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Starkville duo arrested for making false robbery report

Posted 9/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has arrested two people and charged them with making a false police report after the pair claimed they were robbed this weekend in the Cotton District, then admitted to making up the story.

 

4-County names former manager as new CEO (video)

Posted 9/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After a five-month search, 4-County Electric Power Association named Joe B. Cade its new CEO and general manager today.

 

 

With deadline passed, Cadence quiet about future

Posted 9/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cadence Bank officials are keeping mum on the future of the company this week, just days after a deadline passed for the bank to meet federal capital standards.

 

MONDAY PROFILE: Watching over her 'babies'

Posted 9/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anna Jordan couldn't help but smile as she stood at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Greenfield Drive Friday and watched the afternoon traffic.

 

Car fire delays traffic

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The westbound lanes of Highway 82 were closed for more than 45 minutes late Friday after a car burst into flames on the shoulder.

 

 

Starkville looks for company to continue curbside recycling

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- In the wake of a contract dispute between Starkville Recycling and the city of Starkville, the city's Board of Aldermen Tuesday will consider whether or not to request proposals from companies capable of continuing Starkville's curbside recycling pickup program. 

 

 

Think pink: Fire-truck tour highlights breast cancer awareness

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A convoy of fire trucks with some not-so-conventional paint jobs will roll through Starkville next month. 

 

In wake of tragedy, game wardens urge hunter safety

Posted 9/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As hunters suit up for deer season, tragedies like that of 17-year-old Spencer Perkins serve as grim reminders about safe gun-handling.

Kitchens says 'gist' of his testimony was correct

Posted 9/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

Annexed areas to get improved fire, sewer services

Posted 9/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville residents who live in portions of the city annexed from Oktibbeha County in 1998 soon could receive improved fire and sewer services.

 

 

The Jacket Buzz: Film club enters Magnolia Film Festival (link)

Posted 9/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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 arrest four after burglary

Posted 9/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested four men Monday after one was spotted on a stolen bicycle and a search of his apartment revealed additional stolen property.

 

 

Starkville, Oktibbeha County leaders approve tax hikes

Posted 9/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

 

Sonic hits hurdles in effort to build new parking lot

Posted 9/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

Teachers spending more than time in classroom

Posted 9/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

Lowndes may become regional hub for autopsies

Posted 9/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

Weekend shooting at elementary school injures three

Posted 9/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department is investigating a weekend shooting which left three skateboarders injured at Sudduth Elementary School.

 

Two caught, one still at large in motorcycle theft

Posted 9/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

Police arrest second suspect in Brookville Gardens incident

Posted 9/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

Dignitaries celebrate opening of Paccar engine plant

Posted 9/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha 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.

 

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