Until this fall, Mike Tagert never ran for public office. These days, however, the 40-year-old father of two is traveling from town to town in north Mississippi, learning about local issues and talking to voters before Tuesday's special election to determine the next Northern District transportation commissioner.
Starkville's citizen-led municipal complex committee is exploring a number of options to help satisfy city employees' office space needs, including the construction of a new 4,800-square-foot building at the corner of Lampkin Street and Washington Street.
The grounds of The Grove apartments were covered in white Tuesday morning as Orion Schertzer sorted through pieces of broken lumber and debris.
Seventeen people qualified Tuesday in Oktibbeha County for the county elections set to take place later this year.
Traffic and parking problems around the Starkville Sportsplex could soon be alleviated when a new bridge is constructed adjacent to the facility off Lynn Lane.
With a 4 to 3 vote Tuesday night, the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance, which exempt four streets from future sidewalk construction requirements.
Residents of Starkville have one more chance to weigh in on proposed amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance before the Board of Aldermen votes on the matter today in City Hall.
Oktibbeha County School District board members welcomed a new member Monday night and elected officers to handle the district's business in 2011.
Board members of the Oktibbeha County School District heard a fairly grim evaluation Monday night of East Oktibbeha County Elementary and High schools.
The National Weather Service has confirmed a storm which blew through Starkville during the early morning hours of Jan. 1 spawned an EF-1 tornado.
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It was a year of highs and lows in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. From two spring fires leaving more than 100 people homeless to a devastating November tornado that tore through The Pines mobile home park, Starkville residents were forced to deal with their share of hardships. But the events also brought the community together, as residents took in friends and neighbors, donated food and clothing and fixed meals for those in need.
STARKVILLE -- For thousands of Mississippi State University students, alumni and supporters, the last few weeks have felt like an eternity.
Don Howard didn't grow up in Mississippi, nor did he attend Mississippi State University football games as a kid.
Drinkers, get your driving plans together now. Ten to 13 cabs (four to six in Columbus and seven in Starkville) will be on the road New Year's Eve night shuttling revelers to and from parties, but they can't get to everyone. Thus, law enforcement is recommending drinkers secure a designated driver.
CLAYTON VILLAGE -- Jonathan Hall rode the rails. Most knew him as "Jon Flee," a music lover and an artist.
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- TVA is freezing the base pay of about 3,500 managers and specialists until 2013. Tennessee Valley Authority President Tom Kilgore said Monday the federal utility is joining the two-year pay freeze that Congress adopted for 2 million other federal employees.
STARKVILLE -- A Ridgeland man is dead after a Monday afternoon wreck on Highway 25 near Starkville.
Two men robbed the Sprint Mart located at the intersection of Blackjack Road and Oktoc Road in Starkville Thursday night.
WEST POINT -- Lucas McTaggart's kitchen table is covered in junk. Well, what the majority of people would consider junk. In this world of disposable everything, when something breaks - especially something complicated and electronic, people usually swear and buy another one. But McTaggart knows how things work.
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