Kendrell Daniels looks to his role model, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, on how to turn adversity to strength. Daniels, a 19-year-old artist with the EXPRESS Yourself! program at Mississippi State's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, was born without arms. He's learned to use his feet to perform a number of day-to-day activities, from using a phone to brushing his teeth.
The visit lasted only a few hours and was, by presidential standards, a no-frills affair. His contact with crowds was limited to waves and even some who shared the stage never got as far as shaking his hand. The event went through without a hitch, despite the drizzly weather. Yet almost 30 years later, those who were there still remember the day George H.W. Bush, the nation's 41st president, arrived in the Golden Triangle to deliver the commencement address at Mississippi State on May 13, 1989.
On Sunday, dozens of dogs and cats from local animal shelters started a journey that organizers hope will ultimately end with them in new homes.
President Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, Dec. 5, as a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of former President George H.W. Bush.
Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver has won a runoff election to the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judge seat, based on unofficial election results.
One chancery judgeship has been decided in Tuesday's runoff elections, while another is still too close to call.
Sarah Barefield was pleased with her weekend, if not a little amazed. As manager for The Purple Elephant on Wilkins Wise Road in Columbus, she saw crowds of customers during Black Friday and Shop Local Saturday move through the registers with holiday gift purchases, mostly Mississippi-made pottery items.
When Lori Feng was an elementary school student, her father took her to a Distinguished Young Women event where they were living in Washington.
Area counties are preparing to compete with others from across the state for money from a $250 million state allocation for bridge and road repairs.
Unemployment rates continued to remain flat for the month of October as the nation continues to move what economists consider full employment, according to the latest labor market report by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
Even before Halloween, retailers rush to get their Christmas displays on the floor. But they have nothing on Lt. Christian Smith in getting an early jump on the holiday.
Mississippi University for Women President Nora Miller prepares her table Tuesday for a Thanksgiving meal with MUW students at the President's House. Miller invited students and faculty to join her and her husband for Thanksgiving and she expects 10 to 15 guests around noon today. "I hope they'll feel like part of a family," Miller said.
Mike Duke began helice shooting as a challenge from friend Jimmy Bryan. The West Point native had never before tried shooting at targets which, unlike traditional clay shooting, could be launched in multiple directions, meaning he'd have to be quicker than usual to aim at and hit the targets.
In August, Franklin Academy Principal Tawan Williams walked into the school library where her teachers sat waiting. With a sense of pride and optimism, she delivered the long-awaited news -- Franklin, an elementary school in the struggling Columbus Municipal School District, was a C-rated campus.
Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle leadership previewed design plans for new facilities in Starkville and West Point on Thursday evening.
Columbus High School juniors increased ACT scores in spring 2018, while Starkville High School and Lowndes County School District record higher scores than the state average.
2. Starkville Sports Center closing STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Town hall discussions focus on school funding COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Officials: CFO Rawle's suspension delayed until at least January COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Heritage students pen 1,725 cards to soldiers COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY