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NSF survey: MSU remains a top school for ag research

Posted 8/16/2013 in Area

Mississippi State University received more recognition for its agricultural sciences as it was named a top 10 school for the discipline by The National Science Foundation's Education and Research Development Survey.

 

 

Brian Holliman found guilty of first degree murder

Posted 8/15/2013 in Area

After seven hours of deliberation, an Oktibbeha County jury found Brian Holliman guilty of first degree murder.

 

Holliman trial: Investigator, experts on stand as state closes its case

Posted 8/15/2013 in Area

Testimony continued Wednesday in the murder trail of Brian Holliman, who stands accused of killing his wife, Laura Lee Holliman, on Oct. 25, 2008, in the couple's Caledonia home. In a surprise move, shortly after the state rested its case this morning, the defense rested its case, calling no witnesses.

Arrest report: 8-15-13

Posted 8/15/2013 in Area

Holliman trial: Family, friends, law enforcement take stand

Posted 8/14/2013 in Area

The state's case against accused murderer Brian Holliman continued Tuesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. Holliman is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Laura Lee Godfrey Holliman, with a shotgun at their Caledonia home in 2008. Holliman maintains the shooting was an accident.

Sister of deceased is state's first witness

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

Testimony began Monday in the murder trial of Brian Holliman, whose 2009 conviction for the murder of his wife was overturned on appeal in 2011. An Oktibbeha County jury heard opening arguments and the state's first witness Monday afternoon.

Farese: A flair for the law

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

Steven Farese Sr. is not exactly your father's Atticus Finch. Instead of Harper Lee's illustration of Finch in "To Kill A Mockingbird," this small-town lawyer (Ashland, population 569) is known for the high profile clients he defends and the demeanor he uses in the courtroom. He's calm, cool, somewhat eccentric and often sporting a smirk that suggests he is in on a joke to which you aren't privy.

Columbus, Starkville public housing receive nearly $1M in funding

Posted 8/13/2013 in Area

The Columbus and Starkville housing authorities will receive nearly $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for large-scale improvements to their four public housing developments.

 

Memphis woman arrested for drugs in Aberdeen

Posted 8/10/2013 in Area

 

Clay County man killed in wreck

Posted 8/8/2013 in Area

Brandon Lee White, 26, of Clay County, was killed in a single-car accident after the vehicle he was driving hit a tree off of Miss. Highway 389, an Oktibbeha County coroner's assistant confirmed Wednesday.

 

Cool, wet spring is blessing, curse to TVA revenue

Posted 8/6/2013 in Area

The Tennessee Valley Authority didn't sell as much electricity in its third fiscal quarter as last year's equivalent period, but it produced more cheap power.

 

Will Latch On catch on in Mississippi?

Posted 8/3/2013 in Area

At the Indianapolis 500, the race starts with the announcement, "Gentlemen, start you engines!" At the Kentucky Derby, it's "And they're off!" At the 929 Coffee Bar in Starkville Saturday, it was "Ladies, start your babies!"

 

City of Tupelo wants to silence railroad horns

Posted 8/2/2013 in Area

 

 

Noxubee County child dies after being run over

Posted 7/30/2013 in Area

 

 

Miss., Ala. govs call for oil sands assessment

Posted 7/29/2013 in Area

The governors of Mississippi and Alabama said Saturday their two states will partner to study oil sands resources.

 

 

Counterfeit items from sting operation destroyed

Posted 7/29/2013 in Area

The attorney general's office has destroyed $750,000 worth of counterfeit shirts, shoes, purses, CDs and DVDs at a recycling center in Tupelo.

 

Shoppers take advantage of tax free holiday

Posted 7/27/2013 in Area

Parking lots in Columbus were filled to near capacity Saturday as parents took advantage of the annual sales tax holiday for their back to school shopping.

Lowndes County unemployment rate rises

Posted 7/25/2013 in Area

According to statistics released Wednesday by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, Lowndes County has a 10.6 percent unemployment rate, an increase of 0.4-percent compared to June 2012.

 

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