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Former frat house sees new life as event venue

As home to two fraternities in recent years, the stately white house on North Jackson Street near the corner of Highway 182 has hosted its fair share of parties. And the new owner has no plans to change the house's partying ways.

Scout's honor: Boy Scouts offer many opportunities and activities while building future leaders

They are CEOs, astronauts, politicians and engineers. They are neighbors, husbands, fathers and sons. Neil Armstrong was one. So was Gerald Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Walton, Steven Spielberg and Paul Theroux. Ordinary men living extraordinary lives. Extraordinary character forged in ordinary ways.

Starkville man dies in accident on Highway 25

A Starkville man died in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday on Highway 25. John B. Bush, 62, was west bound on Longview Road at the intersection of Highway 25 when he failed to yield the right of way and was struck by Jimmy Pannell, 66, of Columbus, at approximately 1 p.m.

Starkville police make arrests in burglaries

A rash of summer burglaries led to three arrests by the Starkville Police Department last week.


Three Starkville teens arrested in attempted burglary

Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday for attempting to break into the Army Navy Store on Highway 12 in Starkville.


Oktibbeha County Hospital enters future with new building

Oktibbeha County Hospital stepped out of the 1970s and into the new millennium Tuesday.

Starkville man held on child porn charge

A Starkville man is facing charges involving possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood said.

Starkville man charged with stabbing at apartment complex

A second knife attack Tuesday in Starkville sent two more men to the hospital and landed one of them in jail.


Public speaks out on Starkville school superintendent search

About 50 people came to Sudduth Elementary School Tuesday night to involve themselves in the process of searching for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District.


Customers support Starkville doughnut shop in wake of horrific knife attack

One day after a brutal robbery attempt which saw one cashier get her throat cut and another male employee stabbed multiple times, the crew at Shipley Donuts was shaken but not crippled.

Oktibbeha County's fire services coordinator shares ideas in U.K. trip

Posted 5/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kirk Rosenhan is like a superhero in Oktibbeha County. Wherever there's trouble, he'll be there. That doesn't necessarily mean he'll be the man solving the problems, but he coordinates the men who do.

UPDATED: Assailant slashes throats, stabs workers at Starkville doughnut shop

Posted 5/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Weir man is in custody after allegedly attacking two people at Shipley Donuts in Starkville. The Starkville Police Department identified George Johnson of Weir as the man responsible for attacking two people with a knife Tuesday morning at Shipley Donuts.

Starkville parks get silly with summer

Posted 5/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department wants your kids to get silly.


Starkville puts focus on summer activities

Posted 5/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Not all of the suggestions for a better Starkville need to go through the Board of Aldermen, so some of the city's unelected leaders have banded together to make their own moves.


Peach vendors pays for kids' college education with fruit stand sales

Posted 5/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Methods to pay your kids' way through college: Savings plan, prepaid tuition, scholarships, grants, student loans ... peaches? Sarah Ballenger's family has stumbled upon a brilliant means of putting more than five children through college.


Clerk to host Oktibbeha candidate workshop

Posted 5/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis wants to prevent any misunderstandings, misconceptions and misinformation prior to primary elections on Aug. 2, so she's inviting all of the county's political candidates back to school for a day.


Late constable's wife sworn in to finish term

Posted 5/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ruby Shurden walked into the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Wednesday already in uniform. The new Constable District 1 will represent the county as well as the name printed on her name tag: Jimmy Shurden.


Memorial Day Closings

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.



Columbus, Starkville students earn National Merit Scholarships

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Columbus high school student was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday. Rachel Stanback, a senior at Columbus High School, was one of 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. She plans to attend Samford University, where she will major in journalism and mass communication.



Oktibbeha County looking for poll workers

Posted 5/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Election Commission is looking for poll workers.



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