An outbreak of a rare form of meningitis is likely to grow after sickening 26 people in five states, including four who died, health officials warned.
Dozens of competitors have descended on Columbus Lake at the John C. Stennis Lock and Dam this week to prepare for this weekend's Crappie Masters National Championship.
A two-year-old child shot himself after being left unattended in a room with a loaded handgun on Saturday, but law enforcement officials say they are no longer investigating the incident and no charges will be filed for negligence.
Underlying tension between Columbus city councilmen and Lowndes County officials came to the surface during Tuesday's meeting of the Columbus City Council.
President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney come face to face for the first time in this presidential campaign Wednesday night for a nationally televised debate that will give millions of Americans a chance to size up two fierce competitors in a moment of high-risk theater.
A judge has ruled that Pennsylvania voters won't have to show photo identification to cast ballots on Election Day, a move that could help President Barack Obama in a presidential battleground state.
Jennifer Livingston has always rebuffed personal attacks, so when the Wisconsin television anchorwoman got an email from a viewer criticizing her weight, she thought nothing of it.
Leaders of a House committee said Tuesday that U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were turned down by officials in Washington.
A multibillion-dollar information-sharing program created in the aftermath of 9/11 has improperly collected information about innocent Americans and produced little valuable intelligence on terrorism, a Senate report concludes.
Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Libya. The soldiers' mission: Set up a network that could quickly strike a terrorist target or rescue a hostage.
The $5 bill displayed for decades on Charles Fairbanks IV's wall was long a treasured family heirloom from Alaska. Now, to the surprise of the grandson of a turn-of-a-century vice president, it's also become a likely treasure trove.
The Caledonia Board of Aldermen received updates Tuesday night on damages paid to two town residents who allege the water department crossed their properties without easements to make repairs.
Federal officials are pushing Mississippi to do more to prove that voter identification requirements won't discriminate against minorities.
City Attorney Chris Latimer was called on Tuesday night at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting to explain why, in the case of a veto, abstentions count toward an override.
Columbus post offices kicked off breast cancer awareness month Monday with pink, pink, everywhere, from pink-frosted doughnuts for customers to pink balloons competing for space with envelopes and parcels in the Bluecutt Road facility's lobby.
Oktibbeha County parents got their first glimpse Monday night of the woman tasked with getting their schools back on track following last week's state takeover.
Linda Marlbrough may be the only instructor in the history of Greater Columbus Learning Center to need a police escort when she leaves the building. Then again, she carries precious cargo -- two locked boxes containing authentic moon rocks that are both ageless and priceless.
Every Supervisor at the table seemed to agree: Oktibbeha County needs a comprehensive plan.
A committee appointed by the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors will soon begin discussions on the expansion of a steel company and county water service.
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2. Jeb Bush to attend Egg Bowl STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Vasquez murder: Vasquez's family responds to Martinez's release COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Carleton joins Oxford police force COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Christmas festivities planned for downtown Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY