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Governor, energy experts to meet on MSU campus

Posted 10/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Phil Bryant, along with energy-industry leaders will convene on the campus of Mississippi State University Wednesday for "Powering Mississippi in the 21st Century," a program examining the state's energy future.


Pink power: Teamwork 'catapults' girls in competition

Posted 10/1/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The three girls were all concentrated on their individual tasks, tuning and tweaking, huddled around the pink, wooden catapult, but still trouble-shooting as they worked.


Governor approves takeover of Oktibbeha schools

Posted 9/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's official: The Oktibbeha County School District has been placed under conservatorship, joining eight other school districts in the state now controlled by the Mississippi Department of Education.



Mississippi State, Starkville share transit grant

Posted 9/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Tuesday morning, Mississippi State University will announce details of $2 million-plus federal grant that will help connect the university campus and the city of Starkville.



Wicker will be keynote speaker at Oktibbeha GOP event

Posted 9/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some of Mississippi's most prominent Republican political figures will join the Oktibbeha County Republican Party on Oct. 8 for the group's annual Patriots Dinner.



State will take over Oktibbeha schools

Posted 9/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School District is the latest in a growing number of districts seized by the Mississippi Department of Education and placed under state control due to poor student performance and other accreditation issues.



'Pretty Lights' brings unique show to Starkville

Posted 9/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Friday night the Mississippi Horse Park will be illuminated by Pretty Lights.


Castleberry takes over as CottonMill developer

Posted 9/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The seemingly endless saga of CottonMill Marketplace may go on a little longer now that a new developer has been hired, replacing one that had worked on the stalled project for more than four years.


Mayor's vote breaks budget impasse

Posted 9/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman had to cast a tie-breaking vote to approve the 2012-13 fiscal budget at the Starkville Board of Alderman recess meeting on Wednesday.



Summit tackles 'quality of life' issues

Posted 9/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In partnership with Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Healthy Starkville Committee will bring together 50 leaders from the community on Thursday to discuss ways to strengthen and improve the always important, but vaguely defined "quality of life."


Harper to speak at Starkville High's Promote the Vote event

Posted 9/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper will talk civic responsibilities and the importance of voting with students at Starkville High School on Wednesday.

MSU professor getting rave reviews for debut novel

Posted 9/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After graduating from Princeton with a degree in Music, Michael Kardos decided not to leave the Garden State. It was home, Kardos was raised on the Jersey Shore, and he could keep doing what he was doing: playing music.


Web-based system helps parents track student progress

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District will launch its new student information system on Monday and will hold orientation sessions at each campus throughout the week.



SPD: Think twice before buying pet snakes

Posted 9/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Animal control officers in Starkville are asking students to think twice before buying exotic pets.


Old school ties lead to ship christening for Starkville woman

Posted 9/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to Secretary of the Navy Ray Maybus, a Starkville woman was given the honor of christening a new high-speed vessel last Saturday in Mobile.

MSU grad student awaits report on his 'dinosaur eggs'

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It is 2002, and John Paul Jones is in a gully in Montana. "Gullies are always a great place to look for fossils because weather has already done half the work for you," he said, recalling his leisure trip to the new, old west.


OCSD identifies person of interest in Tuesday shooting

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A person of interest has been taken into custody after a Tuesday night shooting left a woman injured in Oktibbeha County.



Nobel winner's colleague to speak at MSU event

Posted 9/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A friend and colleague of late Nobel Peace Prize-winning Kenyan, Wangari Maathai, will speak at Mississippi State University tonight.


Mayor says he'll veto plan to open Green Acres access road

Posted 9/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It wasn't the budget agenda item that packed the room during Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen's meeting. Although the city held a public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, most of the citizen comments were focused on another topic.

New MSU business incubator offers hope for economic recovery

Posted 9/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite heavy rain, the grand opening of the new business incubator at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park drew a large, prominent crowd on Monday, filling the conference room nearly to capacity.


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