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More than dozen candidates file to run for county offices

Seventeen people qualified Tuesday in Oktibbeha County for the county elections set to take place later this year.



New bridge coming to Starkville Sportsplex

Traffic and parking problems around the Starkville Sportsplex could soon be alleviated when a new bridge is constructed adjacent to the facility off Lynn Lane.



Starkville mayor vows veto of sidewalk exemptions

With a 4 to 3 vote Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, which exempt four streets from future sidewalk construction requirements.



Final public hearing today on Starkville sidewalk exemptions

Residents of Starkville have one more chance to weigh in on proposed amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance before the Board of Aldermen votes on the matter today in City Hall.



Oktibbeha school board welcomes new member

Oktibbeha County School District board members welcomed a new member Monday night and elected officers to handle the district's business in 2011.



Oktibbeha school board examines two schools' challenges

Board members of the Oktibbeha County School District heard a fairly grim evaluation Monday night of East Oktibbeha County Elementary and High schools.



New year's storm spawns tornado in Starkville

The National Weather Service has confirmed a storm which blew through Starkville during the early morning hours of Jan. 1 spawned an EF-1 tornado.



Most-viewed online stories of 2010

Most-viewed web stories of 2010



The Year in Review: Starkville and Oktibbeha County

It was a year of highs and lows in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. From two spring fires leaving more than 100 people homeless to a devastating November tornado that tore through The Pines mobile home park, Starkville residents were forced to deal with their share of hardships. But the events also brought the community together, as residents took in friends and neighbors, donated food and clothing and fixed meals for those in need.


Dawgs descend on Jacksonville

Posted 12/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- For thousands of Mississippi State University students, alumni and supporters, the last few weeks have felt like an eternity.

Loyal MSU fans relish bowl trips

Posted 12/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.


Drink and ride: Police encourage New Year's Eve drinkers to tap a designated driver

Posted 12/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.


Clayton Village couple mourns loss of son in New Orleans homicide

Posted 12/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

CLAYTON VILLAGE -- Jonathan Hall rode the rails. Most knew him as "Jon Flee," a music lover and an artist.


Pay of TVA managers frozen until 2013

Posted 12/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.



Ridgeland man dies in car wreck

Posted 12/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Ridgeland man is dead after a Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 25 near Starkville.



Oktibbeha Sheriff's department looking for Sprint Mart robbery suspects

Posted 12/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two men robbed the Sprint Mart located at the intersection of Blackjack Road and Oktoc Road in Starkville Thursday night.


Lucas McTaggart uses his band experience to become tech dynamo

Posted 12/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.

Last-minute shoppers flood stores

Posted 12/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some people procrastinate. Others have to work. And others rack their brains until inspiration strikes and the perfect gift presents itself. But whatever the reason, Golden Triangle stores are buzzing with Christmas shoppers until the last minute this year.


Fatal fire still under investigation

Posted 12/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The State Fire Marshal's Office is still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire earlier this month in western Oktibbeha County.



Oktibbeha boy recovering from accidental gunshot wound

Posted 12/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 12-year-old Oktibbeha County boy is expected to survive a suspected accidental gunshot wound he suffered Tuesday at his home in Clayton Village.



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