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Dogs attack again in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/15/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Less than three weeks after a pack of dogs killed five calves off Oktoc Road, the same group of dogs is suspected of killing a goat and injuring two others Thursday night in the Chapel Hill community.



WTVA: Starkville call center adding workers (link)

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



New school facilities to be showcased

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville residents soon will be able to see their tax dollars at work. Parents for Public Schools and the Starkville School District are hosting the "Building for the Future Showcase" on Aug. 22 to celebrate the completion of $26.5 million in additions and renovations to four SSD schools.



Sitel hiring 300 workers

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Sitel call center in Starkville announced today it's adding more than 110 full-time positions in the past month with plans to add more than 300 positions by the end of October.


Welcome back: MSU campus flooded with students on move-in day

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Vehicles lined the drop-off areas outside Mississippi State University's 16 dormitories Wednesday as thousands of students returned for the fall semester.

Building up in Lowndes, down in Columbus

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New home construction is on the rise in Lowndes County, but the opposite is true in the City of Columbus.


Fresh Express recalls bagged salads sold in Miss.

Posted 8/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

SALINAS, Calif. -- Fresh Express is voluntarily recalling some of its salad products in Mississippi and other states because of a possible health risk from Listeria.



Disease outbreak traced to business

Posted 8/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease has been investigated at a Starkville business.



Regional leader praises Lowndes industrial park

Posted 8/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"This is an incredible plan," Earl F. Gohl, federal co-chair for the Appalachian Regional Commission, Tuesday said of the Golden Triangle Industrial Park.


Maroon Edition: MSU partners with Habitat for Humanity on second home for woman, two sons

Posted 8/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At the end of Greenwood Street in the Sunset subdivision west of Starkville, one Habitat for Humanity house is complete and another is just getting started.

Starkville braces for the return of MSU students

Posted 8/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With move-in day set to take place Wednesday at Mississippi State University, businesses around Starkville are bracing for an influx of students.


County schools approve $12.6M budget year

Posted 8/10/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials of the Oktibbeha County School District unanimously approved the $12.6 million budget for the 2010-2011 school year Monday night.



WTVA: City of Starkville Under a Burn Ban (link)



Second man arraigned for February shooting

The second suspect accused in the February shooting of a man on North Montgomery Street was arraigned Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Bucking the trend: Golden Triangle determined not to add to state's reputation as fattest in nation

Sweat slid down Kelley Perrigin's face and formed a droplet on her nose at the Fitness Factor on Saturday morning. She curled the dumbbells in her hands, alternately bringing them up toward her face.


Local teen arraigned for retaliatory shooting

A Starkville teenager accused of shooting a 12-gauge shotgun into the home of Club 124 murder suspect Dennis Thompson was arraigned this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.



Two cases reported this year of Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend using fine-tipped tweezers to remove attached ticks, noting ticks should not be removed with bare hands and gloves or other protective coverings should be worn.



Wildlife official: No gator die-off

Visitors to the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge this summer might have a difficult time spotting alligators.



Okitbbeha Circuit Court wraps up with drug, theft cases

As Oktibbeha County Circuit Court continued to wind down this week and the halls of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex emptied, Judge Lee Howard was on hand to dole out a number of sentences.


Men, women behind traveling carnival bring fleeting fun to small towns

The carnival is gone almost before you know it was here. Every year, it rolls into town at the beginning of the week like a band of gypsies in the night.


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