A second Starkville School District student died on New Year's Day in a go-kart accident in Athens, Ala. Laura Carson, 11, crashed into the back of an unoccupied parked vehicle at 1:15 p.m. on Mahalo Circle, south of U.S. 72, about 100 feet from the Athens city limits, according to The Decatur (Ala.) Daily News. Troopers said she was not wearing a helmet.
After a successful year of retail growth and high-tech job expansion, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jon Maynard has high hopes for 2012. The Partnership added 30 new members in 2011 and expects to grow its membership base, currently 400 local businesses and industries, with more restaurants and shops.
Tragedy struck New Year's Day in East Limestone when a 10-year-old girl from Starkville, Miss., died while driving a go-kart.
The year 2011 was marked by defeats, departures, dogs and Bulldogs in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan was defeated in the primary runoff after 36 years in office while Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey shockingly resigned and still hasn't made a public comment about the decision.
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Oktibbeha County firefighters quickly extinguished a kitchen fire Thursday that damaged a wall but didn't injure occupants.
Columbus' local CBS affiliate will remain on the air with DirecTV satellite broadcasting service. "There will be no interruption," said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. Morris Multimedia Inc. in Savannah, Ga. owns WCBI.
The Sears store at Leigh Mall is one of three that Sears Holdings plans to close in Mississippi. However, employees at the store were not aware of the closure late Thursday afternoon.
STARKVILLE -- Timber industry observers say low national home construction levels and relatively dry weather resulted in a slightly lower year-end value for Mississippi forest products.
STARKVILLE -- A Maben man was arrested Dec. 25 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault after an altercation at an Oktibbeha County nightclub.
STARKVILLE -- Starkville police are searching for suspects in three vending-machine burglaries on Industrial Park Road. Between Dec. 23-26, change was stolen from vending machines at MMC Materials, MFJ Enterprises and AT&T's work center. Two vending machines were burglarized and MMC and MFJ.
Sears Holdings Corp. announced Tuesday plans to close 100 to 120 stores after 2011 losses. However, the status of individual stores is still unknown. Sears includes Kmart stores and the Lands' End brand.
Retail stores around the nation, including in the Golden Triangle, have seen an influx of shoppers this holiday season, with bargain hunters flooding the aisles to snap up last-minute deals for others as well as themselves.
The Starkville Parks Commission recently accepted a donation of a 1.04-acre plot of land in an undeveloped section of Greenbriar subdivision on South Montgomery Street.
Steve Gladney is still getting used to his new celebrity status. The incoming Oktibbeha County sheriff made headlines when he defeated 36-year Sheriff Dolph Bryan in the Democratic primary and later won the general election by a landslide.
JACKSON -- Republican Gov. Haley Barbour calls for reducing the number of school districts and merging some universities, reviving many of his past recommendations in his final Mississippi budget proposal.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen had its second public hearing to repeal and replace its current chart of permitted land uses with a more streamlined one.
Starkville's implementation of form-based codes in downtown and university corridors will have two more rounds of public hearings.
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