For some local families, decorating their homes for Halloween is an annual tradition. Attorney Katherine Kerby and her daughter, Kat, try to outdo themselves every year, transforming their front yard into a ghostly cemetery covered in spooky spiderwebs, with skeletons hanging from the trees, waiting to frighten and intrigue the flock of trick-or-treaters that will haunt the family's front door tonight, begging for candy goodies.
September unemployment rates showed a gradual decline for counties in and around the Golden Triangle compared to last year's statistics. According to the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, 22 counties in Mississippi posted unemployment rates below the state's nine percent average.
Vehicles crept along Sixth Street Tuesday night, edging onto the grassy shoulders, pausing in front of the Clay County Civic Center's packed driveways before resuming the search for a parking space.
A Monroe County man has been arrested and charged with 24 counts of abusive phone calls to an emergency service.
Call it a technicality. When the Oktibbeha County School District was taken over by the state earlier in the month, the district's accreditation was automatically withdrawn, but a meeting last week to finalize the procedure ended up causing more confusion than clarity.
A Columbus doctor who was facing a maximum of 35 years in federal prison was sentenced to serve just 13 months on Tuesday.
Two days after superstorm Sandy brought New York to a standstill, residents itching to get back to work and their old lives noticed small signs that the city might be getting back to -- well, not quite normal.
Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney edged back into active campaigning on Tuesday while President Barack Obama stayed close to the White House, rival candidates calibrating their responses to superstorm Sandy and the misery it inflicted on millions.
A decade after George Lucas said "Star Wars" was finished on the big screen, a new trilogy is destined for theaters as The Walt Disney Co. announced Tuesday that it was buying Lucasfilm Ltd. for $4.05 billion.
As election season comes to a close, politicians are still hoping for last minute donations that will give their campaigns a final push to the finish.
The dusty gravel road winds through 60 acres of rolling pasture just off Highway 45 Alternate in West Point. It is a bucolic setting, hardly the place where one might imagine a battle being waged or a war being won.
Board members from both the Greater Starkville Development Partnership and the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority signed and authorized a revised contract with a new regional economic development coalition Monday night.
The number of violent crimes reported to police decreased 3.8 percent last year to 1.2 million, the fifth straight year of declines, the FBI announced Monday.
Three women, including one from Columbus, have been arrested in connection with a fatal stabbing in West Point Saturday night.
Jackson's public schools could lose state accreditation Thursday, after district board members rejected a deal that would have given the system longer to comply with rules regarding special education.
The students who normally inhabit the halls of Starkville High School, will be replaced by an assortment of ghouls, princesses and super-heroes tonight during the Starkville Schools Fall Festival.
A Starkville High School teacher has resigned his position three days after being suspended with pay following his arrest on a variety of charges, including second-offense DUI.
The word "homosexual" was rarely uttered in public when Louise Pardee was growing up, but now the 81-year-old is dialing up fellow Minnesota senior citizens trying to convince them gay relationships are nothing to fear.
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