Drainage: Everyone contributes to it, and everyone is plagued by it. The problem for the city of Starkville is how to adequately address and fund drainage projects. During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city's current drainage project master list, a 10-year plan developed by the previous administration, will soon be "millions of dollars" behind if the city doesn't restructure the way it finances.
The search for Mississippi University for Women's next president kicked into high gear this week, with second round of candidate interviews scheduled Thursday and an announcement of the preferred candidate's name -- if one is chosen -- expected to come Thursday afternoon.
The end is near for the old Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the bid for tearing down the building, which is located on Third Avenue North across from Franklin Academy, to Burns Dirt Construction.
In a 40-year span, she has served in just about every capacity of the Mississippi education system. Now, the Columbus Municipal School District's venerable board of trustees vice president, Alma Turner, is relinquishing her role on the board, leaving a void her colleagues say will be difficult to fill.
The subcommittee phase of the Columbus police chief search process is closed. It is now in the hands of the mayor and City Council.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville's largest voting precinct was key in a pair of county races won by Republican candidates. Republican Glenn Hamilton won the circuit clerk race over Teresa Davis-Roberson by 1,062 votes.
The Columbus Planning Commission Monday denied a request to operate a business out of a home. Julia Burgin asked the commission to allow a tax service business in the rear portion of her home at 2006 Short Main St.
BRANDON -- State GOP representatives voted Monday to back Clinton lawyer Philip Gunn as their candidate for House speaker next year, putting him in line to become the first Republican to lead that chamber in 136 years.
JACKSON -- Republicans will control the Mississippi House of Representatives for the first time since Reconstruction. Though some counties were still counting absentee and affidavit ballots Monday, Republicans will hold at least 63 of the 122 seats when the Legislature convenes Jan. 3.
HATTIESBURG -- A sorority at the University of Southern Mississippi has placed six members on probation for dressing for a party in blackface depicting the Huxtable family from the situation comedy, "The Cosby Show."
Residents of Maple and Carver Drives will find out how much it will cost the city to fix years-old flooding issues in each area during tonight's Board of Aldermen meeting.
For people who confuse Hollywood courtroom dramas with reality, Mississippi State University will host a pair of real-life, state appeals cases that are open to the public today.
A Lowndes County sheriff's deputy shot a 27-year-old man Monday morning after responding to a home burglary call just south of Columbus Air Force Base.
The "personhood" proposal contained in Initiative 26, or something like it, could resurface next year in the Mississippi Legislature, Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant said.
A majority of the Mississippi House of Representatives will be Republican for the first time since Reconstruction.
STARKVILLE -- Beef cattle, horses, ponies and a miniature mule from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station's research herds will be auctioned on Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- Jim Mills has retained his seat as Justice Court judge for District 3. Mills, a Democrat, clinched his second consecutive term by 249 votes over Republican Buddy Johnston.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville's breakfast bandit was captured this week, after seven months on the lam.
"We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved ..." So says the enduring poem, "In Flanders Fields," penned by Canadian doctor Lt. Col. John McRae in 1915 to honor the death of a friend and encourage people to never forget the human cost of battle. A few years later, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, Germany signed the Armistice and World War I -- the "war to end all wars" -- drew to a close. But the wars did not end.
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