Efforts to stave off a late March government shutdown shifted to the Senate after House Republicans swiftly passed legislation to keep federal agencies running, while also easing some of the effects of $85 billion in budget cuts.
resident Hugo Chavez was a former paratroop commander and self-styled "subversive" who waged continual battle for his socialist ideals. He bedeviled the United States and outsmarted his rivals time and again, while using Venezuela's vast oil wealth to his political advantage.
A recently discovered comet is closer than it's ever been to Earth, and stargazers in the Northern Hemisphere finally get to see it.
Ten years and $60 billion in American taxpayer funds later, Iraq is still so unstable and broken that even its leaders question whether U.S. efforts to rebuild the war-torn nation were worth the cost.
Flyers reacted with shrugs but largely agreed with a new policy announced by the Transportation Security Administration that airline passengers will be able to carry small knives and previously forbidden sports equipment on planes.
A Mississippi congressman on Tuesday asked the FBI to review the slaying of an openly gay mayoral candidate to determine if any federal laws might have been violated.
A Town of Caledonia employee has filed a sexual harassment complaint against a candidate for the board of aldermen, sources confirmed this morning.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors said it needs more time to repair Co-Op Road. During Monday's meeting, the board asked board attorney Tim Hudson to file an appeal against a February judgment that ordered the county to reopen Co-Op road.
Columbus residents wishing to ask questions about some of the services provided by the city will have the opportunity to do so Thursday.
After months of searching, the City of Columbus now has a new chief financial officer. The city council voted unanimously to hire Milton Rawle Jr. of Vicksburg. Rawle was one of two finalists for the position.
Caledonia's municipal election is still three months away, but the temperature is already rising, with one of the two mayoral candidates alleging harassment and invasion of privacy since she announced her intent to seek the town's top spot.
State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed the House Education Committee passed a Clay County school merger bill Tuesday with the same language it contained when introduced. The same cannot be said for what the Senate Education Committee did to the Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill.
The much-delayed development formerly known as CottonMill will soon be given new life now that a committee has been established to oversee the approval of new designs and a new construction manager.
Although officials say it has been a move three years in the making, parents and students responded with shock and anger over the Lowndes County School District's decision to drop its gifted program, commonly known as MERIT, for the county's seventh- and eighth-graders.
Lowndes County School District Superintendent Lynn Wright continued his campaign for a consolidated vocational career center Monday in an appearance before the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
A Columbus man charged with possession of child pornography and exploitation of a child appeared in federal court in Aberdeen Monday, pleading guilty to count one of the indictment.
Two years ago, none of the students in Sarah Oswalt's Visual Arts class could have imagined having a gallery opening for their work. Most of them were sure they had no artistic talent at all. But the class is a required part of the International Baccalaureate Diploma curriculum, meaning the 11 students had to at least give art a chance, even if they never fully embraced it.
The process of seeking professional services for the former CottonMill development project has started, and Starkville aldermen will again deliberate over housekeeping measures associated with the venture at their 5:30 p.m. City Hall meeting tonight.
County supervisors stalemated on two votes Monday surrounding a payroll change request for a tax office employee which emerged during closed session.
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