Fifteen Starkville School District students earned their GEDs this year. Sounds average, until you consider that just five had earned their GEDs in the previous five years combined.
The recent decision of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to direct Superintendent Judy Couey to take administrative leave and her subsequent resignation due to health reasons has created quite the debate about the board's release of information following an executive session about her departure.
Crews with 4-County Electric Power Association began work to upgrade the Lakeside Substation in Clayton Village in Oktibbeha County at 7 this morning.
Starkville and Oktibbeha County residents looking for an opportunity to help with relief efforts in many of the tornado-ravaged areas around the state will have another opportunity to do so in neighboring Webster County this week.
Mike Rodgers would have been proud to be at work Friday. The Ability Works instructor was always preaching safety and the company, which teaches employment skills to disabled individuals, is on a roll, reaching its record 118th day without a work loss accident.
Add Starkville middle-schoolers to the growing list of populations working to relieve the pain of tornado victims.
Cancer has always existed, but there was a time for each individual touched by the disease before they were as familiar. The nostalgia of that carefree time is behind tonight's Relay For Life at the Starkville Sportsplex.
Three Oktibbeha County men have been arrested for an April home invasion which left three victims in the hospital.
Smithville isn't flattened. It's hilly. One week after being assaulted by an EF-5 tornado that left 16 residents dead as of Wednesday, the landscape of the Monroe County town is studded with piles of rubble and debris which have been gathered, swept and bulldozed together.
The Starkville Police Department began enforcing the city's helmet safety ordinance this week to the tune of $15 per violation.
School board members relaxed the dress code just a bit Tuesday night for students in the Starkville School District.
Recent actions by the Starkville School Board drew the criticism of two city aldermen Tuesday night.
Ways to donate your time, money and supplies to the storm relief effort.
Mississippi spends an additional $1,200 on each student at Mississippi Valley State University and Mississippi University for Women compared with those at Jackson State University and the University of Mississippi.
A New Hope man will spend his weekends in the Oktibbeha County Jail for the next six months after pleading guilty to assault with a cowbell.
Oktibbeha County School District officials set a minimum price they want for hunting and fishing leases on the school's 16th Section land in a meeting where they also heard reports on student issues.
Principals of the four schools in Oktibbeha County School District gave school board members reports of progress, successes, and wishes and needs for the coming years.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors broadcast the message Monday that the county is here to help.
School board officials heard a year's worth of reports on programs and departments within the Oktibbeha County School District at Monday night's meeting.
As victims of tornadoes last week try to reassemble their fragmented lives, state officials are asking people to be on the lookout for fraud and price gouging.
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