Getting back to basics and having plenty of fun while doing it is the top priority at the Mississippi Modern Homestead Center Hobby Farm and Homesteading Fair Saturday in Starkville.
Temporary interim superintendent Edna McGill will continue leading the city school system through the end of next month, despite not receiving a pay raise she asked for. Confusion and tension reigned at a special meeting of the Columbus Municipal School Board Thursday morning.
Sealed bids for water and sewer system expansions on East Hazelwood Road in Clay County where Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi is locating its plant were opened during Wednesday's West Point Board of Selectmen meeting.
KiOR announced Wednesday that it is building a second biorefinery in Columbus but the Texas-based alternative fuel company says it's too early to speculate on how many jobs will be at what is being called "Columbus II."
The termination hearing for former Columbus Municipal School District superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell has been continued. The hearing was scheduled for Monday but Liddell requested a 45-day continuance earlier this week.
Starkville Main Street Association will soon bid out the first phase of its Starkville Fire Station No. 1 improvement project, a plan which includes infrastructure and accessibility upgrades near the intersection of Lampkin and Montgomery streets, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory confirmed Thursday.
Chile's president announced Thursday that he will close a luxury prison for dictatorship-era military officials convicted of crimes against humanity, taking away their tennis courts, barbecues and a pool.
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