Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.
A gun mishap sent an Oktibbeha County woman to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Tuesday.
It has taken four tries, but the board of the Starkville School District will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in closed session in what is supposed to bring closure to a hush-hush situation.
You can step inside the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and witness the past, or you can stand outside and look at the future.
Another night of severe weather has left four people dead in Mississippi, including a Louisiana law enforcement officer who was out camping with his daughter, raising the state's total death toll to at least five.
An Oktibbeha County man was arrested early Sunday morning charged with pistol-whipping a man.
School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.
The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.
The Cotton District Arts Festival is bigger than ever. With 147 artists and 23 food vendors, CDAF committee co-chair Maggie Bjorgum said Saturday the festival grew by 40 percent this year and she expected more than 20,000 to visit the Cotton District before the day was done.
Oktibbeha County said goodbye to a servant of 30 years this week.
Although battered by storms for the majority of the day Wednesday, Starkville received some help from Mother Nature.
There is no official word on what happened of Wednesday's closed door meeting of the Starkville school board, but Judy Couey was not "on campus" Thursday.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a home invasion which sent three victims to the hospital, one in intensive care.
Ron Paul rallied his troops Wednesday in Starkville. The former Libertarian and Republican presidential candidate addressed an enthusiastic crowd that nearly filled the Lee Hall auditorium on the Mississippi State University campus despite a day's worth of severe storms.
Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.
Despite one alderman's concerns about the impact on the city's budget, the Board of Aldermen approved three hires Tuesday with salaries totaling $143,000.
Starkville police and were called to Mac's Meat Market on Highway 182 Tuesday afternoon in response to a stabbing.
An Oktibbeha County supervisors' attempt to recognize a local visionary was blocked Monday. District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pleaded with his fellow supervisors during the second April meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors to include an 18-by-20-inch plaque commemorating Dorothy Bishop at the new county education building's Unity Park sitting area.
STARKVILLE -- The crabs are still moving at the Asian Market in Starkville. You'll catch it in your peripheral vision. A small flick grabs your attention. The crabs on ice in an open cooler, between the oysters and the shrimp, are so fresh they've still got some kick left in them.
In the midst of Starkville's busy end-of-the-school-year party season, the Starkville Police Department refuses to get caught sleeping.
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