State Rep. Jessica Upshaw, an attorney who had been a lawmaker since 2004, was found dead Sunday of an apparent suicide. She was 53.
Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no." Now they are increasingly hedging their objections.
Patrons wanting Old Venice's creole salmon special Sunday afternoon were out of luck: The fish flew from the restaurant's menu.
The neighborhood looks exceedingly normal: single-family homes and apartment buildings packed together, dogs barking from postage-stamp-size lawns, parents hustling down narrow sidewalks to fetch their children from school. But something with very dangerous potential lies below the surface, officials say.
The Mississippi Department of Archives and History commemorates the 50th anniversary of the slaying of civil rights leader Medgar Evers with the opening of a new exhibit in Jackson on May 1 with Evers' widow, Myrlie Evers Williams.
Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it's up to voters now to make their position known to Congress. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle Associate Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre claim their opposing views on guns have the support of the overwhelming number of Americans.
A Marine who was shot to death at a Virginia base was described as a warm-hearted country boy from the South who grew up in the Pentecostal church and even preached a few times.
GOP strategist Karl Rove says he can imagine a Republican candidate in the next presidential campaign supporting gay marriage.
High-resolution pdf file of the new council wards for the city of Columbus.
As furloughs loom for 800,000 of the nation's government contract workers, one Columbus man is bracing himself for the financial hit. Carmine Muscarella, a life coach at Columbus Air Force Base, said he expects the furlough notices to begin this week. For Muscarella and the other 472 contract workers employed through CAFB, that means a 20 percent reduction per pay period due to sequestration.
Under orders to trim hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget, the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday released a final list of 149 air traffic control towers that it will close at small airports around the country starting early next month.
A shadow of a different kind is hanging over Punxsutawney Phil. Authorities in still-frigid Ohio have issued an "indictment" against the famed groundhog, who predicted an early spring when he didn't see his shadow after emerging from his lair in western Pennsylvania on Feb. 2.
Heritage Academy has rescinded its decision to change its name. The school announced earlier this week that it intended to rename Heritage Academy to Columbus Heritage Academy.
A Michigan teenager is in custody after allegedly shooting a local United States Postal worker in the course of a robbery.
Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway told public stakeholders Thursday it is better to negotiate a school merger bill now than have a future measure without local input, according to unofficial strategic planning session minutes released by the district.
Jason Spears, vice-president of the Columbus Municipal School District's Board of Trustees, announced Friday that he is resigning as board president of Link'd Young Professionals. He sent a letter to the Chamber of Commerce Thursday, informing them of his decision.
State legislators and local public education stakeholders are in a hurry-up-and-wait situation after House and Senate leaders failed to establish a conference committee for an Oktibbeha-Starkville school merger bill.
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