Gilberto Ramos wanted to leave his chilly mountain village for the United States to earn money to treat his mother's epilepsy.
The Obama administration is condemning the killing of a Palestinian teenager as a "despicable act" and is calling on the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority Board is searching for a new leader after John Hardy retired as director Monday.
The board members of the Columbus Municipal School District emerged from a five-and-a-half-hour executive session Wednesday without making a decision on who to hire as the district's schools superintendent.
For some residents of Columbus, a question about Independence Day prompts a question of their own: Which one?
Main Street in Columbus has a new tenant. The law firm of Crowell Gillis & Cooper is now located at 322 Main St.
A Columbus man has been arrested and charged with robbing two Columbus hotels.
Independence Day is awesome. It's summertime, there are BBQ's to attend, friends to catch up with, good food and drink and, of course, fireworks.
No injuries were reported after a blaze destroyed a house in downtown Artesia on Wednesday morning.
A battle is brewing over how Starkville should use almost $500,000 in over-collected school district taxes after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins opined that the city should take legal avenues to keep the money for itself during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.
The Starkville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a local resident allegedly connected to a June 27 voyeurism incident.
Starkville officers are searching for the last of three alleged payroll check scammers after two men were arrested Tuesday.
The blood is not the most jarring part of the photograph taken shortly after the bomb blew off Marine Gunnery Sgt. Brian Meyer's leg and hand. It's his smile.
A onetime Army Ranger and former CEO of a Fortune 500 consumer products company, Robert McDonald may face his toughest challenge yet in fixing the huge, scandal-plagued Veterans Affairs Department.
Conservative Republicans claimed victory this week in the Supreme Court ruling on religious freedom and the White House's acceptance that an immigration overhaul won't happen this year. Today's victories could haunt the GOP in two years' time, as the party's presidential nominee looks for much-needed support among women and Hispanics in the 2016 election.
U.S. and Japanese scientists who reported that they'd found a startlingly simple way to make stem cells withdrew that claim Wednesday, admitting to "extensive" errors in the research.
Supersized isn't just for french fries.
1. Starkville Walmart murder suspect had criminal history STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Officer fired for pointing gun at subdued suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Former Starkville Parks head arrested for embezzling $21K STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Bullet from Walmart shooting passed through bystander's jacket STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY