A lack of funding from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau will not keep Juneteenth from being held for a 17th consecutive year, festival co-founder and Lowndes County supervisor Leroy Brooks said Tuesday.
Police have a suspect in mind as they investigate a letter mailed to Sen. Roger Wicker that tested positive for poisonous ricin, a Senate colleague said.
The voice of football. The NFL's narrator for generations. A master of restraint. Pat Summerall soothed American television audiences over four decades -- his deep, resonant voice and simple, understated style served as the perfect complement to the boisterous enthusiasm of John Madden, his partner in a celebrated pairing that lasted half of the NFL player-turned-announcer's career.
A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence.
Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks. Since then, he says he's straightened out thousands of dogs and cats, not to mention the occasional snake, hamster, gerbil and guinea pig.
Police and federal agents appealed to the public today for amateur video and photos that might yield clues to the Boston Marathon bombing as the chief FBI agent in Boston vowed "we will go to the ends of the Earth" to find whoever carried out the deadly attack.
It had been a perfect day. That's what Columbus resident and avid runner Brad Atkins couldn't wrap his head around Monday night. Everything was good, everyone was happy, everything was fine, he kept saying. Everything had seemed fine.
In March, a proposal submitted to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors to fund the Juneteenth Festival failed by a one-vote margin. Juneteenth organizers remained hopeful, however, since two of the board members -- Nadia Dale and Harvey Myrick -- did not attend.
The 73rd annual Spring Pilgrimage ended Saturday, concluding what organizers say was the event's most lucrative year in a decade.
Supervisors are hopeful that refinancing 2002 OCH Regional Medical Center's revenue bond could save the county more than $1 million over the next decade.
A major earthquake described as the strongest to hit Iran in more than half a century flattened homes and offices on both sides of the Iran-Pakistan border, killing at least 46 people in the sparsely populated region and swaying skyscrapers and buildings as far away as New Delhi.
A federal judge on Monday temporarily blocked Mississippi from revoking the license of the state's only abortion clinic.
Two detectives tried for three or four minutes to restrain a murder suspect they had been questioning before the suspect wrestled away a gun, fatally shot one of the detectives and then committed suicide, officials said Monday.
In a political role reversal, Republicans are blasting President Barack Obama's plan to consider selling the Tennessee Valley Authority, an icon of the New Deal long targeted by conservatives as an example of government overreach.
Congressional investigators say pharmacy boards in nearly all 50 states lack the information and expertise to oversee specialty pharmacies like the one that triggered a deadly meningitis outbreak last year.
This past weekend was arguably one of the busiest Columbus has seen in a while. Between the conclusion of the Spring Pilgrimage and the Grillin' on the River barbecue competition, restaurants, shops and hotels enjoyed brisk business. Decades ago, Hotel Gilmer -- with its prime location on Main Street -- would have presided over it all.
Jason Wells views each day as an opportunity to make a difference. As the new area administrator for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Wells travels to 57 schools throughout northern Mississippi, ministering to middle school and high school students.
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