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Sheriff's department nabs burglars

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested two Starkville men for burglarizing a business on Old West Point Road.

 

 

Hospital breaks ground on expansion project

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nearly 18 months after Oktibbeha County voters approved a $27.5 million bond issue to pay for the expansion of Oktibbeha County Hospital, the project broke ground Tuesday during a ceremony at the facility on Hospital Road. A host of citizens, business leaders, city and county officials, hospital administrators and employees attended the ceremony. Officials also unveiled the hospital’s new name, OCH Regional Medical Center, and logo.

 

 

One shooting suspect still awaiting extradition

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One Starkville man was in Oktibbeha County Jail this morning and another was awaiting extradition from New Orleans to face charges of aggravated assault for a shooting on North Montgomery Street last October.

 

 

Byrne to remain until late April

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne, who announced Monday he’ll be leaving the school for University of Arizona, will be on board in Starkville until late April as MSU begins a search for his replacement.

 

Byrne: Decision to leave MSU 'a good one for my family'

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Talk about a case of the Mondays.

 

Construction to begin on hospital expansion

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction on the Oktibbeha County Hospital renovation and expansion project is set to begin Tuesday as OCH officials, county supervisors and local business leaders gather for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on Hospital Road.

 

MSU athletic director Byrne leaving for Arizona AD job

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After less than two full years, Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne is leaving to become athletic director at the University of Arizona, Mississippi State officials said this morning.

 

Children treated for chemical burns

Posted 3/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Three children were treated at Oktibbeha County Hospital this week after they ingested sodium hydroxide outside a building in Brookville Gardens Apartments.

 

 

Mayor vetoes School Board appointment

Posted 3/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman on Thursday vetoed the Board of Aldermen’s appointment of Susan Tomlinson to the Starkville School District board.

 

 

Tensions flare at Oktibbeha Supes meeting

Posted 3/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New Light Road residents Fred and Tamara Allen have attended nearly every meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors for the past six years, but the couple stormed out of the board meeting Thursday afternoon after a heated exchange with supervisors.

 

 

DUIs on the rise in Starkville, Columbus

Posted 3/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While the number of drunk driving arrests decreased last year across Mississippi, Columbus and Starkville proved to be the exceptions.

 

 

Aldermen pick Tomlinson for school board

Posted 3/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday appointed a seasoned educator and volunteer to fill the vacant seat on the Starkville School District’s board of trustees, but not before city officials exchanged contentious words on the selection.

 

 

Helmet ordinance hearing draws mixed reaction

Posted 3/17/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first of two public hearings on a proposed child safety helmet ordinance drew mixed reaction Tuesday night from Starkville citizens, aldermen and former city officials.

 

Suspect wanted in Starkville shooting captured in New Orleans

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The second suspect wanted for an October shooting on North Montgomery Street was captured today in Louisiana. Roderick D. Franklin, aka "Bam Bam," of 203 Middle Court, Starkville, was apprehended shortly after 12 p.m. by U.S. Marshals and the New Orleans Police Department at a home in New Orleans, Starkville Police Department Sgt. Chadd Garnett said.

Soldiers refocus on family

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Members of the Starkville-based National Guard battalion are back after nine months in Mosul, Iraq.

 

Public hearing today on helmet rules

Posted 3/16/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first public hearing on a proposed child safety helmet ordinance is set to take place this evening in City Hall.

 

 

Starkville parents file appeal over new dress code

Posted 3/13/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An attorney representing citizens opposed to a dress code in the Starkville School District filed an appeal Friday afternoon in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

 

More than 100 join lawsuit over school uniform policy

Posted 3/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A steady stream of parents and community members filed into the Starkville Sportsplex multi-purpose building Thursday night to join an appeal against the Starkville School District’s recent decision to implement a dress code policy beginning this fall.

 

A day of Black and Gold: Starkville honors state champs

Posted 3/12/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The sun was shining, temperatures were soaring and spirits were high on the streets of Starkville Thursday afternoon as the Starkville High School boys basketball team paraded through town in celebration of its recent state championship.

 

Trio arrested after car chase through Crawford

Posted 3/11/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What started as a vehicle chase for Lowndes County Sheriff’s deputies last Friday netted arrests of two Starkville residents and a Columbus resident on two different charges, according to Detective Eli Perrigin of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Department.

 

 

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