Mississippi could borrow $1.8 billion to use for new buildings, highways and economic development incentives over the next five years and rising state revenue probably could support that amount of borrowing, a report by Treasurer Lynn Fitch suggests.
As police investigate the two pilots of a Malaysian passenger jet that disappeared more than a week ago, a possibility they must consider -- however remote and improbable -- is that one of them committed suicide -- and mass murder in the process.
New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio was to become the first mayor in decades to sit out the city's traditional St. Patrick's Day parade over a dispute involving whether march participants can carry pro-gay signs.
The U.S. and its allies in Europe are expected to announce sanctions against Russia, including visa bans and potential asset freezes, today, one day after Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine and join Russia.
Multiple councilmen and Columbus Fire and Rescue personnel have said an announcement from Mayor Robert Smith's office is expected Monday regarding the future of city Fire Chief Kenneth Moore's employment with the department.
Nothing is ever certain, but the outlook for Airbus Helicopters' Columbus plant and its 280 employees is significantly more promising than it was last May.
Lowndes County supervisors voted Friday to match $25,000 to an additional $100,000 from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks for additional walking trails connecting the Columbus Soccer Complex to the Riverwalk.
More than a week removed from initial reports of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, three local pilots give different perspective into the mystery.
Families with children who struggle with autism and other developmental disabilities have a new resource at Mississippi State University.
Local, state and university representatives will break ground for the Mill at MSU development project 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Cooley Building, officials have confirmed.
Environmental regulators promised an aggressive cleanup after a tanker train hauling 2.9 million gallons of crude oil derailed and burned in a west Alabama swamp in early November amid a string of North American oil train crashes.
Who could bear to break the news to Yaman Ahmat?
A 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased, a coroner said.
There is one thing T. Caldwell has never understood about the Columbus Marina since he became its manager: The fact that more transient boaters know about it than Columbus residents.
Nine candidates applied for Starkville's vacant community developer job, one of the last high-tier positions the city has left to fill, Personnel Director Randy Boyd confirmed.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors appointed a local sales manager to the Columbus-Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors today in a 4-0 vote.
When most people think of wars fought in this area of Mississippi, they immediately think of the Civil War in the early 1860s.
The operator of a public transportation system in Aberdeen has expressed interest in delivering the same service to West Point.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to turn their attention toward updating the county's four-year road plan this spring once concluding their search for a new administrator. County Road Manager Victor Collins said the update could come as early as April. The board is scheduled to meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at the chancery courthouse to address the administrator search and hold a public hearing on the county's comprehensive planning efforts.
House lawmakers passed an amended form of SB 2818, the Senate's Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bill, a day after the Senate unanimously passed its own strike-all amendment to the House's legislation.
1. Mary Kay grant comes in nick of time for Safe Haven COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Dist. 38 candidates face off in forum STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Living life in pink STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. State road inspectors embark on annual maintenance trip COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Welty Symposium kicks off with story of truths, lies and child brides COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY