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Construction work sparks blaze in Starkville home

Posted 4/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A day after fire tore through two buildings in the Campus Trails apartment complex, Starkville firefighters were back to work this afternoon for a house fire on Green Street.

Officials: Fire at Starkville complex started in attic; no foul play suspected

Posted 4/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sunday morning fire in the Campus Trails apartment complex that damaged two buildings and displaced 70 residents.

 

City to host third hearing on helmet ordinance

Posted 4/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Starkville residents will have one more chance to weigh in on a proposed safety helmet ordinance before aldermen vote on the measure Tuesday night at City Hall.

 

Fire tears through yet another Starkville apartment complex; no one believed injured

Posted 4/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fire struck another large Starkville apartment complex Sunday morning, destroying two buildings. No one was believed killed or injured in the blaze, officials said.

 

Starkville Daily News: Police warn of contest scams (link)

Posted 4/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Road, bridge work continues around Starkville

Posted 4/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Drivers who use Old West Point Road can expect delays and lane closures this week as work begins on a bridge north of Pat Station Road.

 

A festival to remember: Crowds turn out to Starkville's Cotton District in droves

Posted 4/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The hills above University Drive echoed the sounds of the Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday as thousands of people packed the streets below. Cash register bells would have joined the cacophony had any vendors been using them, but the quiet whisper of rustling bills and the clinking jingle of change dropped into cash boxes was music to their ears.

Tea Party draws crowd to downtown Starkville

Posted 4/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bearing flags, signs and disgust for the federal government, more than 100 people rallied Thursday in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse as part of the Starkville Tea Party’s Repeal, Replace and Restore Tax Day Rally.

Crowd gathers for Starkville school's evening of the arts

Posted 4/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About 250 people bought their tickets and showed up for an evening of art and drama in Starkville, courtesy of a talented group of junior high students at Armstrong Middle School.

 

Budget crunch raises concerns for Starkville schools' gifted program

Posted 4/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Budget cuts are making many people in the Starkville School District ask questions about the future of gifted programs in the public schools, and there’s not a lot of answers available.

 

 

Trey Songz, Amos Lee headline Saturday's Old Main Music Fest

Posted 4/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will bring national touring acts Trey Songz and Amos Lee to campus for this year’s Old Main Music Festival.

 

Cotton District Arts Festival includes local, national talent

Posted 4/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Saturday’s Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville will offer a wide variety of musical stylings to choose from. Four stages throughout the historic district highlight several musical genres.

 

Motorcylist killed in accident in Oktibbeha County

Posted 4/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One man died today in a motorcycle wreck on Oktoc Road, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy George Carrithers confirmed this afternoon.

 

 

Only one qualified for new judge’s seat

Posted 4/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 2005, lawmakers voted to add a third judge to the 16th Circuit Court to represent Noxubee and Clay counties. But, so far, only one person has qualified for the seat in the upcoming election.

 

 

Special events to highlight ECO Week

Posted 4/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Exhibits, information, speakers, music and more are on the agenda for Mississippi State University’s ECO Week and Earth Day celebration April 19-23.

 

 

Be Counted: Friday deadline to mail back questionnaires

Posted 4/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Friday is the last day to return 2010 Census forms by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will accept all census forms mailed on or before April 16, after which Census Bureau workers will visit individual households to collect the data.

 

 

Meeting Saturday to discuss new wastewater district

Posted 4/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Citizens who want to know more about a newly formed wastewater district in Oktibbeha County will have the opportunity to this weekend during a public meeting to discuss the project.

 

Carver Drive ditch improvements approved

Posted 4/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Daisy McDowell walked through the backyard of her home on Carver Drive Wednesday morning, a cool breeze blew in from the west, freshly cut grass stuck to her shoes and birds chirped from the nearby tree line.

 

Starkville to readvertise school board position

Posted 4/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Despite claims of political maneuvering and racial inequality, the Starkville Board of Aldermen made progress Tuesday night in its quest to appoint the next member of the Starkville School District board of trustees.

 

 

Tea Party rallies set for Tax Day

Posted 4/14/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While citizens across the country file last-minute tax returns Thursday, members of the nation’s Tea Party organizations, including those in Columbus and Starkville, will rally to voice their displeasure with the federal government.

 

 

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