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Friends remember Devin Mitchell as protector, caregiver

STARKVILLE -- The cool kids and the cliques meant nothing to Devin Mitchell, though he was in everybody's circle of friends.

Let the bidding begin: Storage unit sales a business, hobby

When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit

Trailer fire displaces eight; Truck wrecks on way to scene

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- A Friday morning trailer fire displaced eight people in the Sessums community in Oktibbeha County.

 

Injured officer's neck won't require surgery

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon.

 

Transportation services fill need for carless

For years, Delinda Boler relied on friends and family members to drive her to and from her doctor appointments. Boler, who has rheumatoid arthritis, can't drive. The pain is so unbearable, she struggles to walk in and out of the doctor's office.

 

Starkville officer in hospital after cruiser crash (updated 1:31 p.m.)

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon. His wife confirms his broken vertebrae won't require surgery.

 

 

Sturgis rally board could disband if deal isn't reached for 2012

STURGIS -- The fate of the 2012 motorcycle rally should be obvious soon. Whatever the name, Oktibbeha County's annual summertime motorcycle rally is plagued by the same obstacle that led to the cancellation of the 2011 rally : lack of money.

 

 

Aldermen approve hearing for condo ordinance

To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.

 

 

Downtown Starkville Christmas lights now permanent

STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

 

Slain Starkville High student's funeral Sunday

STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.

 

 

Oktibbeha County supervisors keep same team

If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The first Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting of 2012 saw no changes in board officer appointments, from Board President Marvell Howard retaining his seat to Nora Goliday reprising her role as justice court clerk.

 

 

Edmonds' lawsuit to be heard by 5th Circuit

JACKSON -- A federal three-judge appeals panel has scheduled a hearing in New Orleans on Friday on efforts by Tyler Edmonds to revive his wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.

 

 

Starkville residents call form-based codes confusing

With each public hearing, Starkville's rezoning plans for downtown and corridors to Mississippi State University gain more public interest. Developers such as Jeremy Tabor have lauded the city's efforts.

 

 

Aldermen OK funding for Greta Road paving

Greta Lane will soon get a facelift. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday 5-2 to pave the gravel road using a Community Development Block Grant of $98,163.88. The funding will have no tax implications on residents.

 

Police chief: Murder victim 'fired at for no reason;' suspect mistook firecrackers for gunfire (updated 4:57 p.m.)

WEST POINT -- Details of the murder of Starkville High School student Devin Mitchell have emerged. Mitchell, who was murdered early New Year's Day, was visiting relatives at Ridgewood Apartments on East Main Street when he was shot by Tavaris F. Collins, according to police.

 

11-year-old girl dies in go-kart accident

A second Starkville School District student died on New Year's Day in a go-kart accident in Athens, Ala. Laura Carson, 11, crashed into the back of an unoccupied parked vehicle at 1:15 p.m. on Mahalo Circle, south of U.S. 72, about 100 feet from the Athens city limits, according to The Decatur (Ala.) Daily News. Troopers said she was not wearing a helmet.

 

 

Partnership aiming for 2012 tech expansion

After a successful year of retail growth and high-tech job expansion, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jon Maynard has high hopes for 2012. The Partnership added 30 new members in 2011 and expects to grow its membership base, currently 400 local businesses and industries, with more restaurants and shops.

 

 

Starkville girl dies in go-kart accident in Alabama

Tragedy struck New Year's Day in East Limestone when a 10-year-old girl from Starkville, Miss., died while driving a go-kart.

 

 

Officials on fireworks: Obey the law; stay safe

Posted 12/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Most-viewed online news stories of 2011

Posted 12/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

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