The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple issues with the upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's merger plan, including the preservation of a "one-race, African-American" school already comprised mostly of minority students, court records show.
The contest for Mississippi's Northern District transportation commissioner narrowed to three Wednesday after Hernando Mayor Chip Johnson formally dropped out of the race.
Members of Starkville's Historic Preservation Committee say they want future signage to distinguish between ordinance-protected residential neighborhoods and those simply denoting historical areas as the street department crafts plans to install signage in the Needmore community.
Starkville Fire Department officials say a malfunctioning extension cord in Cappe's Steakhouse caused a May 16 fire.
Six men, including two who allegedly hindered investigators, face charges in connection with the May 15 murder of James White in Clay County.
Golden Triangle Development LINK chief operating officer Joey Deason predicted bond intent notices that could help fund a future industrial park will come before city and county leaders as early as July now that both boards have formally recommitted to the organization's search for land.
Starkville aldermen awarded its $2.7 million-maximum infrastructure bonds to FTN Financial, a subsidiary of the Memphis, Tennessee-based First Horizon National Corporation, during Thursday's recess meeting.
Look for Starkville Parks and Recreation officials, once under direct oversight by city aldermen, to aggressively market itself as a sports tournament host in an effort to impact its own revenues and overall sales tax receipts.
The Starkville Police Department has charged two local residents for their alleged connection to a May 13 auto burglary.
Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's attempt to create and adopt stricter city vehicle-usage rules was pulled from the agenda Tuesday after aldermen complained the new policy was not available for inspection before the meeting.
A 24-year-old Lexington man was charged with disorderly conduct Friday after he allegedly stripped naked and charged at oncoming traffic on Blackjack Road.
Supervisors agreed Monday to invite Mike Slaughter, of the Oxford-based urban planning firm Slaughter and Associates, back to the Oktibbeha County board table for discussions on developing and implementing subdivision rules.
Shank Phelps, who serves as an elected constable and sheriff's deputy, can add another job to his ever-growing resume: emergency management director.
Thirteen of Oktibbeha County's 45 candidates for office this election cycle failed to file their first campaign finance reports before May 8's deadline, and four of those seeking office have still failed to turn in their respective paperwork.
Cappe's Steakhouse in Starkville is closed until further notice after a Saturday fire gutted its kitchen area.
Law enforcement agents called off the search for a missing Oktibbeha County man after he was found safe in North Carolina on Friday.
Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are searching for 21-year-old Aashil Randive, who was last seen at his residence almost a week ago.
The men and women that brought C Spire's $20.3 million data center from a concept to a finished product in Starkville received a major award for their combined efforts.
Although the establishment of a full charter school by Peter's Rock Temple Church of God in Christ is unlikely, the organization may operate a preschool, like many other religious and nonreligious organizations, without local school board approval.
Starkville School District and East Mississippi Community College have yet to reach terms on a deal that would allow the college to operate a satellite facility within Oktibbeha County.
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