Crime in Columbus increased 16.9 percent from 2008 to 2009, making it the city with the 11th highest crime rate in the state, according to a recent FBI study.
At the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and North Long Street in Starkville, Mac's Meat Market serves as a one-stop-shop for passersby and residents of the city's north side.
A gun-wielding man scattered Walmart shoppers early this morning in Columbus, a raucous start to a Black Friday that saw bargain-hunters braving rain and frigid weather to get their hands on deals from TVs to toys.
A bridge on Sixteenth Section Road will be closed for at least a portion of next week as construction crews extend the structure and stabilize it in the wake of recent erosion problems.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday took several steps to secure financing for infrastructure improvements necessary around the proposed CottonMill Marketplace retail project.
After outspending his opponent by almost $58,000, Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter in the runoff election Tuesday for the new Place 3 circuit court judge position.
West Point attorney Lee S. Coleman defeated Nebra Porter to win a new judgeship in the 16th Circuit District in a runoff election Tuesday night.
Less than a month after the Mississippi Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of convicted murderer Kristi Fulgham, an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court judge Tuesday gave the woman life in prison without the possibility of parole.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is set to trade dozens of old and confiscated firearms to a gun dealer in Grenada for new Glock pistols as part of an effort to upgrade deputies' weaponry.
Weather could play a major part in Tuesday's Circuit Court District 16 judicial runoff election. Circuit clerks in Lowndes, Clay and Oktibbeha Counties predict a forecasted 60-percent chance of rain Tuesday will keep many voters from the polls.
Amy Anne Duclos is your average, everyday 32-year-old housewife. Duclos was born and raised in Starkville. Her husband, Martin, works at Mississippi State University and her three children, Christopher, 9, Audrey, 7, and Benjamin, 4, all attend Starkville public schools.
Since Michael Jones began working at Peter's Rock Temple Church of God in Christ in 2003, he has been astounded by the number of Starkville residents who have nowhere to go for Thanksgiving dinner. But Thursday, just as it has for the past 10 years, Peter's Rock is providing a free Thanksgiving meal for residents of the Starkville community.
Residents in the Golden Triangle gave $309,676 to national campaign efforts this election season, according to statistics from The Huffington Post's Fundrace website.
More than 1,000 taxpayers in Mississippi and 2,000 in Alabama have unclaimed tax returns. Nationwide, the IRS is looking to deliver $164 million in refund checks to 111,893 people because of mailing address errors, the IRS reported this week.
After months of campaigning, Place 3 judge candidates are entering the final stretch leading up to the runoff election Tuesday.
A Mississippi arts group and a Starkville community volunteer are each receiving a $50,000 grant to help promote their work.
Residents of Starkville and Oktibbeha County still have time to submit their nominations to the Greater Starkville Development Partnership for the organization's annual "best-of" awards in business, education, military and community service.
The Starkville Police Department Thursday released its arrest blotter dating back to Nov. 10.
Thanks aren't the only thing that will be given on Thursday. Multiple groups and churches will offer free meals. Several will deliver. And all will try to find a place for eager volunteers.
Downtown Starkville's street corners are bare this week as the trees and shrubs which once occupied dozens of concrete planters have been moved to the Starkville Community Market site one block south.
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