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Friends, family of accident victim don bright yellow to promote road safety, honor recovering patient

Posted 6/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jan Morgan remains sedated in the Tupelo hospital, unaware of all that's happening around her. She's unaware of the Clay County prosecutor's investigation into Robbie Norton, the woman who allegedly struck Morgan with her car while Morgan was cycling with a friend on Highway 50 near Pheba in Clay County May 22.

Slice of Life: A look behind the counter at Starkville's Shep's Cleaners

Posted 6/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"In by 8, out by 4," is the motto of Shep's Cleaners on Highway 12 in Starkville. The calling card of any good dry-cleaning business, quick and efficient service remains the focus at Shep's, even as the summer presses on and ushers in more three-digit temperatures.

Fun on the Hill: Starkville program promotes healthy eating, living for kids

Posted 6/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some kids have never had a fruit smoothie. It may never have occurred to them to sidestep the monotony of eating fruit by tossing it in a blender with some milk or juice and drinking it. They may have assumed the smoothies at McDonald's are just a marketing gimmick to sell another cup of fruit-flavored ice cream.

New MSU residence halls set for construction

Posted 6/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The days are numbered for Arbor Acres. The upperclassman apartments built on the south end of Mississippi State University's campus in the early 1980s will likely be torn down in July to make way for two new residence halls.

4-County unveils new logo, membership-benefits program

Posted 6/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After unveiling a new membership-benefits program and a modernized company logo, 4-County Electric Power Association officials announced the re-election of two directors.


Sharp retrial to begin Sept. 26

Leslie Sharp's retrial for the murder of Christopher Cole has been set.



Sharp murder trial rescheduled

Leslie Sharp's retrial for the murder of Christopher Cole has been set.



Tune in to HGTV Friday for local slant

Friday's episode of "Hometown Renovations" on the Home and Garden Television cable network will have a decidedly local flavor.



District: Former Starkville principal's lawsuit 'doubtful'

Starkville School District board president Keith Coble said it was a financial compromise to settle former high school principal Kathi Wilson's lawsuit against the district, not an admission of guilt.



'Bullyvard' set in motion: City officials OK application of $400,000 grant for renovations

Starkville is a small step closer to the "Bullyvard." As a consent agenda item, the Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Tuesday to seek a $400,000 U.S. Department of Transportation grant to be spent on conceptual planning for renovating Highway 12 around the intersection of Russell Street.


Starkville Reed's unveils new line of TOMS sunglasses

Reed's of Starkville was one of 90 stores worldwide -- and one of approximately 30 non-chain retailers -- selected to host the unveiling of a new TOMS product line Tuesday.


Starkville school board meetings move to larger venue

At the end of a 2 1/2 hour meeting Tuesday night, the Starkville School District board of trustees voted unanimously to move their meetings from the traditional boardroom at the Greensboro Center to the auditorium beginning with the board's July 5 meeting.


Oktibbeha man jailed for hitting woman with tire iron

An Oktibbeha County man is in jail for hitting a woman in the head with a tire iron. Jimmy Hudson, 61, of 1399 Outlaw Road, is in the Oktibbeha County Jail without bond charged with aggravated assault.

Man who drowned in Starkville motel pool identified

The man who drowned Monday at a Starkville motel has been identified.


Oktibbeha supervisor suggests consolidating city/county government

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer questioned the structure of Oktibbeha County's government Monday.



Former Starkville High principal speaks about 2009 resignation

Former Starkville High School principal is finally free to speak about what lead up to her 2009 resignation, and the story she told is one of harassment.



Oktibbeha County schools adopt a new grading policy

The new grading policy makes weekly tests count for 25 percent of the grade, daily in-class work and homework assignments count as 50 percent and the nine-week test count as 25 percent. There will also be no grade lower than a 55 given for the first nine weeks.


Bond set for West Point man accused of murdering his son

Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son, Michael "Shane" McClure.


Clay County's David Winfield remembered as knowledgable, competitive supervisor

David Winfield, the former District 5 supervisor who passed away due to natural causes Saturday at the age of 68, leaves a legacy of unquestioned tenacity and preparedness.


Blaze sends unidentified Starkville man to Georgia burn unit

A Starkville man is recovering in a Georgia burn unit following a Sunday morning fire. The unidentified man, said to be in his late 60s, is a resident of Boardtown Village senior living apartments on North Montgomery Street.


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