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Starkville, Oktibbeha to honor firefighters with tribute events

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The call of duty, no matter the time or place, is part of the job for emergency responders. Even when the distress call is sent from more than 1,000 miles away.


Sept. 11, 2001 at Golden Triangle Regional Airport

Posted 9/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nick Ardillo was at his second-floor office at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport. Airport employees were rushing up the stairs to give him the news.

Sheriff's deputies make arrests in auto burglaries

Posted 9/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Two men were arrested Friday in connection with an automobile burglary at The Pointe Apartments.


Two sought for shooting at moving vehicles

Posted 9/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is looking for two men allegedly involved in shooting at moving vehicles Thursday night.


Henderson Ward Stewart unveils all-weather pavilion for outdoor classrooms

STARKVILLE -- A playground is as synonymous with an elementary school as a pint-sized box of milk. When the recess bell rings, boys race out of the classroom with basketballs in hand and climb everything in the yard. Girls jump rope and lounge by the jungle gym.

MSU students pledge volunteer service at 9/11 tribute booths

STARKVILLE -- Like many of her Mississippi State University classmates, Madison Poole was a child when terrorists attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001.


Oktibbeha arrest report 9-9-11

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office reported the following arrests from Aug. 29 to Sept. 4:


Morgans weigh legal options after cycling accident

STARKVILLE -- David Morgan struggles to accept the circumstances of his wife's cycling accident. The Morgans feel Cedar Bluff woman Robbie Norton, who hit Jan Morgan with her car while Morgan and a friend were cycling in Clay County on May 22, broke the law but hasn't been punished.


Starkville recognized for its play opportunities

Starkville's commitment to improving the quality and quantity of play access for children paid off Monday with the city's selection as one of 151 "Playful City USA" Communities.



Police department adds three new officers

The Starkville Police Department Tuesday took its first step in rebuilding its force following the loss of seven officers this year.



Oktibbeha County avoids garbage-rate increase

Garbage pickup rates won't increase for Oktibbeha County residents, at least for the near future. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to allow President Marvell Howard to execute the renewal of the county's sanitation contract with Golden Triangle Service District Cooperative.



Starkville schools add doctorate to list of superintendent requirements

The search for a new Starkville School District superintendent begins Monday. SSD officials Tuesday finalized the criteria for the job announcement and accompanying brochure, taking into consideration recommendations from stakeholder and community meetings conducted by the Mississippi School Boards Association, which is contracted by the SSD to conduct the search.



Info fair to promote Starkville's master plan

STARKVILLE -- The city of Starkville will hold an information fair to promote its master plan ahead of a public referendum later this month.



Body discovered in Okitbbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a woman after her body was discovered Sunday.



Several services available for elderly and disabled through Medicaid waiver

STARKVILLE -- For the elderly and disabled who don't want to live in a nursing home and are struggling to care for themselves in their own home, there's a program available with people ready to help.



Oktibbeha to schedule public hearing for vicious animal ordinance

STARKVILLE -- In anticipation of public pressure to adopt a vicious animal ordinance, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors plans to schedule public hearings about the issue at Tuesday's meeting.



Three arrested in accident Friday morning

STARKVILLE -- A Yazoo City man involved in a multi-car accident that sent two passengers to the hospital Friday morning was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. 



Owners of dogs who attacked two children charged

STARKVILLE -- The owners of five dogs that attacked two children in Oktibbeha County last month have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.


Area teens get their first taste of the workforce selling drinks at MSU events

Their calves ache from climbing steps; their backs are sore from carrying a 35-pound drink case. They're lucky to be able to speak after game day, from screaming "Ice-cold drinks!" over the sound of 55,000 clanging cowbells.


Bond for MSU student accused in stabbing reduced

The Mississippi State University student accused of stabbing a fellow student had his bond reduced and will face an Oktibbeha County grand jury.



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