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Four sex crime cases continued

Posted 10/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four sex crime cases last week were continued in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

ChangeMob helps needy causes, rewards donors

Posted 10/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The feel-good spirit sparked by philanthropy abates when benefactors realize how much of their donation doesn't reach its intended destination. Hoping to give people more power and transparency in making donations, Jonathan Kuiper has developed ChangeMob, a fully-automated system to donate money to a needy cause.

MS peanut growers get highest yields in nation

Posted 10/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Extension Service says timely rains in early September made a smooth harvest for Mississippi peanuts, a crop that is in high demand due to drought in other peanut-growing areas.

Fifth annual Sweet Potato Drop benefits local food pantries, residents

Posted 10/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- As the sun breaks over the horizon and the crisp fall breeze swirls fallen leaves along the road Friday, an 18-wheeler leaves Vardaman, "the sweet potato capital of the world."

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Report 10-21-11

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County from Oct. 10-Oct. 16:

 

 

Schweddy Balls? Not in Columbus

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

HARTFORD, Conn. -- Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream is too hot to handle for some supermarket chains. While the new limited-edition flavor has brought chuckles from fans of the "Saturday Night Live" skit on which it's based, some supermarket chains aren't laughing and have been giving it a cold shoulder.

 

 

New transit system to link residents, business and MSU

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Organizers trying to revive a transit system between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville have championed community involvement as the crux of the project.

 

Community banks and credit unions flourish as customers react to fees

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As large banks scramble to recoup fees lost by pecuniary regulatory changes enacted earlier in the month, some smaller financial institutions are reaping the benefits, seeing an increase in both new accounts and consumer goodwill.

 

On your mark, get set, go: Bully's 5K for United Way

Posted 10/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle is invited to help support Mississippi State University's local needs campaign by running or walking the 2011 Bully's 5K for United Way.

 

 

MSU's Shaw targets Jan. 2012 for CottonMill Marketplace construction

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The log cabin that used to house Burger King is crumbling to pieces and should be a vacant lot in the next few days. Speculation of what new business is going to be located at the corner of Highway 12 and Spring Street spread through social network Twitter over the last few days.

 

 

Public transit system meeting tonight

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and Starkville city officials will hold a public meeting regarding plans for a free city transit system at the Gillespie Center at 610 Gillespie St. tonight at 6 p.m. Maps of the proposed routes will be at the meeting.

 

 

Maben man to serve 15 years for 2009 beating death

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Steven D. Love will spend 15 years in prison for the beating death of a Maben man in November 2009.

 

 

Study: Insufficient pipe sizes cause of Maple, Carver Drive flooding

Posted 10/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen has a better understanding of two long-standing trouble spots for storm water drainage after Tuesday's meeting. How to solve each issue will be a "process" moving forward.

 

 

Resident asks Aldermen to address Westside parking concerns

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - Turner Purnell's parking and safety concerns for Westside Drive will continue.

 

 

Extended alcohol sales at State Theatre discussed

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If State Theatre owner Daniel Waide had his way, Starkville's nightlife scene would rival other college towns across the southeast. STARKVILLE -- If State Theatre owner Daniel Waide had his way, Starkville's nightlife scene would rival other college towns across the southeast.

 

 

Bioterrorism outreach must be enhanced, FBI analyst

Posted 10/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Terrorism is often associated with suicide bombings and militia-style warfare.

 

 

Supes set fines, penalties in latest vicious dog ordinance

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the latest draft of Oktibbeha County's vicious-dog ordinance, violators will face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $500.

 

SFD responds to garage fire, saves home

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Swift work by Starkville firefighters kept a garage blaze from damaging an entire home Sunday morning. Station 3 of the Starkville Fire Department responded to 90 Leflore St. in the Rolling Hills subdivision off North Jackson Street at 8:11 a.m. Sunday after a neighbor called and alerted the three occupants that the garage was engulfed by flames.

 

DNA test should ID rape suspect

Posted 10/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police hope by the end of the week to have a positive identification of the man wanted for an attempted sexual assault on University Drive.

 

 

Pink Heals tour coming to Starkville

Posted 10/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- With breast cancer awareness at an all-time high, there's still thousands of women who don't receive an annual mammogram. Whether it's due to a lack of health insurance or a belief that age and a relatively healthy lifestyle significantly lowers risk, many women are skipping screenings.

 

 

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