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Motion to dismiss Sharp murder case denied

Posted 5/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An early attempt to dismiss Leslie Sharp's murder trial went nowhere Monday.



Oktibbeha supes OK road paving projects

Posted 5/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some much needed road work is coming, but not everyone at Monday's Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting was satisfied with the county's progress.



Planning firm to help solidify vision for Starkville

Posted 5/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On the heels of March's charrette, Starkville has brought in a team from the PlaceMakers planning firm to explore the possibility of implementing form-based codes which will guide downtown's development.



Miss. State student drowns at apartment complex

Posted 5/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student drowned early Sunday morning at his apartment complex.


Art in the garden: Visual and performing blend arts in upcoming garden tours

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's just possible that Bill Poe is happiest these days sitting on his "observation deck," looking out over his own slice of Serengeti paradise. At a nearby watering hole, elephants play, their rippling melody refreshing as the sun sets on a long, hot day.


Starkville police on the lookout for suspects in rash of auto burglaries

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A rash of auto burglaries have Starkville police officers once again warning citizens to lock their cars.



Sharp murder trial to begin Monday

Posted 5/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The murder trial of Leslie Sharp is set to begin Monday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse. Sharp, 21, of Starkville, is accused in the November 2008 killing of Christopher Cole, then 20, of Mathiston, at the corner of Rockhill and Kelly Road. She has claimed self-defense.


MSU's Mullen, Stricklin bring winning message to Columbus

Posted 5/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Bulldogs are headed to the top of the college football mountain. And on the heels of a season topped off by a Gator Bowl victory, they can't afford to lose any momentum, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen told Bulldog fans at the Columbus Country Club, Thursday morning.


Starkville man gets 10 years for attempted murder

Posted 5/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Alan "Main" Doss, of 2010 Rock Hill Road, was convicted of stabbing a man outside Mac's Meat Market July 31.


Plenty of optimism for this year's Maroon Edition reading program

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If you want to be in on the cool kids' conversations this fall, brush up on your Eudora Welty.


Charges dropped against woman who spent two years in jail

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charges have been dismissed against a former Starkville woman who spent nearly two years in jail awaiting trial.


Starkville High student wins statewide Congressional Art Competition

Posted 5/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High junior Maggie George draws most of her inspiration from her family, so it's fitting she send her grandmother to Washington D.C. to hang out for a year.

Finding art in everything: Starkville's Stringer finds calling in graphic design work

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Graphic Designer Casey Patrick Stringer sees art and design in everything. He blames it on his education at Mississippi State University, where even the computer-centered artists have to take all sorts of fundamental art classes.


Plans for new Starkville apartment complex draws fire

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed 200-unit apartment complex, complete with parking garage, was roundly panned at Tuesday's planning and zoning meeting.



Starkville's revamped GED program takes off

Posted 5/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifteen Starkville School District students earned their GEDs this year. Sounds average, until you consider that just five had earned their GEDs in the previous five years combined.



Pickett Wilson: School district handled Couey resignation properly

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The recent decision of the Starkville School District Board of Trustees to direct Superintendent Judy Couey to take administrative leave and her subsequent resignation due to health reasons has created quite the debate about the board's release of information following an executive session about her departure.



4-County asks Oktibbeha customers to conserve during substation work

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Crews with 4-County Electric Power Association began work to upgrade the Lakeside Substation in Clayton Village in Oktibbeha County at 7 this morning.



Starkville volunteers plan storm work day in Webster County

Posted 5/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County residents looking for an opportunity to help with relief efforts in many of the tornado-ravaged areas around the state will have another opportunity to do so in neighboring Webster County this week.



Tornado victim remembered for commitment to safety and family

Mike Rodgers would have been proud to be at work Friday. The Ability Works instructor was always preaching safety and the company, which teaches employment skills to disabled individuals, is on a roll, reaching its record 118th day without a work loss accident.



Starkville middle school students donate to storm victims

Add Starkville middle-schoolers to the growing list of populations working to relieve the pain of tornado victims.



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