Not all of the suggestions for a better Starkville need to go through the Board of Aldermen, so some of the city's unelected leaders have banded together to make their own moves.
Methods to pay your kids' way through college: Savings plan, prepaid tuition, scholarships, grants, student loans ... peaches? Sarah Ballenger's family has stumbled upon a brilliant means of putting more than five children through college.
Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis wants to prevent any misunderstandings, misconceptions and misinformation prior to primary elections on Aug. 2, so she's inviting all of the county's political candidates back to school for a day.
Ruby Shurden walked into the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Wednesday already in uniform. The new Constable District 1 will represent the county as well as the name printed on her name tag: Jimmy Shurden.
The Dispatch will not print a newspaper on Monday, May, 30, and our offices will be closed for the Memorial Day holiday.
A Columbus high school student was named the winner of a National Merit Scholarship on Wednesday. Rachel Stanback, a senior at Columbus High School, was one of 2,900 students nationwide to receive the award. She plans to attend Samford University, where she will major in journalism and mass communication.
The Oktibbeha County Election Commission is looking for poll workers.
Leslie Sharp is unlikely to receive a new trial date until after Memorial Day.
Starkville school board members chose a new board president Tuesday night in a brief meeting where they decided not to go into closed session to discuss matters out of the public's hearing.
A Starkville man was charged with sexual battery Saturday in a case involving his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
Two weeks of increased seat belt ticketing began Monday. The Starkville Police Department issued a friendly reminder Monday that it will participate in the nationwide "Click It or Ticket" campaign May 23 - June 5.
The owner of Boardtown Bikes in Starkville is in stable condition after being struck by a car while cycling Sunday in Clay County.
A downtown landmark is partially boarded up now in response to a request by the city's building inspection department. Plywood was recently placed over some of the side and rear windows of the old Masonic Temple, located at the corner of Main and Fourth streets.
A Starkville man is charged with leaving the scene of a Saturday accident in Oktibbeha County which killed an 11-year-old boy and injured two others.
An 11-year-old boy was killed in the crash, according to Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office representatives. County fire officials said two of five occupants in the vehicle were ejected and a third was trapped in the vehicle.
A last-minute courtroom emergency sent all of Leslie Sharp's defenders and prosecutors back to the drawing board Saturday.
It may have happened a little sooner than her lawyers liked, but Leslie Sharp took the stand Thursday to testify in her murder trial in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
The Starkville School District announced Wednesday that David Broom, 61, assistant director of Millsaps Career and Technical Center, passed away suddenly earlier that day.
Testimony at Leslie Sharp's murder trial revealed the man she claims she shot to death in self-defense may have had narcotics in his system.
Starkville school officials heard from seven concerned citizens in a meeting Wednesday where they began to lay out a plan for finding and hiring the next school superintendent.
1. Mayoral candidate faces lunacy hearing COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Jackson enters Ward 4 council race COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. City waives $80K debt for struggling company COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. SOCSD begins introducing, interviewing superintendent finalists today STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY