A semiconductor firm started by two Mississippi State University faculty members will soon lay off its entire workforce, as the company prepares to permanently shut down at the Thad Cochran Research Park. The 90 employees of SemiSouth Laboratories were informed of the closure on Friday.
The Brickfire Project, a local non-profit organization, will have to repay the city $7,700 in misappropriated funds following a 6-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen.
The first of a dozen defendants to be sentenced in last year's hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major avoided jail time when he received his punishment Monday, but he will spend more than two years under close supervision.
In a verdict that sent shock waves through the scientific community, an Italian court convicted seven experts of manslaughter on Monday for failing to adequately warn residents of the risk before an earthquake struck central Italy in 2009, killing more than 300 people.
Friday afternoon is homecoming at Starkville High School, but The Jacket Buzz staff has another reason to celebrate.
The silver bracelet is relatively new. But the philosophy behind its inscribed words has been a tenet of Dianne Hand's life for most of her 51 years: Live well. Love much. Laugh often.
President Barack Obama isn't talking about it and neither is Mitt Romney. But come January, 163 million workers can expect to feel the pinch of a big tax increase, regardless of who wins the election.
When it comes to the birds and the bees, some parents may want to have that talk with their boys a little sooner than they expected.
A photograph of a 93-year-old World War II veteran casting what will likely be his last ballot has captured the hearts of tens of thousands of Internet users.
A diminished but resilient al-Qaida, whose 9/11 attacks drew America into its longest war, is attempting a comeback in Afghanistan's mountainous east even as U.S. and allied forces wind down their combat mission and concede a small but steady toehold to the terrorist group.
The White House says it is prepared to talk one-on-one with Iran to find a diplomatic settlement to the impasse over Tehran's reported pursuit of nuclear weapons, but there's no agreement now to meet.
An Ohio teenager considered by authorities to be one of the most prolific drug dealers in the Cincinnati area is to be sentenced in a juvenile court today.
A Wisconsin man accused of opening fire at the salon where his wife worked, killing three women and wounding four others, had a history of domestic abuse, with allegations that he had slashed his wife's tires a few weeks earlier, police said.
The youngest person to be charged with homicide in Maine in at least 30 years was due to make her first appearance today in District Court.
George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way -- and that he had done so.
Just as she does every day, Kimberly Jones sat on the front porch of her Southside home Friday, waiting for her oldest child to come home from school. Jones, who asked that her real name not be used, is a 24-year-old mother of two.
Hand-painted Mississippi State Bulldog cutouts jockeyed for space between inspirational yard art and houndstooth purses. Beaded jewelry and pink hair bows sat alongside painted pillows, pickled okra and Rebel flags.
As complaints continue about the parking situation at the Columbus Soccer Complex, particularly along the north end of the facilities, city and county officials are researching ways to find a solution.
Ask journalists why they entered the profession, and most will deliver some variation of wanting to give voice to the voiceless, defend the defenseless, shine light into the dark corners and change the world.
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