STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum is more than a house filled with artifacts. With the help of the Mississippi State University's Department of Landscape Architecture and nearly $18,000 in donations, the museum has transformed into a multi-purpose social facility.
If the word "math" conjures nightmares of memorizing the Pythagorean theorem and quadratic formula, take heart: Teachers across the state feel your pain, and many have dedicated their summer to learning how to teach math in a more dynamic way.
Preliminary test results, released today, show Mississippi students are gaining ground in math and language arts. Local school districts also are making progress on the Mississippi Curriculum Test 2. But for now, Mississippi is only competing with itself.
Dismal economic times and a slow recovery from a recession have affected spending at all levels of education. But for colleges and universities, private donations to endowments and scholarships have dipped each year since 2008, when donors cut back 5.7 percent nationally, according to the Chronicle for Education.
Owners of 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickup trucks should check with their dealer to see if their model is among approximately 26,715 vehicles being recalled across the nation due to a potential safety issue.
A culinary challenge designed by The Starkville Area Arts Council will bring six chefs together to "face off" Saturday for "Best of Forks & Corks" bragging rights. Patrons will be the big beneficiaries that evening, as they sample some of the finest cuisine in the region and take part in a live auction. But the long-term beneficiary is the community at large.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office hopes to secure several grants in the coming months.
The Starkville Electric Department is shuffling its staff, with a goal of improving customer service and efficiency.
JACKSON -- The race for Mississippi House speaker is attracting more candidates, with Democratic Rep. Cecil Brown becoming the latest lawmaker to say he wants to become presiding officer of the 122-member chamber.
Columbus' Market Street Festival is more than a feel-good event. Mississippi State University economists estimate this year's two-day festival drew a crowd of 34,091 people, pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.
After a month of around-the-clock work, the new Oktibbeha County School District building should be move-in ready by the end of the month.
A robbery suspect led police on a chase through Oktibbeha County Monday morning, before wrecking his truck.
BILOXI -- A Mississippi State University architecture professor who helped in the coastal rebuilding effort after Hurricane Katrina is being honored today at the White House.
The Oktibbeha County School board voted Monday night to request the $450,200 needed to buy four new buses and four used buses to rejuvenate the fleet.
The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.
As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.
Four adults and three children escaped a burning mobile home Wednesday night on Blackjack Road.
Security cameras at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street recorded two black females suspected of stealing a teacher's purse June 22.
Several candidates for Oktibbeha County elected offices have a distinct advantage this election cycle in that nobody else wants their jobs.
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