Starkville's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission met for the first time Tuesday and is now planning the first steps toward designating older portions of the city as "historic" and protecting them from unchecked development and modifications.
STARKVILLE -- With the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II approaching, some of Oktibbeha County's biggest history buffs are preparing for a weekend event to honor area veterans.
While more and more cyclists are taking to the streets of Starkville, motorists are being urged to follow a new state law which sets a minimum space requirement when passing bicycles on the road.
Residents of Starkville could soon face a tax increase. The Starkville Board of Aldermen Monday voted 4-3 to instruct the city clerk's office to compose a 2010-2011 fiscal year budget which includes a .45-mill tax increase.
As 6-year-old Alvin Rogers walked through the new classroom wing at Sudduth Elementary School Sunday afternoon and entered the gymnasium, he gestured excitedly at the high ceiling, bright white floors and wide open space.
The Dispatch is welcoming a few new characters to its funny page.
It has been nearly 14 months since Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and the Board of Aldermen took office with plans to upgrade city infrastructure, improve residents' quality of life and oversee the construction of a new, state-of-the-art municipal complex.
The "Magical Mystery Map Tour" made stops in Starkville and Columbus Saturday, drawing citizens and legislators alike.
Dozens of church groups and Christian motorcycle clubs were among those packing Sturgis this weekend for the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally.
School districts around the Golden Triangle are touting their improvements today following the release of 2009-2010 accountability testing results.
The dog days of summer are particularly dangerous for dogs, who are even more susceptible to heat stroke than humans, veterinarians warn, urging residents to protect their pets.
Education gets a two-day celebration in Starkville this weekend as parent organizations are holding events to raise money for education and to show off the new schools.
The woods west of Old West Point Road have been cleared and the surveyors' flags have been laid as construction began this month on the Pat Station Road extension project.
Will Lowndes County lose a representative in the Mississippi Legislature? Will a redistricting plan be approved before the June 1 qualifying deadline for elections?
The Starkville Police Department is searching for a group of women suspected of shoplifting at several businesses throughout the city.
STURGIS -- Gray clouds hung over Sturgis most of the day Wednesday, but the mud and the rain did little to dampen the mood in this town of less than 300 people as residents and vendors prepared for the Sturgis South All-Bike Motorcycle Rally.
Around the Golden Triangle, enrollment at public schools is up, while some private schools have experienced a decrease.
Man's best friend can receive the "spa treatment" this Saturday at the Oktibbeha County Co-Op when Mississippi State University veterinary students host a charity dog wash.
1. Police searching for rape suspect COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Sexual battery trial for former professor begins STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
4. Primary election opens on Tuesday COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Tuesday's Democratic primaries could decide 4 local Oktibbeha seats STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY