Deep in the Sierra Nevada, the famous General Grant giant sequoia tree is suffering its loss of stature in silence. What once was the world's No. 2 biggest tree has been supplanted thanks to the most comprehensive measurements taken of the largest living things on Earth.
Twin spacecraft have captured the clearest sounds yet from Earth's radiation belts -- and they mimic the chirping of birds.
Authorities said a suspect has implicated himself in the death of a New York man who was pushed onto the tracks and photographed just before a train struck him -- an image that set off an ethical debate after it appeared on the front page of the New York Post.
The local drug task force known as the Columbus-Lowndes Metro Narcotics Unit has been disbanded. The decision to disband the unit was finalized last week after an exchange of letters between Columbus Police Department Chief Selvain McQueen and Lowndes County Sheriff Mike Arledge.
Young adults in Mississippi were less likely to be employed in 2011 than their peers in other states, according to a national study released Monday.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he'd prefer that the state not invest in startup companies like failed solar equipment firm Twin Creeks. The Republican says he's steering the Mississippi Development Authority away from loaning or giving money to such companies.
Golden Triangle Development Link CEO Joe Max Higgins didn't mince words Monday when discussing the future of Mississippi Silicon with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors.
Flu season in the U.S. is off to its earliest start in nearly a decade -- and it could be a bad one.
A military judge has been thrown off the Fort Hood deadly shooting case after an appeals court found that his treatment of the suspect, including an order to have the man forcibly shaved, indicated a lack of impartiality.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors has asked the county administrator and board attorney to work on hammering out a deal that would lease the remainder of Oktibbeha County Lake.
House Republicans put forth a $2.2 trillion "fiscal cliff" counteroffer to President Barack Obama on Monday, calling for raising the eligibility age for Medicare, lowering cost-of-living hikes for Social Security benefits and bringing in $800 billion in higher tax revenue -- but not raising rates for the wealthy.
Iran claimed Tuesday it had captured a U.S. drone after it entered Iranian airspace over the Persian Gulf-- even showing an image of a purportedly downed craft on state TV -- but the U.S. Navy said all its unmanned aircraft in the region were "fully accounted for."
he killing of a U.S. Coast Guardsman whose crew was chasing a vessel suspected of being laden with drugs appears to be the latest example of how smugglers are venturing farther north in a game of cat-and-mouse along the California coast.
Israel Keyes, in jail for the killing of an Alaska barista, gradually began confessing to investigators that he had killed others: a couple in Vermont, four people in Washington state, someone in New York.
It was too expensive. It lacked editorial focus. And for a digital publication, it was strangely cut off from the Internet. That's the obituary being written in real time through posts, tweets and online chats about The Daily, the first-of-its-kind iPad newspaper that is being shut down this month.
WCBI news personality Aundrea Self didn't hesitate when asked to describe her former employer and friend, the late Sen. Bennie Turner. "He always exuded a quiet confidence," Self said Sunday. "He had a strong presence when he walked into the room."
Company has until Dec. 31 to escrow $150,000
Owning a home is part of the American dream. But for some, the dream can quickly become a nightmare of delayed mortgage payments and eventual foreclosure. To help those facing the reality of losing their home, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is bringing the Mississippi Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention Consortium to Columbus Dec. 5 from 10-1 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club on 14th Avenue North.
The new director of Main Street Columbus said she enjoyed the 2011 Wassail Fest so much she decided to move here.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will kick off December with several items to consider Tuesday night.
1. Columbus KiOR facility sold to Georgia company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. 'Rebel Ride' advocates heritage COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Sheriff on Luke Bryan concert: 'One way in, one way out' COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Prostitution-related, assault charges follow shooting STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY