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Oktibbeha schools approve budget for special education

Oktibbeha County school officials approved the special education budget for the coming year in a short meeting where they handled some year-end matters.



Two Starkville men arrested for burglary in separate cases

The Starkville Police Department arrested a pair of individuals Sunday in separate burglary cases. At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Willie James Young, 48, of 903 1/2 Louisville St., Yellow Jacket Trailer Park Lot 3, for three auto burglaries committed at Peter's Rock Church at 223 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.


Court retires MSU linebacker's domestic-dispute charge

Reports recently came to light of Mississippi State University linebacker Deontae Skinner's June 5 arrest on simple domestic assault charges.


Starkville to handle budget, municipal complex issues before redistricting

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will deal with redistricting, but not until a couple more pressing matters are addressed.



Election Profiles: Justice Court Judge

The biggest issue in the race for District 3 Justice Court Judge may be that there are no issues. The candidates don't have anything against one another, and all have faced off before. Each simply believes he can do a better job than the others.



Therapy dog approved for Sudduth

STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night, the Starkville school board approved the use of a dog at Sudduth Elementary for pet therapy. Sudduth Principal Lisa Thompson bought the dog, a Bichon Frise named BJ, that will be trained and evaluated for temperament and safety.



DUI arrests this holiday weekend top 2010 total

More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.


Crowd not blown away by Oktibbeha candidate speeches

Politics took a distant second place to fireworks Monday at the Starkville Sportsplex. As thousands gathered on the soccer fields to witness the Fourth of July fireworks display, a thin crowd of less than 100 took to the gym to listen to local and state politicians campaign for votes.


Election Profile: Aspiring supervisors line up for shot at Oktibbeha District 5 seat

Six Democrats will square off in a primary election this August to represent the southeast corner of Oktibbeha County.



Starkville gets fat check for healthy habits

Starkville is the healthiest town in Mississippi, and it has the grant to prove it.


Fireworks on the agenda this Fourth of July weekend

By noon Friday, streets were crowded, and every fireworks stand, grocery store and video kiosk in town was packed with customers preparing for the long holiday weekend.

B.B. King set to open MSU Lyceum Series

Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.


Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 3 supervisor

As the lone Democrat, District 3 Supervisor and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvell Howard will face the winner of the Republican primary between Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Bennie L. Perkins.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 4 supervisor

The District 4 Supervisor race features another rookie Democrat supervisor, Daniel Jackson, campaigning to keep his spot while a Republican challenger with an impressive record hopes to claim a spot at the table.



Oktibbeha deputy retires after 31 years of service

James Lindsey isn't ready to walk away from public service just yet, but he hung up one uniform Thursday.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha County District 2 supervisor race

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer is up against Robert "Bubba" Gray, Alfreda G. Outlaw and Tremell O. Sherman.



Fourth of July closings

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fourth of July closings


Oktibbeha nonprofit gives almost $30K in grants to local programs

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) dished out nearly $30,000 in grants to local programs aimed at helping county citizens Wednesday.


Missing Starkville man found

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man reported missing Monday has been located.



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