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Starkville sales tax revenues continue to rebound

Sales tax revenues in the city of Starkville have continued to increase so far this year compared to the same months in 2009.



Starkville becomes Main Street community

The city of Starkville is set to become the 50th member of the Mississippi Main Street Association. On Sept. 9, the Mississippi Main Street Association will officially designate the city of Starkville as a Mississippi Main Street Community.



Columbus residents see potential benefits of sidewalks

Unlike Starkville's ordinance which requires sidewalks in all new residential and commercial developments, Columbus' Complete Streets ordinance -- requiring curbs, gutters and sidewalks in new developments -- has met with no opposition.



Child dies after fall from vehicle

A toddler was killed Friday afternoon after he fell from a moving vehicle in Oktibbeha County.



Viva Starkvegas: Downtown block party in Starkville tonight

In anticipation of Mississippi State University's first home football game of the season this weekend against the University of Memphis, a block party will take place tonight in downtown Starkville.



4-County to host second Energy Efficiency Expo

Are you looking for ways to save energy and save money on your power bill? If so, you'll want to attend the 4-County Energy Efficiency Expo Saturday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 4 p.m. at East Mississippi Community College in Mayhew. The event, free and open to the public, is designed to help people learn all about energy efficiency.


Corps of Engineers encourages swimmers to use life jackets

Although school is back in session, the weather is still warm, so the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has launched a campaign to encourage swimmers to wear life jackets in the water.

Facing shortfall, Oktibbeha County 'learned its lesson' on gas revenue

Oktibbeha County officials have learned their lesson when it comes to budgeting for natural gas severance funds.


Starkville's Labor Day closings

Starkville's Labor Day Closings


Hundreds 'Get Swept Up' in Starkville

More than 500 people took to the streets of Starkville Wednesday for the city's seventh annual Get Swept Up event.


Aurora lands unmanned vehicles contract

Aurora Flight Sciences has been awarded a contract by the United States Department of Defense to build an unmanned vehicle -- the Orion Unmanned Aerial System , which is developed at Aurora's Columbus facility -- for the Medium Altitude Global ISR and Communications program.



Dispatch begins charging for some online content

The Dispatch began charging for some content on its website today, in a metered paywall program that will allow users of free views on some content.



Maben man dies when tractor struck by truck on Highway 82

A Maben man was killed Tuesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on Highway 82.



Police searching for second Brookville Gardens suspect

Starkville police have arrested one man and are looking for another in connection with an incident at Brookville Gardens last month, during which several shots were fired and an apartment door was kicked in illegally.


Oktibbeha Supervisors plan tax increase

Posted 8/31/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is planning a 2010-2011 fiscal year budget which includes a 4.48-mill ad valorem tax increase.

Record crowd attends Travis Outlaw Day

Posted 8/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The largest crowd on record packed McKee Park Saturday for the city of Starkville's sixth annual Travis Outlaw Day.


County budget meeting tonight at courthouse

Posted 8/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting tonight to discuss the county's 2010-2011 budget.


Conflict brews over sidewalks

Posted 8/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Executive Director Rupert "Rudy" Johnson walked along the edge of Miley Drive Friday morning, he looked west and eyed Southwire and Clark Distributing Co.


Candidates to square off in public town-hall style

Posted 8/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Tea Party is set to host a town hall meeting Sept. 4 at the city's Sportsplex to allow the public to quiz candidates for the 3rd Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives seat.


Libraries, though more vital, struggling with cuts

Posted 8/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An unfortunate correlation occurs at public libraries when the economy turns sour: Budgets and services are cut just as the public's need for access to those resources peaks.


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