STARKVILLE -- Renewable energy is often the elephant in the room when thinking of solutions to reduce dependence on foreign oil for everyday transportation. Gas-electric hybrids, electric and hydrogen fuel systems have been developed over the years, but the solution to mass-production hasn't yet been found.
STARKVILLE -- Hopefully, rain won't threaten the Friday night boogie this year. The second annual Downtown Block Party, the first installment of the 2011 New South Weekends events, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 23, the night before Mississippi State University hosts Louisiana Tech.
STARKVILLE -- There'll be a new sheriff in Oktibbeha County next year. Steve Gladney outlasted Dolph Bryan 2,753 votes to 2,322 in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff and will face lone Republican candidate Rudy Johnson in November.
The case of a Lowndes County math teacher accused of sexual battery has been continued until the next session of Lowndes County Circuit Court in December.
The Bank of Vernon, Ala., dropped its lawsuit against Columbus businessman David Shelton. The parties have agreed to settle, according to documents filed in Lowndes County Circuit Court. In its suit, the Bank of Vernon claimed Shelton defaulted on a $887,734.84 loan.
Poll workers outnumbered bystanders at the Lowndes County Courthouse Tuesday night, as election results slowly flowed in from the runoffs. Most of the candidates watched the results from home, but a few -- like county superintendent of education contender Lynn Wright -- milled the halls and manned their cellphones, sighing and grinning in direct proportion to each precinct's tallies.
Flood-weary residents and business owners in East Columbus will have the opportunity to vent their frustrations and explore federal intervention during a public meeting Thursday evening at Trotter Convention Center.
Leading up to the primary runoff, Lowndes County sheriff's candidate Bo Harris was banking on getting voters to return to the polls.
It's a big week for Mississippi University for Women, with students settling into their classes and the search for a new president kicking into high gear.
The story unfolded like a bad made-for-TV movie. The neighbors heard gunshots. George Strickland went running across their front yard, retreating into a local body shop.
JACKSON -- Democrat Johnny DuPree made history Tuesday as the first black candidate in modern times to win a major-party nomination for Mississippi governor.
Local election results, updated through the night.
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Hundreds of Libyan rebels blasted through the green gates of Moammar Gadhafi's Bab al-Aziziya compound in Tripoli Tuesday after five hours of intense fighting around it. They beat and killed some of those who defended it, fired celebratory shots in the air and hauled off crates of weapons and trucks with guns mounted on the back.
WASHINGTON -- A 5.9 magnitude earthquake centered in Virginia forced evacuations of all the monuments on the National Mall in Washington and rattled nerves from Georgia to Martha's Vineyard, the Massachusetts island where President Barack Obama is vacationing. No injuries were immediately reported.
The New Hope Volunteer Fire Department is moving to a larger building and a new location, partially to meet growing needs and partially to escape what many in the area call a "nightmare" -- traffic congestion on New Hope Road during the school year.
Most nominees were decided three weeks ago, and each party has only one statewide race on Tuesday's ballot. Democrats are choosing a nominee for governor, and Republicans are choosing one for state treasurer.
A housekeeper who works for Stockett's brother claims her likeness was used in the book without permission. "The Help" is based on relationships between white families in Mississippi and the black women who worked for them in the 1960s. The movie adaptation of "The Help" took the No. 1 spot in theaters this past weekend with $20.5 million.
STARKVILLE -- About 9,000 Oktibbeha County residents are getting new addresses, as part of an effort to make the 911 system more efficient.
1. Chase ends with N. Columbus crash COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus child struck by vehicle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Starkville SOUPer Bowl set for Saturday STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Negro League historian, son of Satchel Paige speaks in Columbus COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY