "risks plunging the country into chaos."
Two Lowndes County Sheriff's Department deputies who were shot in the line of duty have returned to work. Lt. Larry Swearingen and Lt. Clint Sims were honored Thursday along with the E-911 dispatchers, first responders and fellow officers who were on the scene of the March 18 shooting in a New Hope subdivision.
Columbus Light and Water will not face financial penalties stemming from an inquiry by the Environmental Protection Agency regarding sanitary sewage overflows.
The Columbus Municipal School District Board of Trustees selected Dr. Philip Hickman as its superintendent of schools during a special meeting today. Hickman, 38, comes to Columbus from Houston, Texas, where he served as an assistant superintendent in the country's seventh-largest school district.
A Mississippi girl born with the AIDS virus and in remission for more than two years despite stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV -- and therefore is not cured.
1. Inmate dies at Lowndes County jail COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Brown picks former SHS teacher for recognition STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Slimantics: 110-year-old poster a memento of legendary MSU-Ole Miss game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Feeding the needy: Food drives lend helping hand for Thanksgiving COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Restaurant tax: CVB offers compromise on 2-percent tax COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY