Do you long for the robust sound of the old-school big band? Or perhaps you've never heard the rich textures, strong melodies and varying dynamics of a large dance or jazz band.
Sometime between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday before last, Mary Simmons sent her brother in Atlanta a text message from her Tokyo apartment: It said, "Big earthquake in Japan. Epicenter not Tokyo. I'm safe and warm."
"Weeping" Willie Lang became a poet literally overnight. About 14 years ago, Lang was sleeping in his house near Helen's Kitchen, where the now out-of-work radio talk show host can usually be found drinking coffee and selling poetry.
ABDERDEEN -- The city of Aberdeen will dedicate a new blues mural on April 29 -- the first weekend of Pilgrimage -- as part of the Mississippi Blues Trail.
A 43-year-old Smithville woman died Sunday in Tupelo, a day after she was airlifted from a one-vehicle wreck in Monroe County.
To hear some people tell it, Mississippi's legislative redistricting process is one step toward a fiery political Apocalypse.
When now-and-then resident Craig Oswald looks at the Gilmer Inn, he sees a treasure trove of history and a cast of colorful characters. But that's not how the inn is seen by its neighbors.
An 18-year-old woman was charged with perjury Thursday after she recanted claims that her ex-boyfriend had kidnapped, beaten and shot at her in late December.
It started with a personal goal: Get 50 pounds lighter, regain some energy. Mike Chandler, 47, never expected to win the 2011 Lowndes County Shrinkdown challenge.
Deputy clerks plug away on computers, packing small boxes in their free moments. Meanwhile, it still is a public office, with customers coming in sporadically.
Mass transit, vanishing research dollars and record enrollment were all on Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum's mind Friday during his quarterly roundtable meeting on campus with Starkville and Oktibbeha government types. Members of MSU's faculty are currently working on a proposal which would return buses to the streets of Starkville for the first time in five years.
As plans to increase the number of Mississippi House districts in Oktibbeha County from four to six make their way through the Legislature -- and possibly into court -- local leaders say they'd prefer fewer, but more won't bring the house down.
The head of the Starkville Electric Department is urging customers to look at its new rate system as an opportunity to control their energy use.
Mississippi University for Women announced two key leadership positions following recent approval by the state College Board.
Mobile banking isn't anything new, but Cadence Bank's recently unveiled iPhone application is blazing new trails in Starkville.
Starkville is banking on an MDEQ grant to get more green trash bags on the street.
A Columbus Municipal Court hearing to appoint a public defender for the man suspected of a double homicide at the Elbow Room Lounge has been postponed until April 7.
1. New Hope graduate wins Miss Minnesota pageant COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Drug sting targets Maben, Starkville residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Council picks 2 CMSD board members COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY