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Feds: Halliburton to plead guilty in spill

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

Halliburton Energy Services has agreed to plead guilty to destroying evidence in connection with the 2010 Gulf oil spill, the Department of Justice said Thursday.


Budget committee faces pay disparity, turnover

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen face two significant issues as they approach budgetary planning for the upcoming fiscal year: looming internal turnovers and income gaps between city employees and those of comparable municipalities.

Miss. court gives Manning OK to pursue DNA test

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning the chance to argue before a judge for DNA and fingerprint testing that he alleges will show him innocent in the deaths of two college students.


Saturday's Forks & Corks fundraiser challenges chefs

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville chefs will face off for bragging rights at Forks & Corks: A Taste for the Arts, a culinary challenge sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Starkville.



Miss. sales tax holiday this weekend

Posted 7/26/2013 in State



New health insurance markets: Not like Travelocity or Amazon

Posted 7/26/2013 in National



Report: Teen HPV vaccination rate still lagging

Posted 7/26/2013 in National



Juror says she owes Martin's parents apology

Posted 7/26/2013 in National

The second juror to speak publicly told ABC News in an interview made available Thursday that she feels George Zimmerman got away with murder for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, but that there wasn't enough evidence at trial to convict him under Florida law.



Furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

Posted 7/26/2013 in National



Voice of the people: Lynn Spruill

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


Lowndes County unemployment rate rises

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area

According to statistics released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Lowndes County has a 10.6 percent unemployment rate, an increase of 0.4-percent compared to June 2012.

MSU professor arrested on sexual battery charge

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yoginder Dandass, 45, of 701 Sherwood Road in Starkville was indicted by the grand jury in Oktibbeha County for one count of sexual battery earlier this month. He was arrested Monday by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department.

Council to bus company: Be rolling by Aug. 9

Posted 7/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The City of Columbus has drawn a line in the sand with Lawrence Transit System: The company must either begin providing bus services to the city by Aug. 9 or there will likely be no bus service at all.

Civil rights monuments could be unveiled in August

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tarp-covered plaques honoring champions of civil rights and education could soon be removed and officially dedicated in a late-August ceremony, supervisors said Monday.


No more mail at your door? Delivery changes eyed

Posted 7/25/2013 in National

Door-to-door mail delivery is about as American as apple pie. With the Postal Service facing billions of dollars in annual losses, that tradition could be virtually phased out by 2022 under a proposal in Congress.


BankFirst moves corporate office to Columbus

Posted 7/25/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus will be the new corporate headquarters for BankFirst, the company announced Wednesday. BankFirst president and CEO Moak Griffin said he was excited about the change and saw it as a move in efficiency to benefit BankFirst stakeholders.


Miss. officials dispute home child care criticism

Posted 7/25/2013 in State



Belle Foods to sell 44 stores

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area



Hearing set for cold beer sales in Oxford

Posted 7/25/2013 in State



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