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NBA, NFL players give back to home communities

Posted 9/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

MABEN -- When the Mississippi High School Activities Association did a recent walk-through of West Oktibbeha High School's basketball gym, they told school administrators and coaches they needed to replace its goals to host the district tournament this year.



Starkville gets a clean sweep for MSU's first home game

Posted 9/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Straighten up, Starkville. You've got company on Thursday. Get Swept Up, an annual event where local businesses and individuals spend six to seven hours cleaning up the town, kicks off Wednesday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.



Miss. court won't hear post-conviction petition from Michael Warren Willie

Posted 9/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Supreme Court sided Thursday with the state Court of Appeals, which said Willie didn't get approval to file a post-conviction petition and therefore an Oktibbeha County judge didn't have the authority to hear it.


Starkville firefighters, servicemen touched by 9/11 memorial

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- People didn't have to show to up to Fire Station One to pay tribute to the victims and emergency responders of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Starkville High School art students could have enjoyed a day the off instead of painting a memorial mural. The 13 businesses that donated food, flowers and money to make the memorial event possible could have saved a few dollars and passed the duty to the next business. But they didn't.


Sept. 11: On this date 10 years ago I was...

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The memory never fades. Ask anyone where they were that Tuesday morning in September 2001, and their recollection is as vivid today as it was then.



Starkville, Oktibbeha to honor firefighters with tribute events

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The call of duty, no matter the time or place, is part of the job for emergency responders. Even when the distress call is sent from more than 1,000 miles away.


Sept. 11, 2001 at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.

Sheriff's deputies make arrests in auto burglaries

Posted 9/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Two men were arrested Friday in connection with an automobile burglary at The Pointe Apartments.


Two sought for shooting at moving vehicles

Posted 9/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men allegedly involved in shooting at moving vehicles Thursday night.


Henderson Ward Stewart unveils all-weather pavilion for outdoor classrooms

STARKVILLE -- A playground is as synonymous with an elementary school as a pint-sized box of milk. When the recess bell rings, boys race out of the classroom with basketballs in hand and climb everything in the yard. Girls jump rope and lounge by the jungle gym.

MSU students pledge volunteer service at 9/11 tribute booths

STARKVILLE -- Like many of her Mississippi State University classmates, Madison Poole was a child when terrorists attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.


Oktibbeha arrest report 9-9-11

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4:


Morgans weigh legal options after cycling accident

STARKVILLE -- David Morgan struggles to accept the circumstances of his wife's cycling accident. The Morgans feel Cedar Bluff woman Robbie Norton, who hit Jan Morgan with her car while Morgan and a friend were cycling in Clay County on May 22, broke the law but hasn't been punished.


Starkville recognized for its play opportunities

Starkville's commitment to improving the quality and quantity of play access for children paid off Monday with the city's selection as one of 151 "Playful City USA" Communities.



Police department adds three new officers

The Starkville Police Department Tuesday took its first step in rebuilding its force following the loss of seven officers this year.



Oktibbeha County avoids garbage-rate increase

Garbage pickup rates won't increase for Oktibbeha County residents, at least for the near future. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to allow President Marvell Howard to execute the renewal of the county's sanitation contract with Golden Triangle Service District Cooperative.



Starkville schools add doctorate to list of superintendent requirements

The search for a new Starkville School District superintendent begins Monday. SSD officials Tuesday finalized the criteria for the job announcement and accompanying brochure, taking into consideration recommendations from stakeholder and community meetings conducted by the Mississippi School Boards Association, which is contracted by the SSD to conduct the search.



Info fair to promote Starkville's master plan

STARKVILLE -- The city of Starkville will hold an information fair to promote its master plan ahead of a public referendum later this month.



Body discovered in Okitbbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman after her body was discovered Sunday.



Several services available for elderly and disabled through Medicaid waiver

STARKVILLE -- For the elderly and disabled who don't want to live in a nursing home and are struggling to care for themselves in their own home, there's a program available with people ready to help.



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