A white police officer whose shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old ignited racial upheaval in a St. Louis suburb has been characterized as either an aggressor whose deadly gunfire constituted a daylight execution or a law enforcer wrongly maligned for just doing his job.
At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged today from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working for said.
Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General's takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter's board remains supportive of its existing deal with Dollar Tree.
A lover's quarrel led to a woman being gunned down in a Columbus parking lot early Sunday, according to the shooting suspect's family. Tarkesha Carter, 25, is charged in the shooting death of 27-year-old Brittany Foster.
Expect to begin seeing some major road and drainage work on 14th Avenue North in October. Columbus councilmen accepted a bid from Colom Construction Tuesday of $755,394 for the long-awaited improvement project.
The Jackson Veteran Mobile Clinic was in the Walmart parking lot Tuesday. It was in town to provide counseling for local combat veterans.
The Golden Triangle sales tax revenue uptick continues. For the fourth month in a row, revenue was up in Columbus, Starkville and West Point.
Workers are expected to replace Starkville's 13,002 electric and 11,037 water meters with automated, usage-measuring devices in 2016 after city aldermen approved an implementation plan that is not expected to increase either utilities' rates.
Highway 50 will be shut down from 10 p.m. tonight until at least 4 a.m. Thursday for the installation of a water line crossing for the Love's truck stop.
An inmate who escaped from the Clay County Jail nearly two month ago was apprehended in Indiana on Monday.
In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley -- and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.
A drunk driver did not deserve "execution" by a Texas father accused of taking the law into his own hands in a fit of rage over the killing of his two sons in a wreck, a prosecutor told jurors on Tuesday.
Years of water leaking and collecting underneath sections of Vernon City Hall have created a quagmire for the city council: rotted fascia boards, weakened floor and walls, and a variety of options to address them.
A group of Alabama hunters are celebrating the catch of a lifetime: A 15-foot-long alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.
Few would recognize his face, but most knew his voice: the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live."
Eleven Lowndes County festivals will have one more year before they begin to see less and less financial assistance from the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau.
A suspect has been identified and charged with capital murder in the death of a Lowndes County woman whose body was discovered in a burned down mobile home Monday morning.
Columbus Mayor Robert Smith will not get a raise and neither will any other city employee.
1. Men carrying assault rifle, handgun and machete asked to leave Columbus Walmart COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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