Paul Tashiro is from Japan and in 1945, he wanted to die for the emperor. He was 13 years old and Japanese children were taught that to die for their country was the highest honor. Japan was in a fight with the United States then, so Tashiro volunteered and began flight school to train as a kamikaze pilot.
For many residents in the Golden Triangle, Thursday will be a day to celebrate with family around food and laughter. However, for some elderly Columbus citizens, Thanksgiving will be just another day that they spend alone.
Mississippi Department of Revenue data shows West Point tax returns collected in September and received by the city this month are up when compared to the same months in 2012, while Columbus and Starkville returns were down.
he Oxford Police Department is implementing a new vehicle take-home policy. "This policy will be used as a deterrent to crime, an enhancement to response capabilities and a cost-reduction measure for the department," Police Chief Joey East told aldermen this week. The board of aldermen approved the plan.
The William K. Kellogg Foundation will select leadership fellows from four targeted areas. -- Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans -- who are working with vulnerable children and their families.
A federal judge has denied a motion for a new trial from a north Mississippi company sued by Monsanto Co. for saving seeds from one harvest and planting them the following season.
This holiday season, Americans may not spend their green unless they see more red. Despite signs that the economy is improving, big store chains like Wal-Mart and Kohl's don't expect Americans to have much holiday shopping cheer unless they see bold, red signs that offer huge discounts. As a result, shoppers are seeing big sales events earlier and more often than in previous holiday seasons.
When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.
Investigators are planning to release a long-awaited report on the Newtown school shooting, nearly a year after the massacre of 20 children and six women inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Sanctions against Iran could be eased as soon as December, France's foreign minister said Monday, after a potentially history-shaping deal that gives Tehran six months to increase access to its nuclear sites in exchange for keeping the central elements of its uranium program.
Kang Sun Bong once considered this tiny island a "hell on earth," a place where hospital workers beat the leprosy patients exiled here and forced them into harsh labor, sterilizations and abortions.
When it comes to talkin' turkeys, some would say no one knows the feathered fowl quite like your local grocer. So when Butterball recently announced it would have a shortage of fresh turkeys and large frozen turkeys during the Thanksgiving holiday, area grocery stores were prepared.
Councilmen have not formally adopted terms for private use of the Old Highway 82 Bridge, but they are unofficially using a special event permit policy for those who want to hold receptions and other private events on the recently renovated structure.
A Columbus woman is behind bars after she allegedly fatally stabbed her boyfriend Friday morning.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen placed Starkville Police Chief David Lindley on indefinite administrative leave Friday after meeting for almost an hour behind closed doors.
1. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Starkville aldermen appoint longtime volunteer to school board STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. City waives $80K debt for struggling company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY