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Facing a familiar Goliath: Bulldogs still feel sting from last year's loss to UConn as they leave to face Huskies again in Dallas

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Connecticut carries an 111-game winning streak into Friday's NCAA Women's Basketball semifinals against Mississippi State, a streak so long those associated with the UConn program are probably hard-pressed to recall the details of any single win on that list.

 

Starkville rubbish landfill reopening today

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services Department is expected to reopen the city- and county-operated rubbish landfill today after a new operating permit was approved by the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality.

 

MSU Libraries' 'Ragtime' festival returns Thursday

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Mississippi State University Libraries' Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival returns next Thursday, patrons of Mitchell Memorial Library will travel back to the 1920s and experience what many consider one of the most fascinating eras in American culture.

Starkville mayoral candidates pledge accessibility

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville mayoral candidates Johnny Moore, Damion Poe and Lynn Spruill all say they'll keep their future City Hall office door open to the public if elected and pledged to remain accessible to the community during the Monday's first public forum of this year's municipal election cycle.

Doing it for Dad: MSU point guard dedicates career performance to stepfather's memory

Posted 3/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Morgan William's 41-point performance Sunday night ranked eighth all-time in NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament history and best ever among female Southeastern Conference players in the Big Dance.

Row between aldermen over SPD incident intensifies

Posted 3/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A row between two aldermen highlights the board's recent division over its decision to forward investigatory materials from an incident involving a former Starkville Police Department officer to the district attorney's office for criminal review.

 

Starkville mayoral candidate forum set for Monday

Posted 3/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville voters will get a chance to hear the city's three mayoral candidates lay out their platforms during a 7 p.m. public forum Monday at the Greensboro Center.

 

Little: Aldermen 'overreach' in handling officer incident

Posted 3/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 3 Alderman David Little said the board's decision to send a potential case against a former Starkville Police Department officer to District Attorney Scott Colom for possible prosecution represents a government overreach.

Hitting the road: Bulldog fans pour into OKC for tonight's Sweet 16 matchup against Washington

Posted 3/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six hundred forty-four miles isn't to far to travel for Jessica Cade.

Carver: Future fees possible for special events

Posted 3/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One Starkville alderman says he's interested in establishing a fee for certain special events that require additional police coverage and other in-kind services from the city, while the mayor said additional costs could create a "chilling effect" on community development.

 

Starkville denies access to dash cam video, reports tied to alleged pedestrian incident

Posted 3/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville board attorney Chris Latimer denied a request made by The Dispatch Wednesday for dash camera footage and incident reports stemming from an alleged pedestrian accident involving a former Starkville Police Department officer under review by the district attorney's office.

 

Appeals court upholds 2014 murder conviction

Posted 3/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Court of Appeals upheld Dennis Thompson's 2014 conviction for murder and three aggravated assault charges on Tuesday.

 

Starkville aldermen sending potential case against former officer to DA's office

Posted 3/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An hour-long, closed-door executive session concluded Tuesday with Starkville aldermen voting to discipline Starkville Police Department Officer Drew Jones and tender a potential case against former Officer William Thrasher to the district attorney for possible prosecution.

 

Lawyers, adviser crafting RFP for Oktibbeha's hospital

Posted 3/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is close to seeking offers for OCH Regional Medical Center after supervisors authorized Butler Snow attorneys and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell on Monday to draft a request for proposals for the publicly owned health care facility.

 

Collins retiring as Oktibbeha's road manager

Posted 3/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins will conclude a 30-year career with the county when he retires at the end of the month.

 

LCSO names suspect in Crawford shooting

Posted 3/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is behind bars in Lowndes County this morning for allegedly shooting a woman a club in Crawford Friday.

Slimantics: The coach's kid

Posted 3/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The resemblance is striking. In fact, you could pick her out of any crowd and recognize immediately that Blair Schaefer is the coach's kid.

A 13-foot problem for opponents

Posted 3/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The dimensions of the court at Humphrey Coliseum are as they are throughout college basketball. The court is 94-by-50 feet, the three-point line is 20-feet, nine-inches from the basket, the basket is 10 feet from the floor.

Washington bound ... again

Posted 3/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Soyeon Park is a 12-year-old who attends Armstrong Middle School in Starkville. In some respects, she is not unlike her classmates when it comes to spelling.

 

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