To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:
JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.
Columbus police are investigating a possible arson and vandalism that occurred at Columbus Marble Works. Investigators believe the incident happened some time this week, but it is unknown exactly what day or time. Police were called to the business Tuesday morning.
JACKSON -- Gov.-elect Phil Bryant says he plans to name former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as the next interim leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.
Residents of Caledonia can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now. A new sewer rate structure is in the works, but the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to wait until $637,000 in state revolving funds are made available or until June 1, whichever comes first.
NEW ORLEANS -- Payments to those damaged by BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resumed Wednesday, a day after administrators of the $20 billion fund stopped the flow of money, saying they were unclear on how to assess a 6 percent fee for lawyers handling claims.
WEST POINT -- The Clay County woman found guilty of negligence and fined $50 for running over Starkville cyclist Jan Morgan has filed an appeal.
STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
It's been a difficult month for the neglected herd of dogs and the volunteers who rescued them from a residence on Firetower Road in Macon and took them to a makeshift shelter for medical treatment and eventual adoption.
A fire broke out in Lowndes County on Tuesday night and destroyed the home of a former Columbus police officer.
STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.
They say good teachers are born, not made. But some teachers -- sometimes the very best -- take a circuitous route, trying everything and anything before settling on the one thing their hearts were called to do.
GAUTIER -- An exhibit that blends science and medicine with the "Harry Potter" books begins a six-week stay at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Jackson County Campus library on Jan. 17.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has thrown out a $322 million lawsuit verdict that had been hailed as the largest asbestos award for a single plaintiff in U.S. history.
SOUTHAVEN -- The Southaven Board of Aldermen said the vast majority of the $44,000 worth of receipts that they have been reviewing from Mayor Greg Davis' expenses were not city-related business.
JACKSON -- As he bade farewell to lawmakers Wednesday, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour urged them to be mindful of taxpayers as they set state budgets and be patient with each other and with new state leaders because "you can't do diddly by yourself."
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The first Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting of 2012 saw no changes in board officer appointments, from Board President Marvell Howard retaining his seat to Nora Goliday reprising her role as justice court clerk.
JACKSON -- A federal three-judge appeals panel has scheduled a hearing in New Orleans on Friday on efforts by Tyler Edmonds to revive his wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.
Ashley Williams, 25, was standing in church Sunday morning when she felt a sharp pain. Her baby wasn't due until Jan. 16, so she ignored the feeling until it became more insistent. Finally, she could ignore it no longer.
1. MSU football player Cox suspended COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Airbus offers severance packages to employees COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Five sons, four dads hope to make state championships a family tradition STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY