A figurative self-destruct switch is turned on at many state agencies in Mississippi. No time bombs are ticking in the office buildings that overlook the Capitol. But laws that authorize many agencies specify a date that the law will be repealed and the agency will cease to exist.
When Sven Kramer wins Olympic gold, he likes to celebrate by communing with the Dutch fans who worship him. Four years ago at the Vancouver Games, 3,000 packed a cavernous hall and went wild when Kramer appeared.
Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around New York City's Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio has already declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.
Health officials have begun to predict the end of cigarette smoking in America. They have long wished for a cigarette-free America, but shied away from calling for smoking rates to fall to zero or near zero by any particular year.
Nine bullet holes were found in an SUV after an argument over loud music at a Florida convenience store that left a teen dead, an investigator testified Saturday at the trial of the man charged with opening fire.
North Korea has canceled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American's possible release, the State Department said Monday.
Preliminary discussions on a potential multi-purpose arena for local agricultural groups are ongoing. A feasibility study in the works includes possible financial assistance from the state and where the facility would be located.
A federal judge denied former Lowndes County supervisor Jim Terry's appeal of his 2007 fraud in office conviction Thursday.
The February session of the Lowndes County Circuit Court begins Monday with the trial of three Columbus men accused in the 2011 shooting death on College Street.
Mary Thomas got her GED late last year. When her name was called during the commencement ceremony at MUW, she set out across the stage with the help of a walker. She is 88 years old, after all.
Ridership of the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit program is increasing as more residents become aware of the bus transit system, the university reported Friday.
The suspect of a bank robbery Thursday has received an additional charge of felony escape, Columbus Police Department spokesperson Latasha Key confirmed Friday.
Mississippi is getting $5.6 million in federal money to pay for efforts to improve poorly performing schools.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Mississippi State University student who was convicted of having a firearm on campus.
News organizations publishing leaked National Security Agency documents have inadvertently disclosed the names of at least six intelligence workers and other government secrets they never intended to give away, an Associated Press review has found.
It was April 1956, and the No. 1 song was Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel." At the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution on Cape Cod, scientist Dean Bumpus was busy releasing glass bottles in a large stretch of the Atlantic Ocean.
Heroin was supposed to be an obsolete evil, a blurry memory of a dangerous drug that dwelled in some dark recess of American culture.
An hour after a woman reported her newborn son missing from a Wisconsin home, police were questioning her step-sister -- found with a prosthetic pregnancy belly, baby clothes and a stroller, but no baby, according to court documents.
A Ukrainian man who allegedly tried to hijack a Turkey-bound commercial flight and divert it to Sochi on the day of the Winter Olympics' opening ceremony wanted to press for the release of anti-government protesters in his country, authorities said Saturday.
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law an agriculture spending bill that will spread benefits to farmers in every region of the country, while trimming the food stamp program that inspired a two-year battle over the legislation.
1. Starkville church sues sanctuary contractor STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Suspects rob adult store near base COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Following purchase of paper mill, IP looks to take visible role in community COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Man charged with murder of Starkville resident COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY