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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.
STARKVILLE -- For thousands of Mississippi State University students, alumni and supporters, the last few weeks have felt like an eternity.
Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.
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 -- Jonathan Hall rode the rails. Most knew him as "Jon Flee," a music lover and an artist.
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.
STARKVILLE -- A Ridgeland man is dead after a Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 25 near Starkville.
Two men robbed the Sprint Mart located at the intersection of Blackjack Road and Oktoc Road in Starkville Thursday night.
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.
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.
The State Fire Marshal's Office is still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire earlier this month in western 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.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday extended the moratorium on new check-cashing and high-interest loan businesses in the city.
Thinking of adopting a cat or dog during the holidays? Fall in love with an adult spayed/neutered animal at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society's City of Starkville Animal Shelter, and take that pet home for half off the regular adoption fee.
STARKVILLE -- A 12-year-old Oktibbeha County boy is in surgery this afternoon after he accidentally shot himself in Clayton Village.
The battle over sidewalks is set to resume tonight in City Hall.
The Starkville Police Department is searching for a man who used a metal pipe to rob the Down the Hatch convenience store this weekend on Russell Street.
Victims of the Nov. 29 tornado in Starkville have until Feb. 7 to apply for disaster recovery loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, but the Administration's local Disaster Loan Outreach Center only will be open for two more days.
2. Local church reconsidering Boy Scout partnership COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. Officer Kelvin Lee dies after cancer battle COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Lowndes manslaughter conviction under re-examination COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Upright citizen: Starkville man monitors community STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY