Possible illegal recordings, child exploitation claim at center of teacher's fight to get her job back

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

A would-be open hearing for a Lowndes County School District teacher trying to keep her job was largely held behind closed doors Wednesday as much of the testimony dealt with private matters involving at least two students.

Business Moves with Mary: Ruby Tuesday closes in Starkville

Posted yesterday in Business

Ruby Tuesday in Starkville has closed permanently. Though a sign poised in the window announced its "temporary" closure, the restaurant has vacated from the Ruby Tuesday website.

Highway projects at 18th Avenue and Military Road nearing completion

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

With just a few minor tweaks remaining, work on one part of the project to improve traffic flow near the heart of Columbus' retail corridor will be completed while the other part is expected to be finished by summer's end, said Mississippi Department of Transportation project engineer Michael Miller.

Starkville hopes to reduce auto insurance claims

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials say city employees must take steps to avoid accidents and fender-benders with city owned vehicles after Liberty Mutual dropped the city as a property, vehicle and equipment policyholder due to the number of claims.



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Pulaski County catcher Riley Hull will join the Mississippi State softball team for the 2022 season. Hull was named Kentucky's high school player of the year by Gatorade on Thursday.

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