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Starkville aldermen approve new sidewalk along Gillespie Street

Pedestrians in Starkville soon will have a new sidewalk to traverse.

For bikers, accidents top of mind

Robert Renfroe barely saw it coming. In 2005, He was riding his 1999 Honda motorcycle west on Highway 50 when a young woman turned across his lane in her car. He plowed straight into her vehicle.


Starkville Daily News: SSD board approves school bullying policy (link)



Ex-Red Cross leaders work to form new organization

From the ashes of the former Oktibbeha County Red Cross, a new organization is forming to provide local disaster response services.



Oktibbeha County exploring bond issue for road paving

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved a motion to put a $10 million bond issue for road improvements on the November ballot, but the motion then failed when one member of the board changed his vote.


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.


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