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Police search for stabbing suspect

Starkville police are searching for a man wanted for his role in a stabbing Sunday afternoon outside Mac's Meat Market.



County schools consider $12.6 million budget

School board members got their first look Monday night at the tight, $12.6 million budget the Oktibbeha County School District plans to operate with for the 2010-2011 school year.



Brass-knuckles beating brings six months for trio

A former East Mississippi Community College football player was sentenced to six months in Oktibbeha County Jail Monday for a brass-knuckle assault outside McDonald's in March 2009.



Reports examines strengths, weakness of county schools

West Oktibbeha County Elementary and High schools both have a lack of rigor in their instruction and assessments, according to an evaluation by the Mississippi Department of Education.



Local chapter warns against state Red Cross

The conflict between current and former American Red Cross officials continued Monday at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting as former members of the local chapter's board of directors showed up to warn supervisors to be wary of state American Red Cross officials' promises.


'A little bit of everything'

Maben restaurant owner Larry Gladney finds secret ingredient for success.


Clarion Ledger: Beatles to baseball, Starkville man collects it all (link)



Local group to protest tea party 'racism'

When the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People marches on Washington, D.C., this October, the Concerned Citizens of Starkville will be there too.



Mantee man gets 15 years for assault, drugs

A Mantee man who pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and drug charges in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court was sentenced Thursday to a combined 15 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections.


New times, uniforms for Starkville schools

Students in new school uniforms will be arriving at new times and following new class schedules once the school year begins in the Starkville School District, Aug. 5.


Convicted burglar gets 20 years

Posted 7/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man responsible for a series of break-ins last year in the Whispering Pines community outside of Starkville was sentenced Wednesday to 20 years behind bars.


Committee makes progress on Starkville Municipal Complex

Posted 7/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is set to form a citizens committee to help determine a site for a new municipal complex.

Retailers 'pumped' about tax holiday

Posted 7/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Area retailers are getting ready for Mississippi's second annual tax-free shopping weekend.


Starkville on track to become Main Street community

Posted 7/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville could soon become a Mississippi Main Street community, which would give the city additional tools to promote economic development downtown.



Drug cases dominate Circuit Court docket

Posted 7/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



Starkville eyes four-day workweek, explores reorganization

Posted 7/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With budget time looming, city leaders are eyeing a number of changes for the next fiscal year, including a four-day workweek for city employees, reorganization of city departments and the elimination of some outside contributions, among other measures.



Murder trials continued to next term

Posted 7/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Oktibbeha County women scheduled to go on trial next week on unrelated murder charges will have to wait until November before their cases are heard in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Feeling the heat: Unusually hot, dry summer has farmers worried, schools taking precautions

Posted 7/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As knowledge about the dangers of extreme heat becomes common knowledge, school officials are vigilant about keeping students safe, as football and band practice begins. But there's another population who can't move out of harm's way.

Pit bull attacks leave five cows dead

Posted 7/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five dairy heifers are dead and more than a half-dozen were injured in two pit bull attacks Sunday off Oktoc Road.


County schools handle land question in closed session

Posted 7/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County school officials met in a very brief open meeting at noon Monday, not to discuss postponed budget issues, but to go in to closed session to handle some business.



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