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Oktibbeha leaders weigh impact of House redistricting

Posted 3/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As plans to increase the number of Mississippi House districts in Oktibbeha County from four to six make their way through the Legislature -- and possibly into court -- local leaders say they'd prefer fewer, but more won't bring the house down.



Cadence, Link on short list of local firms offering smartphone apps

Posted 3/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mobile banking isn't anything new, but Cadence Bank's recently unveiled iPhone application is blazing new trails in Starkville.



Starkville's Broadcast Media wins awards

Posted 3/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Broadcast Media Group of Starkville recently won five Addy awards, including Best of Show for Broadcast, at the American Advertising Federation's annual awards celebration in Greenville.



Starkville alderman speaks out against expenditures

Posted 3/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville alderman seized on a seemingly routine point of business Tuesday to make a point about expenditures.



Starkville aldermen consider opposing redistricting plan

Posted 3/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Board of Aldermen will tell the state House of Representatives what it thinks of the House's proposed redistricting plan tonight.


Working it off: Offenders pick up trash, do other jobs to pay city court fines

Posted 3/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lawbreakers unable to pay their fines may find themselves doing more than picking up trash in the future.

Monday profile: A club owner with kick

Posted 3/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Long before Andre Taylor, 62, owner of Starkville's Level III rentable party spot since 1992, got into the club business, he was guiding local kick-boxers to the top of the world rankings.

GPS leads police to stolen laptop

Posted 3/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A GPS program loaded on a stolen laptop helped the Starkville Police Department apprehend a burglar Friday.

18-wheeler trailer catches fire on Highway 82

Posted 3/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Fire Department responded to a fire inside an 18-wheeler trailer Friday on Highway 82. Emergency services received a call shortly after 4:30 p.m. from a trucker who stated the load of scrap metal in his trailer was smoking.

MSU grad student worried about family's future in Libya

Posted 3/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's been 15 days since Radi Sherif last spoke to his family, or anyone, in Libya, and he has no idea what to expect the next time he gets through. The uprising in Libya has touched almost every facet of the 47-year-old Mississippi State University grad student's life.


Super Bowl champion to be honored in Maben Saturday

Posted 3/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donald Lee is going to fly in like a rock star. The former West Oktibbeha High School, Mississippi State University and current Green Bay Packers star tight end will descend on the football field at WOHS in a helicopter at 1 p.m. Saturday for Donald Lee Day, a celebration of Lee's and the Packers' recent Super Bowl win and a chance for him to address his hometown.


Starkville Community Theatre pick up awards at regional conference

Posted 3/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The cast and crew from the Starkville Community Theatre returned with some nifty hardware last week from the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Atlanta.

Starkville's Teacher of the Year in running for statewide honors

Posted 3/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville High School teacher has a shot at earning the title of top educator in Mississippi tomorrow.

Parent of the Year lauded for bringing art to students

Posted 3/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District's Parent of the Year is actually a teacher, but not on the district's payroll.

Bus stalls in flooded street in East Oktibbeha

Posted 3/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bus full of East Oktibbeha High School students had to be evacuated Wednesday when it became stuck in high water.


Starkville planning commission OKs new apartments

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission granted three conditional use requests and approved a plat Tuesday which will yield 73 new apartments.


Starkville man arrested with stolen gun

An 18-year-old Starkville man was arrested Monday for possession of a firearm stolen during a burglary.

Non-profit offers testing incentive to West Oktibbeha students

A Maylong e-reader and tablet computer are on the line for the West Oktibbeha Elementary third-through-sixth graders who earns the high score on upcoming Mississippi Curriculum Tests.


Starkville school board to discuss bond issue money

Starkville school officials are in the enviable position of having more than $3.5 million of school bond issue money to use by September or lose.



Oktibbeha County road manager eyes bridge repairs

Now is the time to fix several ailing bridges according, to Oktibbeha County's road manager. Victor Collins informed the Board of Supervisors Monday that 10-15 county bridges are in need of repair while the weather is dry.



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