As hunters suit up for deer season, tragedies like that of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins serve as grim reminders about safe gun-handling.
As Jim Kitchens sat in his office Thursday afternoon in the Lowndes County Courthouse, law books lined the shelves, black robes hung in a nearby closet and stacks of files and paperwork covered his desk.
Starkville residents who live in portions of the city annexed from Oktibbeha County in 1998 soon could receive improved fire and sewer services.
The Starkville High School film club plans to participate the Magnolia Film Festival for the first time. The club also has a new sponsor, social studies and chorus teacher Joe Evans.
Starkville police arrested four men Monday after one was spotted on a stolen bicycle and a search of his apartment revealed additional stolen property.
In less than 12 hours Wednesday, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors and the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved property tax increases for the coming fiscal year.
The effort to build a new parking lot behind the Sonic Drive-In at Highway 12 and Vine Street was delayed Tuesday night when restaurant representatives withdrew their rezoning request and vowed to come back with another.
As the sluggish economy drags on, teachers are providing more to their students than just knowledge. A national study released this month found that nationwide, teachers spent an average of $356 of their own money each year on supplies and instructional materials for their classrooms -- over and above the money parents spend each year for their children's own supplies.
The Lowndes County Coroner's Office is dead set on hosting its own autopsies and those of at least eight other Mississippi counties by January.
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department is investigating a weekend shooting which left three skateboarders injured at Sudduth Elementary School.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has arrested two men and is searching for another wanted in connection with a motorcycle theft last month off Old Mayhew Road.
A second suspect wanted in connection with an incident during which shots were fired last month at Brookville Gardens was arrested late last week in Clay County.
At 6:37 Monday evening Paccar CEO Mark Pigott and Gov. Haley Barbour, standing in front of a phalanx of blue-shirted workers, local dignitaries and the company's board of directors, cut the ribbon for what is sure to be one of the crown jewels of the local economy for years to come, the $300 million Paccar engine assembly plant.
The Starkville High School Yellowjackets finished 4-9 last year and began this season with consecutive losses. The West Point High School Green Wave claimed the 5A state title last year, and was riding a 16-game win streak. There wasn't much reason to expect an upset when the two teams met Friday night in West Point. But that's exactly what happened.
A contract dispute could spell the end for Starkville's year-long curbside pickup recycling service.
The critical information in a murder case is gathered within the first 72 hours. From there, the case begins to get cold. As the years drag on, witnesses move or die; some evidence is not preserved. But an unsolved case is never closed.
Schools in many area districts showed improvement in state school district accountability scores released today, though some districts did not meet growth standards set by the state.
The Starkville Tea Party is hosting another town hall meeting this weekend, only this time it will give city and county residents the opportunity to quiz local elected officials on issues facing the community.
In a meeting which lasted nearly 5 1/2 hours Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen took steps toward devising a more concrete 2010-2011 fiscal year budget, despite outcry from two board members over what they called "unfair" pay raises for nearly three dozen city employees.
The debate over the city's year-old sidewalk ordinance moved from the newspaper editorial pages and Internet message boards to Starkville City Hall Tuesday night.
2. SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Wait joins Dispatch staff as new MSU reporter COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Amos fills in for Clinkscales on city bench COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY