STARKVILLE -- Two Oktibbeha County schools could lose their public school status if state test scores aren't improved. One of the two could be taken over by the state as soon as September.
The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.
A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.
Mayor Parker Wiseman is looking forward to a productive annual retreat when he and the Board of Aldermen meet for a pair of work sessions this weekend. The board will meet Friday and Saturday in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership board room. The sessions are open to the public.
JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.
The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.
STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.
STARKVILLE -- An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won't release names until next week.
A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a rash of burglaries which have plagued the New Hope area over the past few weeks.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man has been charged with murder in connection with the Monday shooting death of his uncle. Kewon Doss, 18, was officially charged Tuesday.
STARKVILLE - While Sunday's memorial service for Starkville High student Devin Mitchell could have taken on a somber note, participants decided to make it a celebration of the young man's life instead.
An Oktibbeha County man is in custody in connection with a Starkville shooting after a seven-hour search that ended Monday when he turned himself in.
WEST POINT -- The more details revealed in the New Year's Day shooting death of Devin Mitchell, the more questions arise.
Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.
STARKVILLE -- The cool kids and the cliques meant nothing to Devin Mitchell, though he was in everybody's circle of friends.
When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- A Friday morning trailer fire displaced eight people in the Sessums community in Oktibbeha County.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon.
For years, Delinda Boler relied on friends and family members to drive her to and from her doctor appointments. Boler, who has rheumatoid arthritis, can't drive. The pain is so unbearable, she struggles to walk in and out of the doctor's office.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon. His wife confirms his broken vertebrae won't require surgery.
1. SPED parent speaks at school board meeting COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Columbus police chief retiring at year's end COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Local toy drives, fundraisers still short of goals COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Commission delays decision on Lipscomb House demolition COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. County OKs franchise agreement with MaxxSouth STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY