With a humble "Grazie" as bishops doffed their mitres and applause echoed through St. Peter's Basilica, a frail Pope Benedict XVI began his long farewell by presiding over Ash Wednesday services in a tearful, final public Mass.
For the second time in five years, the trial of a Columbus man ended in a hung jury. Charlton Aaron Colom, 35, on trial in Lowndes County Municipal Court for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, was free Wednesday after the jury could not reach a unanimous verdict.
They are easy in the spaces between words, no need to rush, no rush to be. They have -- have had -- a lifetime together. And it turned out fine, Willie Brown says, gazing at his wife, Hazel. It turned out fine.
The Mississippi House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that calls for the consolidation of the Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.
American Airlines and US Airways have agreed to merge in an $11 billion deal that would create the world's biggest airline.
Starkville aldermen could hire a new community developer Tuesday during their recess meeting, Mayor Parker Wiseman says.
House Speaker John Boehner said Wednesday it's unlikely the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-led Senate will prevent a wave of automatic spending cuts from beginning to strike the economy in two weeks. Yet he sounded hopeful about avoiding a partial shutdown of the government when a temporary spending bill expires next month.
Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency and Starkville officials secured a grant which will fund the installation of five emergency sirens in the city.
President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in the State of Mississippi following a massive tornado that destroyed or heavily damaged more than 800 homes in the southern part of the state.
The Mississippi House passed a bill that would consolidate the Oktibbeha County and Starkville School Districts. The measure now goes to the Senate for approval.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees may not be able to take any action in regards to mandatory consolidation bill, but at their Tuesday night meeting, SSD officials and trustees urged stakeholders to voice their concerns to representatives in Jackson.
Supervisors will present a list of residents' concerns over a potential school consolidation to state lawmakers today, but the clock is ticking as far as how much input county residents will have in the legislative process.
In a unanimous decision, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees passed the first reading of recommended changes to its use-of-force policy, giving officers on campus the right to use deadly force, if necessary.
The debate over the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau's festival grant guidelines continued Tuesday with a special meeting with festival organizers. But the only decision to come out of the meeting was to schedule yet another meeting.
The trial of a man from a prominent Columbus family is underway in Lowndes County Circuit Court. Charlton Aaron Colom, 35, is charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. After a motion hearing Tuesday morning Judge Jim Kitchens moved that Colom be tried as a habitual offender.
Although state insurance commissioner Mike Chaney was unable to attend a Tuesday meeting with the Columbus Rotary Club, his proxy, former Commercial Dispatch editor and current insurance department spokesperson, Joseph Ammerman had some harsh words for Gov. Phil Bryant for his role in the federal government's decision to reject Chaney's state-run health insurance exchange.
Uncompromising and politically emboldened, President Barack Obama urged a deeply divided Congress Tuesday night to embrace his plans to use government money to create jobs and strengthen the nation's middle class.
Kingdom Vision International pastor R.J. Matthews said Tuesday that his church wants to purchase the vacant Lee Middle School property rather than lease it.
State senators want to end the election of local school superintendents, raise the requirements for becoming a teacher and limit the state's ability to take over schools in Mississippi.
1. West Lowndes principal resigns COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus cheer squads competing in national event COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Man charged after gun in church incident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY