JACKSON -- A Hinds County judge will hear arguments from Attorney General Jim Hood who is challenging dozens of pardons issued by former Gov. Haley Barbour.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville School District's Walter Gonsoulin is one of four in-state semifinalists and one of five for the vacant superintendent job at Starkville. The Starkville schools board of trustees released Friday a list of semifinalists -- the first time names have been revealed during the search -- and announced its plans for interviews. "I don't want to say too much right now, but I will say I'm extremely thankful for the board's interest in me," Gonsoulin said following Friday's meeting. "I'm really looking forward to the interview process."
STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman at a restaurant Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- The vice president of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors said residents will support tax increases for public projects they can have input on.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Jan. 2 to Jan. 15, according to the Oktibbeha County jail. Unless otherwise noted, the sheriff's department made the arrests.
St. Patrick and his power to banish snakes are needed after the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday against a measure that would have resolved flooding and creepy-crawly issues along Northside Drive by the end of this year.
The Board of Aldermen debated establishing a litter program at its weekend retreat, but members took no action.
"It makes no difference where you stand, as long as you stand." The powerful words of Monica Banks echoed through the blocks of downtown Monday during the Oktibbeha County branch of the NAACP's Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Rally, which concluded with a ceremony outside the county courthouse.
Seconds into William F. Winter's speech Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast, the former governor asked the hundreds in attendance an obvious but sometimes obscure question.
After nearly three months of discussion and tweaks, the Starkville Board of Aldermen could vote tonight to rezone areas of downtown and Highway 182.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Minutes can affect rescue and make a difference in property loss when fighting fires.
As an orchestral drummer and recording artist, Marv Dahlgren knows the power of music. Whether it was songs denouncing the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and '70s, or megastar collaborations to fight world hunger and poverty -- particularly in Africa -- in the '80s, Dahlgren, 87, has seen it all.
STARKVILLE -- These days, elementary school students are learning more about environmental science than going to the local dairy farm. Through the Youth Environmental Science Learning Center at Henderson Ward Stewart School, fourth- and fifth-grade students have a weeklong block each school year to supplement what they get from their textbooks.
Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.
STARKVILLE -- Two Oktibbeha County schools could lose their public school status if state test scores aren't improved. One of the two could be taken over by the state as soon as September.
The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.
A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.
Mayor Parker Wiseman is looking forward to a productive annual retreat when he and the Board of Aldermen meet for a pair of work sessions this weekend. The board will meet Friday and Saturday in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership board room. The sessions are open to the public.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.
1. Gregory resigns from Partnership leadership position STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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5. Starkville organizers readying annual Pumpkinpalooza STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY