Who knows what strange treasures lurk inside a storage unit? Storage-auction bidder Mark Binkley of Starkville knows all too well.In some, bidders may find a makeshift home.
STARKVILLE -- The cool kids and the cliques meant nothing to Devin Mitchell, though he was in everybody's circle of friends.
When the door rises, silence reigns. Thirty people take mental snapshots of anything that crosses their experienced eyes, doing their best to add up prospective numbers and figure out just how much profit rests inside this storage unit
OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- A Friday morning trailer fire displaced eight people in the Sessums community in Oktibbeha County.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon.
For years, Delinda Boler relied on friends and family members to drive her to and from her doctor appointments. Boler, who has rheumatoid arthritis, can't drive. The pain is so unbearable, she struggles to walk in and out of the doctor's office.
STARKVILLE -- A Starkville police officer remains in the intensive care unit at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo after wrecking his patrol car Thursday afternoon. His wife confirms his broken vertebrae won't require surgery.
STURGIS -- The fate of the 2012 motorcycle rally should be obvious soon. Whatever the name, Oktibbeha County's annual summertime motorcycle rally is plagued by the same obstacle that led to the cancellation of the 2011 rally : lack of money.
To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.
STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.
If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The first Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting of 2012 saw no changes in board officer appointments, from Board President Marvell Howard retaining his seat to Nora Goliday reprising her role as justice court clerk.
JACKSON -- A federal three-judge appeals panel has scheduled a hearing in New Orleans on Friday on efforts by Tyler Edmonds to revive his wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.
With each public hearing, Starkville's rezoning plans for downtown and corridors to Mississippi State University gain more public interest. Developers such as Jeremy Tabor have lauded the city's efforts.
Greta Lane will soon get a facelift. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday 5-2 to pave the gravel road using a Community Development Block Grant of $98,163.88. The funding will have no tax implications on residents.
WEST POINT -- Details of the murder of Starkville High School student Devin Mitchell have emerged. Mitchell, who was murdered early New Year's Day, was visiting relatives at Ridgewood Apartments on East Main Street when he was shot by Tavaris F. Collins, according to police.
A second Starkville School District student died on New Year's Day in a go-kart accident in Athens, Ala. Laura Carson, 11, crashed into the back of an unoccupied parked vehicle at 1:15 p.m. on Mahalo Circle, south of U.S. 72, about 100 feet from the Athens city limits, according to The Decatur (Ala.) Daily News. Troopers said she was not wearing a helmet.
After a successful year of retail growth and high-tech job expansion, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jon Maynard has high hopes for 2012. The Partnership added 30 new members in 2011 and expects to grow its membership base, currently 400 local businesses and industries, with more restaurants and shops.
Tragedy struck New Year's Day in East Limestone when a 10-year-old girl from Starkville, Miss., died while driving a go-kart.
1. Little rescinds call for alcohol referendum STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Man accused of siccing pit bull on officer slated for trial COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Energy efficiency program improves 139 local homes COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Juvenile arrested for firing gun in air near MUW COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY