Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Mississippi State University audience that a mature democracy requires individual citizens understand not only their rights, but also their responsibilities.
Starkville School District officials saw first-hand Tuesday how investments in technology and teachers are paying off in the district.
Three Mississippi House Education Committee members - Rep. Toby Barker, R-Hattiesburg, Gary Chism, R-Columbus, and John L. Moore, R-Brandon - will serve on a conference committee charged with reaching a consensus on a potential Starkville-Oktibbeha school consolidation bill.
Mississippi State University landscape architecture students are getting hands-on design experience by helping envision future improvements to the park located adjacent to Fire Station No. 1.
Patrons wanting Old Venice's creole salmon special Sunday afternoon were out of luck: The fish flew from the restaurant's menu.
Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway told public stakeholders Thursday it is better to negotiate a school merger bill now than have a future measure without local input, according to unofficial strategic planning session minutes released by the district.
State legislators and local public education stakeholders are in a hurry-up-and-wait situation after House and Senate leaders failed to establish a conference committee for an Oktibbeha-Starkville school merger bill.
Ten years before he would take over as head of the dairy science department at Mississippi State University, and 30 years before the dairy science building would bear his name, professor Fredrick Herman Herzer had an idea: Maybe we should make some cheese.
Starkville Parks Commission Board leader Dan Moreland promised Thursday his organization will seek more local purchases after hearing a complaint from a local merchant over a broken agreement.
Starkville posted its second-highest January sales tax returns this year, according to data released by the city earlier this week.
Applications for Starkville Community Theatre's 2013 Mary Eleanor Anderson Scholarship are due April 5.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen passed an ordinance regulating the use, location and visibility of furniture storage Tuesday and is expected to address new landscaping codes at its next meeting. The ordinance passed 6-1 with Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey casting the lone "Nay" vote.
Starkville Electric Department General Manager Terry Kemp said Tuesday two power outages are needed this summer to proceed with installing a secondary high-voltage feeder line to the city.
State Rep. Joey Hood, R-Ackerman, says he will seek legislation soon to rename a portion of a local roadway after former Mississippi State University President Dr. Donald Zacharias.
Oktibbeha County residents wishing to file for homestead exemption must do so by April 1.
An expected tax increment financing request by Columbus-based developer Mark Castleberry will have to wait at least one more month. Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman confirmed Monday Castleberry's request would not be on today's board of aldermen agenda.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously authorized attorney Jack Brown to seek outside counsel Monday to represent the county in litigation surrounding a denied tax office payroll request. Board Vice President John Montgomery confirmed tax assessor Allen Morgan filed a bill of exceptions with Circuit Court after the board failed March 4 to allow a payroll increase for a full-time tax office employee.
State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, says a conference committee between Mississippi House and Senate members should be created this week to iron out the differences between both chamber's Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill.
Oktibbeha County supervisors face a light agenda during their 5:30 p.m. today meeting at the county courthouse. The board is expected to enter into an inter-local agreement with Choctaw and Webster counties to save money on aerial mapping services, a move board vice president John Montgomery said should save the three counties money by consolidating the project.
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