STARKVILLE -- Outgoing Oktibbeha County Tax Assessor/Collector Pat Kight calls Tuesday's election "pivotal" for county residents. That's not to take anything away from previous elections where important offices were up for grabs, but after Tuesday the county will lose 70 years of combined service in three of its most important offices. Sheriff Dolph Bryan was eliminated in the runoff election, while Kight and Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis aren't seeking re-election.
Each year, thousands of people from the Golden Triangle pack an assortment of items -- some necessities and school supplies, some gifts -- into shoe boxes to be shipped to needy kids around the world.
Sometimes, the man who spends the most isn't the man who wins, and that's certainly proven to be the case in Oktibbeha County's most expensive and closely-watched race, which will see a new sheriff in town for the first time in 35 years.
Starkville police are looking for a man who shoplifted $1,000 of cologne and two TV monitors from Walmart.
As residents prepare to turn back the clocks Sunday, Columbus Fire and Rescue wants to remind residents to make another change that could save lives.
Eric Gregory received five years probation and an $800 fine Friday for his role in a 2008 fatal accident that killed two people and seriously injured another.
The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the stabbing death of a 62-year-old man.
The following people were arrested on felony charges in Oktibbeha County on Oct. 24-Oct. 30.
Singer Jon Banks fell in love with gospel music when he was 5 years old. Like many before him, he derived greater joy from the empowering, uplifting message of gospel than the catchier, more earth-bound lyrics of pop and R&B.
Starkville's Christmas tree lighting ceremony is on hold. Due to a shipping snafu with the 17-foot, pre-lit LED commercial tree, the tree lighting originally set for Sunday will take place on Nov. 28, immediately following the Christmas parade at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
STARKVILLE -- Parents of Armstrong Middle School students: Language arts bragging rights are on the line tonight.
Jack Cristil is a busy man these days. The much-anticipated biography, "Jack Cristil: The Voice of the Bulldogs" is just off the press.
STARKVILLE -- City officials say that by Nov. 14 they'll have the proper staff to make significant headway in reducing incidents of brown water in the city's supply.
STARKVILLE -- Where else can one get a hand-made Christmas wreath, wooden spoons carved from bois d'arc trees and a frozen spinach and artichoke casserole, all in one trip?
STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department is searching for a man who robbed a pizza delivery employee at gunpoint Saturday at Chandler Park Apartment Complex.
STARKVILLE -- Roughly halfway through his public appearance at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Hotel Chester owner David Mollendor removed nine sealed cups of brown water, some as dark as plain coffee.
STARKVILLE -- Eric Gregory pleaded guilty Monday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to a charge of accessory after the fact involving a 2008 fatal accident that killed two people and seriously injured another.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold a public hearing to discuss reworking the city's subdivision regulations to allow one-stage street pavement during their regularly scheduled meeting tonight at 5:30.
Flushing unused medication down the toilet used to be the preferred method of disposal until increased levels of drug compounds started showing up in waste streams, lakes and rivers. The health risks of medication disposed into the sewer, combined with unused medication being abused by others has prompted the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration to offer anonymous drug turn-ins across the country.
Developing a concrete solution to lowering the United States' mounting debt rests in the hands of two political parties that hit an impasse while trying to pass legislation. Americans are bemused by the lack of action while trying to make sense of the country's nearly $15 trillion of debt. At 6:00 tonight, area residents can get an idea of how grassroots ideas and methods of compromise can influence national policy makers in the National Issues Forum on National Debt at the Colvard Student Union Ballroom at Mississippi State University.
3. 2 dead in Oktibbeha County car crash STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Suspect arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping case COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY