STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Monday profile: Larnzy Carpenter finds the good in Starkville

Posted 5/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was a leisurely procession that made its way around the course during the Oktibbeha County Relay for Life at the Starkville Sportsplex on the evening of May 4. But even at a slow pace, a noticeable bottleneck formed near the northwest corner of the course, where First Baptist Church of Longview had set up its tent.

 

Starkville Community Market: From bugs to baked goods

Posted 5/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite the fourth warmest winter in United States history, there was plenty of produce available at the Starkville Community Market on Saturday.

 

Ulysses S. Grant: How 'bout them Dawgs!

Posted 5/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The man whose name was once a byword in Mississippi and throughout the South has found a home of sorts at Mississippi State University.

Gaining ground: Chef Thames prepares a locally-sourced meal

Posted 5/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As a restaurant owner and chef, Ty Thames loves watching all of those "extreme" cooking shows that litter the cable TV landscape. "I always wondered what it would be like to be on one of those shows," said Thames, co-owner and chef at Starkville's Restaurant Tyler. On Saturday, Thames won't have to wonder anymore.

SHS athletic needs highlight 'sobering' school budget concerns

Posted 5/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School Athletics Director Stan Miller put forth his best effort at Tuesday night's school board meeting, but his proposal for program improvements failed to budge board members.

 

Aldermen vote down Carver drainage proposal

Posted 5/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In voicing her opposition to a proposal to seek a grant for repairing the drainage ditch along Carver Drive, Ward 2 Alderwoman Sandra Sistrunk was blunt.

 

Unmanned aircraft expected to soar beyond military applications

Posted 5/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With two Columbus companies heavily involved in what Dr. Jon Waldrop calls an industry in its infancy, Columbus is establishing a reputation in the market of unmanned aircraft.

 

Man found guilty of weapon possession at MSU

Posted 5/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Attorney Forrest Allgood said the decision to prosecute former Mississippi State University student Jeffrey Hill for possession of a weapon by a student on educational property should not be perceived as an "anti-gun" prosecution.

 

 

Markeeta Outlaw leaving clerk's office after eight years

Posted 5/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville City Clerk Markeeta Outlaw will retire on June 1.

 

 

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.

 

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