Ruby Shurden, an employee with the Starkville Police Department, stepped up to complete her husband's term as District 1 Constable when he died in April. Now six candidates have their eyes on the position with hopes to begin their own long term run as District 1 Constable.
STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County School District is about to have a downtown address when it begins operations out of its new Main Street building.
STARKVILLE -- Al Schmidt is still trying to forget May 12. It was a hot and sunny afternoon, typical for the opening day of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Seconds after a heat of the decathlons' 400 meters, Schmidt, the director of Mississippi State University track and field, felt dizzy. A shortness of breath followed.
It's been a long time since Hannah and Caroline Melby were a "sister act" -- since their days as youngsters singing in church, harmonizing with dad, Pete, and mom, Cindy, at the piano.
A Thursday fire on Andrew Road in Oktibbeha County destroyed a house and two cars.
A two-week investigation has landed a Starkville man in jail charged with child pornography. Monroe County man also nabbed in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation.
A county constable has all the same powers as a sheriff's deputy, so it's no surprise the position attracts many from the ranks of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office.
The Starkville Police Department is facing a two-fold loss in funds in services following the exit of five veteran officers and the non-renewal of a contract with a prisoner transport service.
A thundering herd will stampede through the streets of Starkville Saturday, laying waste to everything in its path. And by "laying waste" we mean chucking water balloons and bopping people with pool noodles.
The National School Public Relations Association has recognized the Starkville School District and GoPlay with a 2011 Golden Achievement Award.
Oktibbeha County school officials approved the special education budget for the coming year in a short meeting where they handled some year-end matters.
The Starkville Police Department arrested a pair of individuals Sunday in separate burglary cases. At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Willie James Young, 48, of 903 1/2 Louisville St., Yellow Jacket Trailer Park Lot 3, for three auto burglaries committed at Peter's Rock Church at 223 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.
Reports recently came to light of Mississippi State University linebacker Deontae Skinner's June 5 arrest on simple domestic assault charges.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will deal with redistricting, but not until a couple more pressing matters are addressed.
The biggest issue in the race for District 3 Justice Court Judge may be that there are no issues. The candidates don't have anything against one another, and all have faced off before. Each simply believes he can do a better job than the others.
STARKVILLE -- Tuesday night, the Starkville school board approved the use of a dog at Sudduth Elementary for pet therapy. Sudduth Principal Lisa Thompson bought the dog, a Bichon Frise named BJ, that will be trained and evaluated for temperament and safety.
More than 200 people were arrested for DUIs in Mississippi over Independence Day weekend -- 44 more than in 2010 -- according to the state Highway Patrol.
Politics took a distant second place to fireworks Monday at the Starkville Sportsplex. As thousands gathered on the soccer fields to witness the Fourth of July fireworks display, a thin crowd of less than 100 took to the gym to listen to local and state politicians campaign for votes.
Six Democrats will square off in a primary election this August to represent the southeast corner of Oktibbeha County.
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