Columbus got its name during a town meeting in 1819. According to local historian Rufus Ward, there wasn't much fanfare associated with naming the young town located on the banks of the Tombigbee River. Silas McBee, one of the town's founders and leading citizens, suggested the name Columbus. And that was about it.
It's only once every five years that the Columbus Exchange Club gives the Andy Morris Book of Golden Deeds Award to one of its own members.
Two non-partisan events will bring Starkville municipal candidates off the campaign trail and into the Greensboro Center for issues-based discussions before this year's primary.
He would meditate on an overturned bucket while staring up at the sky and knew all the eagles that nested nearby.
A tiny magnetic bracelet implanted at the base of the throat is greatly improving life for some people with chronic heartburn who need more help than medicine can give them.
A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a Houston-area college told investigators that he had fantasized about cannibalism and necrophilia and about cutting off people's faces and wearing them as masks, according to a court document made public on Thursday.
A gunman who lured firefighters to his Georgia home with an emergency call, then held four of them hostage for hours before being shot to death faced a series of personal and financial calamities before he lashed out.
Video of tornado in Noxubee County from Tony Sudduth. Taken in the area of Prairie Point and Deerbrook Road.
Manuscripts and personal letters of the late William Faulkner, whose original writings are a rarity in the literary marketplace, can be viewed Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York -- an event to whet the appetites of scholars ahead of a June auction.
Workers building a road at the University of Mississippi Medical Center have found 66 unidentified graves.
U.S. doctors are prescribing enough antibiotics to give them to 4 out of 5 Americans every year, an alarming pace that suggests they are being overused, a new government study finds.
Microsoft's Windows 8 software appears to be driving buyers away from PCs and toward smartphones and tablets, research firm IDC said Wednesday. That's leading to the fastest drop in PC sales the firm has ever seen.
A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college chose his victims at random, authorities said Wednesday, going from one floor to another as he used a razor utility knife to slice people in the neck and face.
The financially beleaguered Postal Service backpedaled on its plan to end Saturday mail delivery, conceding Wednesday that its gamble to compel congressional approval had failed.
A man who lived like a hermit for decades in a makeshift camp in the woods and may be responsible for more than 1,000 burglaries for food and other staples has been caught in a surveillance trap at a camp he treated as a "Walmart," authorities said Wednesday.
After a report of gunfire, Air National Guard officials locked down a Mississippi base on Wednesday, but the noise thought to be shots turned out to be a device used to scare birds away from an airport runway, authorities said.
1. Historic Columbus mansion gets new owner COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Testimony: Rape suspect's DNA found on victim STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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5. New EMCC student union to enhance offerings and provide room to grow COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY