Sweat was pouring down David Horton's forehead under a scorching sun as the temperature in Columbus reached 90 degrees Monday afternoon. Crowds gathered around him. Cars flew by him, some honking in support. So he kept on rallying.
State Sen. Gary Jackson (R-French Camp), who represents part of eastern and southern Oktibbeha County, announced Monday that he will retire after almost 17 years in office, citing health concerns.
On Monday, the Columbus-Lowndes Chamber of Commerce hosted the first of a series of virtual network luncheons, with local business people sharing their experiences on how they have adapted to the challenges of COVID-19.
A former Mississippi State University student died, a current student was injured and a third person died Sunday afternoon in a car crash in southern DeSoto County.
Lowndes County supervisors unanimously voted Monday morning to amend this fiscal year's budget to pay $130,000 to place 30 computers in the sheriff's department vehicles.
Oktibbeha County supervisors had planned to discuss and pass their 4-year road project plan at Monday's meeting, but they tabled it until the next meeting, June 15.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors considered reopening the courthouse to public visitors Monday, but decided to table that decision for its next meeting on Thursday.
Protesters marched in Mississippi's capital city on Monday, with some stopping to lie on the ground outside Jackson's main police station to remember George Floyd, a black man who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into Floyd's neck for several minutes.
In Baltimore, protesters shouted the name of Freddie Gray. In Topeka, Kansas, T-shirts were emblazoned with the name of Dominique White. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, people gathered in a spot where white mobs killed hundreds of blacks a century ago and chanted the name of Terence Crutcher.
Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation's governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week.
A medical examiner on Monday classified George Floyd's death as a homicide, saying his heart stopped as police restrained him and compressed his neck, in a widely seen video that has sparked protests across the nation.
Nearly three dozen black alumni of Liberty University denounced school President Jerry Falwell Jr. on Monday, suggesting he step down after he mocked Virginia's mask-wearing requirement by invoking the blackface scandal that engulfed the state's governor last year.
All types of Mississippi businesses were being allowed to reopen Monday as Gov. Tate Reeves lifted his final orders that had closed them for several weeks because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Joe Biden vowed to address institutional racism in his first 100 days in office as he sought to elevate his voice Monday in the exploding national debate over racism and police brutality.
Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus.
Many states have yet to spend the federal funding they received more than a month ago to help with soaring costs related to the coronavirus crisis, complicating governors' arguments that they need hundreds of billions more from U.S. taxpayers.
Tierah Macon wanted something different. Essence Hughes wanted to venture out and try new opportunities.
A Columbus man died in a shooting in a motel parking lot early Sunday morning.
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2. DA: Public should know why AG dropped manslaughter charge in Boykin case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. CPD investigating Sunday homicide COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Monday Profile: Together at Columbus High and MSMS, high-achieving duo goes separate ways for college COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Rep. Taylor, local activists plan racial justice march for Saturday STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY