It wasn't until Jeffrey Rupp was elected mayor of Columbus that he truly became interested in economic development.
"Elegance in the Arts" will be the theme for the 2011 Starkville Area Arts Council gala, the organization's premier annual event.
While small businesses have bared the brunt of economic recession and an unstable economy, the market for women's clothing and accessories has welcomed new boutique owners with open arms.
The retrial of Leslie Sharp's murder case is set for Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- With the help of thermal imaging technology, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's deputies were able to locate and arrest a man who stabbed a person and injured another Thursday night.
STARKVILLE -- Between 450 and 500 west Starkville residents will soon have a new water provider and lower rates. The city is close to finalizing its acquisition of Bluefield Water Association following a three-year legal squabble over services provided to customers in the expanding commercial area near the Highway 25 bypass.
STARKVILLE -- Months of planning and increased advertising will culminate tonight in an eclectic celebration of Starkville's growth and charm.
STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County man is charged with robbery after stealing cash from a man who gave him a ride from a convenience store, police said.
West Point's Growth Alliance has announced it will run buses to Mississippi State University home football games this fall.
Music is in Jemero Carter's blood. Like a calling to ministry or gravitation to the ball field, he couldn't fight what he was meant to do: play music.
Starkville School District administrators and board members want feedback on several proposed policy changes, including the controversial addition of sex-education curriculum.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.
During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the board approved funding in-kind services for Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza and Bulldog Bash.
STARKVILLE -- If citizens were in the dark about the police department bond issue, their questions were answered Monday night.
STARKVILLE - Starkville Police are investigating a Sunday morning robbery of a 21-year-old woman.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors avoided raising taxes and cutting services for the 2011-12 fiscal year budget, which it adopted Thursday at a special called meeting.
STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, an animal control officer was simply "the dog catcher." Equipped with a net attached to a pole and a pickup truck outfitted with kennels, the dog catcher fetched the rabid dogs from the neighborhood and kept everyone safe.
STARKVILLE -- Nestled between a law office and boutique on a one-way street, 9-year-old Ashley Sharp enters a martial arts dojo.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville Police are looking for two men involved in an attempted home burglary and high-speed vehicle chase Thursday night.
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