BP's massive oil spill became the largest ever in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday based on the highest of the federal government's estimates, an ominous record that underscores the oil giant's dire need to halt the gusher.
Marriages and divorces June 22-29
A former Lee County deputy has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for stealing cash from people's wallets during traffic stops.
Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.
In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.
Temperatures are rising and so are reports of infants and toddlers dying from being trapped inside sizzling automobiles.
A Hancock County jury has acquitted Waveland Mayor Tommy Longo of embezzlement.
If you called Movietime Video, you would hear nothing but a fax tone blaring on the other end. The movie store closed last week under pressure from newer and better rental options that are driving the old business model into the ground.
Area restaurants dependent on the Gulf Coast for seafood are feeling the pinch from oyster and shrimp shortages.
Columbus Omnova workers continue to hold out for an alternate proposal from Omnova Solutions Inc. Until then, the workers are manning the gates during an indefinite strike period.
The city of Jackson says 100,000 people are without water after a 54-inch water main broke.
This Friday and Saturday, I will be attending a newspaper conference in Tunica. One item of discussion will be whether or not newspaper websites should install paywalls on their websites.
Dr. Ellie H. Graham, executive director of Greater Columbus Learning Center, has announced her retirement, effective June 30. Graham has worked in the field of education for 32 years; teaching in the Lowndes County School System, and 22 years as director of the community-based literacy program.
BIRMINGHAM -- GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park has garnered a significant honor by being named as one of the Ten Sites in the South That Will Eventually Land the Big One, announced by Southern Business & Development magazine in this month's issue. SB&D is the leading publication promoting corporate investment and job creation in the American South, the world's fourth largest economy.
After being down for some customers for weeks, Columbus-based WCBI-TV expects its signal to be fully restored this week.
A federal judge struck down the Obama administration's six-month ban on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday, saying the government rashly concluded that because one rig failed, the others are in immediate danger, too.
A rare collection of signed William Faulkner books and personal items has been auctioned for $833,246 in New York City.
The Starkville planning and zoning commission will hold a public hearing next week on the proposed redevelopment of the former University Inn.
Overwhelmed and saddened by the gargantuan size of the Gulf oil spill? A little mathematical context to the spill size can put the environmental catastrophe in perspective.
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