First responders are going door to door in Columbus to provide assistance, while firemen and police are checking on residents.
In a unanimous vote, the Columbus City Council put Tony Carleton into the position during a specially called meeting Wednesday morning.
One home was damaged and 12 roads are currently impassable after heavy rain and strong winds pounded Lamar County Monday and Tuesday nights.
The races will go on at Columbus Speedway. Just not this weekend.
As a last-second pivot positioned Winston Medical Center directly in the path of an EF-4 tornado Monday, long-time emergency room physician Mike Henry began running through his unit and warning patients to immediately hunker down and take cover.
A bright, cloudless sky Tuesday morning provided a stark contrast to the debris-littered streets of Louisville.
A tornado completely destroyed Springfield M.B. Church on Monday. It had stood for nearly 150 years in a field on the east side of Highway 45 South, down toward Macon.
Beverly Smith lives with her 86-year-old mother, Alice Nickoles, at the corner of Lacy and Hutcherson roads in east Lowndes County. On Tuesday afternoon, they were approaching 24 hours without power, but were in good spirits.
Loraine Osborne is a Rosie. She isn't THE Rosie, but she worked as a riveter at the Willow Run bomber plant in Michigan alongside Rose Will Monroe, the inspiration for a character that came to symbolize female empowerment and the we're-all-in-this-together spirit of the American homefront during World War II.
A former police chief in Mississippi has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for conspiring to demand money and property from people in exchange for dropping criminal charges.
The Southern Companies says the expected startup date of its coal gas-fired power plant in Kemper County is being pushed back to the first half of 2015.
Weather from nearly all parts of the country combined to brew this week's killer tornadoes.
Ruth Bennett died clutching the last child left at her day care center as a tornado wiped the building off its foundation. A firefighter who came upon the body gently pulled the toddler from her arms.
The Italian appeals court that reinstated the conviction against Amanda Knox in her British roommate's 2007 murder said in a lengthy reasoning made public Tuesday that Knox herself delivered the fatal blow out of a desire to "overpower and humiliate" the victim.
A New Jersey woman has admitted killing her neighbor's small dog by throwing it into traffic during an argument over a parking space.
A botched execution that used a new drug combination left an Oklahoma inmate writhing and clenching his teeth on the gurney Tuesday, leading prison officials to halt the proceedings before the inmate's eventual death from a heart attack.
A FedEx employee wearing ammunition draped across his chest "like Rambo" opened fire Tuesday at a package-sorting center outside Atlanta, wounding six people before committing suicide, police and witnesses said.
Hemmed in by solid Republican opposition, the Senate seems ready to hand a fresh defeat to President Barack Obama by blocking an election-year bill increasing the federal minimum wage.
An Auburn man accused of organizing high-stakes dog fights in Alabama is scheduled in federal court to enter a guilty plea.
The Alabama Emergency Management Agency reported three deaths from strong storms and possible tornadoes that swept through the state Monday night and early Tuesday.
1. Dog gives his life protecting child from rattlesnake COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. 2 dead in Oktibbeha County car crash STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. MSU blue-chip guard popped for DUI STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. CPD welcomes 11 new officers to force COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY