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Area schools adjust calendars for snow days

Posted 1/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Area school children may have gotten an unexpected break due to snow and ice this year, but they'll have to make them up. And area districts already are deciding where to add the extra days.


Convicted killer attacks Oktibbeha sheriff

Posted 1/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man convicted of killing four people in the early 1990s attacked Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan and a jailer Wednesday in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse annex.

Starkville woman's birthday lunch blossoms into banquet for more than 100

Posted 1/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eleven years ago, Minnie Fox fixed a big, wholesome meal for deputies and other employees of the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office. Fast forward to 2011. Fox's annual birthday feast has outgrown the Sheriff's Office, and about 100 people typically show up.


Arizona shooting has local officials reviewing security

Posted 1/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The recent shooting of a congresswoman and 19 others at a supermarket in Arizona has caused local politicians and law enforcement officials to look at ways to improve security for the Golden Triangle's elected leaders.



Volunteer Starkville serves community for MLK Day

Posted 1/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville volunteers will be serving at two non-profit organizations, the Palmer Home Thrift Store and Oktibbeha-Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Services this Jan. 17, Martin Luther King Jr. Day.



More qualify for Oktibbeha elections

Posted 1/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nearly a half dozen Oktibbeha County residents have qualified this week for the county elections set to take place later this year.



Starkville planning commission approves condo plan

Posted 1/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville planning and zoning commission Tuesday approved the conditional use request of a developer who wants to build condominiums in a portion of the former Borden milk plant.



Runoff in north Miss. transportation commissioner race

Posted 1/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite the chilly weather, voters turned out Tuesday, sending transportation commissioner candidates Mike Tagert and John Caldwell Sr. to a runoff election. While Caldwell was the top vote-getter, Tagert, of Starkville, won the vast majority of votes in the Golden Triangle.


Condos may come to former Borden plant in Starkville

Posted 1/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tabor Construction and Development has spent more than a year renovating the former Borden milk plant at the corner of Montgomery and Lampkin Streets for restaurant, retail and storage space. Now, the Starkville-based company is hoping to add condominiums to the massive, two-story structure.

Low voter turnout as election competes with weather

Posted 1/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The special election for the state's next Northern District Transportation Commissioner was on for today, despite concerns about icy roads. "Now we just need voters," one circuit clerk said.

Area continues thaw, but crippling cold expected tonight

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some north Mississippi schools remained closed today and more crippling cold weather was expected tonight through the end of the week, as residents continued to dig out from under a winter storm that left up to 11 inches of snow Monday.

Former graphic artist switches careers, opens one-chair barbershop

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Working in the corporate world, Mark Tribble saw firsthand how quickly jobs can disappear. Tribble was a graphic artist for Bryan Foods in West Point until the company shut its doors several years ago and, already in his 40s, he found himself unemployed. He then faced a dilemma: Begin a new career as a barber, or become a mortician.

'Several' wrecks as snow, sleet fall on Starkville

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Approximately two inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain fell on Starkville this weekend, causing accidents, closures and other headaches for local residents.


Hazardous driving conditions in north Miss.

Posted 1/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hazardous driving conditions are being reported in parts of north Mississippi after a storm system moved through the state Sunday and into eastern parts of the country overnight.


Area dodges brunt of storm, but roads remain treacherous

A blast of winter weather gripped Columbus, coating the city and Lowndes County in about 3 inches of snow, sleet and freezing rain Sunday and today. Hundreds of businesses and schools in north Mississippi, including across the Golden Triangle, canceled classes today as the storm set in.


Starkville mayor says he'll veto sidewalk exemptions

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman on Friday issued a notice of intent to veto amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, passed Tuesday by the Starkville Board of Aldermen.


'Bring on the snow:' Locals prepare for possible storm

With weather forecasters predicting a winter storm today capable of dropping up to eight inches of snow on the Golden Triangle, shoppers flooded local stores Saturday to pick up last-minute provisions.


Let it snow: 5-8 inches possible in north Miss. this weekend

The National Weather Service says up to 8 inches of snow could fall in north Mississippi and Alabama with light flurries further south beginning Sunday.



Fire dispaces two on Garrard Road in Starkville

Investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Wednesday night fire on Garrard Road.



More Oktibbeha candidates file for county races

After 17 people qualified Tuesday for the upcoming Oktibbeha County elections, five more qualified Wednesday and Thursday.



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