A bill that would have allowed county board of supervisors to invest excess funds in delinquent county tax sales has died in committee. House Bill 439 was written by Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, on behalf of District 1 Supervisor and board president Harry Sanders, who has been a advocate for more flexibility in investing the county's revenue from the sale of the county hospital.
Saturday mail may soon go the way of the Pony Express and penny postcards. The Postal Service said Wednesday that it plans to cut back to five-day-a-week deliveries for everything except packages to stem its financial losses in a world radically re-ordered by the Internet.
Mississippi lawmakers are holding onto a chance to debate Medicaid expansion in the next few weeks, even though Gov. Phil Bryant and other Republican leaders oppose growth in the program.
Days before President Barack Obama outlines his agenda for the coming year, a think tank with close ties to the White House is outlining a plan that would provide preschool for all children within five years.
More than 250 cowboys and cowgirls will descend on the Mississippi Horse Park as it hosts the annual Rotary Classic Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
A central Ohio man's heart sank when he realized that burglars had broken in and stolen a safe holding his most prized possession -- a 300-year-old family Bible.
As FBI and police negotiators sought for days to coax an Alabama man into freeing a kindergartner held hostage an underground bunker, the captor was making plans of his own, authorities say.
The number of federal background checks for firearms sales declined in the U.S. last month, as retailers continue to run out of guns to sell during a buying spree driven by Washington's new focus on gun control.
Republicans' struggles to redefine their party are intensifying, as tea party insurgents and establishment Republicans vie to control congressional primaries, and GOP leaders try to expand their focus beyond the deficit.
Too much drama, boredom and scads of irrelevant information are just some of the reasons Facebook users give for taking a break from the world's biggest social networking site for weeks at a time, according to a new study.
Chris Kyle, reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American military history, often took veterans out shooting as a way to ease the trauma of war. Taking aim at a target, he once wrote, would help coax them back into normal, everyday life with a familiar, comforting activity.
Days after a federal appeals court said the Obama administration is setting overly optimistic production quotas for the struggling biofuels industry, the government has issued new standards that raise production estimates for 2013.
The Columbus City Council has approved a gun buy-back program. Passed by a unanimous vote during Tuesday's council meeting, the gun buy-back initiative will allow Columbus residents to trade their guns for cash. The proposal was introduced by Mayor Robert Smith on behalf of Ward 5 Councilman Kabir Karriem.
A city employee who was involved in a automobile wreck in downtown Columbus last week has been fired after testing positive for marijuana.
A city project that began as a discussion during a community charrette in 2009 has finally become a reality. The Columbus City Council approved a comprehensive plan for the city during a Tuesday morning public hearing in the courtroom at City Hall.
Diane Hardy Thompson, one of three African-American women who integrated then-Mississippi College for Women in 1966, has died at an Augusta, Ga., burn center. She was 64.
The situation with Mississippi Power Company and its coal-fired plant under construction in Kemper County has a lot of people upset. Here why: We pick where to shop for clothes and food. We compare prices, at least to some degree, on other necessities such as gasoline for our cars. But we don't get to pick where we buy tap water or electricity.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen got the five votes needed Tuesday night to override Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of a pay increase for himself and the board.
Mississippi state Rep. Joe Gardner of Batesville, known for his quiet demeanor and carefully considering all sides of complex issues, died Monday. He was 68.
1. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. City waives $80K debt for struggling company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. SOCSD begins introducing, interviewing superintendent finalists today STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY