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MSU student entrepreneur enjoys worldwide storytelling audience

Looking at Brad Overbey with his gorilla costume and his pet dog dressed like Batman, it's easy to think the Mississippi State student is just goofing around.

Starkville business continues push for extended weekend alcohol sales

After months of indecision, a downtown nightspot seems destined for a change in ownership, if not complete closure, unless the Board of Aldermen decide to champion the venue's cause.

Services to be held for former Circuit Clerk Miriam Cook

Former longtime Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Miriam Cook, 82, died at her home Monday.

Aldermen clear way for Cotton District Arts Festival

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted to support the 2012 Cotton District Arts Festival, approving street closings and in-kind services.

 

Universal playground planned for Sudduth

Next week, children, parents and teachers of Sudduth Elementary School will be seeing stars. For the past week, students have been decorating tiles with stars in preparation for a bigger project -- the new universal playground, which will be built at Sudduth Elementary School this fall.

 

 

Three arrested in MSU kidnapping

Three fraternity members were arrested Friday and charged with kidnapping a female student in Starkville Thursday around 10 p.m.

 

 

MSU student charged in kidnapping hoax

The Mississippi State University student who fabricated her abduction Wednesday was charged Friday with filing a false police report.

 

 

MSU selected to lead national transportation research

Mississippi State is the lead institution for a $3.5 million federal grant to help fund a center of excellence for transportation research.

 

 

MSU student cries wolf in alleged kidnapping

Call off the dogs, silence the sirens. It was all a hoax.

 

Mississippi State University celebrates its 134th birthday

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The rain may have silenced the band, but the party didn't slow down. Mississippi State University celebrated the 134th birthday of the school on Tuesday with food, drinks, music, giveaways and a four foot tall cowbell cake in the Junction.

 

Counterfeit bills on the rise

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since the beginning of the month, the Starkville Police Department has had nearly 10 incidents of counterfeit bills passed at city businesses.

 

 

Suspect sought in Monday burglary

Posted 2/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects involved in an apartment burglary Monday night.

 

 

Group seeks to improve city, one tweet at a time

Posted 2/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's sidewalks and paths were a hot topic, as was the debate between local shopping and chain retailers.

 

FROM THE BOTTOM TO THE TOP: Local inventor, businessman plans movie based on his life

Posted 2/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville inventor and businessman John Campbell's trajectory from poverty to successful entrepreneur wasn't easy, but with imagination, hard work and a little common sense, he made it to the top. He's an inventor, with Shaver's Choice skin therapy system and Ram-Lock protection systems to his credit. He's a businessman, as founder of Yo' Transportation, a car service for Medicaid and Medicare recipients. Now, he's looking ahead to his latest endeavor: A movie based upon his life.

 

Man arrested for string of auto burglaries

Posted 2/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville police Thursday arrested a 21-year-old man in connection with five auto burglaries near Lynn Lane. Joshua Michael Moore, of 205 Lynn Lane Apt. 2B, confessed to the burglaries after officers from the Starkville Police Department responded Thursday to Camden Place off Louisville Street.

 

 

'iHeartStarkville' currently underway

Posted 2/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For volunteers, their community service usually isn't lauded by those around them. Their benefit derives from taking pride in their community and, for many, fulfilling spiritual obligations. But when there's money, a competition and a party involved, there's more than enough incentive to push volunteerism to the max.

 

 

Weavexx earns record rebate through TVA

Posted 2/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Weavexx has been in business in Starkville since 1955. Like any company with longevity, Weavexx has made investments to cut costs and improve efficiency. Tuesday produced the greatest return on Weavexx's most significant energy investment to date, as it received a $208,962 rebate from the Tennessee Valley Authority.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 2-23-12

Posted 2/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Arrests for 2-23-12

 

 

Twitter forum to generate community feedback on direction of Starkville

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If you've got ideas on how to make Starkville a more "baller" town, an interactive forum is the place to be Monday night. The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau and Starkville Main Street Association will host a TweetChat town hall meeting on Monday, from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. via the hashtag #Starkville2012.

 

 

Starkville Aldermen get back to redistricting

Posted 2/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen had gone more than three months without addressing pending redistricting until Tuesday night, when they received the first round of maps from the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District.

 

 

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