Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a bill into law authorizing the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors to establish a reserve fund that would allow it to invest the $30 million received from the 2001 sale of the county hospital in instruments other than money market accounts that are backed by United States treasuries and serve as trustees of the fund.
Watkins, Ward and Stafford's Fiscal Year 2013 audit of the Starkville Parks Commission revealed three major budgeting anomalies Thursday, including the fact SPC Commissioner Dan Moreland issued an unauthorized cashier's check for $35,000 to help pay the department's J.L. King Splash Pad construction bill.
The year-long celebration of Starkville's 175th birthday will culminate Saturday with a parade down Main Street beginning at 9 a.m.
Lawmakers are leaving open the possibility that Mississippi teachers could bear arms in their classrooms. The House and Senate passed Senate Bill 2659 Wednesday. The bill originally was designed only to grant money for schools to hire school resource officers.
For someone addicted to methamphetamine, the cost of using the illegal drug goes far beyond the price of getting high. Known as Ice or crystal meth, just one hit of the drug can have lifelong effects on the user.
Sharing a bit of budget pain, President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors unanimously accepted two requests Monday from District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith related to drainage improvements in Crawford and one request to ask the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District Board to clear and clean ditches at the Mississippi Highway 69 South and Yorkville Road intersection.
When Lowndes County Chancery Clerk Lisa Younger Neese was a child, her mother read selections from "The Christmas Messenger," a collection of poems and short stories, to her and her siblings every Christmas before they were allowed to open presents. Those memories of her mother reading from the 1941 anthology made it her favorite childhood book, Neese said Wednesday during a Table Talk lecture with other city and county officials at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library.
Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer's is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $157 billion to $215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented detail.
From Colorado to Connecticut, a handful of very different states have advanced new gun control laws over opposition that has made such legislation a struggle nationally and a non-starter in most legislatures.
U.S. home prices jumped in February by the largest amount in seven years, evidence that the housing recovery strengthened ahead of the all-important spring-buying season.
It's no secret that Apple wants to get into the living room by making its own TV set, and there have been plenty of rumors and reports about how and when it's going to happen.
A pending bill that would rename a portion of Mississippi Highway 25 in honor of former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias was sent back to a legislative conference committee Wednesday.
Mississippi legislators passed two individual bills Wednesday which will administratively combine school systems within Oktibbeha and Clay counties in 2015.
Mississippi Department of Transportation officials are developing a major Highway 182 improvement project which could begin this summer, Starkville City Engineer Edward Kemp announced Tuesday.
Juniors at Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science have spent the entire school year exploring the historical context of issues like race, class, gender and religion as they relate to some of the city's most notorious residents. Tonight at 7 p.m., they will present the culmination of that knowledge in the 23rd annual "Tales from the Crypt" at Friendship Cemetery.
1. University: Nguyen will be charged with disorderly conduct STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Long-sought dog heads out of town COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Columbus man arrested, charged with 17 crimes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY