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Earth Hour set for this weekend

Posted 3/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is joining a global environmental initiative this weekend by turning off all non-essential lights in city buildings and encouraging citizens to do the same at home.

 

 

Scholarship helps woman learn English   

Posted 3/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Mahnaz Wahidi has been given a chance to achieve her educational dreams through a local scholarship fund.   

 

 

Overturn of school board veto could be dead

Posted 3/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — When the Starkville Board of Aldermen finally appoints the next member of the Starkville School District board of trustees, as few as five of the city’s seven aldermen could be a part of the process.

 

Joint effort to improve aerospace industry

Posted 3/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Improvements could be on the way to Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and the surrounding infrastructure thanks to a joint effort between the city of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, MSU and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

Local business celebrates opening with patients its doctors have helped save

Posted 3/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Bernice Edwards walked toward Dr. Charles Montgomery Tuesday in the lobby of Cancer Care at Premier Health Complex, she smiled, stuck out her arm and gave him a warm hug. When she emerged from the embrace, the Maben woman wiped her moist eyes with a tissue.

 

Sheriff's department nabs burglars

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested two Starkville men for burglarizing a business on Old West Point Road.

 

 

Hospital breaks ground on expansion project

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nearly 18 months after Oktibbeha County voters approved a $27.5 million bond issue to pay for the expansion of Oktibbeha County Hospital, the project broke ground Tuesday during a ceremony at the facility on Hospital Road. A host of citizens, business leaders, city and county officials, hospital administrators and employees attended the ceremony. Officials also unveiled the hospital’s new name, OCH Regional Medical Center, and logo.

 

 

One shooting suspect still awaiting extradition

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One Starkville man was in Oktibbeha County Jail this morning and another was awaiting extradition from New Orleans to face charges of aggravated assault for a shooting on North Montgomery Street last October.

 

 

Byrne to remain until late April

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne, who announced Monday he’ll be leaving the school for University of Arizona, will be on board in Starkville until late April as MSU begins a search for his replacement.

 

Byrne: Decision to leave MSU 'a good one for my family'

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Talk about a case of the Mondays.

 

Construction to begin on hospital expansion

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction on the Oktibbeha County Hospital renovation and expansion project is set to begin Tuesday as OCH officials, county supervisors and local business leaders gather for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on Hospital Road.

 

MSU athletic director Byrne leaving for Arizona AD job

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After less than two full years, Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne is leaving to become athletic director at the University of Arizona, Mississippi State officials said this morning.

 

Children treated for chemical burns

Posted 3/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Three children were treated at Oktibbeha County Hospital this week after they ingested sodium hydroxide outside a building in Brookville Gardens Apartments.

 

 

Mayor vetoes School Board appointment

Posted 3/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman on Thursday vetoed the Board of Aldermen’s appointment of Susan Tomlinson to the Starkville School District board.

 

 

Tensions flare at Oktibbeha Supes meeting

Posted 3/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New Light Road residents Fred and Tamara Allen have attended nearly every meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors for the past six years, but the couple stormed out of the board meeting Thursday afternoon after a heated exchange with supervisors.

 

 

DUIs on the rise in Starkville, Columbus

Posted 3/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While the number of drunk driving arrests decreased last year across Mississippi, Columbus and Starkville proved to be the exceptions.

 

 

Aldermen pick Tomlinson for school board

Posted 3/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday appointed a seasoned educator and volunteer to fill the vacant seat on the Starkville School District’s board of trustees, but not before city officials exchanged contentious words on the selection.

 

 

Helmet ordinance hearing draws mixed reaction

Posted 3/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first of two public hearings on a proposed child safety helmet ordinance drew mixed reaction Tuesday night from Starkville citizens, aldermen and former city officials.

 

Suspect wanted in Starkville shooting captured in New Orleans

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The second suspect wanted for an October shooting on North Montgomery Street was captured today in Louisiana. Roderick D. Franklin, aka "Bam Bam," of 203 Middle Court, Starkville, was apprehended shortly after 12 p.m. by U.S. Marshals and the New Orleans Police Department at a home in New Orleans, Starkville Police Department Sgt. Chadd Garnett said.

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.

 

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