During Monday night's school board meeting, board member Aubra Turner suggested students be able to add the option of wearing a purple or gold polo shirt to their uniform choices. Turner also suggested students be allowed to wear T-shirts proclaiming their individual school's logo.
The Columbus Light and Water Board of Directors agreed Thursday to their end of a memorandum of understanding with the Lowndes County School District that would have the school system pay for installation of a pipe that would transfer sewage into CL&W's sewer line.
Vernon Studdard, 65, of Amory, was arrested last week by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department and charged with two counts of sexual battery.
State education officials will hire 24 reading coaches and coordinators for the coming school year, falling far short of their goal of 75. The coaches are the key personnel in the state's effort to meet legislative mandates that all third-graders read at a basic level by 2015 or be flunked.
Once the very symbol of American industrial might, Detroit became the biggest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy Thursday, its finances ravaged and its neighborhoods hollowed out by a long, slow decline in population and auto manufacturing.
Starkville commuters should see increased activity and potential delays on Miss. Highway 182 in the coming weeks as workers begin a significant improvement project to the important thoroughfare.
Starkville's senior board member, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, was inducted into the Mississippi Municipal League Hall of Fame last week and honored for his 20 years of civic duty.
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