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Starkville volunteers aid Smithville tornado cleanup

Smithville isn't flattened. It's hilly. One week after being assaulted by an EF-5 tornado that left 16 residents dead as of Wednesday, the landscape of the Monroe County town is studded with piles of rubble and debris which have been gathered, swept and bulldozed together.


Starkville begins enforcing bicycle helmet law

The Starkville Police Department began enforcing the city's helmet safety ordinance this week to the tune of $15 per violation.



Starkville school board eases uniform requirements

School board members relaxed the dress code just a bit Tuesday night for students in the Starkville School District.



Starkville aldermen chastise school board

Recent actions by the Starkville School Board drew the criticism of two city aldermen Tuesday night.



UPDATED: How you can volunteer, donate to the tornado relief effort

Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.



State College Board wants funding formula revisited

Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.



Lowndes man guilty in cowbell assault at MSU football game

A New Hope man will spend his weekends in the Oktibbeha County Jail for the next six months after pleading guilty to assault with a cowbell.



Land leases, graduation top Oktibbeha schools agenda

Oktibbeha County School District officials set a minimum price they want for hunting and fishing leases on the school's 16th Section land in a meeting where they also heard reports on student issues.



Reports of progress, successes at Oktibbeha schools

Principals of the four schools in Oktibbeha County School District gave school board members reports of progress, successes, and wishes and needs for the coming years.



Oktibbeha supervisors stand by to aid storm recovery

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors broadcast the message Monday that the county is here to help.



Oktibbeha school board hears program overview

School board officials heard a year's worth of reports on programs and departments within the Oktibbeha County School District at Monday night's meeting.



Attorney general warns of fraud, price gouging

As victims of tornadoes last week try to reassemble their fragmented lives, state officials are asking people to be on the lookout for fraud and price gouging.



Power restored to most 4-County customers

Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are almost finished restored power following a series of deadly storms in late April.


Monday Profile: Starkville woman opens thrift store to aid those in need

Lynn Hampton is an incorrigible optimist. Whether working through unhealthy relationships, suffocating debt or any of life's various rainy days, she expects God to shut the mouths of those "lions" just as he did for Daniel in the lions' den.


Starkville reaches out to storm victims

Posted 4/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is mobilizing to help her tornado-ravaged neighbors.



Murder trials continued in Oktibbeha court

Posted 4/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two of five murder trials scheduled for Oktibbeha County Circuit Court's April term have been continued until the summer.



Starkville men charged in auto burglaries

Posted 4/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men are in jail for stealing out of cars.


Though most back online, local power lines could take days to repair

Posted 4/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Tennessee Valley Authority transmission line failed Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power to most of the Golden Triangle for hours.


Starkville schools chief Couey resigns

Posted 4/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District board members spent two and a half hours behind closed doors Wednesday before voting unanimously to accept the resignation of superintendent Judy Couey, effective June 30.



UPDATE: TVA: Power could be out in area at least until morning

Posted 4/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.



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