Residents get the chance to weigh in on the redistricting plan approved by Lowndes County supervisors last week.
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.
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.
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.
The head of the Starkville Electric Department is urging customers to look at its new rate system as an opportunity to control their energy use.
Mississippi University for Women announced two key leadership positions following recent approval by the state College Board.
Mobile banking isn't anything new, but Cadence Bank's recently unveiled iPhone application is blazing new trails in Starkville.
Starkville is banking on an MDEQ grant to get more green trash bags on the street.
A Columbus Municipal Court hearing to appoint a public defender for the man suspected of a double homicide at the Elbow Room Lounge has been postponed until April 7.
The Lowndes County Circuit Clerk's office, on the second floor of the Lowndes County Courthouse, will be open only for minimal business and emergencies on Friday.
City Judge Nicole Clinkscales has not dismissed a disproportionately high number of cases involving the police officer who arrested her in 2009, a Dispatch investigation has revealed.
This week is spring break week for local students, who are getting a rest from classes and homework while parents get to spend more time with their children.
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