An Oktibbeha County man is in jail for hitting a woman in the head with a tire iron. Jimmy Hudson, 61, of 1399 Outlaw Road, is in the Oktibbeha County Jail without bond charged with aggravated assault.
The man who drowned Monday at a Starkville motel has been identified.
District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer questioned the structure of Oktibbeha County's government Monday.
Former Starkville High School principal is finally free to speak about what lead up to her 2009 resignation, and the story she told is one of harassment.
The new grading policy makes weekly tests count for 25 percent of the grade, daily in-class work and homework assignments count as 50 percent and the nine-week test count as 25 percent. There will also be no grade lower than a 55 given for the first nine weeks.
Bond has been set at $1 million for a West Point man accused of murdering his son, Michael "Shane" McClure.
David Winfield, the former District 5 supervisor who passed away due to natural causes Saturday at the age of 68, leaves a legacy of unquestioned tenacity and preparedness.
A Starkville man is recovering in a Georgia burn unit following a Sunday morning fire. The unidentified man, said to be in his late 60s, is a resident of Boardtown Village senior living apartments on North Montgomery Street.
At first glance, a paper trail detailing an out-of-state trip former Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey took seems to be an open-and-shut case for board action, but there may be more to the story.
Judy Couey knows a school superintendent serves at the whim of the school board, but she contends she was treated unfairly in the process that saw her out the door in April.
Starting in July, The Dispatch will begin printing a Saturday morning edition of the paper, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting July 2, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.
As home to two fraternities in recent years, the stately white house on North Jackson Street near the corner of Highway 182 has hosted its fair share of parties. And the new owner has no plans to change the house's partying ways.
They are CEOs, astronauts, politicians and engineers. They are neighbors, husbands, fathers and sons. Neil Armstrong was one. So was Gerald Ford, Donald Rumsfeld, Sam Walton, Steven Spielberg and Paul Theroux. Ordinary men living extraordinary lives. Extraordinary character forged in ordinary ways.
A Starkville man died in a two-vehicle wreck Thursday on Highway 25. John B. Bush, 62, was west bound on Longview Road at the intersection of Highway 25 when he failed to yield the right of way and was struck by Jimmy Pannell, 66, of Columbus, at approximately 1 p.m.
A rash of summer burglaries led to three arrests by the Starkville Police Department last week.
Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday for attempting to break into the Army Navy Store on Highway 12 in Starkville.
Oktibbeha County Hospital stepped out of the 1970s and into the new millennium Tuesday.
A Starkville man is facing charges involving possession of child pornography, Attorney General Jim Hood said.
A second knife attack Tuesday in Starkville sent two more men to the hospital and landed one of them in jail.
About 50 people came to Sudduth Elementary School Tuesday night to involve themselves in the process of searching for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District.
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