The state has denied a Columbus group's charter school proposal but local organizers say they will continue their push to open another public education option for city children.
Four people have been arrested by Clay County deputies and face charges involving sale of or intent to distribute drugs.
A Republican showdown for U.S. Senate takes center stage as Mississippians vote today in midterm congressional primaries. Polls are open until 7 p.m.
Oktibbeha County supervisors agreed to split an $8,000 fee with Mississippi State University to assess potential repairs at Miss. Horse Park Monday after pledging $4,000 and in-kind services for harness track fixes in April.
The federal government is proposing that Mississippi's carbon dioxide emissions from power plants be 38 percent lower by year 2030 compared to 2005.
Dr. James Keeton, dean of the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a Columbus native, said Monday that he will retire as of June 30, 2015.
How old is too old for a colonoscopy? A surprising number of people older than 75 haven't ever been screened for colon cancer -- and researchers reported Monday that it's not too late for them to get caught up.
Which scares you more: Hurricane Victor or Hurricane Victoria?
Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.
A band of hackers implanted viruses on hundreds of thousands of computers around the world, secretly seized customer bank information and stole more than $100 million from businesses and consumers, the Justice Department said Monday in announcing charges against the Russian man accused of masterminding the effort.
King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced damaging scandals amid the nation's financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favor of his more popular son so that fresh royal blood can rally the nation.
Peru's president is indefinitely postponing plans to forcibly eradicate coca fields in the world's top cocaine-producing valley.
A Washington state couple in their 80s say they managed to spook a would-be robber who burst into their home shortly after they returned from a Tacoma casino where they won $500.
When sheriff's deputy Ramon Charley Armendariz hanged himself, he left behind a house full of questions.
President Barack Obama called on Congress Tuesday to back a $1 billion effort to boost the U.S. military presence across Europe, as he sought to ease anxiety among NATO allies who are wary of Russia's threatening moves in Ukraine.
City officials have made a finalized list of infrastructure improvement projects public in advance of their meeting Tuesday, when councilmen will consider a $5 million bond issue to finance road, drainage and sidewalk deficiencies.
As candidates, issues and technology changed over the past decade in Oktibbeha County, Myles Carpenter remained a constant figure in local elections.
POLICOM's latest annual economic strength rankings have Columbus just outside the top 10 micropolitan statistical areas in the United States.
1. West Point man arrested for firing shots outside Falcon Field during game COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. CPD hopes more positive interactions will build trust between officers, citizens COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Annex demo could make way for courthouse expansion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Fire displaces families in Brooksville Gardens STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY