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Man charged with fatal hit-and-run

Posted 5/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is charged with leaving the scene of a Saturday accident in Oktibbeha County which killed an 11-year-old boy and injured two others.

 

11-year-old boy dies in wreck

Posted 5/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An 11-year-old boy was killed in the crash, according to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office representatives. County fire officials said two of five occupants in the vehicle were ejected and a third was trapped in the vehicle.

 

 

Six days into trial, murder case ends in mistrial

Posted 5/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A last-minute courtroom emergency sent all of Leslie Sharp's defenders and prosecutors back to the drawing board Saturday.

 

 

Sharp takes stand, claims shooting was in self-defense

Posted 5/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It may have happened a little sooner than her lawyers liked, but Leslie Sharp took the stand Thursday to testify in her murder trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

Longtime Starkville school administrator Broom dies at 61

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District announced Wednesday that David Broom, 61, assistant director of Millsaps Career and Technical Center, passed away suddenly earlier that day.

 

 

Crime lab: Murder victim may have had drugs in his system

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Testimony at Leslie Sharp's murder trial revealed the man she claims she shot to death in self-defense may have had narcotics in his system.

 

 

Public speaks out on Starkville superintendent search

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school officials heard from seven concerned citizens in a meeting Wednesday where they began to lay out a plan for finding and hiring the next school superintendent.

 

Police escort speaker from Starkville school meeting

Posted 5/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police took a woman from Wednesday's board meeting of the Starkville School District after the board president apparently called 911 when the speaker refused to end her prepared remarks.

 

Witnesses testify to man's shooting death during trial

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Details surrounding the death of Christopher Cole emerged Tuesday as the three eyewitnesses to his shooting testified at Leslie Sharp's murder trial.

 

 

Starkville school board responds to Aldermen criticism

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two aldermen again took aim at the Starkville School Board Tuesday night.

 

Planning firm gives Starkville recommendations to improve access to downtown from MSU campus

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Board of Aldermen heard suggestions Tuesday on how to shrink the one-and-a-half miles from campus to downtown.

Three arrested Friday in Starkville auto burglaries

Posted 5/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigations into a rash of auto burglaries have netted three arrests.

 

Motion to dismiss Sharp murder case denied

Posted 5/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An early attempt to dismiss Leslie Sharp's murder trial went nowhere Monday.

 

 

Oktibbeha supes OK road paving projects

Posted 5/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some much needed road work is coming, but not everyone at Monday's Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting was satisfied with the county's progress.

 

 

Planning firm to help solidify vision for Starkville

Posted 5/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On the heels of March's charrette, Starkville has brought in a team from the PlaceMakers planning firm to explore the possibility of implementing form-based codes which will guide downtown's development.

 

 

Miss. State student drowns at apartment complex

Posted 5/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student drowned early Sunday morning at his apartment complex.

 

Art in the garden: Visual and performing blend arts in upcoming garden tours

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.

 

Starkville police on the lookout for suspects in rash of auto burglaries

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A rash of auto burglaries have Starkville police officers once again warning citizens to lock their cars.

 

 

Sharp murder trial to begin Monday

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The murder trial of Leslie Sharp is set to begin Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. Sharp, 21, of Starkville, is accused in the November 2008 killing of Christopher Cole, then 20, of Mathiston, at the corner of Rockhill and Kelly Road. She has claimed self-defense.

 

MSU's Mullen, Stricklin bring winning message to Columbus

Posted 5/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.

 

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