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Cause of death of woman found in Oktibbeha unknown

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said the official cause of death of a Hattiesburg woman whose body was found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 is still undetermined.

 

 

Meet the candidates: Election hopefuls featured in upcoming forums

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the months leading up to the 1995 general election in Oktibbeha County, then-circuit clerk candidate Angie McGinnis had a campaign schedule chock-full of public forums and speaking engagements.

 

Biofuels Conference: Secretary of the Navy says military can lead the way in alternative energy

Posted 10/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The concept of using organic materials and waste to create energy isn't as far fetched as it seemed when the movie opened in 1989. The United States Navy hopes to use biofuel to power at least 50 percent of its operations by 2020.

 

Grass fire spreads seven miles in county

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- The Oktibbeha County Fire Department Wednesday extinguished seven grass fires that splintered over a seven-mile area before they could reach trailer homes on County Lake Road and Polly Bell Road.

 

 

Traffic stop leads to drug, assault charges

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man fought with Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies and was jailed on nine charges after a traffic stop for a busted tail light on Sept. 28.

 

 

Starkville schools to teach abstinence-plus

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- After a split vote Tuesday night, the Starkville School District will begin teaching safe-sex practices in addition to encouraging abstinence.

 

 

Starkville again considers limits on payday loan businesses

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- At least one Starkville alderman wants to limit the number of high-interest loan businesses in the city.

 

Starkville students encouraged to walk to school on Wednesday

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shortly after 3 p.m. each day, a single-file line of vehicles, each with a bright-colored sign of a student's name on the dashboard, begins forming outside of schools nationwide. Parents wait patiently, vehicle engines idling to maintain the perfect cockpit temperature.

 

Rockhill Road to get emergency repairs in Oktibbeha

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rockhill Road will soon have a new look and feel. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday unanimously approved emergency repair to a 9,900-foot stretch that begins 3,000 feet past the city limits.

 

 

Howard to showcase Golden Triangle at global conference

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To much of the U.S., not to mention the rest of the world, the Golden Triangle might as well be an alternate name for the fabled area in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Your paper is pink on purpose

Posted 10/2/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Readers will notice a change in the next few weeks' Sunday Dispatch - the A and B sections will be printed on pink paper during the month of October in recognition and support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

 

Ellenwood plans to reinvigorate local Boys and Girls Clubs

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Joyce Ellenwood's mission is clear: Raise the profile of the Boys and Girls Club in the Golden Triangle.

Leslie Sharp found not guilty

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The tension in Leslie Sharp's shoulders released and her family exhaled Friday when the not guilty verdict was read in her murder trial.

Local landfiill to use methane gas to produce electricty

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Haley Barbour took a tour of the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 9-29-11

Posted 9/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested in Oktibbeha County from Sept. 20-25, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office

 

 

Biofuels facility set in Golden Triangle; Barbour tours landfill

Posted 9/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.

 

 

Experts recreate homicide scene in Sharp trial

Posted 9/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Testimony in Leslie Sharp's murder trial Wednesday provided forensic details of the fatal injuries of Christopher Cole, the man Sharp says she shot in self-defense.

 

 

Defense of Leslie Sharp highlights conflicting testimony

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eyewitnesses Tuesday rehashed details of the shooting death of Christopher Cole during the opening day of testimony in Leslie Sharp's murder retrial.

 

 

Dumas: The culture has to change

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was created by citizens, for citizens. It was touted as a potential catalyst for commercial growth in an underdeveloped sector of the city. So why did it bomb Tuesday?

 

Citizens vote 'no' to police station

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Optimism that Starkville's justice complex bond referendum would pass Tuesday sank when the first two precincts reported.

 

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