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.
Concert venues can vary between hole-in-the-wall bars to 70,000-seat stadiums. But there's one that brings out the best in country music singer Brinley Addington.
Schools across the state received their "report cards" from the Mississippi Department of Education today, and the accountability rankings indicate that while there were some gains, the Columbus Municipal School District continues to struggle, failing to meet academic growth standards for the second year in a row.
The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:
When you see a 12,000-pound, Guinness World Record chocolate bar paraded around the country in the coming weeks, you'd never guess it has a tie to Starkville.
STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County is one step closer to adopting a vicious-dog ordinance. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday held the first of two public hearings about the matter and presented a preliminary draft to roughly 25 citizens.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating an arson following fires set to a trailer on back-to-back days.
MABEN -- When the Mississippi High School Activities Association did a recent walk-through of West Oktibbeha High School's basketball gym, they told school administrators and coaches they needed to replace its goals to host the district tournament this year.
STARKVILLE -- Straighten up, Starkville. You've got company on Thursday. Get Swept Up, an annual event where local businesses and individuals spend six to seven hours cleaning up the town, kicks off Wednesday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
The Supreme Court sided Thursday with the state Court of Appeals, which said Willie didn't get approval to file a post-conviction petition and therefore an Oktibbeha County judge didn't have the authority to hear it.
STARKVILLE -- People didn't have to show to up to Fire Station One to pay tribute to the victims and emergency responders of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Starkville High School art students could have enjoyed a day the off instead of painting a memorial mural. The 13 businesses that donated food, flowers and money to make the memorial event possible could have saved a few dollars and passed the duty to the next business. But they didn't.
The memory never fades. Ask anyone where they were that Tuesday morning in September 2001, and their recollection is as vivid today as it was then.
STARKVILLE -- The call of duty, no matter the time or place, is part of the job for emergency responders. Even when the distress call is sent from more than 1,000 miles away.
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