SMART ridership down 40-plus percent in 2020

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In Sam Pitts' 2 1/2 years driving the central campus route for the Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) system, 2020 stands out. He's unlikely to ever forget it.

Coalition of businesses set rigorous precautions to promote travel

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Area

Golden Triangle Regional Airport and a handful of area businesses have formed a coalition aimed at reassuring travelers to the Golden Triangle area that the airport, rental cars, hotels and restaurants they're using are taking rigorous safety precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Challenger qualifies in Starkville Ward 7 alderman race

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 7's alderman seat has produced the first competitive race for this year's Starkville municipal elections.

Creative partnerships: Building skills and success for the creative economy

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Community

Whether a painter completing an ethereal landscape, or a writer crafting a page-turning plot, creatives among us add substance and beauty to the world at large. No matter how intense the talent, however, the painters, writers, sculptors, the weavers, potters, playwrights and poets unaware of how best to connect with the buying public often languish professionally.



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Mississippi eases some education mandates amid pandemic

Norman, ex-director of Mississippi Humanities Council, dies at 94

Library to host virtual fair of area organizations for special needs children

Past week sees fewer new COVID cases in Golden Triangle

Work patterns altered at Mississippi Capitol during pandemic

Mississippi teacher pay bill clears 1 step, goes to House

Mississippi opens new drive-thru vaccination site in Jackson

MDOC: 2 Mississippi inmates die in hospitals

Mississippi county to put up marker for lynching victims

City leaders call ABC corruption claims 'baseless'



Educators, area legislators support waiving pass requirements this year for high-stakes testing

Trump pardons Mississippi physician convicted of bribery

A Better Columbus founder calls for new city leadership

Aldermen 'leaning' toward rule change that would allow brewpubs to operate without selling food

Supes discuss more debt, possible tax increase, for new 5-year road plan

Lowndes woman dies in Tuesday car wreck

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Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science senior Trevor Allen (3) and Yazoo County sophomore Sterling Johnson (7) go after the ball during the first half of Saturday's game in Columbus. The Blue Waves won 4-0.

Prep soccer: MSMS blanks Yazoo County for pair of senior day wins

Prep basketball roundup: Anna Prince nets game-winning 3 as New Hope girls beat West Point

D.J. Stewart's 27 points not enough for Mississippi State against No. 18 Alabama's balanced scoring effort

Mississippi State adds former top-50 recruit, Texas transfer cornerback Jalen Green

Prep boys basketball: West Lowndes drops home contest to McAdams

Prep basketball: Starkville Academy exacts revenge with pair of wins at Heritage Academy

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Partial to Home: Reconnecting with old friends

Roses and thorns: 1-24-21

Editorial cartoon: 1-24-21

Froma Harrop: Without discipline, humane border policy fails

Ask Rufus: Rooting Hogs and Courting Frogs

Our View: Two programs not suitable for classrooms

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February Quick Bites help usher in new year

Showing kids simple ways to enjoy the outdoors, like setting up an easy bird feeder, helps next generations discover the wonders of Nature.

In the garden with Felder: Passing it on

MSU's Lang receives Library Journal's starred review for new Civil War book

Heda receives IHL's Diversity and Inclusion Award

Photo: EMCC reaccreditation

Southern Gardening: Independent garden centers help intentional gardeners

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Lucky few hit COVID-19 vaccine jackpot for rare extra doses

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Biden ordering stopgap help as talks start on big aid plan

Democrats ask ethics panel to investigate Sens. Cruz, Hawley

Biden revokes Trump report promoting 'patriotic education'

AKA sorority members celebrate Kamala Harris inauguration

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