STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Ron Paul, speaking in Starkville, calls for end to overseas wars

Posted 4/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ron Paul rallied his troops Wednesday in Starkville. The former Libertarian and Republican presidential candidate addressed an enthusiastic crowd that nearly filled the Lee Hall auditorium on the Mississippi State University campus despite a day's worth of severe storms.

 

UPDATE: No tornadoes, but damage from worst storm of year

Posted 4/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tornado warning sirens sounded through the night Wednesday, heralding a storm that caused power outages and flash flooding throughout the Golden Triangle. Though no tornadoes were confirmed, winds caused the worst damage of any storm this year, officials said.

 

Starkville aldermen OK $143,000 in new salaries

Posted 4/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite one alderman's concerns about the impact on the city's budget, the Board of Aldermen approved three hires Tuesday with salaries totaling $143,000.

 

Starkville man arrested in stabbing

Posted 4/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police and were called to Mac's Meat Market on Highway 182 Tuesday afternoon in response to a stabbing.

 

Motion to add Bishop plaque to park blocked by supervisors

Posted 4/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County supervisors' attempt to recognize a local visionary was blocked Monday. District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer pleaded with his fellow supervisors during the second April meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors to include an 18-by-20-inch plaque commemorating Dorothy Bishop at the new county education building's Unity Park sitting area.

 

Starkville's Asian Market provides exotic, foreign groceries

Posted 4/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The crabs are still moving at the Asian Market in Starkville. You'll catch it in your peripheral vision. A small flick grabs your attention. The crabs on ice in an open cooler, between the oysters and the shrimp, are so fresh they've still got some kick left in them.

Slow night in Stakville during weekend ride-along

Posted 4/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the midst of Starkville's busy end-of-the-school-year party season, the Starkville Police Department refuses to get caught sleeping.

 

Busy day anticipated as tax deadline arrives

Posted 4/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

That dreaded date on your calendar has arrived: Today's the last day to file your federal 2010 tax returns.

 

Pain at gas pump could ease over summer

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Drivers across the region are feeling the impact of escalating gasoline prices, but there's a bit of good news: Industry experts don't expect summer prices to be as bad as many have feared.

 

Fines, but no charges, in Starkville dog attack

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The owners of four dogs involved in a fatal attack on a poodle face fines but no criminal charges.

 

Starkville woman accused of lying about stolen items

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman was arrested Thursday for attempting insurance fraud.

Plans in high gear for Cotton District Arts Festival

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Excitement is building as final preparations are made for the Cotton District Arts Festival that will bring music, art, dance, literature, cuisine and communities together Friday and Saturday in Starkville's historic Cotton District.

 

Community Bancorp, Cadence's new owner, acquires second bank

Posted 4/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Houston-based holding company that acquired Starkville-based Cadence Bank last year has assumed control of a Birmingham, Ala.-based bank closed Friday by the FDIC.

 

 

MDOT warns of flooding in Choctaw, Oktibbeha counties

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) would like to inform motorists of the following flood advisory in Choctaw and Oktibbeha Counties.

 

 

The Reflector: Outstanding MSU, Starkville Women Honored (link)

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Area spared serious damage as storms, tornado warnings pass

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.

 

 

Columbus, Caledonia under tornado warning

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.

 

 

Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.

 

Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.

Red Cross' Starkville profile reduced, but office remains

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Red Cross has not left Starkville, but it has moved.

 

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