PEARL -- Mississippi's emergency operations center was named Thursday for departing Gov. Haley Barbour, who said he is sharing the tribute with all those who respond to hurricanes, floods and other disasters in the state.
JACKSON -- Seven of Mississippi's eight statewide elected officials began their four-year terms Thursday, and Republican Gov.-elect Phil Bryant is preparing to take his oath on Tuesday.
STURGIS -- The fate of the 2012 motorcycle rally should be obvious soon. Whatever the name, Oktibbeha County's annual summertime motorcycle rally is plagued by the same obstacle that led to the cancellation of the 2011 rally : lack of money.
Building permits Dec. 21 - Jan. 4
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama vowed Thursday the United States will remain the world's pre-eminent military power even as the Pentagon scales back spending, shrinks the Army and Marine Corps and pulls back from Europe.
Marriages and divorces Dec. 29 - Jan. 4
LOS ANGELES -- Seven in 10 pet owners say they believe animal shelters should be allowed to euthanize animals only when they are too sick to be treated or too aggressive to be adopted.
To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.
The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:
JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.JACKSON -- The University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson will lay off 115 employees and leave 90 unfilled positions vacant.
Columbus police are investigating a possible arson and vandalism that occurred at Columbus Marble Works. Investigators believe the incident happened some time this week, but it is unknown exactly what day or time. Police were called to the business Tuesday morning.
JACKSON -- Gov.-elect Phil Bryant says he plans to name former Netscape CEO Jim Barksdale as the next interim leader of Mississippi's economic development agency.
Residents of Caledonia can breathe a sigh of relief -- for now. A new sewer rate structure is in the works, but the Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday night to wait until $637,000 in state revolving funds are made available or until June 1, whichever comes first.
NEW ORLEANS -- Payments to those damaged by BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico resumed Wednesday, a day after administrators of the $20 billion fund stopped the flow of money, saying they were unclear on how to assess a 6 percent fee for lawyers handling claims.
WEST POINT -- The Clay County woman found guilty of negligence and fined $50 for running over Starkville cyclist Jan Morgan has filed an appeal.
STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
It's been a difficult month for the neglected herd of dogs and the volunteers who rescued them from a residence on Firetower Road in Macon and took them to a makeshift shelter for medical treatment and eventual adoption.
A fire broke out in Lowndes County on Tuesday night and destroyed the home of a former Columbus police officer.
STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.
They say good teachers are born, not made. But some teachers -- sometimes the very best -- take a circuitous route, trying everything and anything before settling on the one thing their hearts were called to do.
3. Lowndes home destroyed in blaze COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 6 arrested in connection to Clay County murder STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY