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Election Profile: Aspiring supervisors line up for shot at Oktibbeha District 5 seat

Six Democrats will square off in a primary election this August to represent the southeast corner of Oktibbeha County.



Starkville gets fat check for healthy habits

Starkville is the healthiest town in Mississippi, and it has the grant to prove it.


Fireworks on the agenda this Fourth of July weekend

By noon Friday, streets were crowded, and every fireworks stand, grocery store and video kiosk in town was packed with customers preparing for the long holiday weekend.

B.B. King set to open MSU Lyceum Series

Delta-born blues music icon B.B. King kicks off the 2011-12 Mississippi State University Lyceum Series season with an Oct. 11 concert.


Area represented in tonight's Miss Mississippi finals

When the curtain opens tonight on the final phase of competition in the Miss Mississippi pageant, the Golden Triangle will be well-represented. Lee Armstrong, Presly Forrester and Caitlyn Smith, all of Columbus, and Jessica Terrill of Starkville are among 45 young women vying for the title and scholarships to be awarded at the Vicksburg Convention Center.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 3 supervisor

As the lone Democrat, District 3 Supervisor and Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvell Howard will face the winner of the Republican primary between Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Bennie L. Perkins.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha District 4 supervisor

The District 4 Supervisor race features another rookie Democrat supervisor, Daniel Jackson, campaigning to keep his spot while a Republican challenger with an impressive record hopes to claim a spot at the table.



Oktibbeha deputy retires after 31 years of service

James Lindsey isn't ready to walk away from public service just yet, but he hung up one uniform Thursday.



Election Profile: Oktibbeha County District 2 supervisor race

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer is up against Robert "Bubba" Gray, Alfreda G. Outlaw and Tremell O. Sherman.



Fourth of July closings

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fourth of July closings


Oktibbeha nonprofit gives almost $30K in grants to local programs

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) dished out nearly $30,000 in grants to local programs aimed at helping county citizens Wednesday.


Missing Starkville man found

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville man reported missing Monday has been located.



Dispatch launches Saturday edition this weekend

Posted 6/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

This Saturday, The Dispatch will launch its first edition of The Saturday Dispatch, which will include up-to-date local sports, community events and -- back by popular demand -- a TV guide. The Dispatch currently publishes Monday-Friday, and on Sunday. Starting in July, the paper will discontinue its Monday print edition.



Starkville school board gets job refresher course

Posted 6/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school officials spent more than two hours Tuesday night discussing how to do their job, which right now include how they plan to hire the next superintendent.



Morgan case investigation continues

Posted 6/29/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The investigation into Jan Morgan's accident hasn't been "reopened," but it does continue. On Tuesday, Sixteenth District Attorney Forrest Allgood corrected a report published Monday which claimed he had decided to reexamine the possibility of bringing charges against Robbie Norton, the Cedar Bluff woman who struck Morgan with her car while Morgan cycled with a friend May 22 in Clay County.



School board to get crash course in governance

Posted 6/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Following a few meetings that left members of the public unhappy with procedures, Starkville school board officials are meeting tonight for a lesson on how to do things better.



Supes OKs split of renovation project

Posted 6/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors carved a project into 19 pieces Monday in the interest of staying within budget.


Slice of Life: Workin' at the car wash

Posted 6/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jim Croce once wrote that he had the "workin' at the car wash blues." But the only blues spotted at Bennie's Car Wash and Detail Center on Highway 12 in Starkville are the rags and buckets used to wash the cars.


Election profile: District 1 supervisor

Posted 6/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The citizens of District 1 in Oktibbeha County have a buffet of choices for supervisor this year. The most crowded race in the county has seven candidates vying to represent District 1 on the board of supervisors, and that's after one candidate dropped out of the race.



SOAR announces press conference for grants, awards

Posted 6/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Oktibbeha Achieving Results (SOAR) will hold a press conference and convening for civic and service clubs Wednesday, June 29, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Starkville.



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