A group of Columbus residents hoping to create a charter school are a step closer to realizing their goal. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board voted Wednesday to declare three applications eligible and complete to move forward.
With five bomb threats in three days, including threats at Stokes-Beard Elementary and Columbus High School this morning, school officials with the Columbus Municipal School District are asking parents to talk to their children about the severity of making false threats.
For the 24th time the lives of nearly-forgotten people buried in Friendship Cemetery have come alive through evening tales told by local high school students standing among tombstones.
Sports fans, there is a new store inside Leigh Mall in Columbus.
Officials from the state fire marshal's office are investigating a fire at Campus Book Mart that caused a considerable loss to merchandise due to heat and smoke damage, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.
In February, Columbus councilmen agreed to make the city its own contractor for a $1.65 million Trotter Convention Center renovation after bids for a general contractor came in well above project budget.
After weeks of preparation, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver is about to embark on one of his toughest challenges to date.
Oktibbeha County Chancery Court officials say they are halfway finished with an office-wide computer overhaul after Microsoft pulled the plug on future support for Windows XP Tuesday, the primary operating software for the old workstations.
How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? Explanations for Wednesday's eye-popping numbers from Medicare's massive claims database ranged from straightforward to what the government considers suspicious, as the medical world confronted a new era of scrutiny.
A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash, officials said.
It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.
The National Hurricane Center has downgraded Hurricane Camille's strength at its catastrophic landfall in 1969.
A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.
President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.
A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday that the fatal shooting of a Marine on guard duty by a colleague at a North Carolina base appears to have been an accident.
Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government.
Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fall's congressional elections.
The Ultimate Warrior put on his signature airbrushed trench coat, shook the white ring ropes, and, for a few fleeting minutes, the wrestler billed as hailing from Parts Unknown was back home in the wrestling ring.
1. MSMS reserve fund reaching critical point COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Five educators sue SOCSD for age, racial discrimination STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Setting boundaries in homes with firearms COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Man arrested in Tenn. for Tabernacle Road home invasion COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY