The evolution of Starkville's sidewalk ordinance was revealed Tuesday, but the debate will go on. During a public hearing during the Starkville Board of Aldermen's first March meeting, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas laid out a number of proposed changes and variance contingencies which would excuse developers from installing sidewalks in front of new buildings.
A slew of new candidates have emerged in the final days and hours of qualifying for county elections.
Severstal, which operates a flat-rolled steel mill in Columbus, sold three of its U.S. mills to a New York-based investment firm in a $1.2 billion deal, Reuters reported.
Local branches of the NAACP have filed lawsuits that seek to extend election qualifying deadlines in more than a dozen Mississippi counties until voting boundaries can be redrawn based on new census information.
A woman was airlifted to Tupelo and two others were hospitalized after a two-vehicle head-on collision early Tuesday in Lowndes County.
A liquor store in the Holly Hills Plaza on Highway 45 North was burglarized and set on fire late Monday.
Columbus Municipal School District began taking applications for the 2011-2012 school year Monday, and parents have until March 28 to enter their children in the lottery for one of the district's five elementary schools.
The man behind The Packet wants a spot on the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors, and the paper's new co-owner is running for circuit clerk.
This isn't your old State Theater. The latest reincarnation of Starkville's utilitarian Main Street theater, slated to open later this week, includes the familiar bar and music fare supplemented by 35 flat-screen televisions, cigars, cheesecake, chicken wings, wine and the kids from Jersey Shore.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested four men Sunday in connection with an early-morning shooting.
Since Billy Wang moved from China to the U.S. 12 years ago, he has worked in sushi restaurants all over the country, from New York to Boston to Missouri. As part of his latest endeavor, Wang, 33, owns and operates Umi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in Starkville.
Residents across Arkansas and in Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi reported on the U.S.G.S. website that they felt the quake.
After-hours dumping and undocumented payment are allegedly behind the suspension of Columbus' Public Works director and the firing of another employee.
Willis Logan weighed 12 1/2 pounds at birth. He had always been big and, at one point, tipped the scales at more than 400 pounds.
As gas prices continue to rise, climbing to levels more than $3.25 per gallon this week, the City of Columbus budget is showing the strain.
Renovations are complete of the front office of The Dispatch's downtown Columbus office, designed to improve customer service.
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3. Man arrested for walking onto field during Egg Bowl STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Bush visits Starkville STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Bell ringers and Angel Trees: Volunteers and donations still needed by Salvation Army COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY