STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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City of Starkville ready to 'get swept up'

Posted 8/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The population in Starkville could easily double this weekend with the influx of Mississippi State University and Jackson State University football fans as they converge for Saturday's season-opening football game.

 

 

Starkville's improved fire rating means savings for businesses

Posted 8/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local business owners could see as much as a nine-percent drop in insurance premiums in Starkville thanks in part to the city's fire department, which this year received the best fire protection rating it has ever had.

 

'Hopper King: 42K grasshoppers keep MSU prof hopping

Posted 8/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pavlov had his dogs. Goodall had her chimps. And JaVonn Hill has his ... grasshoppers?

NCAA investigating Mississippi State University football

Posted 8/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The NCAA is conducting an investigation into a "potential recruiting irregularity" involving the Mississippi State University football program.

 

City denies C Spire cell tower variance

Posted 8/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Aug. 27 special report issue of Time magazine, simply dubbed The Wireless Issue, includes a piece exploring the "10 Ways Your Phone is Changing The World." Just an assumption, but it probably offered little new information for Dave Miller. As media relations director for C Spire Wireless, Miller and his company have been on the front lines of wireless innovations. He could likely roll off example after example of how smart phones have already changed the world.

 

 

Details emerge in Starkville incidents

Posted 8/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Details continue to emerge in two Oktibbeha County altercations that occurred within 48 hours of each other and left one man dead, another in a medically-induced coma and a sheriff's deputy in the hospital with stab wounds.

 

Polk, noted Scholar and MSU professor dead at 69

Posted 8/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Noel Polk, a widely respected literary scholar and English professor at Mississippi State University, has died at the age of 69.

Runaway Brit found safe in Starkville

Posted 8/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 16-year-old girl from the United Kingdom who had ran away from her family while vacationing in Florida was found unharmed in Starkville Tuesday, and the young man she left with is now awaiting extradition to Florida.

 

Man in coma after weekend assault at bar

Posted 8/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A weekend assault has left one man in a medically-induced coma and investigators searching for details.

 

Man killed, deputy injured in Monday altercation

Posted 8/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An officer-involved shooting Monday has left one man dead and an Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputy in the hospital with stab wounds.

 

Supervisors OK software upgrade

Posted 8/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of a $75,000 software upgrade to the county emergency dispatch system during Monday's board meeting.

 

 

SPD arrests 70 during students' first weekend back in town

Posted 8/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested more than 70 people this weekend in a special detail devoted to cracking down on underage drinking.

 

 

Two Okitibbeha Co. deputies involved in fatal shooting

Posted 8/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Okitbbeha County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a fatal shooting early Monday evening, sources have told The Dispatch.

 

One arrested on burglary, assault charges

Posted 8/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Clark Russel Hobson on Friday and charged him with one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count domestic violence-aggravated assault.

 

OCSO's Feel Safe program showing positive results

Posted 8/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is coming up with new ways to keep the citizens and businesses of Oktibbeha County safe.

 

Monday profile: Starkville Schools' Holloway sees technology as vital asset

Posted 8/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

He has only been in town for a little over two months, and some people still only see Lewis Holloway as another face.

Technology helps Starkville schools save money, gain efficiency

Posted 8/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With budget cuts becoming more expected than job security for school districts across the nation, efficiency has become an obvious focal point. For Kelvin Gibson, the new transportation director for the Starkville School District, he sees a practical example of the concept on a daily basis.

 

Starkville moving forward in budgeting process

Posted 8/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With the state deadline for municipal budget submission looming, Starkville Director of Finance/City Clerk Taylor Adams said the city is right on track.

 

 

MSU's tail-gating gets nod from Southern Living

Posted 8/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

All things Mississippi State University are looking better than they have in years. Enrollment is steadily increasing, donations are higher than ever and a $75 million stadium expansion project was announced Wednesday.

 

 

OCSO seeks accreditation

Posted 8/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is in the process of attaining accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a move it says will mean a better department for its citizens.

 

 

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