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Oktibbeha school board hears program overview

School board officials heard a year's worth of reports on programs and departments within the Oktibbeha County School District at Monday night's meeting.



Attorney general warns of fraud, price gouging

As victims of tornadoes last week try to reassemble their fragmented lives, state officials are asking people to be on the lookout for fraud and price gouging.



Power restored to most 4-County customers

Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association are almost finished restored power following a series of deadly storms in late April.


Monday Profile: Starkville woman opens thrift store to aid those in need

Lynn Hampton is an incorrigible optimist. Whether working through unhealthy relationships, suffocating debt or any of life's various rainy days, she expects God to shut the mouths of those "lions" just as he did for Daniel in the lions' den.


Starkville reaches out to storm victims

Posted 4/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is mobilizing to help her tornado-ravaged neighbors.



Murder trials continued in Oktibbeha court

Posted 4/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two of five murder trials scheduled for Oktibbeha County Circuit Court's April term have been continued until the summer.



Starkville men charged in auto burglaries

Posted 4/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men are in jail for stealing out of cars.


Though most back online, local power lines could take days to repair

Posted 4/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Tennessee Valley Authority transmission line failed Wednesday afternoon, knocking out power to most of the Golden Triangle for hours.


Starkville schools chief Couey resigns

Posted 4/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District board members spent two and a half hours behind closed doors Wednesday before voting unanimously to accept the resignation of superintendent Judy Couey, effective June 30.



UPDATE: TVA: Power could be out in area at least until morning

Posted 4/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Power could remain down in Starkville and Columbus at least until tomorrow morning, a TVA spokeswoman said, as the power provider surveys the extent of damage to its grid in the wake of severe storms.



Gun accident sends Oktibbeha woman to hospital

Posted 4/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A gun mishap sent an Oktibbeha County woman to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Tuesday.



Starkville school board to meet today in closed session

Posted 4/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It has taken four tries, but the board of the Starkville School District will meet today at 1:30 p.m. in closed session in what is supposed to bring closure to a hush-hush situation.


Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum celebrates green future

Posted 4/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

You can step inside the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum and witness the past, or you can stand outside and look at the future.

UPDATE: Miss. death toll continues to rise in wake of severe storms

Posted 4/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Another night of severe weather has left four people dead in Mississippi, including a Louisiana law enforcement officer who was out camping with his daughter, raising the state's total death toll to at least five.

Oktibbeha man arrested in pistol-whipping case

Posted 4/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was arrested early Sunday morning charged with pistol-whipping a man.


Independent schools adjust to current financial times

Posted 4/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School districts publicly have made budget and staff cuts over the past years, and they continue to brace for cuts, awaiting final allocations numbers from the Mississippi Department of Education.



Peaveys to address MSU commencement

Posted 4/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State alumnus who founded the Peavey Electronics Corp. and the alumna who leads the Meridian-based international business are the university's spring commencement speakers April 29-30. Nearly 2,400 students are candidates for spring-semester diplomas.


Bigger than ever: Cotton District Arts Festival grew by 40 percent, officals say

Posted 4/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Cotton District Arts Festival is bigger than ever. With 147 artists and 23 food vendors, CDAF committee co-chair Maggie Bjorgum said Saturday the festival grew by 40 percent this year and she expected more than 20,000 to visit the Cotton District before the day was done.


Oktibbeha constable laid to rest after losing fight with cancer

Posted 4/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County said goodbye to a servant of 30 years this week.


Storms highlight drainage issues in Starkville

Posted 4/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although battered by storms for the majority of the day Wednesday, Starkville received some help from Mother Nature.


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