The following sentences were handed down in the February term of the Lowndes County Circuit Court.
An extra two months can mean a lot when you're 5. Currently in Mississippi, children must be 5 by Sept. 1 to enter kindergarten in the fall. Recently passed legislation could push that date back to July 1, as early as the 2013-14 school year.
Former city councilman Kamal Karriem, who tested positive for cocaine while on probation in 2008, plans to appeal the revocation of his probation before the state Supreme Court, he said Monday.
The businesses and the technology of tomorrow are both getting a new home in Starkville. Half of Mississippi's congressional delegation was in Starkville on Monday for the groundbreaking on a new 20,000-square-foot building at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.
A skeptical crowd was loud enough to push county redistricting back several weeks at Monday's meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors.
Almost 10 years after teens stumbled across the skeleton of 19-year-old Marrio Harris in Lowndes County, investigators have exhumed his body in hopes of finding his killer.
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.
1. Different paths, same mission: Columbus police officers still joining up despite hazards COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus native juggles love of music, medicine with UMMC band COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Police forces face challenges filling rosters COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Investigators say extension cord caused Cappe's fire STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY