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Mississippi State University, home to out-of-this-world tree

May. 29, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — On Mississippi State University’s campus stands an out-of-this-world tree — a sycamore grown from a seed that ventured further into space than most Mississippians ever will. All the way to the moon. The tree, known as the “moon sycamore,” was...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 18, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. May 17, 2022. Editorial: A Plan For Angry White Men Whenever a racially motivated crime attracts national attention, it’s not too hard to find a link that involves Mississippi. And sure enough, after this past weekend’s...

Man pleads guilty to misusing pandemic relief business loan

May. 16, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man pleaded guilty Monday to a federal wire fraud charge for misusing more than $6 million in business loans through a pandemic relief program, prosecutors said. Rather than use the money for his businesses, Christopher Paul Lick admitted...

Mississippi's Poet Laureate wants to share joy of writing

May. 14, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Catherine Pierce tries to begin each of her classes with a question. Something like, but not specifically: “Would you rather be a shepherd spy — a shepherd who is also a spy, not to be confused with shepherd’s pie — or a super agent who is a dog...

New apiary creating buzz at Mississippi State University

Apr. 17, 2022 01:03 AM EDT

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — Bees play a part in every aspect of the ecosystem with beekeeping being a hobby or full-time career for some Mississippians. To bring awareness to the insects' importance and offer beekeeping classes and workshops, Mississippi State University constructed a...