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Starkville men get prison time for counterfeit money scheme

Two of the three Starkville men charged with operating a counterfeit money scheme in late 2009 were sentenced to prison time Tuesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Wrecks clog highways as weather worsens, bridges ice over

Golden Triangle rescue workers and police were responding to multiple accidents along Highway 82 and other areas as bridges and roads began to freeze Thursday evening.



Starkville aldermen move to fix Maple Drive flooding

The city of Starkville could begin a storm water control project adjacent to the Green Oaks subdivision as soon as this summer.


Murder retrial of Columbus man delayed

A Columbus man who was granted a new trial by the Mississippi Supreme Court for the 2005 murder of his on-again, off-again girlfriend in Oktibbeha County will have to wait a bit longer before he gets a new day in court.

Starkville's Tagert wins transportation commission runoff

Mike Tagert has defeated John Caldwell Sr. in Tuesday's runoff for northern district transportation commissioner.


REMEMBER TO VOTE: Turnout light in today's runoff election

Voter turnout in the northern district transportation commissioner runoff election was "very, very light" this morning, according to local election officials.



Starkville aldermen to address Maple Drive drainage problems

The Starkville Board of Aldermen tonight will consider whether drainage issues which have plagued Maple Drive residents for years should be considered a public health and safety threat.



Murder, cowbell assault trials delayed in Oktibbeha

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The trial of a Maben woman accused of killing her husband in 2009 has been continued until the next term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. The aggravated assault trial of a Columbus man accused of striking another man in the head with a cowbell during the 2009 Egg Bowl at Mississippi State University was also continued until the next court term.



Transportation commissioner runoff Tuesday in north Miss.

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle voters have a chance to elect one of their own Tuesday when Starkville resident Mike Tagert squares off against DeSoto County's John Caldwell in a runoff to fill the vacant Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Transportation Commissioner seat.


Momentum ramps up for Starkville skate park

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mississippi State University student Tony DiNolfo sped toward a steep wooden ramp Saturday at the Starkville Community Market, he crouched slightly on his skateboard, adjusted his feet and prepared for takeoff.


Finance reports show circuit judgeships come at high price

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Newly elected Lee S. Coleman and re-elected Jim Kitchens, both of the 16th Circuit Court District, won their November judicial elections, but not without a price.



Oktibbeha coroner qualifies for re-election

Posted 1/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Coroner Michael Hunt qualified Monday to run for re-election. As of Friday afternoon, no other candidates had qualified for the coroner's race.



MSU student charged with arson in dorm fire

Posted 1/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student was charged with first-degree arson Tuesday after he allegedly set a bulletin board on fire in Cresswell Hall.



Starkville police busy with string of burglaries

Posted 1/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A recent string of burglaries has Starkville police urging citizens to lock their doors and keep valuables out of sight.


New production, competitions keep Starkville Community Theatre busy

Posted 1/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fresh off a runner-up finish at the Mississippi Theatre Association's annual awards ceremony in Meridian, Starkville Community Theatre members are preparing for a new production at the Playhouse on Main and a trip to Atlanta for the Southeastern Theatre Conference.


Local employment picture brightens

Posted 1/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi turned overall employment in the right direction in 2010, adding 3,600 non-farm jobs, though the manufacturing and construction sectors continued to fall, the state Department of Employment Security said Wednesday.



Fund established for Oktibbeha constable battling cancer

Posted 1/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Family and friends of Oktibbeha County Constable Jimmy Shurden have established a bank account in his name to help pay his mounting medical bills from a battle with cancer.


State of the Union leaves local politicos skeptical

Posted 1/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Immediately following President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night, local Republican and tea party members offered skepticism of the president's commitment to bipartisanship.

Starkville woman fights off purse snatcher

Posted 1/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A woman fought off a would-be purse snatcher Friday in the AT&T parking lot on Highway 12.

City to help Starkville woman forced out of flood-ravaged home

Posted 1/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A steady rain fell on Starkville Tuesday morning as Susan Shappley watched the water rise in the channel behind her former home on Maple Drive.


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