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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.


Drug dealers sentenced

A Starkville man was sentenced in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Tuesday to a combined 48 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections system for four drug-related charges.



Chancery clerks' pay over state cap

Take-home pay for 56 chancery clerks in Mississippi topped $100,000 in 2009, according to an annual report from the state auditor's office.



Adam Kazery Short Film Benefit moved to Old Venice due to possibility of rain

A film festival scheduled this weekend to honor a former Mississippi State University student has been relocated due to threats of inclement weather.



600 students expected to move in to MUW

Mississippi University for Women is ready to welcome students to their campus residences, said MUW Director of Community Living Sirena Parker.



MDE: Parents face jail time if kids skip school

As the new school year begins, the Mississippi Department of Education Office of Compulsory School Attendance Enforcement reminds parents about the law governing school attendance.



Aldermen delay decision on tree cutting moratorium

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday tabled a controversial measure which would have forbidden city residents from cutting down trees at least 16 inches in diameter for the next six months.



Starkville schools handle fence, paving issues

School hasn't started yet, but Starkville school board members spent time in closed session discussing a student discipline matter in Tuesday night's meeting where they also approved more bond issue work.


Second suspect arrested in Starkville stabbing

The second suspect wanted in connection with a Sunday stabbing outside Mac's Meat Market was captured this morning by Starkville police.


Police search for stabbing suspect

Starkville police are searching for a man wanted for his role in a stabbing Sunday afternoon outside Mac's Meat Market.



County schools consider $12.6 million budget

School board members got their first look Monday night at the tight, $12.6 million budget the Oktibbeha County School District plans to operate with for the 2010-2011 school year.



Brass-knuckles beating brings six months for trio

A former East Mississippi Community College football player was sentenced to six months in Oktibbeha County Jail Monday for a brass-knuckle assault outside McDonald's in March 2009.



Reports examines strengths, weakness of county schools

West Oktibbeha County Elementary and High schools both have a lack of rigor in their instruction and assessments, according to an evaluation by the Mississippi Department of Education.



Local chapter warns against state Red Cross

The conflict between current and former American Red Cross officials continued Monday at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting as former members of the local chapter's board of directors showed up to warn supervisors to be wary of state American Red Cross officials' promises.


'A little bit of everything'

Maben restaurant owner Larry Gladney finds secret ingredient for success.


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