A Columbus high school student was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday. Rachel Stanback, a senior at Columbus High School, was one of 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. She plans to attend Samford University, where she will major in journalism and mass communication.
The Oktibbeha County Election Commission is looking for poll workers.
Leslie Sharp is unlikely to receive a new trial date until after Memorial Day.
Starkville school board members chose a new board president Tuesday night in a brief meeting where they decided not to go into closed session to discuss matters out of the public's hearing.
A Starkville man was charged with sexual battery Saturday in a case involving his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Two weeks of increased seat belt ticketing began Monday. The Starkville Police Department issued a friendly reminder Monday that it will participate in the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 23 - June 5.
The owner of Boardtown Bikes in Starkville is in stable condition after being struck by a car while cycling Sunday in Clay County.
A downtown landmark is partially boarded up now in response to a request by the city's building inspection department. Plywood was recently placed over some of the side and rear windows of the old Masonic Temple, located at the corner of Main and Fourth streets.
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.
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.
A last-minute courtroom emergency sent all of Leslie Sharp's defenders and prosecutors back to the drawing board Saturday.
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.
The Starkville School District announced Wednesday that David Broom, 61, assistant director of Millsaps Career and Technical Center, passed away suddenly earlier that day.
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.
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.
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.
Details surrounding the death of Christopher Cole emerged Tuesday as the three eyewitnesses to his shooting testified at Leslie Sharp's murder trial.
Two aldermen again took aim at the Starkville School Board Tuesday night.
Starkville's Board of Aldermen heard suggestions Tuesday on how to shrink the one-and-a-half miles from campus to downtown.
Investigations into a rash of auto burglaries have netted three arrests.
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