At their Columbus stop Tuesday, Mississippi Economic Council officers said they had seen more optimism about the economy here than possibly anywhere else in the state.
The evolution of Starkville's sidewalk ordinance was revealed Tuesday, but the debate will go on. During a public hearing during the Starkville Board of Aldermen's first March meeting, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas laid out a number of proposed changes and variance contingencies which would excuse developers from installing sidewalks in front of new buildings.
A slew of new candidates have emerged in the final days and hours of qualifying for county elections.
This isn't your old State Theater. The latest reincarnation of Starkville's utilitarian Main Street theater, slated to open later this week, includes the familiar bar and music fare supplemented by 35 flat-screen televisions, cigars, cheesecake, chicken wings, wine and the kids from Jersey Shore.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested four men Sunday in connection with an early-morning shooting.
Since Billy Wang moved from China to the U.S. 12 years ago, he has worked in sushi restaurants all over the country, from New York to Boston to Missouri. As part of his latest endeavor, Wang, 33, owns and operates Umi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in Starkville.
Renovations are complete of the front office of The Dispatch's downtown Columbus office, designed to improve customer service.
Local schools are making a final push to help seniors who have failed one or more state tests stay on track to graduate in May.
As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.
Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan considers himself a car guy. So when the city of Starkville last year was approved for $106,800 in stimulus funds to convert vehicles to a new gasoline- and propane-based fuel system, the sheriff of 35 years admits he was curious to know more.
Residents of Oktibbeha County can expect to receive new addresses in the not-too-distant future. A meeting next week among county officials, emergency responders, the U.S. Postal Service and the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, among others, will discuss the proposed address changes.
Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."
STARKVILLE -- In a tree-covered yard off Williams Road, friends and family of the late Ruth Ann Bishop gathered around a table Monday morning and sat in stunned silence.
An Oktibbeha County Jail trustee who walked off the job Saturday afternoon was taken into custody this morning and charged with escape. According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan, Ceforrest Hendrix left a note apologizing for his absence.
Investigators today are still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire Saturday night in Oktibbeha County.
A Mississippi State University student died in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night on Locksley Way.
STARKVILLE -- Investigators this morning are on the scene of a fatal house fire in Oktibbeha County.
A smoke detector may have saved the life of an Oktibbeha County man this week when fire broke out in his home on Blackjack Road.
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