School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.
The Cotton District Arts Festival is bigger than ever. With 147 artists and 23 food vendors, CDAF committee co-chair Maggie Bjorgum said Saturday the festival grew by 40 percent this year and she expected more than 20,000 to visit the Cotton District before the day was done.
Oktibbeha County said goodbye to a servant of 30 years this week.
Although battered by storms for the majority of the day Wednesday, Starkville received some help from Mother Nature.
There is no official word on what happened of Wednesday's closed door meeting of the Starkville school board, but Judy Couey was not "on campus" Thursday.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion which sent three victims to the hospital, one in intensive care.
Ron Paul rallied his troops Wednesday in Starkville. The former Libertarian and Republican presidential candidate addressed an enthusiastic crowd that nearly filled the Lee Hall auditorium on the Mississippi State University campus despite a day's worth of severe storms.
Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.
Despite one alderman's concerns about the impact on the city's budget, the Board of Aldermen approved three hires Tuesday with salaries totaling $143,000.
Starkville police and were called to Mac's Meat Market on Highway 182 Tuesday afternoon in response to a stabbing.
An Oktibbeha County supervisors' attempt to recognize a local visionary was blocked Monday. District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pleaded with his fellow supervisors during the second April meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors to include an 18-by-20-inch plaque commemorating Dorothy Bishop at the new county education building's Unity Park sitting area.
STARKVILLE -- The crabs are still moving at the Asian Market in Starkville. You'll catch it in your peripheral vision. A small flick grabs your attention. The crabs on ice in an open cooler, between the oysters and the shrimp, are so fresh they've still got some kick left in them.
In the midst of Starkville's busy end-of-the-school-year party season, the Starkville Police Department refuses to get caught sleeping.
That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.
Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.
The owners of four dogs involved in a fatal attack on a poodle face fines but no criminal charges.
A Starkville woman was arrested Thursday for attempting insurance fraud.
Excitement is building as final preparations are made for the Cotton District Arts Festival that will bring music, art, dance, literature, cuisine and communities together Friday and Saturday in Starkville's historic Cotton District.
The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.
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