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Photo of responding MSU officer goes viral

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A week ago today, during the "active shooter" scare on Mississippi State University's campus, Richard Corey took a picture that went viral.

Budget forecast: No new city taxes

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are not expected to raise property taxes in the upcoming fiscal year.

Trial set for couple accused of trying to join Islamic State

A young Mississippi couple accused of attempting to join the Islamic State are scheduled for trial Oct. 26 after a grand jury indicted them on charges that they tried to aid the terrorist organization.

Wynn calls for school board head to resign

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn called for Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles to resign his post Tuesday in the wake of the board's handling of a legal situation involving Superintendent Lewis Holloway.


Board fires Gordon; Adams leaving for new job

Two Starkville employees are leaving their respective posts for different reasons.


Nichols: Manpower remains SPD's focus

Staffing levels will remain Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols' top priority as the city prepares its upcoming fiscal year budget.

Inmate: Medical condition would worsen pain of execution

A Mississippi death row inmate is arguing to the state Supreme Court that his medical condition would create a risk of unnecessary pain and torture if he is executed.

No charges against MSU student

Posted 8/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As of Friday, no criminal charges had been filed against the 20-year-old detained on Mississippi State University's campus Thursday after officials received a tip about a possible active shooter near the Drill Field.

University: Nguyen will be charged with disorderly conduct

Posted 8/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 20-year-old Mississippi State University freshman was detained and referred to mental health specialists Thursday after law enforcement agents locked down the campus and scoured the Drill Field for an armed suspect.


Man in custody after MSU shooting report

Posted 8/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A suspect connected to reports of a shooting on the Mississippi State campus this morning was taken into custody, according Chief Communications Officer Sid Salter.


ESPN heading to Starkville to air 'Little Egg Bowl'

Posted 8/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rashid Ghazi knew high school football had compelling story lines.


Back-to-School rodeo at MS Horse Park this weekend

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Academy Patrons Association will hold their annual Back-to-School Rodeo Round Up at the Mississippi Horse Park from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday.



Sitel adding 500 jobs in Starkville

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitel, a customer service provider, will add 500 new jobs to its Starkville call center, the company announced Tuesday.



Carpenter ousts Crump; Haug heads to Nov. general election

Posted 8/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two-thirds of Oktibbeha County's justice court seats are now set after Larnzy Carpenter defeated long-serving District 2 Judge W. Bernard Crump in Tuesday's Democratic runoff election.


Holloway will return as SOCSD supe after suspension

Posted 8/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will return to work Sept. 8 following a period of unpaid leave.


Oktibbeha justice court judge run-off is Tuesday

Posted 8/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Runoff elections for two Oktibbeha County Democratic primaries will be held on Tuesday. Both races are judge positions in the Oktibbeha County Justice Court.



Health Dept.: Feral kitten in Starkville got rabies from bat

Posted 8/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi health officials say a bat was the source of rabies found in a wild kitten this week in Starkville. It is the state's first confirmed case of rabies in a land mammal since 1961.


Higgins: New industrial park in works

Posted 8/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is narrowing the field of potential sites for a new Oktibbeha County industrial park, but CEO Joe Max Higgins says he expects land acquisition costs to drive the cost above the failed Innovation District's $10 million price tag.


Rabid cat discovered in Starkville

Posted 8/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first confirmed case of a rabid land animal in Mississippi since the 1960s has been discovered in Starkville.


Wiseman promises veto of board's insurance pick

Posted 8/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will soon veto four aldermen's decision to choose the Integrity Group as the city's insurance agent of record Tuesday because the deal costs $149,000 more than the lowest submitted bid and is expected to drive up monthly out-of-pocket rates for employees.


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