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Study: Market Street Festival boosts local economy by the millions

Posted 7/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus' Market Street Festival is more than a feel-good event. Mississippi State University economists estimate this year's two-day festival drew a crowd of 34,091 people, pumping millions of dollars into the local economy.

 

Contractor puts final touches on new school-district building

Posted 7/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After a month of around-the-clock work, the new Oktibbeha County School District building should be move-in ready by the end of the month.

Walmart robbery suspect leads police on chase

Posted 7/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A robbery suspect led police on a chase through Oktibbeha County Monday morning, before wrecking his truck.

 

MSU architecture prof honored for Katrina recovery work

Posted 7/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

BILOXI -- A Mississippi State University architecture professor who helped in the coastal rebuilding effort after Hurricane Katrina is being honored today at the White House.

 

 

Oktibbeha schools approve funding for new buses

Posted 7/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School board voted Monday night to request the $450,200 needed to buy four new buses and four used buses to rejuvenate the fleet.

 

 

Election Profiles: District 16 District Attorney

Posted 7/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The District 16 District Attorney represents Clay, Lowndes, Noxubee and Oktibbeha Counties, but the race is a Lowndes County affair.

 

Floral designer Lois Rice puts her experience to revitalize shop

Posted 7/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the city of Starkville debates how to reinvigorate Highway 182, a flower shop along the forgotten highway is already making moves to reinvent itself.

Family escapes blaze as firefighters battle third fire in past week

Posted 7/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four adults and three children escaped a burning mobile home Wednesday night on Blackjack Road.

Police search for identity of two suspected purse thieves

Posted 7/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Security cameras at Emerson Family School on Louisville Street recorded two black females suspected of stealing a teacher's purse June 22.

 

Election Profiles: The unopposed

Posted 7/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Several candidates for Oktibbeha County elected offices have a distinct advantage this election cycle in that nobody else wants their jobs.

 

Three firefighters sent to hospital for heat exposure

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Tuesday morning fire sent three Oktibbeha County firemen to the hospital to be treated for heat exposure.

 

Residents sound off on 'personhood,' voter ID, eminent domain

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Three initiatives on the ballot this year could protect the lives of the unborn, the integrity of elections and private property rights.

 

 

Starkville city offices, police department project expected to cost $14M

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first discussion is in the books and Starkville has given its tentative blessing to the proposed municipal-building solution.

 

 

Starkville School District approves $46M budget

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville school officials approved the district's $45.9 million budget Tuesday, but it was not without some haggling.

 

 

Starkville schools to shop top job, starting Sept. 12

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- School officials set Sept. 12 as the date to begin advertising for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District, with the position closing Oct. 31.

 

Board gives green light to updated plan for Buffalo Wild Wings, condominiums

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved final plat revisions for the site of Buffalo Wild Wings and University Club Condominiums.

Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 1 Constable

Posted 7/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ruby Shurden, an employee with the Starkville Police Department, stepped up to complete her husband's term as District 1 Constable when he died in April. Now six candidates have their eyes on the position with hopes to begin their own long term run as District 1 Constable.

New Oktibbeha County schools offices to open soon

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County School District is about to have a downtown address when it begins operations out of its new Main Street building.

 

Running of the Bulldogs: Bulldog fans flock to Cotton District for festivities

 

Still in the race: Al Schmidt's life saved by quick action of an athletic trainer

STARKVILLE -- Al Schmidt is still trying to forget May 12. It was a hot and sunny afternoon, typical for the opening day of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Seconds after a heat of the decathlons' 400 meters, Schmidt, the director of Mississippi State University track and field, felt dizzy. A shortness of breath followed.

 

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