They sweep. They swab. They sterilize. And still the germs persist. In U.S. hospitals, an estimated 1 in 20 patients pick up infections they didn't have when they arrived, some caused by dangerous 'superbugs' that are hard to treat.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Friday to rezone a parcel located in the Thad Cochran Research Park, allowing developers to begin work on a condominium project.
"It's like something from a James Bond movie," a man whispered, watching in awe Friday as Stark Aerospace electro-optical technician Arzell Huggins demonstrated the company's Pop200 infrared surveillance system.
An ex-martial arts instructor made ricin and put the poison in letters to President Barack Obama and others, the FBI charged Saturday, days after dropping similar charges against an Elvis impersonator who insisted he had been framed.
Through the collaboration of a local development alliance, Mississippi legislators and a global tire manufacturer, Clay County has finally gotten a long overdue financial break.
Columbus Public Works Director Mike Pratt was found dead early Saturday.
Local officers from the Lowndes County Sheriff's Department and neighboring counties traveled to Illinois this week to participate in a one-of-a-kind homeland security training exercise.
A rusted 5-foot-tall piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the hijacked planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered near the World Trade Center wedged between a luxury apartment building and a mosque site that once prompted virulent national debate about Islam and free speech.
A national group of prominent GOP donors that supports gay marriage is pouring new money into lobbying efforts to get Republican lawmakers to vote to make it legal.
Furloughed air traffic controllers will soon be heading back to work, ending a week of coast-to-coast flight delays that left thousands of travelers frustrated and furious.
The Starkville TEA Party will host a forum for mayoral and aldermen candidates 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 1491 Frye Road.
Starkville aldermen are expected to address a rezoning request Friday which would allow a residential development project to begin at Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research Park.
Starkville's Ward 2 alderman race will now be decided by the May 7 Democratic Primary after Republican candidate Josiah Buckner dropped out of the race Thursday.
Local officials returned from a fact-finding mission in Indiana late Wednesday with optimism toward Lawrence Transit System's proposal to provide public transportation in Columbus, saying only a few minor details need to be worked out before the company can begin providing its services here.
Thousands of people are expected to descend on Columbus High School soccer field Friday night for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
State legislators will vote today on an incentive package that is expected to bring a $1.2 billion tire manufacturing plant to West Point and create 2,000 jobs by the time the multi-phase project is complete.
Internet shoppers are moving closer to paying sales taxes for their online purchases. But the fight is far from over.
As investigators searched a Mississippi man's house earlier this week as part of their probe of poisoned letters sent to the president and others, Everett Dutschke answered reporters' questions but remarked, "I don't know how much more of this I can take."
Local and state officials updated Ward 4 residents about measures they are taking to improve conditions on 14th Avenue while fielding questions about what still has to be addressed during a community meeting Thursday the Columbus Municipal Complex.
1. Over 25 arrested on drug-related charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Man arrested after attack at Palmer Home COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CMSD expected to tap reserves rather than raise taxes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY