Local electric bills are expected to swell by as much as 10 percent over the next year, officials said, as the Tennessee Valley Authority expects raises its fuel cost adjustments.
Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.
The city's investigation into why a Sanitation Department truck dumped curbside recycling materials Thursday morning at the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill revealed the incident stemmed from a misunderstanding by the driver.
Once a year, however, the Oktoc Community Club transforms into the Oktoc Country Store for the annual Fall Day in the Country event. This year, the event is scheduled to take place Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Starkville Area Arts Council will reveal the winning poster design for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Starkville city leaders have launched an inter-departmental investigation to determine why bags of materials residents left out for the city's free curbside recycling program are being dumped in a landfill in Clay County.
Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.
The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.
Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.
Only three members of the public were present for Tuesday night's Starkville School District board meeting where officials discussed results of statewide testing that show much room for improvement.
An architect suggested specific ways to improve the safety and security of the Starkville School District's four primary campuses in a meeting where the board handled just a few items of business.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday delayed a decision on possible amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance so additional input can be gathered from builders and other local stakeholders.
Beginning later this month, the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department will offer Zumba classes at the Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.
In a turn of events that shocked the local banking community this morning, Cadence Financial Corp. announced that it was dumping its previous buyout offer from Jackson-based Trustmark and agreed to be acquired by Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston-based company formed to invest in community banks.
Dozens of the Golden Triangle's best tennis players are set to face off this weekend at the seventh annual Buckley Faulk Memorial Tournament in Starkville.
The Oktibbeha County school board met at East Oktibbeha County High School for a business meeting where they talked for a time about alternative education in the district.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday took the first steps toward revising the county's tax collection methods, which would allow residents to pay ad valorem taxes in installments instead of one full payment.
More than half of the students enrolled in higher education classes in Mississippi are taking community college classes. But little more than a quarter of the state's funding for higher education is allocated to community and junior colleges.
A burn ban is in effect for the city of Starkville and one could be on the way in Oktibbeha County.
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