Months after gun control efforts crumbled in Congress, Vice President Joe Biden stood shoulder to shoulder Thursday with the attorney general and the top U.S. firearms official and declared the Obama administration would take two new steps to curb American gun violence.
Another link between a now-defunct social media handle and a prior Twitter investigation by the Starkville Police Department emerged Wednesday, showing @BullyNews sought direct communication with a Twitter user who, in 2012, created an official account in the likeness of the police department.
The Lowndes County School District will begin conducting a feasibility study on four possible sites for a proposed vocational center.
Construction season may not be over, but all of Lowndes County's road improvement projects budgeted for this year wrapped up last week. Thirty-three roads were either overlaid, chip-sealed or given double bituminous surface treatment during the summer months.
When the Historic Preservation Commission meets next week, one of the matters they will take up is whether to approve the installation of five bus stops and shelters within Columbus historic districts.
A Montana judge on Wednesday stood by his decision to send a former teacher to prison for 30 days for raping a 14-year-old girl who later killed herself, but said he "deserved to be chastised" for his comments about the young victim.
More than two dozen body shops are asking a Mississippi court to block an insurance company's program that would change the way they find auto parts.
1. State flags no longer fly at MSU STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Local pilot detained for alcohol in Scotland COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. MUW: Flag removal will be permanent COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY