It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.
A rash of auto burglaries have Starkville police officers once again warning citizens to lock their cars.
The murder trial of Leslie Sharp is set to begin Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. Sharp, 21, of Starkville, is accused in the November 2008 killing of Christopher Cole, then 20, of Mathiston, at the corner of Rockhill and Kelly Road. She has claimed self-defense.
The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.
Alan "Main" Doss, of 2010 Rock Hill Road, was convicted of stabbing a man outside Mac's Meat Market July 31.
If you want to be in on the cool kids' conversations this fall, brush up on your Eudora Welty.
Charges have been dismissed against a former Starkville woman who spent nearly two years in jail awaiting trial.
Starkville High junior Maggie George draws most of her inspiration from her family, so it's fitting she send her grandmother to Washington D.C. to hang out for a year.
Graphic Designer Casey Patrick Stringer sees art and design in everything. He blames it on his education at Mississippi State University, where even the computer-centered artists have to take all sorts of fundamental art classes.
A proposed 200-unit apartment complex, complete with parking garage, was roundly panned at Tuesday's planning and zoning meeting.
Fifteen Starkville School District students earned their GEDs this year. Sounds average, until you consider that just five had earned their GEDs in the previous five years combined.
The recent decision of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to direct Superintendent Judy Couey to take administrative leave and her subsequent resignation due to health reasons has created quite the debate about the board's release of information following an executive session about her departure.
Crews with 4-County Electric Power Association began work to upgrade the Lakeside Substation in Clayton Village in Oktibbeha County at 7 this morning.
Starkville and Oktibbeha County residents looking for an opportunity to help with relief efforts in many of the tornado-ravaged areas around the state will have another opportunity to do so in neighboring Webster County this week.
Mike Rodgers would have been proud to be at work Friday. The Ability Works instructor was always preaching safety and the company, which teaches employment skills to disabled individuals, is on a roll, reaching its record 118th day without a work loss accident.
Add Starkville middle-schoolers to the growing list of populations working to relieve the pain of tornado victims.
Cancer has always existed, but there was a time for each individual touched by the disease before they were as familiar. The nostalgia of that carefree time is behind tonight's Relay For Life at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Three Oktibbeha County men have been arrested for an April home invasion which left three victims in the hospital.
Smithville isn't flattened. It's hilly. One week after being assaulted by an EF-5 tornado that left 16 residents dead as of Wednesday, the landscape of the Monroe County town is studded with piles of rubble and debris which have been gathered, swept and bulldozed together.
The Starkville Police Department began enforcing the city's helmet safety ordinance this week to the tune of $15 per violation.
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