On the 640-acre Alabama farm he grew up on, 16-year-old Joseph R. Johnson told his father he wanted to join the Army after World War II broke out. Being underage, Johnson needed his father's signature to go off to war. His father didn't like that idea. Johnson persisted. "We had a world to save," he said last week. "If we left Hitler alone he would take over the world."
On the eve of breaking ground on their new plant in Clay County, Yokohama Tire Company made another statement of commitment to the Golden Triangle area. The global tire manufacturing giant announced plans to give $250,000 each to Mississippi State University and East Mississippi Community College Sunday.
A Kenyan military spokesman Monday said that the fate of hostages inside a mall besieged by al-Qaida-linked terrorists was not clear despite earlier statements that "most" hostages had been rescued.
Starkville collected $441,240.29 in non-2 percent sales tax receipts for July, a figure which represents the second-best July on record for the city. Sales tax returns for the calendar year continue to track closely to 2012's pace.
Eurocopter officials announced Friday that the partial assembly line for AS350 helicopters produced at the Columbus plant will be upgraded into a full assembly line.
A Lowndes County resident has filed a complaint with the Mississippi Office of the State Auditor alleging a Noxubee County employee spread slag on a private road.
Something felt wrong. A nagging unrest. A shadow lurking in her mind. She couldn't figure out what it was. It made her worry, though, and stayed all day long. This was a Friday nearly a half-century ago. It was almost fall, before the leaves turn, and she remembers her son had a high school football game that night. She didn't want to go. Whatever unseen ghost was bothering her had not gone away. But she gave in and off they went, a carload of family and friends heading south through Winston County to watch a game.
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3. Bush visits Starkville STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Man arrested for walking onto field during Egg Bowl STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Bell ringers and Angel Trees: Volunteers and donations still needed by Salvation Army COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY