Things were supposed to be different Monday at Unity Park in downtown Starkville.
No crowd will gather at the park on Douglas L. Conner Drive to witness the formal dedication of two new honorees whose lives helped promote racial unity and understanding. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic took care of that local Martin Luther King Jr. Day tradition.
WEST POINT -- The end of the first week of qualifying for city elections brought a list of so-far unchallenged selectmen incumbents, as well as a new candidate for mayor.
Starkville is getting back into the recycling business.
A stroke in April 2018 temporarily relegated Rose Coffey Graham to "working from the bed."
She still had plenty to do.
Living near Oktibbeha County Lake, approximately halfway between Maben and Starkville, she has volunteered with several initiatives and organizations in both communities for decades. Possibly her best-known contribution is leading Oktibbeha County's Controllers 4-H clubs.
Another month, another failed effort by Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer to open the city parks.
Starkville aldermen approved a measure Tuesday that will "make whole" city officials and employees who took pay or hour cuts for nearly two months earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ah! Autumn in Mississippi.
Following Tuesday evening's board of selectmen meeting, Ward 4's Keith McBrayer approached Parks and Recreation Director Jarrod McDaniel as others filed out of the boardroom.
"Well, I tried," he told McDaniel, flatly. "I'll try again next month."
Earlier this week, I was sitting in my living room when my youngest daughter, 5-year-old Pfeiffer, walked up to me with a contemplative expression.
Work will begin soon to install sewer lines at 138 acres of the Prairie Belt Powersite.
In the middle of the woods on his parents' property in the Morgantown community, Mark Henry sits on a stack of freshly cut oak columns for a water break.
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.
At home this summer, my daughter Zayley, 11, has watched for the mail truck every day with the excitement of someone waiting for her Publishers Clearinghouse check.
Lowndes County School District is requesting about $5.5 million more than last year from county property tax revenue for Fiscal Year 2021, much of which would boost its operating revenue.
On Friday afternoon at Performance Marine on Gardner Boulevard, David Wesley Dupler answers the phone at the front desk, while his mother, Michelle, helps a walk-in customer.
Dusty Dupler, David's father, is hidden away working in the back of the store, occasionally walking to the front to speak friendly with customers he seems to have known for decades.
It's a balmy 76 degrees on a beautiful mid-October Saturday on a Southeastern Conference university campus.
The 11 a.m. kickoff is about 20 minutes away.
I've never understood the point of the proselytizing atheist. Even as a person of Christian faith, I understand how a person's life experiences would lead them to decide not to have faith themselves.
My father has always been a walking repository of profound colloquialisms. Each were either passed down to him directly from generations of our family or by cultural osmosis from his nearly 70 years living in Southeast Arkansas.
As a senior in high school, I sat in English class watching the news with my classmates when the second plane hit the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Looting is stupid. Riots are not the "language of the unheard," a quote I have seen so many people post on social media over the past few days. With due respect to the late, great civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., my take is that violent riots and looting are more the fury of opportunists looking to score their personal "pound of flesh" against the "system," without any regard to a coherent, shared objective of reduci
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