STARKVILLE -- Pat Kight has always enjoyed crunching numbers, assessing property and collecting taxes. As Oktibbeha County's tax assessor/collector since 1992 and former north supervisor in the Mississippi Tax Commission, the technical aspects of the job were enough to see Kight stay in the field more than 30 years.
STARKVILLE -- For the first two weeks of Angie McGinnis' 16-year term as Oktibbeha County circuit clerk, she walked around the courthouse in a daze. In a small, two-room, one-vault office, everything that was thrown at McGinnis made her question if she'd ever catch up. Even after spending four years as deputy clerk, she was overwhelmed.
STARKVILLE -- Around Dolph Bryan's office, there are patches of painted cinder block, almost forming their own design to compliment the remaining plaques and pictures from 36 years as Oktibbeha County sheriff. Bit by bit, Bryan is packing up and making way for a new sheriff -- either Steve Gladney or Rudy Johnson -- following Tuesday's election.
STARKVILLE -- Outgoing Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor/Collector Pat Kight calls Tuesday's election "pivotal" for county residents. That's not to take anything away from previous elections where important offices were up for grabs, but after Tuesday the county will lose 70 years of combined service in three of its most important offices. Sheriff Dolph Bryan was eliminated in the runoff election, while Kight and Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis aren't seeking re-election.
Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.
Sometimes, the man who spends the most isn't the man who wins, and that's certainly proven to be the case in Oktibbeha County's most expensive and closely-watched race, which will see a new sheriff in town for the first time in 35 years.
Starkville police are looking for a man who shoplifted $1,000 of cologne and two TV monitors from Walmart.
As residents prepare to turn back the clocks Sunday, Columbus Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents to make another change that could save lives.
Eric Gregory received five years probation and an $800 fine Friday for his role in a 2008 fatal accident that killed two people and seriously injured another.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing death of a 62-year-old man.
The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County on Oct. 24-Oct. 30.
Singer Jon Banks fell in love with gospel music when he was 5 years old. Like many before him, he derived greater joy from the empowering, uplifting message of gospel than the catchier, more earth-bound lyrics of pop and R&B.
Starkville's Christmas tree lighting ceremony is on hold. Due to a shipping snafu with the 17-foot, pre-lit LED commercial tree, the tree lighting originally set for Sunday will take place on Nov. 28, immediately following the Christmas parade at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
STARKVILLE -- Parents of Armstrong Middle School students: Language arts bragging rights are on the line tonight.
Jack Cristil is a busy man these days. The much-anticipated biography, "Jack Cristil: The Voice of the Bulldogs" is just off the press.
STARKVILLE -- City officials say that by Nov. 14 they'll have the proper staff to make significant headway in reducing incidents of brown water in the city's supply.
STARKVILLE -- Where else can one get a hand-made Christmas wreath, wooden spoons carved from bois d'arc trees and a frozen spinach and artichoke casserole, all in one trip?
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a pizza delivery employee at gunpoint Saturday at Chandler Park Apartment Complex.
STARKVILLE -- Roughly halfway through his public appearance at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Hotel Chester owner David Mollendor removed nine sealed cups of brown water, some as dark as plain coffee.
STARKVILLE -- Eric Gregory pleaded guilty Monday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to a charge of accessory after the fact involving a 2008 fatal accident that killed two people and seriously injured another.
1. VA reps hold meeting for local veterans COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Holloway convicted on simple assault charges STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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