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Work on Wolfe Road bridge expected to finish by end of year

Posted 9/25/2020 in Area

Chances are few people have been more directly affected by the bridge replacement project on Wolfe Road near Caledonia than Frank Lockhart.

Local students have voice in education policy

Posted 9/24/2020 in Area

Amy Zhang doesn't quite know what to expect from her first State Board of Education meeting today, she said.

Macon municipal clerk charged with embezzlement

Posted 9/24/2020 in Area

A clerk at Macon Municipal Court is in jail after investigators with the State Auditor's Office alleged she stole more than $2,000 in court fines between January 2018 and July 2019.

Arrest report for 9-24-20

Posted 9/24/2020 in Area

Wright, Chism head to runoff in District 37 House race

Posted 9/23/2020 in Area

By 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Lynn Wright had racked up almost a 600-vote advantage over his closest competitor in the special election for state House District 37 representative, but the night was not without drama -- nor was the race over, as it turned out.

Williams, Yates earn spots in runoff for state Senate seat

Posted 9/23/2020 in Area

It was clear soon after Oktibbeha County announced its vote totals Tuesday that the District 15 Mississippi Senate race would head to a runoff, with Bart Williams, of Starkville, as one of the two candidates.

Many voters felt comfortable, safe casting ballots in person Tuesday

Posted 9/23/2020 in Area

Changes made in response to COVID-19 were apparent even before voters entered New Hope Community Center to vote in the District 37 House of Representatives special election.

TVA designation will make region stick out to industries, investors

Posted 9/22/2020 in Area

Tennessee Valley Authority has designated the Golden Triangle region a Rural Certified Community, recognizing its preparedness for industrial development and investment.

Arrest report for 9-21-20

Posted 9/21/2020 in Area

Hiring practices, demand for jobs shift during pandemic

Posted 9/19/2020 in Area

Jamal Cummings had been out of a job for more than a month due to the COVID-19 pandemic when he attended a drive-through job fair in Starkville that put him back on his feet in August.

Area census self-response rates decline from 2010

Posted 9/18/2020 in Area

Compared to 2010, Golden Triangle residents are self-responding to the 2020 census at a lower rate, data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows.

SEC official offers insight into COVID-19 adaptations in college football

Posted 9/18/2020 in Area

Stan Murray's fall Friday nights over the past 33 years are nearly identical. Murray, a former Mississippi State football player and veteran Southeastern Conference football official, gathers with his officiating crew, orders pizza from whatever college town his gray Ford F-150 pickup has carried him to that weekend and gathers the group around a table to prepare for the following day's game.

$156K poured into race for Dist. 15 Senate seat

Posted 9/17/2020 in Area

With less than a week left before the special election, the four-way race for the vacant Senate District 15 seat has attracted more than $156,000 in contributions, campaign finance reports show.

Business moves with Mary: Dave's Tavern To-Go opens

Posted 9/17/2020 in Area

For more than 25 years, Dave's Dark Horse Tavern has never closed for more than a two-day stretch. That all changed when March brought COVID-19, when the Starkville bar's owner, Dave Hood, shuttered for more than six months.

Local businesses optimistic after governor loosens COVID restrictions

Posted 9/17/2020 in Area

Two days after Gov. Tate Reeves issued an executive order relaxing some restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, executives with Eat With Us Group met to discuss how the order would affect policies at the company's restaurants.

West Point man arrested for animal cruelty

Posted 9/17/2020 in Area

A West Point man was charged with three counts of animal cruelty, after authorities found dogs at the suspect's home so underfed their ribs were showing.

Circuit clerks brace for high absentee turnout for general election

Posted 9/15/2020 in Area

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.

Arrest report for 9-14-20

Posted 9/14/2020 in Area

More details released on Highway 182 renovation plans

Posted 9/12/2020 in Area

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.

Contractor in Second Baptist sanctuary project will pay restitution for fraud

Posted 9/11/2020 in Area

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.

Arrest report for 9-10-20

Posted 9/10/2020 in Area


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