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Oktibbeha fire chiefs stump for more funding

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's going to take more than selling chicken and catfish plates to fill the gaps of Oktibbeha County's seven volunteer fire departments' budgets.


UAS program flourishes at Mississippi State

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unmanned aerial systems research at Mississippi State University is gaining national and international prestige.


Trump asks about firing Sessions, calls his position 'weak'

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, officials say, and launched a fresh Twitter tirade today against the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.


Many Mississippians see midyear insurance cost dip

Posted 7/24/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Mississippi customers may have noticed lowered health insurance premiums in recent weeks.

'Mississippi Encyclopedia' explores state's people, places, things

Posted 7/24/2017 in State

At 1,451 pages and nearly 9 pounds, "The Mississippi Encyclopedia" is something to behold. "Foot injuries," said Charles Reagan Wilson, a senior editor. "I see a lot of foot injuries from this book."


State salon board looks to trim backlog

Posted 7/24/2017 in State

A Mississippi agency that many people describe as a bureaucratic nightmare is getting a long-needed makeover.


Flier calling for boycotts further disrupts divisive Southside development issue

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A flier circulating on social media calling for boycotts of three local businesses has made an already contentious Southside development issue even more divisive.

Five candidates emerging for Oktibbeha's circuit clerk race

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Oktibbeha County residents have either qualified for November's circuit clerk race or announced their intentions to run for the vacant position.

Everglade Ave. apartment shooting injures 1

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A July 8 shooting at an Everglade Avenue apartment complex in Starkville left one person injured and another person behind bars.

Wynn announces bid for vacant District 38 House seat

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lisa Wynn is the first candidate to qualify for Nov. 7's special election for District 38's vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat.


'Mississippi First': Medicaid in the Golden Triangle

Posted 7/22/2017 in Area

Prior to September 2016, Fred Williams was missing out. He couldn't play catch with his 4-year-old son, Fredrick Jr. He wasn't able to mow his own yard. And each of the six days a week he worked, he had trouble breathing, often having to take short breaks throughout the day to sit and catch his breath.


Planned talent show draws scam concerns

Posted 7/22/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A talent show set to take place in Columbus at the end of July could be suspicious, according to two involved local business directors.

Starkville-native and Disney art director speaks at library

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A few minutes into his presentation Friday at the Starkville Library, Andy Harkness realized nothing was going as planned.


Heat advisory in effect until 8 p.m. today

Posted 7/22/2017 in State

Weather officials have issued a heat advisory for parts of Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas as heat indexes rise above 100 degrees.



Experts: No duty for laughing teens to rescue drowning man

Posted 7/22/2017 in National

It may be reprehensible and morally outrageous, but legal experts say a group of Florida teens had no obligation to rescue a drowning disabled man they instead mocked, laughed at and recorded on a video that was later posted online.


SPD citizen academy aims to build understanding

Posted 7/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After following one of her 20 known Czech commands, Bessie, a full-bred Malinois in the Mississippi State University K-9 department, sprinted across the Starkville Police Department shooting range lawn, ready to strike.


Shooting victim fights for life in hospital

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A person shot in a home invasion Wednesday in eastern Lowndes County is fighting for his life in a Jackson hospital.


MDOT grants to bolster area transportation systems

Posted 7/21/2017 in Area

Four Golden Triangle transportation hubs and systems will receive a combined $666,761 in Mississippi Department of Transportation grants to help bolster their infrastructure and efforts, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert announced Thursday.

Local nonprofits receive $8,800 in grants from Exchange Club

Posted 7/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Eight local nonprofits received grants at the Exchange Club of Columbus' weekly meeting at Lion Hills Center Thursday.


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