Oktibbeha County School District officials closed out the books on the 2010 budget year when they approved the final budget in a brief business meeting Wednesday night.
The Starkville Police Department recently released its arrest report for Sept. 27 through Oct. 8.
As Starkville Municipal Court Administrator Tony Rook walked the city's newly formed Municipal Complex Committee through City Hall Tuesday morning, committee members couldn't hide their surprise at the condition of the 71-year-old building.
Starkville school board officials met over lunch Monday to hammer out two goals for the school district and to ask Superintendent Judy Couey to add items to the proposed list.
Nobody was injured, but several small structures were damaged Tuesday afternoon when high winds fanned a wildfire near Oktibbeha County Lake.
The Golden Triangle Regional Solid Waste Management Authority plans to build the largest "green" generator in the area in the coming year.
The Florida Care Day Training Center is planning to move to a new 8,500-square-foot facility at the corner of North Montgomery Street and Womack Road.
SemiSouth Laboratories is set to begin a new strategic relationship with a California-based clean technology company.
Local electric bills are expected to swell by as much as 10 percent over the next year, officials said, as the Tennessee Valley Authority expects raises its fuel cost adjustments.
Columbus and the Golden Triangle have their fair share of high profile media ties.
The city's investigation into why a Sanitation Department truck dumped curbside recycling materials Thursday morning at the Golden Triangle Regional Landfill revealed the incident stemmed from a misunderstanding by the driver.
Once a year, however, the Oktoc Community Club transforms into the Oktoc Country Store for the annual Fall Day in the Country event. This year, the event is scheduled to take place Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Starkville Area Arts Council will reveal the winning poster design for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m.
Starkville city leaders have launched an inter-departmental investigation to determine why bags of materials residents left out for the city's free curbside recycling program are being dumped in a landfill in Clay County.
Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.
The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.
Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.
Only three members of the public were present for Tuesday night's Starkville School District board meeting where officials discussed results of statewide testing that show much room for improvement.
An architect suggested specific ways to improve the safety and security of the Starkville School District's four primary campuses in a meeting where the board handled just a few items of business.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday delayed a decision on possible amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance so additional input can be gathered from builders and other local stakeholders.
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