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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.

 

Public hearing today on helmet rules

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first public hearing on a proposed child safety helmet ordinance is set to take place this evening in City Hall.

 

 

Starkville parents file appeal over new dress code

Posted 3/13/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An attorney representing citizens opposed to a dress code in the Starkville School District filed an appeal Friday afternoon in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

More than 100 join lawsuit over school uniform policy

Posted 3/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A steady stream of parents and community members filed into the Starkville Sportsplex multi-purpose building Thursday night to join an appeal against the Starkville School District’s recent decision to implement a dress code policy beginning this fall.

 

A day of Black and Gold: Starkville honors state champs

Posted 3/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The sun was shining, temperatures were soaring and spirits were high on the streets of Starkville Thursday afternoon as the Starkville High School boys basketball team paraded through town in celebration of its recent state championship.

 

Trio arrested after car chase through Crawford

Posted 3/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What started as a vehicle chase for Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies last Friday netted arrests of two Starkville residents and a Columbus resident on two different charges, according to Detective Eli Perrigin of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

Parents to sue to keep uniforms out of schools

Posted 3/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A group of Starkville School District parents is planning to appeal the SSD board of trustees’ decision last week to implement a dress code this fall in city schools.

 

 

Jobless: Outlook bleak for Golden Triangle

Posted 3/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New jobless numbers released by the state provided little good news for the Golden Triangle, with new evidence that unemployment continues to tighten its grip on the area.

 

 

Unemployment jumps across Golden Triangle in January, report shows

Posted 3/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New jobless numbers released by the state provided little good news for the Golden Triangle, with new evidence that unemployment continues to tighten its grip on the area.

 

Arsenal of history: Starkville man turns Civil War collection into museum

Posted 3/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The building sits just off the beaten path in the Sunset subdivision west of Starkville. From the outside, it has no distinct features. The brown metal, coupled with white bay doors, gives the 2,200-square-foot structure the appearance of a storage unit. It doesn’t even have an address. But a step inside takes visitors back to the 1860s.

 

Starkville school board candidate ruled ineligible

Posted 3/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of the candidates vying for a seat on the Starkville School District Board of Trustees has been declared ineligible by the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office.

 

 

Woman tries to put out fire, suffers smoke inhalation

A Starkville woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation this weekend after fire broke out in her home on Highway 25 South and she tried to extinguish the blaze herself.

 

 

Woman tries to extinguish fire, suffers smoke inhalation

A Starkville woman was treated for minor smoke inhalation this weekend after fire broke out in her home on Highway 25 South and she tried to extinguish the blaze herself.

 

MSU students arrested for stealing beer

The Starkville Police Department arrested two Mississippi State University students Sunday morning for breaking into a convenience store on Highway 182 and stealing several 12-packs of beer.

Garden Expo blooms in second year

The Mississippi Horse Park has been transformed into a garden park of sorts Saturday and Sunday, as the second annual Everything Garden Expo draws in crowds.

 

Contest aims to help Starkville stay healthy

A new exercise program being initiated by Starkville’s Healthiest Hometown Committee begins next weekend at six locations around town.

 

 

Preparations under way for Cotton District Arts Festival

Organizers feel Starkville’s award-winning 2010 Cotton District Arts Festival of music, dance, art and eats April 17 is shaping up to be the best festival yet, with returning favorites and new additions.

 

MSU's Sidney loses year of eligibility, will miss games next year; State to appeal

The lengthy saga and NCAA investigation surrounding the eligibility of Mississippi State University freshman Renardo Sidney has come to ruling after the NCAA reached a decision to bench him for nine basketball games next season and make him repay $11,800.

 

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