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Latest round of snow comes, goes with few problems

Posted 2/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The latest round of winter weather to hit the Golden Triangle came and went Thursday after dumping as much as 5 inches of snow in some areas. Area officials didn't report any major problems as temperatures dipped back below freezing Thursday night and this morning.

 

Officials: School bus drivers undergo rigorous training

Posted 2/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol continues to investigate a fatal accident involving a Choctaw County school bus and an 18-wheeler, Columbus and Starkville officials said they haven't dealt with major bus accidents in recent years -- due in equal parts to training and good fortune.

 

 

MSU decides to remain closed through today, Friday schedule undecided

Posted 2/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University, which had planned to resume classes this afternoon, decided to remain closed for the full day and make a decision about Friday's schedule as weather develops through tonight.

 

Snow, hard freeze lock up activity in Golden Triangle

Golden Triangle schools and businesses ground to a halt again today as up to four inches of snow blanketed the area late Wednesday and early this morning, followed by a hard freeze that coated some roads and bridges with patches of ice.

 

Sid Salter joins MSU as journalist-in-residence

Sid Salter, a Mississippi State graduate and longtime syndicated columnist, returns to his alma mater March 1 as journalist-in-residence.

 

North Mississippi under winter storm warning

Snow and sleet began falling in parts of central and north Mississippi on Wednesday afternoon and authorities said icy precipitation was already accumulating in nearly three dozen counties.

 

Starkville schools handle money matters

The Starkville School Board handled several financial matters Tuesday night at its board meeting in the Greensboro Center.

 

 

Raffle to benefit ailing Oktibbeha constable

In a few weeks, the friends of Oktibbeha County Constable Jimmy Shurden will raffle off a rifle to help pay the longtime lawman's mounting medical bills.

 

 

Starkville planning commission approves hotel, condo projects

The Starkville planning and zoning commission Tuesday approved plats for a new hotel on Highway 12 and more than a half-dozen condominiums in the newly renovated Creamery at Central Station.

 

Send-off celebrates Weeks' 20 years on Starkville school board

Public education supporters gathered Tuesday night to celebrate Bill Weeks, outgoing trustee who served 20 years on the board of the Starkville School District.

 

Oktibbeha pit bull attack victim pushes for county law

Less than three weeks after a retired Army colonel was attacked by a pit bull in Oktibbeha County, he stood in front of the county's Board of Supervisors Monday and urged the board to enact enforceable animal control measures.

 

 

More frightful winter weather in forecast

After enduring slushy roads and icy bridges last week, the Golden Triangle is likely in for another winter storm Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service.

 

 

Oktibbeha schools adopt academic action plan

Oktibbeha County school officials handled two items related directly to academics in a meeting where they also got some answers about energy savings in the district.

 

 

Oktibbeha school board handles Sturgis land questions

Oktibbeha County school board officials handled three 16th Section land issues in Sturgis, trying to correct some mistakes that had been overlooked in the past.

 

 

Starkville schools to host reception for longtime board member

Starkville school officials and the public education community will honor outgoing board member Bill Weeks with a reception tonight before the regular board meeting.

 

Buffalo Wild Wings coming to Starkville

Larry Tabor, owner of the former University Inn on Spring Street, confirmed Monday the lobby and restaurant portion of the old hotel is being demolished to make way for a Buffalo Wild Wings franchise.

 

Have fun, but don't overindulge on Super Bowl Sunday, dietitians say

Today marks more than the start of the most-anticipated football game of the year. It's also a time for calorie-laden snack attacks -- the breaking point for many weight-loss resolutions, punctuated by hot wings, nachos and pizza.

 

 

Starkville green-lights new traffic bulbs

The Starkville Electric Department is set to install new LED light bulbs in dozens of the city's traffic signals.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court 2-6-11

Judges Jim Kitchens and Lee Howard handed out sentences to more than a half-dozen defendants Wednesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Master Gardeners spruce up Starkville

Temperatures hovered around 30 degrees Thursday afternoon as Oktibbeha County Master Gardeners Jim McKell and Charlie Weatherly spread soil in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse annex.

 

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