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Twenty-three remain for Starkville schools post

Posted 11/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will discuss target dates for interviews for its next superintendent during tonight's board meeting at 6 p.m.



SHS grieves loss of gospel choir student

Posted 11/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School is mourning the loss of a classmate after a fatal vehicle accident Saturday night claimed the life of senior Breanna Hampton.



Supes set work session to finalize road names

Posted 11/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is still working through 911 readdressing issues.



Aberdeen night club shooting injures two bystanders

Posted 11/8/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Aberdeen police arrested one man after a Saturday night shooting at a local night club sent two people to the hospital.


Jackson doctor convicted in star's 2009 drug death

Posted 11/7/2011 in Area

LOS ANGELES -- Michael Jackson's doctor was convicted Monday of involuntary manslaughter after a trial that painted him as a reckless caregiver who administered a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic that killed the pop star.


Starkville police investigating Sunday morning shooting

Posted 11/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville police are investigating a Sunday morning shooting that sent one woman to the hospital.


In tough economy, Toyota plant brings Miss. jobs

Posted 11/7/2011 in State

Before Toyota came, Cassius Perry was struggling like many in this hilly, sparsely populated region of north Mississippi that's shed thousands of furniture manufacturing jobs since the 1990s. The young father of three went to school to be a barber, but ended up working for a salvage company while he held out hope for something better.


State steps up AIDS fight

Posted 11/7/2011 in State

State health officials say despite past efforts to curb the rate of HIV infection, the number of people testing positive in Mississippi has hovered around 600 each year for more than a decade.



Update: Columbus man injured by gunshot

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus police are investigating a report of shots fired in North Columbus.



Pat Kight: The people were my inspiration

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Pat Kight has always enjoyed crunching numbers, assessing property and collecting taxes. As Oktibbeha County's tax assessor/collector since 1992 and former north supervisor in the Mississippi Tax Commission, the technical aspects of the job were enough to see Kight stay in the field more than 30 years.



McGinnis reflects on time as circuit clerk

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- For the first two weeks of Angie McGinnis' 16-year term as Oktibbeha County circuit clerk, she walked around the courthouse in a daze. In a small, two-room, one-vault office, everything that was thrown at McGinnis made her question if she'd ever catch up. Even after spending four years as deputy clerk, she was overwhelmed.


Bryan: I've served the people of Oktibbeha County well

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Around Dolph Bryan's office, there are patches of painted cinder block, almost forming their own design to compliment the remaining plaques and pictures from 36 years as Oktibbeha County sheriff. Bit by bit, Bryan is packing up and making way for a new sheriff -- either Steve Gladney or Rudy Johnson -- following Tuesday's election.


Kight: Residents could bear brunt of county turnover

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Outgoing Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor/Collector Pat Kight calls Tuesday's election "pivotal" for county residents. That's not to take anything away from previous elections where important offices were up for grabs, but after Tuesday the county will lose 70 years of combined service in three of its most important offices. Sheriff Dolph Bryan was eliminated in the runoff election, while Kight and Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis aren't seeking re-election.


Operation Christmas Child hopes to eclipse 20,000 gift boxes

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.

Highway 45 wreck sends woman to hospital

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A two-vehicle wreck on Highway 45 North Friday evening resulted in one person being transported to the hospital.


Race for new sheriff costliest in Oktibbeha County

Posted 11/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sometimes, the man who spends the most isn't the man who wins, and that's certainly proven to be the case in Oktibbeha County's most expensive and closely-watched race, which will see a new sheriff in town for the first time in 35 years.


More money, more votes?

Posted 11/6/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Campaign finances: Spending outpaces contributions by $30,000 in Lowndes County races


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