Sept. 11 victims' loved ones will gather at ground zero to commemorate the attacks' anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.
After a couple of years of wild, deadly and costly weather, the United States is mostly getting a lucky break this year. So far.
Major renovations to Starkville High School's football and track field should be completed by the start of the next school year if the school system's projected timetable comes to fruition.
The city's income during the last 12 months may not equal the amount officials thought it would last September. So far, Columbus department heads also haven't spent as much as predicted. That means it's possible that officials won't need to go to the city's reserve fund to balance the 2013 budget.
Sanders Oil Company has been sold. Word of the sale of the longtime Columbus company had been whispered for several weeks. The details were finalized Monday morning, according to Will Sanders, the company's vice president. The buyer was Midstates Petroleum Company in Vernon, Ala.
A dilapidated property has morphed into a unique problem for Lowndes County leaders. Thomas Kyle, who lives at 245 Belle Circle, threatened to sue a contractor trying to clean his property, which is littered with old tires, scrap, assorted junk items and trash. The contractor was there by Lowndes County board of supervisor order.
A record number of first-time freshmen are enrolled at Mississippi State University for the fall 2013 semester.
In commemoration of 9/11, Starkville groups are teaming to pay tribute to local first responders. Mississippi State's Maroon Volunteer Center and Volunteer Starkville are hosting events today and Wednesday in an effort to give back to those they say already give so much.
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