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Court blocks inmates' release

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.



Port authority reviews projects; Kior to begin equipment tests

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.


Welcome to the Legion: World War II veteran, Starkville resident to receive French honor

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.


Starkville school board trims superintendent list, mum on names

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won't release names until next week.


Starkville woman arrested in connection with burglaries

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A woman was arrested Tuesday in connection with a rash of burglaries which have plagued the New Hope area over the past few weeks.

Doss officially charged with murder

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man has been charged with murder in connection with the Monday shooting death of his uncle. Kewon Doss, 18, was officially charged Tuesday.

Family, friends say goodbye to Starkville High's Devin Mitchell

Posted 1/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - While Sunday's memorial service for Starkville High student Devin Mitchell could have taken on a somber note, participants decided to make it a celebration of the young man's life instead.

18-year-old suspected of shooting uncle to death

An Oktibbeha County man is in custody in connection with a Starkville shooting after a seven-hour search that ended Monday when he turned himself in.


Accused student's shooter fired into the darkness, he tells police

WEST POINT -- The more details revealed in the New Year's Day shooting death of Devin Mitchell, the more questions arise.



Buyers find treasure and trash in abandoned storage units

Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.


Friends remember Devin Mitchell as protector, caregiver

STARKVILLE -- The cool kids and the cliques meant nothing to Devin Mitchell, though he was in everybody's circle of friends.

Let the bidding begin: Storage unit sales a business, hobby

When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit

Trailer fire displaces eight; Truck wrecks on way to scene

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- A Friday morning trailer fire displaced eight people in the Sessums community in Oktibbeha County.


Injured officer's neck won't require surgery

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon.


Transportation services fill need for carless

For years, Delinda Boler relied on friends and family members to drive her to and from her doctor appointments. Boler, who has rheumatoid arthritis, can't drive. The pain is so unbearable, she struggles to walk in and out of the doctor's office.


Starkville officer in hospital after cruiser crash (updated 1:31 p.m.)

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon. His wife confirms his broken vertebrae won't require surgery.



Sturgis rally board could disband if deal isn't reached for 2012

STURGIS -- The fate of the 2012 motorcycle rally should be obvious soon. Whatever the name, Oktibbeha County's annual summertime motorcycle rally is plagued by the same obstacle that led to the cancellation of the 2011 rally : lack of money.



Aldermen approve hearing for condo ordinance

To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.



Downtown Starkville Christmas lights now permanent

STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.



Slain Starkville High student's funeral Sunday

STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.



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