A man lured two brothers, ages 5 and 8, from their yard in south Mississippi and took them to his camper trailer, where he sexually abused them and slashed the older boy's throat, authorities said Thursday.
Mississippi education officials have awarded $2 million to 11 groups to provide preschool for 4-year-olds. It's Mississippi's first use of state money to pay for prekindergarten classes.
Authorities in Monroe County say two Aberdeen men have been arrested in connection with a home burglary.
Mississippi State University Police Chief Georgia Lindley was placed on administrative leave with pay after she was charged with driving under the influence Thursday.
Ranch House, an east Columbus restaurant whose breakfast and lunch buffet has developed a devoted following through the years, is closing. Joyce Alexander has run the business for eight years. She got emotional this week thinking about Sunday, when she will lock the door at 807 Alabama St. for the last time.
Kenneth Hughes filed a tort claim alleging that he was wrongfully fired on May 12 by former superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell for "his having reported illegal activity which negatively affected school district finances for Columbus Municipal School District."
The Columbus Municipal School board on Monday voted unanimously to return a $75,000 grant and officially end Project 2020. The money will return to the Wal-Mart Foundation.
Sales tax revenues for the three Golden Triangle cities have something in common this month: They're higher than they were last December.
There were no champagne corks popping at the White House after Congress passed a two-year budget deal, no declarations of a new era of cooperation in President Barack Obama's second term.
Aldermen approved the lowest bid -- Hattiesburg-based Precision Construction's almost-$700,000 offer -- Tuesday, which clears the way for concreting efforts to begin along Carver Drive's drainage ditch.
Three candidates emerged as finalists for Starkville's vacant chief administrative officer's position Tuesday.
If President Barack Obama follows even half of the recommendations urged by his advisory panel, the National Security Agency would significantly change the way it does business.
Consumers anxious over tight insurance deadlines and lingering computer problems during the holidays will get extra time to pay their premiums under President Barack Obama's health care law, insurers announced Wednesday.
Many older adults with high blood pressure can be treated less aggressively, which could mean taking fewer pills to get it under control, according to new treatment guidelines from an expert panel. But not all experts are on board with the advice -- including the federal agency that appointed the group.
A Lumberton woman has been charged with murder after a burned infant was recovered.
Doctors will keep monitoring the mental condition of Dr. Arnold Smith, but he won't face trial for now.
With immigration legislation stalled in Congress, Hispanics and Asian-Americans say getting relief from deportations is more important for many of the 11 million immigrants here illegally than creating a pathway to U.S. citizenship, a new study finds.
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3. Police release more details on cold case murder arrest COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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