Sixty city and county elementary students will wake up to a two-wheeled surprise Christmas morning. Monday, members of Second Baptist Church in Starkville delivered bicycles for third- through fifth-grade students at Henderson-Ward Stewart and East Oktibbeha elementary schools.
The Starkville Historic Preservation Commission is officially on board with the Starkville Central Neighborhood Foundation's move to get downtown recognized as a national historic district.
Two events venues are scheduled to undergo state safety inspections today. Club Rock and BJ3, on Rockhill Road and Old West Point Road, respectively, were visited this morning by the state fire marshals, who evaluated each building for proper exits, capacity and emergency lighting.
JACKSON -- Federal judges on Monday released a plan to update Mississippi's four congressional districts, which decreases the number of split counties from eight to four, the secretary of state said.
STARKVILLE -- A mother's stories to her young son never went away. The son remembered them and wrote them down for everyone to remember. Michael V. Williams, in one way or another, has always heard or read about civil rights icon Medgar Evers.
STARKVILLE -- Downtown building owners could soon have incentives to renovate their properties. The Starkville Central Neighborhood Found-ation is more than a year into the process of applying for a spot on the National Register of Historic Places and hopes to learn soon if downtown is eligible.
STARKVILLE -- Three men and two juveniles were arrested and charged with four counts of armed robbery following a Dec. 4 home invasion.
The Clover Street Project never rests. The nonprofit agency, which serves underprivileged youth throughout the Golden Triangle, is especially active during the holidays.
The names are in, but the public will have to wait until January to know who's in the running for superintendent of Starkville School District. The district board of trustees met Thursday with the Mississippi School Boards Association, which provided the results of 23 interviews for the vacant position. Interviews were conducted in Clinton.
The following people were arrested on felony charges from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, according to an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:
STARKVILLE -- Mississippi State University is expecting to put its head football coach back on a four-year agreement for the third consecutive winter. And all it took was a look, a nod and two words.
MABEN -- Performing-arts electives are in short supply for West Oktibbeha High School students at the beginning of each school year.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission today will have a second round of public hearings regarding the city's use of form-based codes.
JACKSON -- The use of corporal punishment appears to be declining at Mississippi public schools, according to a newspaper.
Volunteerism gets a boost Dec. 16 with the inaugural Party With a Purpose.
The Healthy Starkville committee announced details of $25,000 in cash grants that will be used by community organizations to promote healthy activities and lifestyles in Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- By the spring, members of the Oktibbeha County Boys and Girls Club will be growing and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables.
A Starkville man was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual battery after using the Internet to lure a minor into sex. Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies charged Jason R. Carson, 20, of 414 Hancock Circle, with one count of sexual battery, one count of dissemination of sexually oriented materials to a minor, and one count of computer luring of a minor for sexual purposes after the minor's family members made a complaint to the OCSO.
Builders now have an option to save money during subdivision construction. The Board of Aldermen had its third public hearing Tuesday on amending its subdivision regulations to allow one-stage street development, a move three aldermen panned for different reasons.
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