As is common with presidential elections, area circuit clerks expect a big turnout on Nov. 3. It's how those votes are cast that may set this year's election apart.
STARKVILLE -- The multimillion-dollar makeover of a mile of Highway 182, from Long Street to Old West Point Road, will be completely designed and ready to bid in a year, project manager Clark Bailey of the Kimley-Horn engineering firm told aldermen at their Friday work session.
The owner of a Long Beach construction company will be sentenced Nov. 2 for a longstanding fraud charge after he failed to properly construct a new sanctuary at Second Baptist Church in Starkville, one of three ongoing circuit court cases involving the project.
Mississippi State University students in quarantine due to COVID-19 are staying in a third hotel, Fairfield Inn and Suites in Columbus, in addition to the two in Starkville that MSU rented for the entire semester, according to a Tuesday email to faculty from Provost David Shaw.
A selectman's impassioned plea Tuesday to divert more money from the city's road bond to pave streets in his own neighborhood did not seem to get far with his fellow board members, but support from vocal audience members at the meeting became rowdy enough that the mayor once had to gavel them down to keep order.
Navistar Defense, LLC has announced an $8 million upgrade to its West Point facility that is expected to add 500 permanent jobs by 2024.
On Thursday, a week after Hurricane Laura slammed into southwest Louisiana and southeastern Texas, Starkville resident Everett Kennard was driving a group of Port Arthur, Texas, residents from a hotel in Austin back home.
Ned Browning and his wife usually travel from Starkville to Natchez, Birmingham or Nashville, where each of their children live, for Labor Day weekend. But Browning said he realized by June this year that they might have to call off the trip due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rocky Vaughan waited at his wife's hospital bed for days as the couple expected the birth of their second son, Brody, in March 2013.
Board games are out, outdoor activities are in. The Columbus branch of the Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle has resumed its after-school program, but the specter of COVID-19 has changed almost every aspect of the club's operations.
The Clay County Board of Supervisors opted to extend a county-wide curfew Thursday afternoon for an additional 30 days.
Aaron Duncan stared at the TV in disbelief after flooding brought by Hurricane Katrina washed over New Orleans -- the city he had just evacuated from and once called home -- in 2005. "I was watching the news," Duncan said. "I was like, 'This can't be New Orleans.'"
Deloris Doss grew up as one of 14 children -- seven boys and seven girls. When she was young, she saw how hard her parents worked to support the family -- how they always got their children what they needed, not what they wanted.
A West Point man was arrested Monday for allegedly trying to run a woman off the road with his car.
Since she began working for Baptist Behavioral Health Clinic in 2009, clinical coordinator Amanda Coleman says she's seen a definite increase in the number of patients with drug addiction and the severity of their problems.
Sometimes, after his morning classes end at Lion Hills Center, Austin Wilcher would easily miss his exit back home to Starkville.
Over the past few months, Blair Key and Barry White have been fielding more calls that usual.
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