STARKVILLE -- Experience played a significant factor in the Starkville School District board of trustees selection of finalists for superintendent, said Board President Keith Coble. Lewis Holloway, superintendent of Bulloch County, Ga., and Michael McInnis, superintendent of Union School District are among the three who'll interview in a public forum Monday, the board announced Friday. Michael Van Winkle, assistant superintendent of Jackson County School District, is also a finalist.
County officials are urging residents to take ownership of their communities. On March 19, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office and Board of Supervisors will host a neighborhood-watch meeting in the courtroom of the county courthouse.
STARKVILLE -- If residents hear a commotion around 4:30 p.m. in downtown Starkville today, there's no need for concern. It's Dudy Gras 6.5, the seventh annual parade and celebration signifying the start of Mississippi State University's baseball season.
Starkville School District superintendent candidates Walter Gonsoulin and Michael McInnis share a common thread: They each wear many hats in their current position.
STARKVILLE -- College students used to spend down time together, either walking, driving or sitting on a campus bench. Long before the days of tracking friends' every movement on Facebook and Twitter, Mississippi State University students had a gathering place known as "the bull ring," a capital D-shaped bench with a shade tree in the middle.
STARKVILLE -- Across the country, hundreds of athletes will sign National Letters of Intent today in front of crowds that can't await to watch them play big-time college football. These 17- or 18-year-old student-athletes will be celebrated simply because they will sign a piece of paper.
LOWNDES COUNTY -- Two people were hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident just after sunrise Monday morning.
The first round of interviews for the vacant Starkville superintendent job is in the books. Dr. Lewis Holloway, superintendent of Bulloch County School District (Ga.), and Dr. Michael Van Winkle, assistant superintendent of Jackson County School District, each interviewed Monday for about an hour in executive session at the Starkville School District central office on Greensboro Street.
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University's football coaching staff is using its 2012 recruiting class to define a philosophy.
STARKVILLE -- The defense team for the Weir man accused of stabbing two doughnut shop employees Thursday filed a motion to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial.
STARKVILLE -- The initial phase of the Louisville Street widening project is set to begin Monday. Traffic will be greatly affected, as construction will force the street to one lane. At no point during construction will the street completely close, said Aaron Gregory, of Columbus-based Gregory Construction.
STARKVILLE -- A Mississippi regional landfill participating in the Tennessee Valley Authority's Generation Partners renewable power program has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as one of the nation's top renewable generation projects.
STARKVILLE -- Seven people and a dog escaped a Friday afternoon fire at Summer Chase Apartments on Carver Drive. The dog was rescued after the roof of the two-story apartment complex caved in.
Imagine it: formal wear, finger foods and good, old-fashioned face-to-face dancing all set to classic rhythm and blues. This isn't a high school prom it's the second annual Bully Gras Ball, a grownup party with hometown philanthropy at the core.
The Starkville School District sent a memo to administrators this week reminding them to use care and abide by school policies when advocating for a new superintendent.
STARKVILLE -- Semifinalist interviews for the superintendent job at Starkville School District have been rescheduled, the district announced Thursday.
STARKVILLE -- He grew up as the "fat kid." He was teased because of his weight. He never envisioned life without being obese. Unfortunately, Patrick House said, he can relate to more than 44 percent of children across the state.
Local electricity distributors are adapting to changes coming from the Tennessee Valley Authority. And the electric departments in Columbus and Starkville are ahead of the game.
California-based Calisolar is expected to begin construction in May on a new silicon plant at the GTR Global Industrial Aerospace Park. And employee layoffs in Sunnyvale, Calif., will not affect the company's plans to build near the Golden Triangle Regional Airport, Calisolar CEO Terry Jester said Wednesday.
Sometimes, she has trouble finding a parking spot. Other times, she can't quite grab what she's reaching for. To an able-bodied person, these moments are nothing more than a slight inconvenience.
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