During a special meeting Tuesday night, the CMSD school board voted 4-1 to approve Ecco Ride's contract for the upcoming year. Ecco Ride is a Rhode Islan-based company that recently outbid local company, Waters Truck and Tractor, for a four-year bus contract with the district.
A Lowndes County toddler has been reunited with his mother after he was discovered wandering alone on a road near Highway 69 South Tuesday morning.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted 5-2 Tuesday to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill without holding any public discussion on her job performance. Mayor Parker Wiseman said he will veto the board's resolution as soon as possible, but aldermen can override his action with the same 5-2 vote which yielded Spruill's termination.
The Columbus City Council voted to create a new position Tuesday night for project manager and staffed that position with local construction firm J5 Broaddus. The council also appointed a new prosecuting attorney, Scott Colom, to replace Shane Tompkins.
The Mississippi Supreme Court on Tuesday said it won't undo a circuit judge's order that's blocking an open-carry gun law from taking effect.
A federal public defender has asked a judge to delay the trial of man charged with sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a local judge.
Overdose deaths in the U.S. are rising fastest among middle-aged women, and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.
President Barack Obama's health care law, hailed as his most significant legislative achievement, seems to be losing much of its sweep.
Bolivia's president left Europe for home on Wednesday amid diplomatic drama, a day after his flight was rerouted and delayed in Austria amid suggestions that he was trying to spirit NSA leaker Edward Snowden to Latin America.
Lowndes County supervisors authorized attorney Tim Hudson to draft an order that would prohibit open carry weapons of any nature in county facilities Monday.
Although the city council that convenes for the first time tonight will include just one new council member, it doesn't mean there won't be some new faces and new roles.
KiOR officials announced Monday that the Texas-based alternative fuel company's Columbus plant's Biomass Fluid Catalytic Cracking unit recently completed its first uninterrupted 30-day run.
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