STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Ward 1 expected to lose 1,200 residents in redistricting

Posted 5/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If ever a man needed to do his work in pencil, it is Toby Sanford. Sanford is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager for the Golden Triangle Planning and Development Partnership (GTPDP) in Starkville.

 

Mabus and Jones encourage service during MSU's graduation ceremonies

Posted 5/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Service was the theme of Mississippi State's Spring commencement exercises as a pair of military leaders with deep Mississippi roots stressed the virtues of "giving back" to more than 2,400 degree candidates during the university's split ceremonies on Friday and Saturday.

Starkville celebrates 175 years

Posted 5/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trouble with a 175th birthday party is no one is around to remember the birth.

Student faces six counts of aggravated DUI

Posted 5/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A community college student from Starkville faces six counts of aggravated DUI in the wake of Wednesday's fatal car crash that claimed the life of 19-year-old Treasure Huffman, the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office reported Thursday.

Starkville to celebrate 175th year on Friday

Posted 5/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trouble with a 175th birthday party is no one is around to remember the birth.

 

Oktibbeha wreck kills one teen, injures six

Posted 5/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Speeding and alcohol likely played a role in a one-vehicle accident in which one person was killed and six others injured, three seriously, early Wednesday morning.

 

 

Starkville teen killed in one-vehicle accident

Six people were injured in accident

 

Built to last: After forty-six years of building lives, Moore retires

As times have changed, teachers have had to change as well, learning new methods for engaging students in the classroom and fostering a passion for lifelong learning.

Oktibbeha County Lake management in limbo after 16th section lease expires

It has been 14 months since the lease between Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks and the Oktibbeha County Board of Schools expired.

Mississippi State student dies in car accident

Mississippi State University lost one of its happiest students, her classmates said. Katherine Elizabeth "Katie Beth" Carruth, 21, died Friday evening in a single-car accident just south of Okolona, as she was returning to her home in Tupelo after completing classes at MSU earlier in the day.

Monday profile: Starkville senior's Eagle eye benefits hospital

Starkville High School senior Murphy Buckner knows the Oktibbeha County Hospital pretty well. After having surgery on his hip, Buckner, 17, underwent physical therapy and spent a great deal of time under OCH care.

 

Oktibbeha County Relay for Life raises $102,000

An old Swedish proverb dictates a joy shared is twice the joy and a sorrow shared is half the sorrow.

 

 

Starkville Police bringing back Harleys

For the first time since the mid-1970s, the Starkville Police Department will have motorcycles in its patrol fleet.

 

Chick-fil-A construction underway; two unnamed restaurants planned

If you want to know what's happening with the long-awaited, much-delayed Cotton Mills project, just follow the food.

Young poets to be published

Determining the best writer in Debbie Vanderford's fifth grade class at Henderson Elementary School is not an easy assignment.

 

Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday

The Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday and, like many of those who help stage the event each year, Brian Hawkins has a personal connection to the cause.

 

Well, like I was saying....

Oh yeah, you probably don't remember the point that I was trying to make when I last wrote for The Commercial Dispatch. That's understandable. It was 30 years ago, after all. This week I am returning to The Dispatch where I will cover the city of Starkville and its neighboring communities.

 

Smith to take over Dispatch Starkville Bureau

After a 30-year absence, Slim Smith is returning to the Dispatch.

 

Weekend fundraiser to honor Laura Carson

Eleven-year-old Laura Carson loved Camp Lake Stephens. Eating in the dining hall, canoeing, kayaking in the lake, flying down the zip line, playing Capture the Flag or just hanging with her friends, she loved every part of the camp. From the time she was seven years old, she visited Camp Lake Stephens every summer.

 

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