STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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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.

 

First lady recognizes Starkville schools

First Lady Michelle Obama gave kudos to the Starkville School District Wednesday for its efforts to improve the health of city students.

 

Foster homes needed for Starkville puppies

Six puppies from the Oktibbeha County Humane Society need temporary foster homes for the next two weeks before being transported to New England where their forever homes await them.

 

Cadence Bank laying off local workers

Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.

 

 

Police still searching for suspects in computer, identity theft cases

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Police Department is still searching for two suspects wanted for stealing four touch-screen computers from Wal-Mart over the past three months, and a woman suspected of illegally using another woman’s debit card to purchase items from the same store.

 

Taylor leaves after 10 years on Starkville school board

Board president Walter Taylor received a send-off party Tuesday night after serving 10 years on the Starkville School District board of directors.

 

Starkville school board adjusts policy on public input

The Starkville School District board may have said one thing in their business meeting Tuesday night but did another.

 

 

Starkville city school board votes for school uniforms

Ten speakers and a full house showed up in polite and well-argued opposition to school uniforms, but the Starkville School District went against the apparent majority and voted unanimously on what they’re calling a dress code policy.

 

 

Starkville OKs new animal rules, considers bicycle helmet ordinance

The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved amendments to the city’s animal control ordinance aimed at improving living conditions for pets.

 

Starkville shooting suspect turns himself in

STARKVILLE - The second suspect wanted in connection with a weekend shooting on North Montgomery Street turned himself in to police just before lunch Tuesday, SPD Sgt. Chadd Garnett said.

 

County schools prepare for better state testing

Board members heard about plans being made and action taken to address academic performance in the Oktibbeha County School District as they prepare for state testing that begins in late March.

 

Art with issues: Mississippi State University professor’s poster among display on campus

The chain link fence next to Mississippi State University’s Colvard Student Union is lined with posters from all over the world. Of the more than 4,000 submissions, Good 50x70 judges chose a poster created by Mississippi State University graphic design professor Jude Landry to be one of 210 featured in a traveling display.

 

Oktibbeha supes plan work session on roads

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session later this month to discuss how to improve the county’s roads.The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session later this month to discuss how to improve the county’s roads.

 

 

County schools may rethink school uniform policy

Oktibbeha County school board members postponed their decision whether to allow students out of uniform as a reward so they can decide if the district will continue with a school uniform policy.

 

 

City schools to address policy at forum tonight

Ten people are on the agenda to speak to the Starkville school board about uniforms, an issue that is hotly contested and on the agenda for a board decision tonight.

 

 

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