JACKSON -- Republican Gov. Haley Barbour calls for reducing the number of school districts and merging some universities, reviving many of his past recommendations in his final Mississippi budget proposal.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen had its second public hearing to repeal and replace its current chart of permitted land uses with a more streamlined one.
Starkville's implementation of form-based codes in downtown and university corridors will have two more rounds of public hearings.
Starkville could have a new funding mechanism for its growing number of stormwater drainage issues. Mayor Parker Wiseman on Tuesday suggested adding a drainage fee to city utilities to help offset a million-dollar gap between expected revenues and project costs over the next 10 years.
The Dispatch will print a four-section Christmas edition on Saturday. Circulation will take calls from 6-9 a.m. on Saturday. There will not be a Sunday paper printed.
Sixty city and county elementary students will wake up to a two-wheeled surprise Christmas morning. Monday, members of Second Baptist Church in Starkville delivered bicycles for third- through fifth-grade students at Henderson-Ward Stewart and East Oktibbeha elementary schools.
The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission is officially on board with the Starkville Central Neighborhood Foundation's move to get downtown recognized as a national historic district.
Two events venues are scheduled to undergo state safety inspections today. Club Rock and BJ3, on Rockhill Road and Old West Point Road, respectively, were visited this morning by the state fire marshals, who evaluated each building for proper exits, capacity and emergency lighting.
JACKSON -- Federal judges on Monday released a plan to update Mississippi's four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said.
STARKVILLE -- A mother's stories to her young son never went away. The son remembered them and wrote them down for everyone to remember. Michael V. Williams, in one way or another, has always heard or read about civil rights icon Medgar Evers.
STARKVILLE -- Downtown building owners could soon have incentives to renovate their properties. The Starkville Central Neighborhood Found-ation is more than a year into the process of applying for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and hopes to learn soon if downtown is eligible.
STARKVILLE -- Three men and two juveniles were arrested and charged with four counts of armed robbery following a Dec. 4 home invasion.
The Clover Street Project never rests. The nonprofit agency, which serves underprivileged youth throughout the Golden Triangle, is especially active during the holidays.
The names are in, but the public will have to wait until January to know who's in the running for superintendent of Starkville School District. The district board of trustees met Thursday with the Mississippi School Boards Association, which provided the results of 23 interviews for the vacant position. Interviews were conducted in Clinton.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University is expecting to put its head football coach back on a four-year agreement for the third consecutive winter. And all it took was a look, a nod and two words.
MABEN -- Performing-arts electives are in short supply for West Oktibbeha High School students at the beginning of each school year.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission today will have a second round of public hearings regarding the city's use of form-based codes.
JACKSON -- The use of corporal punishment appears to be declining at Mississippi public schools, according to a newspaper.
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