There was some confusion at the Starkville Board of Alderman meeting when it came time to vote on a $1.5 million project aimed at addressing some of the city's sewage infrastructure issues, including the long-debated Carver Drive ditch.
Ticket sales for SEC football games may not be floundering, but with mattress-sized, high-definition television screens becoming the norm in American households, and an extensive television contract with ESPN still in its honeymoon stage, two SEC West schools are turning to social media in order to get fans off the couch and into the stadium.
Officials at Mississippi State University have reported that African American male graduation rates are consistently 20 percent lower than the graduation rates of white males, but the statistic is not unique to the university.
The Starkville Police Department will soon be adding 15 new cars to its fleet. With the new budget year fast approaching, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley is excited about the newest additions to his department.
On Tuesday morning around 10, as Isaac inched closer to the Gulf Coast and people across the region collectively held their breath, Pat Fitzpatrick was at his home in Slidell, a place that knows the effects of storm surge all too well.
The population in Starkville could easily double this weekend with the influx of Mississippi State University and Jackson State University football fans as they converge for Saturday's season-opening football game.
Local business owners could see as much as a nine-percent drop in insurance premiums in Starkville thanks in part to the city's fire department, which this year received the best fire protection rating it has ever had.
Pavlov had his dogs. Goodall had her chimps. And JaVonn Hill has his ... grasshoppers?
The NCAA is conducting an investigation into a "potential recruiting irregularity" involving the Mississippi State University football program.
The Aug. 27 special report issue of Time magazine, simply dubbed The Wireless Issue, includes a piece exploring the "10 Ways Your Phone is Changing The World." Just an assumption, but it probably offered little new information for Dave Miller. As media relations director for C Spire Wireless, Miller and his company have been on the front lines of wireless innovations. He could likely roll off example after example of how smart phones have already changed the world.
Details continue to emerge in two Oktibbeha County altercations that occurred within 48 hours of each other and left one man dead, another in a medically-induced coma and a sheriff's deputy in the hospital with stab wounds.
Noel Polk, a widely respected literary scholar and English professor at Mississippi State University, has died at the age of 69.
A 16-year-old girl from the United Kingdom who had ran away from her family while vacationing in Florida was found unharmed in Starkville Tuesday, and the young man she left with is now awaiting extradition to Florida.
A weekend assault has left one man in a medically-induced coma and investigators searching for details.
An officer-involved shooting Monday has left one man dead and an Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputy in the hospital with stab wounds.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of a $75,000 software upgrade to the county emergency dispatch system during Monday's board meeting.
The Starkville Police Department arrested more than 70 people this weekend in a special detail devoted to cracking down on underage drinking.
Two Okitbbeha County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a fatal shooting early Monday evening, sources have told The Dispatch.
Deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Clark Russel Hobson on Friday and charged him with one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count domestic violence-aggravated assault.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is coming up with new ways to keep the citizens and businesses of Oktibbeha County safe.
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