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Building up in Lowndes, down in Columbus

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New home construction is on the rise in Lowndes County, but the opposite is true in the City of Columbus.


Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.



Disease outbreak traced to business

Posted 8/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease has been investigated at a Starkville business.



Regional leader praises Lowndes industrial park

Posted 8/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"This is an incredible plan," Earl F. Gohl, federal co-chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tuesday said of the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.


Maroon Edition: MSU partners with Habitat for Humanity on second home for woman, two sons

Posted 8/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At the end of Greenwood Street in the Sunset subdivision west of Starkville, one Habitat for Humanity house is complete and another is just getting started.

Starkville braces for the return of MSU students

Posted 8/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With move-in day set to take place Wednesday at Mississippi State University, businesses around Starkville are bracing for an influx of students.


County schools approve $12.6M budget year

Posted 8/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials of the Oktibbeha County School District unanimously approved the $12.6 million budget for the 2010-2011 school year Monday night.



WTVA: City of Starkville Under a Burn Ban (link)



Second man arraigned for February shooting

The second suspect accused in the February shooting of a man on North Montgomery Street was arraigned Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.


Local teen arraigned for retaliatory shooting

A Starkville teenager accused of shooting a 12-gauge shotgun into the home of Club 124 murder suspect Dennis Thompson was arraigned this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.



Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.



Wildlife official: No gator die-off

Visitors to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge this summer might have a difficult time spotting alligators.



Okitbbeha Circuit Court wraps up with drug, theft cases

As Oktibbeha County Circuit Court continued to wind down this week and the halls of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex emptied, Judge Lee Howard was on hand to dole out a number of sentences.


Men, women behind traveling carnival bring fleeting fun to small towns

The carnival is gone almost before you know it was here. Every year, it rolls into town at the beginning of the week like a band of gypsies in the night.


Drug dealers sentenced

A Starkville man was sentenced in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Tuesday to a combined 48 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections system for four drug-related charges.



Chancery clerks' pay over state cap

Take-home pay for 56 chancery clerks in Mississippi topped $100,000 in 2009, according to an annual report from the state auditor's office.



Adam Kazery Short Film Benefit moved to Old Venice due to possibility of rain

A film festival scheduled this weekend to honor a former Mississippi State University student has been relocated due to threats of inclement weather.



600 students expected to move in to MUW

Mississippi University for Women is ready to welcome students to their campus residences, said MUW Director of Community Living Sirena Parker.



MDE: Parents face jail time if kids skip school

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement reminds parents about the law governing school attendance.



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