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PBS does detective work in West Point

Posted 5/12/2011 in Area

WEST POINT -- A young white man, donning a Confederate uniform, poses with his knife and revolver. Beside him, a young black man is seated, also holding his knife, and a shotgun, also in a Confederate coat.

Plenty of optimism for this year's Maroon Edition reading program

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If you want to be in on the cool kids' conversations this fall, brush up on your Eudora Welty.


Charges dropped against woman who spent two years in jail

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charges have been dismissed against a former Starkville woman who spent nearly two years in jail awaiting trial.


Starkville High student wins statewide Congressional Art Competition

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High junior Maggie George draws most of her inspiration from her family, so it's fitting she send her grandmother to Washington D.C. to hang out for a year.


West Point accountant convicted for helping client evade taxes

Posted 5/12/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

West Point CPA Gary Hamilton was convicted Wednesday of helping Tupelo developer Jack Holleman evade federal income taxes from 1996 to 2005.


Church demolishes Friendship House

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The pale green Victorian house, which has stood at the center of downtown controversy for months, now lies in a heap of rubble -- demolished by its owners, soon to be forgotten by the world.

Accounting firm moving into space in old Parker Furniture building; new downtown coffee shops planned

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A storefront on College Street is being restored to its former glory. Mitchener, Crowder and Stacey Certified Public Accountants is moving into the space, formerly occupied by Parker Furniture.

Finding art in everything: Starkville's Stringer finds calling in graphic design work

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Graphic Designer Casey Patrick Stringer sees art and design in everything. He blames it on his education at Mississippi State University, where even the computer-centered artists have to take all sorts of fundamental art classes.


Plans for new Starkville apartment complex draws fire

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed 200-unit apartment complex, complete with parking garage, was roundly panned at Tuesday's planning and zoning meeting.



Starkville's revamped GED program takes off

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifteen Starkville School District students earned their GEDs this year. Sounds average, until you consider that just five had earned their GEDs in the previous five years combined.


Lowndes cocaine suspect skips out on trial

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

As prospective jury members were being sorted through by attorneys, a Lowndes County man decided to give up on the judicial process.


YMCA's Healthy Kids Day aims to get students moving through play

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

On Saturday, May 21, the Frank P. Phillips YMCA invites all kids and parents in Lowndes County to come to the Y for a play date and commit to being active every day.


New Hope teacher indicted for sexual battery on student

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A New Hope math teacher pleaded not guilty to the sexual battery of a 17-year-old student Tuesday after she was indicted by a grand jury.


BancorpSouth to close 23 branches in six states

Posted 5/11/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

BancorpSouth Inc. said Tuesday that it will close 23 bank branches in six states this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations.


Miss. braces as high water pushes past Memphis

Posted 5/10/2011 in State

From Tunica in the north to Natchez in the south, the river is chasing people from their homes, threatening crops in the agricultural areas of the impoverished Delta counties, shuttering casinos and bringing heartbreak.


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