STARKVILLE — The second day of the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court term resulted in a number of drug convictions and sentences Tuesday.
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.
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 — 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.
The trial of an Oktibbeha County woman charged with murder was continued until August because a witness was unavailable.
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.
STARKVILLE — Construction could begin by the end of the week on the new Oktibbeha County School District central office building in downtown Starkville.
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.
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.
Consultants said Monday that 18 Mississippi school districts, including the Oktibbeha County district, could improve by merging with higher performing districts, generally their neighbors.
A day after fire tore through two buildings in the Campus Trails apartment complex, Starkville firefighters were back to work this afternoon for a house fire on Green Street.
Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sunday morning fire in the Campus Trails apartment complex that damaged two buildings and displaced 70 residents.
STARKVILLE — Starkville residents will have one more chance to weigh in on a proposed safety helmet ordinance before aldermen vote on the measure Tuesday night at City Hall.
Fire struck another large Starkville apartment complex Sunday morning, destroying two buildings. No one was believed killed or injured in the blaze, officials said.
Drivers who use Old West Point Road can expect delays and lane closures this week as work begins on a bridge north of Pat Station Road.
The hills above University Drive echoed the sounds of the Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday as thousands of people packed the streets below. Cash register bells would have joined the cacophony had any vendors been using them, but the quiet whisper of rustling bills and the clinking jingle of change dropped into cash boxes was music to their ears.
Bearing flags, signs and disgust for the federal government, more than 100 people rallied Thursday in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse as part of the Starkville Tea Party’s Repeal, Replace and Restore Tax Day Rally.
About 250 people bought their tickets and showed up for an evening of art and drama in Starkville, courtesy of a talented group of junior high students at Armstrong Middle School.
Budget cuts are making many people in the Starkville School District ask questions about the future of gifted programs in the public schools, and there’s not a lot of answers available.
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