Under pressure from gun control advocates, Facebook agreed Wednesday to delete posts from users seeking to buy or sell weapons illegally or without a background check.
A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisions of where to enroll.
About three dozen passengers who sailed on the ill-fated Carnival Triumph cruise ship that drifted at sea for days are hoping to collect thousands of dollars apiece as a result of lingering medical and mental problems they say were caused by their nightmarish experience.
The perfect score will again be 1,600. What's more, the essay will be optional, students will no longer be penalized for wrong answers and the vocabulary is shifting to do away with some high-sounding words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious."
A second baby born with the AIDS virus may have had her infection put into remission and possibly cured by very early treatment -- in this instance, four hours after birth.
Geoff Edwards, the hip-looking 1970s and '80s host of TV game shows including "Jackpot!" and two incarnations of "Treasure Hunt," died Wednesday, his agent said. He was 83. Edwards died of complications of pneumonia at St. John's hospital in Santa Monica, agent Fred Westbrook said.
Quality of life is an often-used phrase from local politicians, a puzzle they all talk about solving when they get elected. Columbus Mayor Robert Smith has been elected three times now and knows the puzzle has many pieces: Infrastructure, financial stability, safety, aesthetics and many others.
Councilmen accepted the resignation of Nicole Clinkscales as the city's drug court judge in executive session Tuesday. Fellow municipal judge Marc Amos will replace Clinkscales until the current fiscal year ends on Oct. 1.
Mississippi Development Authority public relations and media manager Jeff Rent confirmed the city of Columbus' HOME rehabilitation/reconstruction grant application did not pass because publication guidelines prior to a public hearing were not met.
The town of Caledonia has taken a tentative step toward annexation. During their monthly meeting Tuesday night, the town's board of aldermen voted to have Oxford-based firm Bridge & Watson Inc., conduct a comprehensive study on what would happen if Caledonia's town limits were expanded.
It has been one of those days for the Columbus Police Department this morning. A flurry of calls had police scrambling to respond to reports of a murder, a threatened suicide, a car flying through Southside at a high speed and a pair of car crashes, all before 8 a.m.
More helicopters are about to begin being made in the Golden Triangle. On Tuesday, Guillaume Faury, the president and CEO of Airbus Helicopters, announced that the company will begin producing AS350 AStar helicopters at its plant in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.
A conference committee is needed to work out the differences in two Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bills after the House struck the Senate's school consolidation bill Tuesday and replaced it with its own language.
Starkville Municipal Court recorded a significant decrease in the number of misdemeanor, felony and traffic citation cases handled by the system in 2013.
Vernon Mayor Glenn Crawford can now collect a paycheck from the city. The first-term mayor and longtime businessman made a campaign promise to residents: he won't accept a salary until the city adds 50 new jobs or posts a 20 percent increase in revenues under his leadership and that of the current council.
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