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Escaped Calhoun inmate nabbed in Mathiston

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man who escaped law enforcement custody in Calhoun County was found in Webster County on Friday.

 

SOCSD bans former teacher from campuses

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville High School theatre teacher is asking district leadership for an apology after he was removed from a play performance on campus last week.

 

Trainer: New data could emerge in Stroudwater hearing

Posted 12/2/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ahead of Tuesday's public hearing with the health care consulting firm Stroudwater and Associates, District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said new data could emerge in the group's second presentation on OCH Regional Medical Center's future.

Perkins: City employees should avoid political events

Posted 12/2/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins warned municipal employees against getting caught up in political events during business hours after many Starkville department heads attended Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's re-election announcement at City Hall Thursday.

Moore will run for Starkville mayor in 2017

Posted 12/2/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville property attorney Johnny Moore will run for the city's open mayoral seat next year.

 

Embattled SOCSD art teacher resigns

Posted 12/1/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School board trustees accepted a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District art teacher's resignation Wednesday after she posted a controversial message on social media last month.

 

Oktoc tornado deemed EF1

Posted 12/1/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's storms produced an EF-1 tornado that damaged approximately four homes in the Oktoc community, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director Shank Phelps confirmed Wednesday.

Homestead Center hopes to raise $28K for new roof at Starkville's J.L. King Center

Posted 11/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A year ago, Starkville's Homestead Education Center held its first Holiday Helping Hand project by providing a new roof for a Starkville family.

 

Seasonal transition pushes Oktibbeha road crews

Posted 11/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When it's time to work, Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins says his favorite temperature is above 52 degrees.

 

 

Partnership cancels annual Starkville Christmas parade

Posted 11/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's annual Christmas parade will not be held this year after the threat of bad weather forced the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to cancel Monday's event.

 

Burglary, arson suspect escapes from Calhoun jail

Posted 11/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents from across the area are searching for an escaped Calhoun County inmate after his getaway vehicle was found in Oktibbeha County.

Pay increases prompt call for Oktibbeha salary discussions

Posted 11/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins' recent request for slight pay increases for eight of his workers could lead supervisors to discuss the county's overall policies on raises next month.

A Dak Christmas: Demand for Dak Prescott Dallas merchandise is far exceeding supply

Posted 11/25/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dak Prescott is the gift that keeps on giving for Bulldog fans, even 10 months after he played his last football game at Mississippi State.

Highway 12 bid for safety improvement project to be awarded

Posted 11/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus' Gregory Construction Services Inc. could be chosen to handle the first phase of a Highway 12 safety improvement project in Starkville that will update the corridor with new traffic signals and medians in an effort to reduce vehicle accidents.

Starkville dedicates new fire engines

Posted 11/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Fire Department formally dedicated two new fire trucks to its fleet Tuesday, and Chief Charles Yarbrough said they will be ready for service in the coming weeks once firefighters complete vehicular training.

Supes continue to mull possible bonds for road improvements

Posted 11/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors took the next step Monday toward funding Blackjack Road improvements and are mulling the prospect of issuing up to $10 million in bonds for other improvement projects.

Trainer: All projects 'on the table' for road bond

Posted 11/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said all pending Oktibbeha County road, bridge and infrastructure projects will be "on the table" for discussion Monday as board members hold a workshop on a potential general obligation bond for infrastructure improvements.

Barricaded man puts Starkville elementary on lockdown

Posted 11/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Henderson Ward Stewart elementary complex in Starkville was placed under a precautionary lockdown on Thursday as local police officers responded to an incident where a man reportedly made threats to his Pilcher Street neighbors and barricaded himself within a home.

Starkville increasing police presence in Cotton District

Posted 11/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is increasing its physical presence in the Cotton District after a Mississippi State University student was shot to death there earlier this month.

Former teacher gets one year for computer luring

Posted 11/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville Academy teacher will serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to two computer luring charges.

 

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