MDE issues last-minute notice that released school accountability ratings are unofficial

Posted yesterday in Area

On the day the public school accountability ratings were supposed to be released, the Mississippi State Board of Education voted to delay their approval until October.


Vacation 'wish list': Columbus Airbnb ranked among top-sought in state

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Amy Edwards keeps separate books for her business, but there is nothing nefarious about it.

To space and back: 7-time astronaut Jerry Ross speaks at MSU to commemorate university's first Astronaut Scholar

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jerry Ross can still remember well his first flight on a space shuttle. It was Nov. 26, 1985. Ross flew on STS-61B, the 23rd flight of the Space Shuttle program and the second flight ever of shuttle Atlantis.

Business Moves with Mary: New bar opening in Columbus this October

Posted yesterday in Business

Columbus will have a new "ultimate sports bar" in October on Highway 45.



Area districts all show gains in accountability ratings |

OCSO searching for suspect in shooting near Blackjack Road |

Business brief: Massey joins Cadence |

Business brief: Brett named Realtor of the Year |

Building permits 9-20-18 |

First responders, nursing students hone skills at mock tornado drill |

Grandmother rescues toddler from burning home |

CMSD announces launch of Parent University |

Columbus appoints five to joint city-county committee |

Board approves $22 million in revenue bonds for Starkville Utilities |



Unity Park Committee seeks nominations for new honorees |

Hyde-Smith questions timing of allegation against Kavanaugh |

Citizen-led change: Lowndes Community Foundation organizes task forces to combat key challenges locally |

Logan: Parks and recreation an economic driver for Starkville |

Longview Road work to start in spring |

One dead in fatal county fire |

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New Hope High School coach Wade Tackett, shown above in his teamís season opener against Forest, is looking for his first victory in his first season leading the program.

New Hope's Tackett sees progress despite winless start |

Blowouts have given No. 14 MSU chance to build depth on defense |

Kelly sees signs of growth at Caledonia |

Starkville High's Talbert leads talented defensive line group |

Ramsey provides spark for Columbus offense |

MSU, Ole Miss men's basketball will be featured on TV |

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Our View: School confidence is undermined by accountability score process |

Mona Charen: Kavanaugh in the #MeToo Era |

Editorial cartoon for 9-20-18 |

Our View: CMSD program a good step in improving parent participation |

Wyatt Emmerich: Criminal justice reform gains momentum |

Editorial cartoons for 9-19-18 |

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Chris Lytle holds the Steak Cookoff Association Golden Ticket he was awarded Saturday at the Alcorn County Steak Cookoff in Corinth. It sends him to the SCA World Championship in Fort Worth, Texas, Oct. 4-7. Lytle also will compete this weekend at the Roast 'n' Boast Mississippi State BBQ Championship in Columbus. Lytle, who works in Columbus, currently resides in Vernon, Alabama.

Headed to the world: Golden Ticket fast forwards steak chef to world championship |

A chicken that's tender and juicy, thanks to a beer can |

A nutty and dense coffee cake that's pure decadence is here |

Cooking on deadline: Parsnip and golden beet soup |

Berry scones that are a flaky, honey-glazed brunch delight |

'This place matters': A piece of history is getting a major makeover |

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GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh's accuser to talk |

Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center |

Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs |

Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts |

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general' |

Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children |

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