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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.

 

 

Sharp retrial to begin Monday

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The retrial of Leslie Sharp's murder case is set for Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

 

 

Thursday night stabbing ends with three-car collision

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- With the help of thermal imaging technology, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate and arrest a man who stabbed a person and injured another Thursday night.

 

 

New water association means lower rates for west Starkville residents

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Between 450 and 500 west Starkville residents will soon have a new water provider and lower rates. The city is close to finalizing its acquisition of Bluefield Water Association following a three-year legal squabble over services provided to customers in the expanding commercial area near the Highway 25 bypass.

 

 

Music, fashion show and food tasting highlight Downtown Block Party

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Months of planning and increased advertising will culminate tonight in an eclectic celebration of Starkville's growth and charm.

 

 

Oktibbeha man arrested for robbery

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County man is charged with robbery after stealing cash from a man who gave him a ride from a convenience store, police said.

 

 

West Point offers 'park and ride' to MSU home games

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.

 

 

Concert features Starkville schools music teacher, local bluesman

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Music is in Jemero Carter's blood. Like a calling to ministry or gravitation to the ball field, he couldn't fight what he was meant to do: play music.

 

 

Starkville schools ask for feedback on sex education, other proposed policy changes

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District administrators and board members want feedback on several proposed policy changes, including the controversial addition of sex-education curriculum.

 

 

Body found by four-wheeler riders identified by OCSO

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.

 

 

State coroner IDs body of woman found in Oktibbeha County

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.

 

 

Starkville aldermen debate in-kind services for events

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the board approved funding in-kind services for Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza and Bulldog Bash.

 

Citizens question cost effectiveness, location of planned new municipal facilities

Posted 9/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If citizens were in the dark about the police department bond issue, their questions were answered Monday night.

 

Woman robbed near spot of attempted sexual assault

Posted 9/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - Starkville Police are investigating a Sunday morning robbery of a 21-year-old woman.

 

 

Oktibbeha supes finalize budget

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors avoided raising taxes and cutting services for the 2011-12 fiscal year budget, which it adopted Thursday at a special called meeting.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Animal control officer encounters more than just vicious pit bulls

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, an animal control officer was simply "the dog catcher." Equipped with a net attached to a pole and a pickup truck outfitted with kennels, the dog catcher fetched the rabid dogs from the neighborhood and kept everyone safe.

 

Nine-year-old Ashley Sharp to rely on technique to win Judo tournament

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Nestled between a law office and boutique on a one-way street, 9-year-old Ashley Sharp enters a martial arts dojo.

 

Alleged burglars lead SPD on high-speed chase

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Police are looking for two men involved in an attempted home burglary and high-speed vehicle chase Thursday night.

 

Country singer to headline 'Rockin' the Park'

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Concert venues can vary between hole-in-the-wall bars to 70,000-seat stadiums. But there's one that brings out the best in country music singer Brinley Addington.

 

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