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.
Each year, the Mississippi Legislature earmarks $3.8 million for the state's 16 ports along the Gulf of Mexico, Mississippi River and Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
Mississippi University for Women alumna Allegra Brigham of Columbus is returning to the MUW campus as interim vice president for university relations and advancement, according to Dr. Jim Borsig, president of the university.
STARKVILLE -- Lewis Holloway has a busy summer ahead of him. That time of the year is typically the busiest for school administrators, as they work to prepare for the next school year.
An issue that was hotly-contested in 1945 and 1982 will be up for debate again Saturday morning at Caledonia Town Hall.
A controversial policy change which has pitted Columbus Police Chief Selvain McQueen against officers within the police department was approved by the Civil Service Commission 2-1 Thursday following a meeting in executive session.
Democratic bitterness over Republican campaign tactics in last year's Mississippi legislative elections erupted Wednesday in a debate over an otherwise routine local bill.
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