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Election Profiles: The unopposed

Posted 7/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Several candidates for Oktibbeha County elected offices have a distinct advantage this election cycle in that nobody else wants their jobs.


Three firefighters sent to hospital for heat exposure

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Tuesday morning fire sent three Oktibbeha County firemen to the hospital to be treated for heat exposure.


Residents sound off on 'personhood,' voter ID, eminent domain

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Three initiatives on the ballot this year could protect the lives of the unborn, the integrity of elections and private property rights.



Starkville city offices, police department project expected to cost $14M

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first discussion is in the books and Starkville has given its tentative blessing to the proposed municipal-building solution.



Starkville School District approves $46M budget

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville school officials approved the district's $45.9 million budget Tuesday, but it was not without some haggling.



Starkville schools to shop top job, starting Sept. 12

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- School officials set Sept. 12 as the date to begin advertising for a new superintendent for the Starkville School District, with the position closing Oct. 31.


Board gives green light to updated plan for Buffalo Wild Wings, condominiums

Posted 7/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission Tuesday unanimously approved final plat revisions for the site of Buffalo Wild Wings and University Club Condominiums.

Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 1 Constable

Posted 7/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ruby Shurden, an employee with the Starkville Police Department, stepped up to complete her husband's term as District 1 Constable when he died in April. Now six candidates have their eyes on the position with hopes to begin their own long term run as District 1 Constable.

New Oktibbeha County schools offices to open soon

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County School District is about to have a downtown address when it begins operations out of its new Main Street building.


Running of the Bulldogs: Bulldog fans flock to Cotton District for festivities


Still in the race: Al Schmidt's life saved by quick action of an athletic trainer

STARKVILLE -- Al Schmidt is still trying to forget May 12. It was a hot and sunny afternoon, typical for the opening day of the Southeastern Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Seconds after a heat of the decathlons' 400 meters, Schmidt, the director of Mississippi State University track and field, felt dizzy. A shortness of breath followed.

Starkville's Melby sisters featured in '1861 Project'

It's been a long time since Hannah and Caroline Melby were a "sister act" -- since their days as youngsters singing in church, harmonizing with dad, Pete, and mom, Cindy, at the piano.

Oktibbeha firefighters busy with blaze, wrecks

A Thursday fire on Andrew Road in Oktibbeha County destroyed a house and two cars.

Starkville, Amory men arrested for child porn

A two-week investigation has landed a Starkville man in jail charged with child pornography. Monroe County man also nabbed in Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force operation.

Election profile: Oktibbeha County constable

A county constable has all the same powers as a sheriff's deputy, so it's no surprise the position attracts many from the ranks of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office.


Starkville police chief details recent losses

The Starkville Police Department is facing a two-fold loss in funds in services following the exit of five veteran officers and the non-renewal of a contract with a prisoner transport service.


Fans bless football season with Running of the Bulldogs

A thundering herd will stampede through the streets of Starkville Saturday, laying waste to everything in its path. And by "laying waste" we mean chucking water balloons and bopping people with pool noodles.


GoPlay initiative earns national recognition

The National School Public Relations Association has recognized the Starkville School District and GoPlay with a 2011 Golden Achievement Award.



Oktibbeha schools approve budget for special education

Oktibbeha County school officials approved the special education budget for the coming year in a short meeting where they handled some year-end matters.



Two Starkville men arrested for burglary in separate cases

The Starkville Police Department arrested a pair of individuals Sunday in separate burglary cases. At approximately 2:30 p.m., officers arrested Willie James Young, 48, of 903 1/2 Louisville St., Yellow Jacket Trailer Park Lot 3, for three auto burglaries committed at Peter's Rock Church at 223 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.



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