The State College Board approved a land-use agreement between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville Thursday for the Mill at MSU's parking garage, a step which brings developers closer to turning dirt on the entire project.
State Auditor Stacey Pickering put his emergency medical training to use on Friday by helping a man who appeared to be having a seizure outside the Mississippi Capitol.
A West Point man has been charged with three counts of sexual battery.
A federal judge on Friday set a jury trial next spring for a lawsuit filed by Mississippi's only abortion clinic over a new law that it says would make it shut its doors.
A jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first-degree murder after seven hours of deliberation Thursday. Holliman, 32, was convicted in the 2008 shooting death of his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman. Jurors found Brian Holliman demonstrated "expressed malice" when he shot his wife in the face with a shotgun.
The possibility of railroad crossing closures had South Columbus residents talking once again Thursday during a public hearing at the municipal complex. This time, they had the opportunity to voice their concerns to representatives from Kansas City Southern Railway, the Mississippi Department of Transportation and city officials.
Beginning September 14, all Lowndes County nightclubs must shut their doors by 1 a.m. Prior to supervisors passing the ordinance Thursday, there was no law on the books requiring establishments to close at a specific time.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a 3-mill levy Tuesday to cover up to $9.95 million in spending power in which at least $2 million worth of no-interest loans will be used for various maintenance and repair projects.
Lowndes County supervisors approved a tighter travel policy Thursday that makes county officials follow state code more closely in order to be reimbursed for expenses.
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