Lowndes County is the state's sixth most valuable county and the second most valuable in terms of industrial property value.
The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks is investigating a hunting accident involving two Starkville city employees.
Marvell Howard and Dennis Daniels were in double overtime. The trophy: District 3 supervisor.
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There were few surprises in Tuesday's general election, with all but one of Lowndes County's incumbent supervisors retaining their seats.
Mike Arledge will be the new Lowndes County sheriff. Unofficial numbers show Arledge, a Republican, defeated Democrat Anthony Nelson Tuesday to win the sheriff's race. Arledge earned 61.3 percent, with 10,546 votes, and Nelson earned 38.5 percent, with 6,623 votes.
It was a tough week for Lowndes County Circuit Clerk Haley Salazar, between running her campaign, dealing with the normal craziness of election week and coping with a last-minute absentee ballot snafu, which required the state to reprint hundreds of ballots after 550 had already been cast locally.
The "congratulations" started rolling in both in person and via telephone at around 10 p.m. Tuesday.
Marvell Howard is used to a close race. He ran for a seat on the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors twice before being elected on his third try four years ago.
One look at the votes for sheriff, and you'd think Steve Gladney has done this a time or two.
JACKSON -- Mississippi voters on Tuesday approved a constitutional amendment aimed at limiting governments' ability to seize property and hand it over to private developers. The ballot initiative on the power of eminent domain pitted landowner rights against economic development.
JACKSON -- Republican Lynn Fitch defeated Democratic and Reform Party candidates to win election as Mississippi's state treasurer in voting on Tuesday.
JACKSON -- Republican Tate Reeves of Flowood handily won Tuesday as lieutenant governor of Mississippi. Reeves defeated Reform Party candidate Tracella Lou O'Hara Hill. Democrats did not field a candidate in the race.
JACKSON -- Republican Phil Bryant of Brandon won the Mississippi governor's race Tuesday, defeating Democrat Johnny DuPree of Hattiesburg. Bryant will take office Jan. 10 to succeed Republican Haley Barbour, who couldn't seek a third term as governor.
Mississippi voters shot down a referendum Tuesday that would have effectively banned abortions in the state, rejecting an initiative that said life begins at conception.
Mississippi voters are preparing to elect a new governor, fill all 174 legislative seats and decide three ballot initiatives, including one that could provoke a legal battle over abortion.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will discuss target dates for interviews for its next superintendent during tonight's board meeting at 6 p.m.
Starkville High School is mourning the loss of a classmate after a fatal vehicle accident Saturday night claimed the life of senior Breanna Hampton.
Oktibbeha County is still working through 911 readdressing issues.
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