Mississippi State University plans to replace its existing coin-operated parking meters with new meters that accept credit cards, debit cards and coins, completing the process by June.
Habitat for Humanity welcomed Rockford University students for its first week of the Collegiate Challenge program for 2014.
Maben Mayor Larry Pruitt is trying to lead by example.
A few years ago, he said, a string of downtown buildings on Second Avenue had portions of their roofs cave in. Flat roofing had allowed precipitation to accumulate and weigh the roofs down, several of them had been out of use for years, and they were already in a state of disrepair as a result, he said.