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Forestry Commission recommends lifting state-level burn ban

Posted 12/2/2016 in Area

The drought may not be over, but the burn ban ordered by Gov. Phil Bryant's office may soon end, perhaps as early as today.


No big shake-ups expected from IP-Weyerhaeuser sale

Posted 12/2/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When International Paper announced Thursday it had completed a $2.2 billion purchase of seven facilities owned by Weyerhaeuser, including two mills in Lowndes County, it was big news in the pulp/paper industry.


Homestead Center hopes to raise $28K for new roof at Starkville's J.L. King Center

Posted 11/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A year ago, Starkville's Homestead Education Center held its first Holiday Helping Hand project by providing a new roof for a Starkville family.


Sporadic power outages reported from Monday storms

Posted 11/29/2016 in Area

Dry tree limbs and wind aren't a good combination.


Salvation Army Angel Tree provides gifts, warms hearts

Posted 11/28/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

At first blush, the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program might seem like a pretty simple affair.


Slimantics: Hail Caesar: Fitzgerald is now 'the man' at MSU

Posted 11/26/2016 in College Sports

In the luxurious afterglow of Mississippi State's resounding 55-20 Egg Bowl victory Saturday, one player stood apart, like Caesar returning from some long journey and great conquest.


A Dak Christmas: Demand for Dak Prescott Dallas merchandise is far exceeding supply

Posted 11/25/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dak Prescott is the gift that keeps on giving for Bulldog fans, even 10 months after he played his last football game at Mississippi State.


Region sees little change in latest jobless numbers

Posted 11/23/2016 in Area

There was little change in the latest unemployment numbers at the start of the year's fourth quarter.


Slimantics: Thanksgiving 2016: Eat, Pray, Argue

Posted 11/23/2016 in Local Columns

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, the day set aside each year to gather with friends and loved ones, give thanks for our good fortunes, enjoy a lovely feast, find comfort in our shared memories and, of course, confront Uncle Bob with the question: "What is the matter with you? Seriously."


'Tis the season: First live Christmas trees arriving

Posted 11/21/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Christmas displays have been in stores since Halloween, but one of the sure signs the Christmas season is soon approaching is the arrival of "real" or "live" Christmas trees.


Slimantics: Funny business in tax, education reform

Posted 11/20/2016 in Local Columns

A funny thing happened when the Mississippi Legislature ended its 2016 session in April. Scarcely anything was done to address the serious issues facing our state. That's hardly surprising, of course. It happens every year.


Deer are a 'smash hit' this time of year

Posted 11/18/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Every year about this time, Brandt Galloway sees a particular kind of insurance claim pick up.


Bulldogs win Unified Egg Bowl

Posted 11/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anyone who arrived at Monday's Unified Egg Bowl a few minutes after it ended would have found it difficult to determine which team had won the contest.


Feeding the area poor is 'in the bag'

Posted 11/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It is about 10:30 on a sunny Saturday morning and the activity in a parking lot on the Mississippi State University campus has come to an abrupt stop.


KKK recruiting in Starkville

Posted 11/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A photo of a flier the Ku Klux Klan reportedly distributed on the Mississippi State University campus last week is circulating on social media.


Veterans Day events set for Friday, Saturday

Posted 11/10/2016 in Area

Like most people in the area, Bill Quick would like to see some rain. But not on Saturday.


Slimantics: The dawn of American Fascism?

Posted 11/9/2016 in Local Columns

So this is how it happens.


Early turnout strong for contentious election

Posted 11/8/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

By the time the polls opened at 7 a.m. today at the First Assembly of God voting precinct in Columbus, J.D. Dillinger had been waiting in line for 45 minutes, the first of roughly 75 voters who were standing in line.


Caledonia's 'Band of Brothers' soldier set to receive France's Legion of Honor

Posted 10/31/2016 in Columbus & Lowndes County

It took a while for Bradford Freeman to become famous.


Online fund-raising booms in Golden Triangle

Posted 10/28/2016 in Area

The phone rang at Ellen Gregory's home at 10:30 on the night of July 13, 2015. It was a call from a friend in Alabama, who urgently needed her help.



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