STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday

The Oktibbeha County Relay for Life begins Friday and, like many of those who help stage the event each year, Brian Hawkins has a personal connection to the cause.

 

Well, like I was saying....

Oh yeah, you probably don't remember the point that I was trying to make when I last wrote for The Commercial Dispatch. That's understandable. It was 30 years ago, after all. This week I am returning to The Dispatch where I will cover the city of Starkville and its neighboring communities.

 

Smith to take over Dispatch Starkville Bureau

After a 30-year absence, Slim Smith is returning to the Dispatch.

 

Weekend fundraiser to honor Laura Carson

Eleven-year-old Laura Carson loved Camp Lake Stephens. Eating in the dining hall, canoeing, kayaking in the lake, flying down the zip line, playing Capture the Flag or just hanging with her friends, she loved every part of the camp. From the time she was seven years old, she visited Camp Lake Stephens every summer.

 

Noxubee Wildlife Refuge gets new manager

Posted 4/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named a new manager for a national wildlife refuge in Mississippi and one in Alabama.

 

Weather cooperates for Starkville's Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Overcast skies and cool temperatures dominated Saturday, but organizers of the Cotton District Arts Festival said the weather did nothing to hamper the festival's spirit.

Main Street merchants concerned about lack of parking

Posted 4/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Alderman Tuesday faced a couple of delicate matters associated with the city's continued growth - downtown parking and redistricting.

 

City geared up Bulldog Weekend, Cotton District Arts Fest

Posted 4/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than 40,000 people are expected to descend upon Mississippi State University and Starkville this weekend, as the city will play host to both Super Bulldog Weekend and the Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

 

Police crack down on underage drinking over weekend

Posted 4/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was a busy weekend for the Starkville Police Department, as 56 arrest citations were issued, during a city-wide crackdown on selling beer to minors.

 

 

Starkville group's goal: health insurance for all

Posted 4/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Roughly 43 percent of Mississippians, between the ages of 19 and 26, don't have health insurance.

 

Former American Idol makes child's wish come true

Posted 4/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five-year-old Mary Margaret Sullivan has never spoken a word. "When she doesn't like something, she frowns," her dad, Mike Sullivan said. "When she wants something or she is happy about something, she blows kisses. That's how she talks." On Saturday the child that cannot speak simply couldn't shut up.

 

Kidnapping charges dropped against MSU students

Posted 4/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver Friday dismissed charges, stemming from a March 1 kidnapping, against three Mississippi State University students.

 

 

Speaker addresses suicide prevention at MSU

Posted 4/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In September of 2008, 18-year-old high school senior Jason Burnham sat on his bed, listening to his mother pound on his door and thought, "I just don't want to be here anymore." He stood up, walked a few steps across his bedroom and calmly removed the screen on his ninth-story window.

 

Music in the air at Mississippi State

Posted 4/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

April's three free concerts, held by the Mississippi State University music department, make the month a busy one for music lovers.

 

Suicide prevention events to be held Tuesday at MSU

With the sad knowledge more than a thousand college students nationwide commit suicide every year, two Mississippi State University groups are working to raise awareness and provide support.

 

 

"Paint the Community Purple" begins

People across Starkville and Oktibbeha County may soon see a lot of purple, as organizers of the 2012 Relay for Life launch a month-long campaign to build excitement for the event and boost local awareness about the fight against cancer.

 

 

Riley Foundation gift allows expansion of MSU-Meridian

Mississippi State University-Meridian Wednesday formally dedicated its new downtown campus, made possible through a generous contribution from The Riley Foundation.

 

 

Starkville building permits 4-5-12

February 1-28, 2012

 

 

Starkville marriages and divorces 4-5-12

March 1-April 3, 2012

 

Starkville schools celebrate year with music, food, fun

"Jacket Jam" was billed as a celebration of the 2011-12 school year, but in truth, you could pick just about any year in the Starkville School District's long history and find a reminder of it sitting in folding chairs in front of the Greensboro Center on Monday evening.

 

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