A Maylong e-reader and tablet computer are on the line for the West Oktibbeha Elementary third-through-sixth graders who earns the high score on upcoming Mississippi Curriculum Tests.
Starkville school officials are in the enviable position of having more than $3.5 million of school bond issue money to use by September or lose.
Now is the time to fix several ailing bridges according, to Oktibbeha County's road manager. Victor Collins informed the Board of Supervisors Monday that 10-15 county bridges are in need of repair while the weather is dry.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is upgrading its firepower. The department recently netted 23 new fourth-generation .40-caliber Glock pistols without spending a dime by trading 23 first-generation Glock service pistols along with 36 seized guns to Gold N Gun of Grenada.
A woman and her car wound up in 10 feet of water Saturday morning after she lost control of the vehicle.
Cayson Sanderford of Starkville is recovering well after undergoing one of the most complicated congenital heart surgeries for an infant at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.
A Houston company that invests in community banks has completed its $30 million buyout of Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. and invested $144 million in Cadence Bank, the companies said today.
Starkville's mayor and electric department head spent the first half of the week in Washington trying to keep power rates down.
A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday upheld the conviction of a former chief of staff for NASA in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm.
County residents will have to wait a little longer before receiving their new addresses.
A Starkville home was destroyed in an early morning fire Thursday.
Guest artist Dawn Lenore Sonntag, from Hiram College in Ohio, is visiting as an Artist in Residence today through Sunday in Starkville.
Safety barriers are going up along highways in six North Mississippi counties to prevent intentional and accidental crossovers into oncoming traffic.
Two free Mississippi State University piano concerts this weekend will highlight the university's ninth annual Brazilian Festival.
Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas is celebrating the veto of a motion he endorsed at Tuesday's meeting of the Starkville Board of Aldermen.
At their Columbus stop Tuesday, Mississippi Economic Council officers said they had seen more optimism about the economy here than possibly anywhere else in the state.
The evolution of Starkville's sidewalk ordinance was revealed Tuesday, but the debate will go on. During a public hearing during the Starkville Board of Aldermen's first March meeting, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas laid out a number of proposed changes and variance contingencies which would excuse developers from installing sidewalks in front of new buildings.
A slew of new candidates have emerged in the final days and hours of qualifying for county elections.
This isn't your old State Theater. The latest reincarnation of Starkville's utilitarian Main Street theater, slated to open later this week, includes the familiar bar and music fare supplemented by 35 flat-screen televisions, cigars, cheesecake, chicken wings, wine and the kids from Jersey Shore.
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