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Starkville schools to teach abstinence-plus

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- After a split vote Tuesday night, the Starkville School District will begin teaching safe-sex practices in addition to encouraging abstinence.

 

 

Starkville again considers limits on payday loan businesses

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- At least one Starkville alderman wants to limit the number of high-interest loan businesses in the city.

 

Starkville students encouraged to walk to school on Wednesday

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shortly after 3 p.m. each day, a single-file line of vehicles, each with a bright-colored sign of a student's name on the dashboard, begins forming outside of schools nationwide. Parents wait patiently, vehicle engines idling to maintain the perfect cockpit temperature.

 

Rockhill Road to get emergency repairs in Oktibbeha

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rockhill Road will soon have a new look and feel. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday unanimously approved emergency repair to a 9,900-foot stretch that begins 3,000 feet past the city limits.

 

 

Howard to showcase Golden Triangle at global conference

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To much of the U.S., not to mention the rest of the world, the Golden Triangle might as well be an alternate name for the fabled area in the Atlantic Ocean.

 

 

Your paper is pink on purpose

Posted 10/2/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Readers will notice a change in the next few weeks' Sunday Dispatch - the A and B sections will be printed on pink paper during the month of October in recognition and support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

 

Ellenwood plans to reinvigorate local Boys and Girls Clubs

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Joyce Ellenwood's mission is clear: Raise the profile of the Boys and Girls Club in the Golden Triangle.

Leslie Sharp found not guilty

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The tension in Leslie Sharp's shoulders released and her family exhaled Friday when the not guilty verdict was read in her murder trial.

Local landfiill to use methane gas to produce electricty

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Haley Barbour took a tour of the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 9-29-11

Posted 9/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested in Oktibbeha County from Sept. 20-25, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office

 

 

Biofuels facility set in Golden Triangle; Barbour tours landfill

Posted 9/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Haley Barbour is scheduled to tour the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill on Thursday where local officials will be building an operation to capture methane gas to produce electricity.

 

 

Experts recreate homicide scene in Sharp trial

Posted 9/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Testimony in Leslie Sharp's murder trial Wednesday provided forensic details of the fatal injuries of Christopher Cole, the man Sharp says she shot in self-defense.

 

 

Defense of Leslie Sharp highlights conflicting testimony

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eyewitnesses Tuesday rehashed details of the shooting death of Christopher Cole during the opening day of testimony in Leslie Sharp's murder retrial.

 

 

Dumas: The culture has to change

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was created by citizens, for citizens. It was touted as a potential catalyst for commercial growth in an underdeveloped sector of the city. So why did it bomb Tuesday?

 

Citizens vote 'no' to police station

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Optimism that Starkville's justice complex bond referendum would pass Tuesday sank when the first two precincts reported.

 

'It's a great honor,' says incoming GSDP chair Langston

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Steve Langston knows there's big shoes to fill as board chairman of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

SPD make arrest in coed mugging

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested and charged a minor with the armed robbery of a Mississippi State University coed on Sept. 18.

 

Rupp strives for local economic development

Posted 9/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.

 

 

SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.

 

 

Boutique boom: Shop owners share a common goal - keep shoppers in Starkville

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While small businesses have bared the brunt of economic recession and an unstable economy, the market for women's clothing and accessories has welcomed new boutique owners with open arms.

 

 

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