As a powerful tornado bore down on their Illinois farmhouse, Curt Zehr's wife and adult son didn't have time to do anything but scramble down the stairs into their basement. Uninjured, the pair looked out moments later to find the house gone and the sun out and "right on top" of them, Zehr said.
The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors approved a $5,504,391 land purchase using funds already borrowed from the Rural Development Authority in 2011 for three tracts of property at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park on Friday.
For years and years the guys behind Synergetics were interested in solar power but never pulled the trigger. The biggest hurdle: cost. It just wasn't financially feasible for the Starkville-based information technology company, which was founded in 1992 and employs almost 50 people. "We didn't want to be green for the sake of being green," David Palmer, the company's 45-year-old CEO, said.
The Lowndes County Port Authority board met Wednesday, holding most of its discussion about a potential land lease to KiOR behind closed doors because terms have not been finalized.
At least three Starkville officials have come out against a proposed board resolution that would ban public use of cellphones or smartphones, tablets and laptops during city meetings. The resolution is listed on Tuesday's consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are available for passage without board discussion, but it is likely at least one alderman will push it to the regular agenda, opening the floor for serious discussions on the resolution's merit.
A Caledonia man convicted of murder is asking a judge to throw out the guilty verdict.
Mississippi University for Women and East Mississippi Community College are joining forces in the world of culinary arts. Students earning their associates degree in hotel and restaurant management at EMCC will now be able to "seamlessly transfer" to MUW to obtain a degree in culinary arts, the institutions announced Friday.
1. Would-be CPD officer popped for DUI, other charges COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Five MSU students arrested for auto burglaries at Helix STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Starkville Utilities employee arrested for embezzlement STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Mickens takes on ex-opponent during town hall COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY