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Oktibbeha County moves ahead with bridge repair projects

Posted 1/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Work will soon begin to repair two Oktibbeha County bridges that have been closed since late 2018. Supervisors approved bids, totaling about $320,000, to repair bridges on Mt. Olive and Self Creek roads.


Starkville planning two pedestrian infrastructure projects

Posted 1/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is moving through the early stages of two infrastructure projects that should further the city's ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian accessibility options.


SOCSD to launch career prep tracks at high school

Posted 1/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is preparing to launch academic houses in the hopes of better preparing its high school students for career paths of their choosing.


Haddix named new Oktibbeha NAACP president

Posted 1/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yulanda Haddix has always had an eye for community service. Now she'll take her passion for involvement in the community to a new phase, as the newest president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Oktibbeha County chapter.


Starkville moves ahead with development code rewrite

Posted 1/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is hoping to have the first draft of a long-awaited development code rewrite completed by early March.


MSU student launches nonprofit for rare disease

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Amanda Swanton always thought she was a normal 16-year-old. That changed one day when Swanton, while singing with her high school show choir, abruptly fainted.


'48 Hours' to air special on Labor Day murders

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard Schlesinger thought a "48 Hours" special might help stir enough interest in Starkville's infamous Labor Day murders to help police solve the case. It turned out the CBS News correspondent and his crew would get a front seat to the biggest break in the case since it opened in 1990.


Wright enters sheriff's race as two drop out

Posted 1/10/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office Capt. Greg Wright has joined the race for sheriff as two other candidates have dropped out to support him.


Former county administrator passes away

Posted 1/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don Posey, a former Oktibbeha County administrator who served in the position for nearly 20 years, passed away in a Jackson hospital on Wednesday.


Court of Appeals rules in favor of Starkville industrial park rezoning

The state Court of Appeals has upheld an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court decision affirming the city of Starkville's rezoning of land for an under-construction industrial park.


Keeping Noxubee Refuge clean: Volunteers, visitors pitch in to keep trash from piling up during shutdown

Lana Taylor visits the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge about once a week. Taylor enjoys wildlife photography, but she took a picture of a different scene when she visited the refuge on Sunday morning.


Investigation into Oktibbeha unlawfully giving IHL member metal panels nearing completion

A State Auditor's Office investigation into whether Oktibbeha County wrongly gave away county property to a private citizen may be nearing completion.


Buffington recounts Stennis' leadership, character

Rex Buffington can still remember former U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis' reaction to learning a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would be named in his honor.


SOCSD issues 600 iPads to teachers

Middle and high school classrooms in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will be a little different as class resumes today after the district deployed hundreds of iPads to its teachers on Friday.


Police: missing teen found safe at apartment complex

Starkville police confirmed Sunday afternoon that a missing teenager has been found and is safe.


Update: Missing teenager found safe

Starkville police confirmed Sunday afternoon that a missing teenager has been found and is safe.


Arledge will not seek third term as sheriff

Posted 1/4/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Two candidates have already filed qualification paperwork to run for Lowndes County sheriff this year. Neither of them is two-term incumbent Mike Arledge.


Brigham won't seek re-election as Lowndes supervisor

Posted 1/3/2019 in Area

Nearly 30 candidates filed paperwork to run for county offices in Lowndes and Oktibbeha counties on Wednesday.


Catholic priest scandal, MSU athletic success among top stories of 2018 in Starkville, Oktibbeha

Posted 12/29/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 2018, the Mississippi State athletic programs continued to rise on the national stage and a long court battle over who would be Starkville's mayor was finally settled.


Electric co-ops get local support for providing broadband

Posted 12/26/2018 in Area

Counties across the state are signing resolutions in favor of what one local supervisor calls a "game changer" -- allowing electric cooperatives to provide high-speed broadband internet.



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