The National School Public Relations Association has recognized the Starkville School District and GoPlay with a 2011 Golden Achievement Award.
Oktibbeha County school officials approved the special education budget for the coming year in a short meeting where they handled some year-end matters.
Local law enforcement agencies reported these felony arrests over the past week:
Recent storms have Lowndes County supervisors looking closer at safety concerns. Supervisors are considering the addition of a storm shelter at each of the Road Department's five satellite barns and its central maintenance office, to protect the department's 60 workers in the event of severe weather.
Work continues on the North Steel Development, near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. The project, which will support New Process Steel and Mississippi Steel Processing, includes adding rail, water and sewer service, as well as an airport access road.
A 13-year-old boy died and his grandmother was on the verge of death this morning after their Lowndes County house caught fire.
A 58-year-old Renton, Wash., man accused of convincing a Caledonia woman to send him pornographic photographs of her two young sons has turned himself in to local deputies.
The Starkville Police Department arrested a pair of individuals Sunday in separate burglary cases. At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Willie James Young, 48, of 903 1/2 Louisville St., Yellow Jacket Trailer Park Lot 3, for three auto burglaries committed at Peter's Rock Church at 223 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Reports recently came to light of Mississippi State University linebacker Deontae Skinner's June 5 arrest on simple domestic assault charges.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will deal with redistricting, but not until a couple more pressing matters are addressed.
The biggest issue in the race for District 3 Justice Court Judge may be that there are no issues. The candidates don't have anything against one another, and all have faced off before. Each simply believes he can do a better job than the others.
STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night, the Starkville school board approved the use of a dog at Sudduth Elementary for pet therapy. Sudduth Principal Lisa Thompson bought the dog, a Bichon Frise named BJ, that will be trained and evaluated for temperament and safety.
Aiming at nearly $278,000 in taxes, the City Council took its first formal step Tuesday to annex an estimated 44 businesses and 1,462 residents.
CALEDONIA -- Caledonia residents will see a water-rate increase possibly as soon as August if the Public Service Commission approves a petition Mayor George Gerhart signed during Tuesday night's Board of Aldermen meeting.
A woman accused of stabbing her boyfriend with a steak knife during an argument over shoes Tuesday is out on $2,500 bond today.
It was obvious Tuesday morning just how tired the Lowndes County supervisors are of dealing with a man his neighbors previously dubbed "the bird man."
A 20-year-old woman was charged with stabbing her boyfriend in the head with a steak knife during an argument over shoes early today.
Two Lowndes County men pulled a man from a burning car and became hometown heroes Sunday. Mickey Brislin was driving home on Matson Road Sunday evening when he saw victim Gregory Gabrielle pinned under a car with its engine on fire.
More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.
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