STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Dumas: The culture has to change

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was created by citizens, for citizens. It was touted as a potential catalyst for commercial growth in an underdeveloped sector of the city. So why did it bomb Tuesday?

 

Citizens vote 'no' to police station

Posted 9/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Optimism that Starkville's justice complex bond referendum would pass Tuesday sank when the first two precincts reported.

 

'It's a great honor,' says incoming GSDP chair Langston

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Steve Langston knows there's big shoes to fill as board chairman of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

SPD make arrest in coed mugging

Posted 9/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested and charged a minor with the armed robbery of a Mississippi State University coed on Sept. 18.

 

Rupp strives for local economic development

Posted 9/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.

 

 

SAAC to showcase 'Elegance in the Arts'

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.

 

 

Boutique boom: Shop owners share a common goal - keep shoppers in Starkville

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While small businesses have bared the brunt of economic recession and an unstable economy, the market for women's clothing and accessories has welcomed new boutique owners with open arms.

 

 

Sharp retrial to begin Monday

Posted 9/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The retrial of Leslie Sharp's murder case is set for Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

 

 

Thursday night stabbing ends with three-car collision

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- With the help of thermal imaging technology, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate and arrest a man who stabbed a person and injured another Thursday night.

 

 

New water association means lower rates for west Starkville residents

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Between 450 and 500 west Starkville residents will soon have a new water provider and lower rates. The city is close to finalizing its acquisition of Bluefield Water Association following a three-year legal squabble over services provided to customers in the expanding commercial area near the Highway 25 bypass.

 

 

Music, fashion show and food tasting highlight Downtown Block Party

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Months of planning and increased advertising will culminate tonight in an eclectic celebration of Starkville's growth and charm.

 

 

Oktibbeha man arrested for robbery

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County man is charged with robbery after stealing cash from a man who gave him a ride from a convenience store, police said.

 

 

West Point offers 'park and ride' to MSU home games

Posted 9/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.

 

 

Concert features Starkville schools music teacher, local bluesman

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Music is in Jemero Carter's blood. Like a calling to ministry or gravitation to the ball field, he couldn't fight what he was meant to do: play music.

 

 

Starkville schools ask for feedback on sex education, other proposed policy changes

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District administrators and board members want feedback on several proposed policy changes, including the controversial addition of sex-education curriculum.

 

 

Body found by four-wheeler riders identified by OCSO

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.

 

 

State coroner IDs body of woman found in Oktibbeha County

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.

 

 

Starkville aldermen debate in-kind services for events

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the board approved funding in-kind services for Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza and Bulldog Bash.

 

Citizens question cost effectiveness, location of planned new municipal facilities

Posted 9/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If citizens were in the dark about the police department bond issue, their questions were answered Monday night.

 

Woman robbed near spot of attempted sexual assault

Posted 9/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - Starkville Police are investigating a Sunday morning robbery of a 21-year-old woman.

 

 

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