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Severe Weather: Golden Triangle spared from brunt of storms

Posted 4/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Mississippi was ravaged by storms Saturday afternoon, the Golden Triangle was spared from the brunt of the damage.

 

Damage from reported tornado in Oktibbeha, Lowndes counties

Posted 4/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — An unknown number of houses and trailers were damaged this afternoon in Oktibbeha County when a line of severe storms passed through the area, County Administrator Don Posey said.

 

 

Severe weather expected in area tonight, Saturday

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Forecasters say Mississippi and Alabama are in store for a round of violent weather tonight and Saturday that could include tornadoes.

 

 

MSU names interim athletic director

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University announced Friday its senior associate athletic director Duncan McKenzie will serve as interim athletic director while the school continues its search for a long term replacement for Greg Byrne.

 

 

Scene & Seen photos from this coming Sunday's paper

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Down to Earth: MSU touts environmentally friendly efforts during celebration

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A gathering of some of Starkville’s most environmentally conscious minds took place Thursday at Mississippi State University as the 40th anniversary of Earth Day was celebrated around campus.

 

Center to West Point: consider our ideas

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Before Mississippi Main Street’s charrette team came to West Point, there was already an effort under way to “CREATE” small-town change.

 

 

Shooting suspects face armed robbery charges

Posted 4/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Two men suspected of shooting a man last year on North Montgomery Street are facing new charges in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

Citywide Burn ban in effect indefinitely

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Fire Department this week issued a burn ban throughout the city until further notice.

 

 

Construction to begin on Pat Station Road extension

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Construction on an extension of Pat Station Road could start within weeks, following action from the Starkville Board of Aldermen this week.

 

 

Starkville schools renew superintendent’s contract

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE – Starkville school board members met in closed session Wednesday to complete their evaluation of Superintendent Judy Couey, and they came away with a ringing commendation and an extended job contract.

 

 

Drug sentences top court docket

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The second day of the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term resulted in a number of drug convictions and sentences Tuesday.

 

 

School leaders: Merger not on the agenda

Posted 4/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An independent consulting firm says the Aberdeen and Oktibbeha County School Districts would do well to merge with Amory and Starkville schools, respectively. But as the schools focus on closing out the year, such speculative recommendations aren’t on the radar.

 

 

Aldermen to re-advertise vacant school board seat

Posted 4/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — After months of delays, public scrutiny, an appointment and subsequent veto, the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted to readvertise for letters of interest to fill the open seat on the Starkville School District board of trustees.

 

 

Starkville passes controversial helmet ordinance

Posted 4/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved a controversial safety helmet ordinance Tuesday, despite complaints of too much “big government” involvement coming from opponents of the measure.

 

 

Murder trial continued

Posted 4/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trial of an Oktibbeha County woman charged with murder was continued until August because a witness was unavailable.

 

 

Apartment fire cause could be weeks away

Posted 4/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — It could be weeks before fire investigators make an official ruling on the cause of the Sunday morning blaze at Campus Trails Apartments, a senior fire official said Tuesday.

 

 

Construction to begin on education building

Posted 4/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Construction could begin by the end of the week on the new Oktibbeha County School District central office building in downtown Starkville.

 

 

Firm: Merge Starkville, Oktibbeha schools

Posted 4/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Consultants hired to study consolidation of Mississippi school districts recommended the Oktibbeha County district merge with the larger and higher-performing Starkville School District to save costs.

 

Museum garden an exercise in sustainability

Posted 4/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The grounds of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are being transformed this week into a series of self-sustaining gardens as construction continues on a first-of-its-kind landscaping project in Starkville.

 

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