The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is now accepting entries for Starkville's 2011 Miss Hospitality Pageant.
It was another snow day for Columbus and Lowndes County Thursday. And that meant many working parents were forced to take a snow day as well, or head into work with children in tow.
The plight of the Columbus Lowndes Convention and Visitors Bureau appears to be over. The Columbus City Council unanimously approved a resolution to adopt a new CVB ordinance Wednesday night during a special called meeting.
A Sturgis man was arrested Monday night after a drive-by shooting at the Regal Inn. At approximately 7 p.m. Monday, Starkville police responded to a call of shots fired at the two-story motel on Highway 182, just west of Old West Point Road.
The latest round of winter weather to hit the Golden Triangle came and went Thursday after dumping as much as 5 inches of snow in some areas. Area officials didn't report any major problems as temperatures dipped back below freezing Thursday night and this morning.
As the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident involving a Choctaw County school bus and an 18-wheeler, Columbus and Starkville officials said they haven't dealt with major bus accidents in recent years -- due in equal parts to training and good fortune.
Local law enforcement agencies reported the following felony arrests.
The latest round of winter weather to hit north Alabama dumped as much as 4½ inches of snow in some areas but didn't cause many major problems Thursday.
Due to school closures today, Franklin Academy has postponed its 190th birthday celebration until Friday.
Mississippi State University, which had planned to resume classes this afternoon, decided to remain closed for the full day and make a decision about Friday's schedule as weather develops through tonight.
An Okolona man has died in a mobile home fire.
Golden Triangle schools and businesses ground to a halt again today as up to four inches of snow blanketed the area late Wednesday and early this morning, followed by a hard freeze that coated some roads and bridges with patches of ice.
Disparaging words about several ethnic and racial groups were written in chalk on a University of Alabama sidewalk, the school said Wednesday, the second time in less than a week officials have had to deal with such language.
Sid Salter, a Mississippi State graduate and longtime syndicated columnist, returns to his alma mater March 1 as journalist-in-residence.
Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.
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