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Starkville planning two pedestrian infrastructure projects

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is moving through the early stages of two infrastructure projects that should further the city's ongoing efforts to improve pedestrian accessibility options.

 

Starkville/MSU Symphony to celebrate MLK Day in Saturday concert

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville/MSU Symphony will present its Our America concert Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Lee Hall on the campus of Mississippi State University.

 

SOCSD to launch career prep tracks at high school

Posted 1/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is preparing to launch academic houses in the hopes of better preparing its high school students for career paths of their choosing.

Haddix named new Oktibbeha NAACP president

Posted 1/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yulanda Haddix has always had an eye for community service. Now she'll take her passion for involvement in the community to a new phase, as the newest president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Oktibbeha County chapter.

Motorcycles, beer and travel: LaFrance always finds something to do

Posted 1/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Robert LaFrance was 22, he got a hefty speeding ticket. Rather than paying an exorbitant amount of money for his car insurance, the Starkville resident, who was attending Clemson University at the time, said it was cheaper to buy a motorcycle. That infraction created a love for both riding and repairing motorcycles.

 

'48 Hours' Labor Day murders special delayed

Posted 1/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A "48 Hours" special on Starkville's infamous Labor Day murders that was scheduled to air on Saturday has been pushed back one week.

 

Starkville moves ahead with development code rewrite

Posted 1/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is hoping to have the first draft of a long-awaited development code rewrite completed by early March.

Man arrested as accessory to December shooting

Posted 1/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is in jail after he turned himself in to police for his role in a shooting at an apartment complex last month.

Posey leaves legacy as kind-hearted change agent

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don Posey, who died Wednesday at age 75, will be most broadly remembered as Oktibbeha County's first county administrator, but he will also be remembered as a member of the 1963 Mississippi State basketball team that snuck out of town to play in the NCAA Tournament in East Lansing, Michigan, against an integrated Loyola-Chicago team, in defiance of segregationist Gov. Ross Barnett and the Jim Crow attitudes that dominated the era.

MSU student launches nonprofit for rare disease

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Amanda Swanton always thought she was a normal 16-year-old. That changed one day when Swanton, while singing with her high school show choir, abruptly fainted.

'48 Hours' to air special on Labor Day murders

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard Schlesinger thought a "48 Hours" special might help stir enough interest in Starkville's infamous Labor Day murders to help police solve the case. It turned out the CBS News correspondent and his crew would get a front seat to the biggest break in the case since it opened in 1990.

Former county administrator passes away

Posted 1/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don Posey, a former Oktibbeha County administrator who served in the position for nearly 20 years, passed away in a Jackson hospital on Wednesday.

Court of Appeals rules in favor of Starkville industrial park rezoning

The state Court of Appeals has upheld an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court decision affirming the city of Starkville's rezoning of land for an under-construction industrial park.

Keeping Noxubee Refuge clean: Volunteers, visitors pitch in to keep trash from piling up during shutdown

Lana Taylor visits the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge about once a week. Taylor enjoys wildlife photography, but she took a picture of a different scene when she visited the refuge on Sunday morning.

Tagert will not seek re-election as MDOT commissioner

Mike Tagert is not a term limits advocate, with one exception: His own. Tagert, of Starkville, has confirmed he will not seek re-election as the state's Northern District Highway Commissioner.

Investigation into Oktibbeha unlawfully giving IHL member metal panels nearing completion

A State Auditor's Office investigation into whether Oktibbeha County wrongly gave away county property to a private citizen may be nearing completion.

Buffington recounts Stennis' leadership, character

Rex Buffington can still remember former U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis' reaction to learning a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would be named in his honor.

SOCSD issues 600 iPads to teachers

Middle and high school classrooms in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will be a little different as class resumes today after the district deployed hundreds of iPads to its teachers on Friday.

Police: missing teen found safe at apartment complex

Starkville police confirmed Sunday afternoon that a missing teenager has been found and is safe.

 

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