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Starkville woman dies in hospital after collision with log truck

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman died Friday night following a vehicle collision with a logging truck that morning. Jessie L. Brown, 65, was driving her 1995 Chevrolet Lumina southbound on Reed Road in Starkville when she failed to give the right-of-way to the 18-wheeler headed west on Highway 25 and struck the left side of the truck, according to police.



Candidates discuss economic growth at election social

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Create jobs. Don't raise taxes. These two demands from residents are the most frequently headed by Oktibbeha County supervisor candidates in the Nov. 8 general election.



MSU students organize protest of 'Personhood Amendment'

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi is the new testing ground for a nationwide initiative that has failed in other states. Initiative No. 26, or the "Personhood Amendment," which aims to change the legal definition of the word "person" in the state constitution, will be on the state election ballot in November.


Biofuels plant produces power from your garbage

Posted 10/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Each week, dumpsters line the curbs of neighborhoods across the Golden Triangle. Garbage trucks comb through towns and rural areas, collecting our throwaways to take to the dump.

Oktibbeha County Republican candidates speak at Sportsplex

Posted 10/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- During the Democratic primary elections for Oktibbeha County sheriff, candidates touted experience, experience and more experience.

Rotary Club raises money (and a balloon) for Habitat

Posted 10/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Door prizes, golf tournaments and bingo are so yesterday when it comes to fundraisers. If you really want to raise money, bring in a hot air balloon.


Jack Hanna coming to MSU vet school for anniversary celebration

Posted 10/9/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the college's first graduating class with a two-day Pegasus Gala Oct. 14 and 15.


Local businesses report increase in sale of guns and alarm systems

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A not-so-friendly side of "The Friendly City" has reared its ugly head recently, and residents are taking precautions to preserve their safety. On the heels of the recent violent crimes in Columbus, local security and alarm system businesses and pawn shops report an increase in calls about personal protection.


Cause of death of woman found in Oktibbeha unknown

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said the official cause of death of a Hattiesburg woman whose body was found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 is still undetermined.



Meet the candidates: Election hopefuls featured in upcoming forums

Posted 10/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the months leading up to the 1995 general election in Oktibbeha County, then-circuit clerk candidate Angie McGinnis had a campaign schedule chock-full of public forums and speaking engagements.


Biofuels Conference: Secretary of the Navy says military can lead the way in alternative energy

Posted 10/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The concept of using organic materials and waste to create energy isn't as far fetched as it seemed when the movie opened in 1989. The United States Navy hopes to use biofuel to power at least 50 percent of its operations by 2020.


Grass fire spreads seven miles in county

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- The Oktibbeha County Fire Department Wednesday extinguished seven grass fires that splintered over a seven-mile area before they could reach trailer homes on County Lake Road and Polly Bell Road.



Traffic stop leads to drug, assault charges

Posted 10/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man fought with Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies and was jailed on nine charges after a traffic stop for a busted tail light on Sept. 28.



Starkville schools to teach abstinence-plus

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- After a split vote Tuesday night, the Starkville School District will begin teaching safe-sex practices in addition to encouraging abstinence.



Starkville again considers limits on payday loan businesses

Posted 10/5/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- At least one Starkville alderman wants to limit the number of high-interest loan businesses in the city.


Starkville students encouraged to walk to school on Wednesday

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shortly after 3 p.m. each day, a single-file line of vehicles, each with a bright-colored sign of a student's name on the dashboard, begins forming outside of schools nationwide. Parents wait patiently, vehicle engines idling to maintain the perfect cockpit temperature.


Rockhill Road to get emergency repairs in Oktibbeha

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rockhill Road will soon have a new look and feel. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday unanimously approved emergency repair to a 9,900-foot stretch that begins 3,000 feet past the city limits.



Howard to showcase Golden Triangle at global conference

Posted 10/4/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To much of the U.S., not to mention the rest of the world, the Golden Triangle might as well be an alternate name for the fabled area in the Atlantic Ocean.



Your paper is pink on purpose

Posted 10/2/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Readers will notice a change in the next few weeks' Sunday Dispatch - the A and B sections will be printed on pink paper during the month of October in recognition and support for National Breast Cancer Awareness month.


Ellenwood plans to reinvigorate local Boys and Girls Clubs

Posted 9/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Joyce Ellenwood's mission is clear: Raise the profile of the Boys and Girls Club in the Golden Triangle.


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