STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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MSU's Shaw targets Jan. 2012 for CottonMill Marketplace construction

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The log cabin that used to house Burger King is crumbling to pieces and should be a vacant lot in the next few days. Speculation of what new business is going to be located at the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street spread through social network Twitter over the last few days.

 

 

Public transit system meeting tonight

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and Starkville city officials will hold a public meeting regarding plans for a free city transit system at the Gillespie Center at 610 Gillespie St. tonight at 6 p.m. Maps of the proposed routes will be at the meeting.

 

 

Maben man to serve 15 years for 2009 beating death

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Steven D. Love will spend 15 years in prison for the beating death of a Maben man in November 2009.

 

 

Study: Insufficient pipe sizes cause of Maple, Carver Drive flooding

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen has a better understanding of two long-standing trouble spots for storm water drainage after Tuesday's meeting. How to solve each issue will be a "process" moving forward.

 

 

Resident asks Aldermen to address Westside parking concerns

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - Turner Purnell's parking and safety concerns for Westside Drive will continue.

 

 

Extended alcohol sales at State Theatre discussed

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If State Theatre owner Daniel Waide had his way, Starkville's nightlife scene would rival other college towns across the southeast. STARKVILLE -- If State Theatre owner Daniel Waide had his way, Starkville's nightlife scene would rival other college towns across the southeast.

 

 

Bioterrorism outreach must be enhanced, FBI analyst

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Terrorism is often associated with suicide bombings and militia-style warfare.

 

 

Supes set fines, penalties in latest vicious dog ordinance

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the latest draft of Oktibbeha County's vicious-dog ordinance, violators will face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

 

SFD responds to garage fire, saves home

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Swift work by Starkville firefighters kept a garage blaze from damaging an entire home Sunday morning. Station 3 of the Starkville Fire Department responded to 90 Leflore St. in the Rolling Hills subdivision off North Jackson Street at 8:11 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor called and alerted the three occupants that the garage was engulfed by flames.

 

DNA test should ID rape suspect

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police hope by the end of the week to have a positive identification of the man wanted for an attempted sexual assault on University Drive.

 

 

Pink Heals tour coming to Starkville

Posted 10/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- With breast cancer awareness at an all-time high, there's still thousands of women who don't receive an annual mammogram. Whether it's due to a lack of health insurance or a belief that age and a relatively healthy lifestyle significantly lowers risk, many women are skipping screenings.

 

 

Circuit court term begins Monday in Oktibbeha

Posted 10/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Two murder trials are slated for the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court's October term. Steven D. Love, 28, of Maben, will stand trial Wednesday for the beating death of 68-year-old William C. Brown in late 2009. Love's trial has been continued multiple times since he was indicted in August 2010.

 

The first class: Original MSU vet school class returns for 30th anniversary gala

Posted 10/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- It's late 1976, and Newton-native Jerry Bounds has his fingers crossed that one of the students accepted into Auburn University's veterinary school will decline their invitation.

Pumpkinpalooza expected to draw 5,000 to downtown

Posted 10/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Neighbors who've recently driven by the farm of Anna and Eric Lancaster have noticed something out of the ordinary. Where tomatoes and peas usually grow, close to 300 pumpkins and gourds have sprung up over the past three months.

 

Starkville finalizing capital improvements plan

Posted 10/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

By the end of the calendar year, the city of Starkville will have a five-year capital improvements plan. Mayor Parker Wiseman is close to rounding up suggested improvements -- prioritized from immediate need to long-term projects -- from city department heads and aldermen.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 10-13-11

Posted 10/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County from Oct. 3-8, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office report:

 

 

Starkville, MSU hash out plans for free transit system

Posted 10/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Mississippi State University are inching closer to finalizing their grant proposal for a joint-transit system. A 10-member transportation committee of city and university officials rode an MSU shuttle along proposed routes last week and gathered data they'll use to determine the location of shelters and stops and the exact time between routes.

 

 

Starkville woman dies in hospital after collision with log truck

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman died Friday night following a vehicle collision with a logging truck that morning. Jessie L. Brown, 65, was driving her 1995 Chevrolet Lumina southbound on Reed Road in Starkville when she failed to give the right-of-way to the 18-wheeler headed west on Highway 25 and struck the left side of the truck, according to police.

 

 

Candidates discuss economic growth at election social

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Create jobs. Don't raise taxes. These two demands from residents are the most frequently headed by Oktibbeha County supervisor candidates in the Nov. 8 general election.

 

 

MSU students organize protest of 'Personhood Amendment'

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi is the new testing ground for a nationwide initiative that has failed in other states. Initiative No. 26, or the "Personhood Amendment," which aims to change the legal definition of the word "person" in the state constitution, will be on the state election ballot in November.

 

 

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