The hours are long, the work is hard and the days are exhausting. But the pay is good, and there's a point of pride in holding one of the most coveted manufacturing jobs in Lowndes County -- wearing the inscribed, dark blue hard hat of Severstal Columbus.
STARKVILLE -- As the sun breaks over the horizon and the crisp fall breeze swirls fallen leaves along the road Friday, an 18-wheeler leaves Vardaman, "the sweet potato capital of the world."
WASHINGTON -- America's long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year's end and all U.S. troops ""will definitely be home for the holidays," President Barack Obama declared Friday.
STARKVILLE -- The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County from Oct. 10-Oct. 16:
Both have pertinent experience, but Lowndes County residents will have to decide whose experience matters more.
Columbus police arrested and charged two more individuals they believe took part in a burglary that was posted to YouTube.
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.
STARKVILLE -- Organizers trying to revive a transit system between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville have championed community involvement as the crux of the project.
MACON -- The atmosphere was absolutely electric Thursday night on the campus of Noxubee County High School. Cars were packed to the road. One could hear audio from the video board in the end zone from miles away.
As large banks scramble to recoup fees lost by pecuniary regulatory changes enacted earlier in the month, some smaller financial institutions are reaping the benefits, seeing an increase in both new accounts and consumer goodwill.
The Golden Triangle is invited to help support Mississippi State University's local needs campaign by running or walking the 2011 Bully's 5K for United Way.
STARKVILLE -- The log cabin that used to house Burger King is crumbling to pieces and should be a vacant lot in the next few days. Speculation of what new business is going to be located at the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street spread through social network Twitter over the last few days.
Mississippi State University and Starkville city officials will hold a public meeting regarding plans for a free city transit system at the Gillespie Center at 610 Gillespie St. tonight at 6 p.m. Maps of the proposed routes will be at the meeting.
STARKVILLE -- Steven D. Love will spend 15 years in prison for the beating death of a Maben man in November 2009.
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