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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi senators on Tuesday passed the final version of a bill that would ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected, about six weeks into pregnancy.

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Citizens of certain areas of the East Oktibbeha Fire District may see up to a 40-percent decrease in insurance rates following creation of boundaries for the district.

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A bill to allow certain donors not to disclose who they gave money to has passed both chambers of the state Legislature, and was returned for concurrence in the Senate.

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The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a request for a case to be remanded back to trial court by an Oktibbeha man serving a life sentence for cutting a woman with a knife almost two decades ago. 

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The Golden Triangle Development LINK announced plans this week to launch an in-depth analysis of the local labor force in Clay, Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties in an effort to take a more informed and proactive approach with respect to the future of the regional economy. 

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An area man has been arrested on a sexual battery charge following an incident in Oktibbeha County.

Earlier this month, two Oktibbeha County leaders travelled to Washington D.C. for the National Association of Counties (NACo) Legislative Conference.

ROLLING FORK, Miss. (AP) — For decades, Peggy Sellars and her husband George have warily watched periodic floodwaters inundate the land around their home in the Mississippi Delta, but the dwelling always remained dry — until this year.

Cadence Bank is in the process of negotiating the sale of its 45-year-old downtown office on West Main Street. 

Mississippi State Campus Services will conduct a test of the university Power Generation Plant on Tuesday to verify its ability to operate during a prolonged area-wide power outage. 

Following the Columbus tornado and accompanying storms on Feb. 23, most of Oktibbeha County’s damage has been repaired, or will be repaired soon.Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Kristen Campanella said during the severe weather event, her department received regular updates on …

The Collegiate Recovery Community of Mississippi State University will host its first Collegiate Recovery Scholarship Breakfast Friday, April 5 at 7:30 a.m at The Mill.The Collegiate Recovery Community is housed within the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at MSU.Students recoverin…

For the second year, the Mississippi State University Department of Communication will host its New Narrative Festival later this month.


A wide open race is shaping up for the Republican nominee to replace retiring Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert and Democratic Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley got a testament to his political strength as he is running unopposed this summer.

In the aftermath of the fatal EF-3 tornado hitting Columbus Saturday evening, needs abound and opportunities are available for the community to help.At Mississippi Emergency Management Agency’s last count, 19 injuries were reported and approximately 900 residents remained without power. The …

There will soon be one less alternative for transportation in Starkville.Lime, a bicycle and scooter sharing company that recently entered the Starkville and Mississippi State markets, will pull all of its transportation out of Starkville by March 15.Lime's reasoning behind doing so is that …

The purchase of a new lawn mower for the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department proved to be a contentious point at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday evening.The board approved the purchase of a John Deere 9009 Terrain Cut mower by a margin of 4-2, with the nays coming fro…

Mississippi State President Mark E. Keenum updated Starkville Rotarians about the progression of the university over the years as he enters his second decade as president of the university.

A new app developed by faculty in the Mississippi State University College of Forest Resources could now gives consumers access to functions previously available on expensive equipment for the cost of $4.99.The Smart Thumper App was developed by a team of sustainable byproducts faculty in th…

About nine years ago, Clifford Kelly acquired a duroc piglet from a friend, and brought it to his home off Rockhill Road in northern Oktibbeha County. The piglet was about 25 pounds, but began to grow rapidly and was given the name “Bear.” Today, Bear is massive, with Kelly claiming her weig…