Dream 365 -- Columbus' annual commemoration of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King -- now is "one of the largest" celebrations of the civil rights activist in the state, event organizer Learnard Dickerson Monday told the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau board of directors.
Mississippi University for Women's presidential search continues this week, with the first round of interviews being held Wednesday morning at the College Board in Jackson.
In the latest draft of Oktibbeha County's vicious-dog ordinance, violators will face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.
Swift work by Starkville firefighters kept a garage blaze from damaging an entire home Sunday morning. Station 3 of the Starkville Fire Department responded to 90 Leflore St. in the Rolling Hills subdivision off North Jackson Street at 8:11 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor called and alerted the three occupants that the garage was engulfed by flames.
Starkville police hope by the end of the week to have a positive identification of the man wanted for an attempted sexual assault on University Drive.
A national effort to put abortion bans into state constitutions is looking for its first victory next month in Mississippi, where voters are being asked to approve an amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.
The Mississippi Supreme Court has asked attorneys for more information as it considers whether the state's limitation on damages in civil cases is constitutional.
It was a classic, halcyon fall afternoon in Caledonia Saturday, with every parking lot, side street and driveway jammed to capacity as thousands turned out for the eighth annual Caledonia Day festival.
STARKVILLE -- With breast cancer awareness at an all-time high, there's still thousands of women who don't receive an annual mammogram. Whether it's due to a lack of health insurance or a belief that age and a relatively healthy lifestyle significantly lowers risk, many women are skipping screenings.
The Lowndes County School District is one step closer to having an appointed, rather than an elected superintendent, voting 4-1 Friday morning to request permission from the state Legislature to put the issue up for a local referendum.
STARKVILLE -- Two murder trials are slated for the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court's October term. Steven D. Love, 28, of Maben, will stand trial Wednesday for the beating death of 68-year-old William C. Brown in late 2009. Love's trial has been continued multiple times since he was indicted in August 2010.
Lowndes County Sheriff Butch Howard wanted to clear up any confusion with the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors regarding the release of a shooting suspect earlier this month.
According to District 4 Supervisor Jeff Smith, there are times when emergency response units have difficulty finding the correct address to respond to 911 calls. The quick fix is an ordinance similar to the one the Oktibbeha County board of supervisors passed.
The Commercial Dispatch obtained video footage of the armed robbery that occurred earlier this week at Creekstone Chevron.
What do you wear to a Friday night tête-à-tête with a guy named "Lovebone?" And how do you address him? Mr. Love? Mr. Bone?
STARKVILLE -- It's late 1976, and Newton-native Jerry Bounds has his fingers crossed that one of the students accepted into Auburn University's veterinary school will decline their invitation.
Neighbors who've recently driven by the farm of Anna and Eric Lancaster have noticed something out of the ordinary. Where tomatoes and peas usually grow, close to 300 pumpkins and gourds have sprung up over the past three months.
By the end of the calendar year, the city of Starkville will have a five-year capital improvements plan. Mayor Parker Wiseman is close to rounding up suggested improvements -- prioritized from immediate need to long-term projects -- from city department heads and aldermen.
Local candidates had their chance to sway voters to their side before the Nov. 8 election arrives. Candidates in nearly every local race attended the Columbus-Lowndes League of Voters political forum Thursday at the Columbus Municipal Complex, while interested residents listened for the one thing that could sway them to one side or the other.
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