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By STEVEN NALLEY
Multiple area residents expressed concerns about the effects of proposed local historic districts on their rights as property owners during a public hearing the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission hosted Tuesday at City Hall.
By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS
JACKSON â€” Supporters and opponents demonstrated Tuesday outside Mississippiâ€™s only abortion clinic to mark 40 years since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling established a nationwide right to abortion.
Mississippi State University and University of Mississippi leaders announced plans Tuesday in Jackson to use a $12.9 million private gift to launch the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching (MET) program, aimed at attracting top students to middle and high school teaching careers.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom where Martin Luther King Jr. told the American public about his dream of ending racism and inequality.
The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission will hold a public hearing at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today on the adoption of proposed historic districts, their boundaries and the guidelines for building owners within those boundaries.
By NATHAN GREGORY
Starkvilleâ€™s sales tax and 2-percent restaurant tax figures for 2012 are on pace to eclipse 2011â€™s totals, according to the cityâ€™s latest revenue report.
By STEVEN NALLEY
Ask Clifton Story about his new job, and heâ€™ll say it mostly consists of running a machine his predecessors built.
By MATT CRANE
During closing ceremonies at the 2013 Mississippi Theatre Association Festival in Columbus Sunday, both Starkville Community Theatre and Starkville High School were recognized with awards for their competition productions.
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE
WASHINGTON â€” Todayâ€™s inaugural may be President Barack Obamaâ€™s big day, but Martin Luther King Jr. will loom large over the festivities.
By CARL SMITH
Monuments honoring key national figures who championed race relations and education remain covered by tarps at the Oktibbeha County Education Building, but supervisors say they are working to not only remove those in the future, but also add plaques honoring local civil rights advocates.