Noel Polk, a widely respected literary scholar and English professor at Mississippi State University, has died at the age of 69.
A 16-year-old girl from the United Kingdom who had ran away from her family while vacationing in Florida was found unharmed in Starkville Tuesday, and the young man she left with is now awaiting extradition to Florida.
A weekend assault has left one man in a medically-induced coma and investigators searching for details.
An officer-involved shooting Monday has left one man dead and an Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputy in the hospital with stab wounds.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the purchase of a $75,000 software upgrade to the county emergency dispatch system during Monday's board meeting.
The Starkville Police Department arrested more than 70 people this weekend in a special detail devoted to cracking down on underage drinking.
Two Okitbbeha County Sheriff's Office deputies were involved in a fatal shooting early Monday evening, sources have told The Dispatch.
Deputies with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Clark Russel Hobson on Friday and charged him with one count of burglary of a dwelling and one count domestic violence-aggravated assault.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is coming up with new ways to keep the citizens and businesses of Oktibbeha County safe.
He has only been in town for a little over two months, and some people still only see Lewis Holloway as another face.
With budget cuts becoming more expected than job security for school districts across the nation, efficiency has become an obvious focal point. For Kelvin Gibson, the new transportation director for the Starkville School District, he sees a practical example of the concept on a daily basis.
With the state deadline for municipal budget submission looming, Starkville Director of Finance/City Clerk Taylor Adams said the city is right on track.
All things Mississippi State University are looking better than they have in years. Enrollment is steadily increasing, donations are higher than ever and a $75 million stadium expansion project was announced Wednesday.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is in the process of attaining accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a move it says will mean a better department for its citizens.
All the way up to the day of the announcement, Mississippi State University officials had been reticent on the subject of its Davis Wade Stadium renovation project.
Six hopeful candidates stated their cases for the position of director of the sanitation and environmental services during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting.
If you had asked Chris Williams where he thought he would be at 23 years old, he probably would have told you he would be in law school or working in the political arena. Instead, the former football player turned entrepreneur has opened his own nutritional shop in Starkville.
Next month, the Starkville Electric Department hopes to unveil a more convenient way for customers to pay their bills.
The Oktibbeha County School Board has yet to receive a proposal even in the neighborhood of the appraised value of vacant 16th Section land that includes Okitbbeha County Lake, which has been closed to the public since April.
The application for improvements to the Carver Drive drainage ditch will likely be sent off for approval to the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week.
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