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Picking persimmons in Sessums

Posted 11/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

David Reese, who is 59 and soft-spoken, has for almost three decades operated Reese Orchard in Sessums, a rural community in east Oktibbeha County. There is a sign where customers drive up that says, "Welcome. Please use intercom or honk," because a lot of times Reese is out and about on the orchard. It is mostly a one-man operation.

Commissioner: Poll workers ready for Tuesday's race

Posted 11/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Election Commissioner Myles Carpenter says Oktibbeha County poll workers are ready for Tuesday's prosecutor race and are informed on how to handle potential voting issues that emerged during this year's municipal primaries.

Police searching for Walmart theft suspects

Posted 11/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is searching for five men after $14,000 in Apple iPads was stolen from Walmart Wednesday.


Fido's tail wags more revealing more than you think

Posted 11/2/2013 in National


Holliman appealing murder conviction

Posted 11/2/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Brian Holliman is filing an appeal to his August conviction of first-degree murder.


Mississippi: 'F' for premature births

Posted 11/2/2013 in State



Man wants new sentence in child porn case

Posted 11/2/2013 in State



Greenwood man charged with extorting teenage girl

Posted 11/2/2013 in State



Lack of black women becomes contentious 'SNL' issue

Posted 11/2/2013 in National



Gay rights legislation gains bipartisan support

Posted 11/2/2013 in National



Gunman kills TSA officer at LAX, wounds two others

Posted 11/2/2013 in National



Sticker shock often follows insurance cancellation

Posted 11/2/2013 in National



Kerry: Some NSA surveillance went 'too far'

Posted 11/2/2013 in National


Mayor wants council to vote on bus service extension

Posted 11/1/2013 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus Mayor Robert Smith received a letter from Lawrence Transit System on Thursday stating that the private bus service could begin providing service to the city "within 30 days."

Interest builds in research park expansion

Posted 11/1/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

David Shaw, Mississippi State University's vice president for research and economic development, said growing interest in the second phase of expansions at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park could culminate into new partnerships next year.


West Point electric customers to have outage tonight

Posted 11/1/2013 in Area

Every customer of West Point Water & Light will be without electricity for roughly five hours tonight while the Tennessee Valley Authority does maintenance work.


West Point selectmen could consider smoke-free law

Posted 11/1/2013 in Area

In 2006, Starkville became the first municipality in Mississippi to adopt a smoke-free building ordinance. Columbus followed in 2010 with a partial ordinance. West Point has no such law on the books. But that might change.


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