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Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease

Former Mississippi State University basketball coach Rick Stansbury wants to jettison his Oktibbeha County Lake lease and sell Starkville Wet N Wild waterpark and its associated campground improvements to the county.

Starkville SOUPer Bowl set for Saturday

Ten local chefs will vie Saturday to see whose bowl of soup best warms and fills the stomachs of diners in the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau's third annual SOUPer Bowl.

Fire marshal: Smoke detectors saved renters' lives

Seven Mississippi State University students escaped a Wednesday morning blaze after smoke detectors woke up the structure's occupants.

Reward offered after Starkville dog shot

Allen Robertson sat in the parking lot of Mississippi State University School of Veterinary Science's emergency clinic for hours last week as he decided what he might tell his four children and granddaughter about the family's dog, Ginger.


SAAC accepting applications this month for arts festival

The Starkville Area Arts Council will accept applications for April's Cotton District Arts Festival until Feb. 29.



Smith named full-time SOCSD athletic director

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees unanimously appointed part-time athletic director Milton Smith to a full-time role Wednesday after multiple closed-door meetings this week.



Supervisors ditch firm's subdivision regulations

Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday ditched a $4,000, 65-page subdivision regulation proposal prepared last year by the Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates.


Engineer: Oktibbeha Lake shows signs of slope failures

A portion of Oktibbeha County Lake's levee running alongside a state-aid road connecting Highway 82 and Highway 389 shows signs of excessive slope failures and could require major repairs, County Engineer Clyde Pritchard told supervisors Monday.

Roberson jumps into spotlight with committee assignments

The Mississippi House of Representatives completed its committee assignments on Friday. For most legislators, the assignments figure to be low-key tasks not likely to draw much public scrutiny.

Gregory named to statewide Main Street board

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Gregory was tapped to serve as the directors' representative for the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors.


Push for partnership school funding coming

Posted 1/30/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local and state-level attempts to raise funding for a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Mississippi State University partnership school are expected to begin in earnest soon.


Partnership celebrates 15 years at awards banquet

Posted 1/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifteen years ago, local Starkville business gathered together and asked a simple question: What could help Starkville reach its full potential in terms of quality of life and economic development?

MSU student association president impeached

Posted 1/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A political drama is unfolding at Mississippi State University after student association senators voted to begin impeachment proceedings against SA President JoJo Dodd after he publicly endorsed an election candidate.

Grand jury indicts former SA coach

Posted 1/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grand jury has indicted former Starkville Academy baseball coach Jody Wayne Britt on two counts of child enticement.


Roberson mulling changes to SOCSD board

Posted 1/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 43 Rep. Rob Roberson, R-Starkville, is developing legislation that, if passed, would expand the five-person Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees to seven members and require that five of those seats be elected positions.


MSU student to appear on Jeopardy

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University fans of the game show "Jeopardy!" will have one of their own to root for in the show's upcoming 2016 "Jeopardy!" College Championship round of episodes early next month.


MSU joins universities nationwide in hoverboard ban

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University students will now have to keep their Marty McFly moves outside due to policy instated Monday banning hoverboards from campus buildings.


SPD seizes cash, marijuana in drug raid

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department seized cash and several pounds of marijuana Monday during a sting operation that netted three drug-related charges.


MDEQ lifts Starkville water advisory

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced today that it has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Thursday for a segment of Sand Creek in the Starkville area.


Photo: Viewing party

Posted 1/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charles "LaLa" Evans, surrounded by family and friends, reacts while watching his appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" during a viewing party held at Beef 'O' Brady's in Starkville Monday afternoon.


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