STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Keeper of artifacts: Joan Wilson works to raise profile of Oktibbeha County museum

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Joan Wilson is so invested in Oktibbeha County history, you'd think she had roots four or five generations deep. Not quite.

 

Starkville woman finds closure in verdict

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan can move on. A Clay County judge Thursday found Robbie Norton, of Cedar Bluff, guilty of negligence and imposed a fine of $50 for running over Morgan with her vehicle on May 22.

 

 

'Strings for Food' offers guitar services for food bank donations

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With the help of a philanthropic Golden Triangle, a Strings for Food drive hosted by Backstage Music in Starkville Saturday hopes to collect more than 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food items to boost area food banks for the holidays. And, in this case, giving back may never have sounded so good.

 

 

Gonsoulin up for top school jobs in Starkville and Louisiana

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Walter B. Gonsoulin is among the 23 candidates still being considered for the district's top job. But he also is one of three final candidates in consideration for superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School District in Lafayette, La.

 

 

Lowndes Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

 

 

Oktibbeha Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges from Nov. 8-13 According to Oktibbeha County Jail reports:

 

 

Still recovering from accident, Jan Morgan will face driver for the first time

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton.

 

 

Oktibbeha County renames roads to avoid confusion

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A woman who recently called 911 had to wait an extra 25 minutes before help arrived. She was on White Drive in Starkville.

 

 

Morgan, Norton to meet in court

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the two will appear in Clay County Justice Court after Morgan pressed misdemeanor charges a month ago. Norton, of Cedar Bluff, faces a charge of simple assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a fine of up to $500 and six months in jail.

 

 

Ordinance to allow complete streets in subdivisions from onset of construction

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen held its second public hearing to amend the city's subdivision ordinance to allow single-phase street construction. As with the first public hearing, no board members spoke against it.

 

Answering a calling: Starkville family working to adopt child from Ethiopia

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The calling is clear for Wesley and Meaghan Gordon: Adopt a child who "doesn't have a chance." The Gordons, entering their sixth year of marriage, are the proud parents of a 3-year-old girl, Mary Reeves, and 1-year-old boy, Murphy.

Pizza thieves arrested

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pizza delivery employees in Starkville can breathe easier. The Starkville Police Department arrested two men Saturday for their roles in an attempted armed robbery of a Domino's Pizza driver on Sade Ware Street and the armed robbery of Pizza Hut deliverer in Chandler Park on Reed Road on Oct. 29.

 

Wiseman pledges greater focus to drainage issues

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Drainage: Everyone contributes to it, and everyone is plagued by it. The problem for the city of Starkville is how to adequately address and fund drainage projects. During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city's current drainage project master list, a 10-year plan developed by the previous administration, will soon be "millions of dollars" behind if the city doesn't restructure the way it finances.

 

 

Lowndes MSU Extension office to be demolished

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The end is near for the old Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the bid for tearing down the building, which is located on Third Avenue North across from Franklin Academy, to Burns Dirt Construction.

 

 

South Starkville precinct key in county races

Posted 11/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville's largest voting precinct was key in a pair of county races won by Republican candidates. Republican Glenn Hamilton won the circuit clerk race over Teresa Davis-Roberson by 1,062 votes.

 

 

Cost estimates ready on Maple, Carver drainage project

Posted 11/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Maple and Carver Drives will find out how much it will cost the city to fix years-old flooding issues in each area during tonight's Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

 

On the road: Law and order makes a stop at MSU

Posted 11/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For people who confuse Hollywood courtroom dramas with reality, Mississippi State University will host a pair of real-life, state appeals cases that are open to the public today.

 

 

Ag station to auction livestock Thursday

Posted 11/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Beef cattle, horses, ponies and a miniature mule from the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station's research herds will be auctioned on Thursday.

 

 

Mills wins another term as Justice Court judge

Posted 11/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jim Mills has retained his seat as Justice Court judge for District 3. Mills, a Democrat, clinched his second consecutive term by 249 votes over Republican Buddy Johnston.

 

 

Breakfast bandit captured in Starkville

Posted 11/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville's breakfast bandit was captured this week, after seven months on the lam.

 

 

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