"F" is for fun, as far as Rick Anderson is concerned. The educator-turned-illustrator's first book, "M is for Magnolia," was published by Sleeping Bear Press in 2003, and the Clarksdale native has been at the easel ever since.
Six Democrats will square off in a primary election this August to represent the southeast corner of Oktibbeha County.
Starkville is the healthiest town in Mississippi, and it has the grant to prove it.
By noon Friday, streets were crowded, and every fireworks stand, grocery store and video kiosk in town was packed with customers preparing for the long holiday weekend.
There's a new director at the helm of the Salvation Army in Columbus, and though he's been on the job less than two weeks, Maj. Paul White is already shaking things up, dusting things off, and making changes he hopes will bring in more profits for the local agency.
Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.
When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.
Lowndes County candidates wooed voters and tried to outmaneuver opponents Thursday at the second forum hosted by the Columbus-Lowndes County Political Action Committee.
The idea is simple: Provide decorative, hand-painted "love signs" for residents and business owners, indicating that even though things are a mess right now, they will return.
When it's all said and done, Kior will have spent more than $200 million to bring its first commercial plant to Columbus.
As the lone Democrat, District 3 Supervisor and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvell Howard will face the winner of the Republican primary between Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Bennie L. Perkins.
A decertification election has been set in the Omnova Solutions labor dispute, which has dragged on for more than a year.
The District 4 Supervisor race features another rookie Democrat supervisor, Daniel Jackson, campaigning to keep his spot while a Republican challenger with an impressive record hopes to claim a spot at the table.
James Lindsey isn't ready to walk away from public service just yet, but he hung up one uniform Thursday.
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