STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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$3.15 and counting: Locals feeling pinch as fuel costs rise

Posted 2/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.

Oktibbeha sheriff's cars running on propane

Posted 2/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan considers himself a car guy. So when the city of Starkville last year was approved for $106,800 in stimulus funds to convert vehicles to a new gasoline- and propane-based fuel system, the sheriff of 35 years admits he was curious to know more.

 

Oktibbeha County residents getting new addresses

Posted 2/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Oktibbeha County can expect to receive new addresses in the not-too-distant future. A meeting next week among county officials, emergency responders, the U.S. Postal Service and the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, among others, will discuss the proposed address changes.

 

In wake of water accidents, officials urge use of lifejackets

Posted 2/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cliff Wilson and Joe Holmes, both of Columbus, don't quite fit the description of risk takers. After pulling their 17-foot fishing boat out of the water at the Columbus Lock and Dam Monday, they admit to wearing life jackets "half the time."

Family, friends mourn fire victim

Posted 2/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- In a tree-covered yard off Williams Road, friends and family of the late Ruth Ann Bishop gathered around a table Monday morning and sat in stunned silence.

Sheriff: Escapee left note promising to return, but didn't

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County Jail trustee who walked off the job Saturday afternoon was taken into custody this morning and charged with escape. According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan, Ceforrest Hendrix left a note apologizing for his absence.

Oktibbeha County investigators probe cause of fatal fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators today are still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire Saturday night in Oktibbeha County.

 

Mississippi State student dies in wreck

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student died in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night on Locksley Way.

 

 

Oktibbeha fire leaves one dead

Posted 2/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Investigators this morning are on the scene of a fatal house fire in Oktibbeha County.

 

Fire destroys Oktibbeha home

Posted 2/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A smoke detector may have saved the life of an Oktibbeha County man this week when fire broke out in his home on Blackjack Road.

 

Charrette to help revitalize Starkville's downtown

Posted 2/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A team of community design experts and planners will converge on Starkville next month for the city's much-anticipated downtown charrette.

 

Starkville's Magnolia Film Fest draws international crowd

Posted 2/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 14th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival kicked off in Starkville Thursday and attracted filmmakers from all over the world.

 

Cadence CEO Mallory resigns

Posted 2/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lewis Mallory Jr., chairman and CEO of Cadence Bank, plans to retire from the company after the sale of the bank to a private equity firm is completed, the company said in a release.

 

New Starkville fire station to open this spring

Posted 2/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Just west of Highway 25, newly constructed Fire Station No. 5 towers above Reed Road and the nearby farmland.

From Pluto to the big bang, noted astrophysicist elightens local students

Posted 2/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't writing books, researching astrophysics or appearing on television, he's traveling around the U.S., giving lectures and speaking to America's youth.

Starkville aldermen appoint Heiselt to school board

Posted 2/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A longtime educator was appointed to the Starkville School District board of trustees Tuesday night.

 

Feds approve Cadence buyout

Posted 2/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cadence Financial Corp., the parent of Cadence Bank, says the Federal Reserve has approved its buyout by a private Houston, Texas-based investment firm.

 

 

Sewage leak floods Starkville City Hall

Posted 2/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City Hall was closed for 2 1/2 hours Tuesday when sewage overflowed in a first-floor bathroom and flooded several offices and hallways.

 

 

Oktibbeha County circuit clerk won't seek reelection

Posted 2/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Longtime Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis announced Tuesday she is not running for reelection.

 

 

More qualify for local races

Posted 2/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than three dozen people have qualified for the upcoming elections in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

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