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A building with a bright future

The Starkville Electric Department now is located in a new building.


WTVA: Truck fire stops traffic on Highway 82 (link)


Celebrating the Fourth

Fireworks may be illegal in the Golden Triangle's three hub cities, but business was still booming Saturday at local fireworks stands as the July 4 holiday approached.

Program's grads go to D.C.

Throughout the year, the Council of Community Organizations of Oktibbeha County implements and completes a variety of not-for-profit tasks and events for individuals in and around Oktibbeha County. One of the most rewarding is the Academic Booster Club Tutoring Program that is held every third Saturday of each month.


Schools fight slim budgets

Throughout the state, school districts are faced with cutting areas they never have in the past. And one thing is clear as school leaders struggle to preserve the classroom: Nothing is sacred.



Starkville road closures in store

Construction crews working on Starkville's streets and sidewalks will be off Monday in observance of Independence Day, but motorists can expect delays and lane closures beginning Tuesday.


Oktibbeha Red Cross director quits amid statewide restructuring

The mood was somber Thursday at the Oktibbeha County chapter of the American Red Cross.


Man wanted in Macon shooting found dead in Starkville home

A Starkville man wanted for a shooting in Macon Tuesday night was found dead in the home of his estranged wife Wednesday afternoon of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.



Property tax evaluations raising some eyebrows

The Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor's Office is in the middle of evaluating property values in Starkville and Oktibbeha County, but the assessments are raising eyebrows among some residents.



Starkville Independence Day Closings

The Dispatch offices will be closed Monday. There will be no Monday paper and all operations will resume Tuesday at 8 a.m.


Area businesses make the Best in Mississippi list

Several Golden Triangle businesses were listed among the state's best in Mississippi Magazine's recently released Best of Mississippi rankings.


Starkville planning commission OKs University Inn project ... again

Posted 6/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A public hearing Tuesday on the proposed University Inn renovation project pitted developers and supporters of the venture against representatives of the CottonMill Marketplace development, who spoke out in opposition.


Limbert's tenure, marked with storms and successes, comes to end at MUW

Posted 6/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dr. Claudia Limbert's advice to her temporary replacement and her as-yet-unnamed permanent successor is succinct, yet encapsulates years of experience in higher education.


Lender advocates: Education key to responsible lending

Posted 6/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the face of several current and pending moratoriums on payday lenders in the Golden Triangle and statewide, advocate groups are speaking up on behalf of check-cashing services.


Starkville Police Department nabs two burglars at high school in the act

Posted 6/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department this weekend arrested two men attempting to steal a flat-screen TV from Millsaps Career and Technology Center.


Starkville plans fireworks for Fourth

Posted 6/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Parks and Recreation Department is gearing up for a 4th of July celebration at the city's Sportsplex featuring food, fireworks and other festivities.


'The Real World' premieres with MSU student

Posted 6/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The streets of New Orleans were abuzz this winter with the sights and sounds of the Saints Super Bowl celebration, Mardi Gras and the antics of MTV's latest "The Real World" cast.

Edmonds tries to move on, but won't forget

Posted 6/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than a year removed from the not-guilty verdict which restored his life, Tyler Edmonds is still searching for peace.


Starkville road work in north areas underway

Posted 6/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Milling operations were scheduled to begin this morning in the north part of town.



Dispatch captures 16 awards in annual newspaper contest

Posted 6/28/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Dispatch captured 16 awards in the Mississippi Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest, including first place awards for sports coverage, lifestyles section and special section.



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