Between them, they have more than five decades of experience in law enforcement. But they're settling into new roles and working within the confines of a predetermined budget.
An exploratory committee formed to examine which method of sex education should be taught in Columbus schools presented its findings to the district's board of trustees Monday night. The Starkville School District in October decided on an abstinence-plus curriculum for the 2012-2013 school year.
Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night could keep local vendors from hawking giant teddy bears, roses and other mass-produced tokens of love Monday evening, and a few determined stragglers were seen shuffling through the soggy twilight, trying to find last-minute gifts.
A Starkville woman arrested for aiding a prisoner escape custody is awaiting a bond hearing in Pearl River County Jail.
One person died and three others were injured after a two-vehicle wreck Monday afternoon.
A proposal to cut several positions within the Columbus Municipal School District hit a stumbling block Monday night, buying some needed time for those whose jobs are on the chopping block. But the delay is only temporary.
STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University student found dead in an off-campus apartment more than a week ago died from an accidental drug overdose, Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said. Hunt received toxicology results from the state medical examiner, which showed Teresa Ann Veal, 20, died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin.
CALEDONIA -- Jeff Doty was careful to preface his case to reopen Cal-City Grocery with a simple and to-the-point statement. "I am not here to cause animosity among the community," Doty told the Caledonia Board of Aldermen Saturday. "I am here to run a legitimate business." Still, the board voted against conditions for Cal-City Grocery to sell cold beer, either under a grandfather clause or a variation to a city ordinance.
She got a brief phone call from her son before she started watching the tragedy unfold on the news. Eventually, Lillian Evans, of Columbus, just turned the TV off.
STARKVILLE -- Expansion plans by the Tennessee Valley Authority will give Starkville a new tool to recruit businesses. TVA will build a 14-mile stretch of transmission lines that will cut through Clayton Village on Highway 182 past the Thad Cochran Research Park. The transmission lines will be completed by spring 2013.
STARKVILLE -- For many, the world at night goes unseen. The setting sun usually signifies the end of another day and the beginning of bedtime rituals and preparations for the morning. But for Brandon Turner, a shift manager at Walmart in Starkville, the "day" is just getting started.
This will probably come as a surprise to Caledonia Middle School sixth-grader Elise Cook's fan club, but her favorite subject isn't English, it's math. In fact, this year's countywide spelling champ is hoping to someday become an engineer.
Democrat Brad Morris spent Wednesday in the Golden Triangle, touting his candidacy for a U.S. House of Representatives seat for the 1st Congressional District, which covers most of north Mississippi.
MACON -- The girls lived only three miles apart. They were only three years old. Both were snatched from their homes in the middle of the night, raped and strangled.
One can glean plenty from a superintendent's relationship with the school board president. Former Bulloch County School Board President David Ball doesn't have a negative word about Lewis Holloway, new superintendent of Starkville School District.
A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.
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