Consultants hired to study consolidation of Mississippi school districts recommended the Oktibbeha County district merge with the larger and higher-performing Starkville School District to save costs.
The grounds of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum are being transformed this week into a series of self-sustaining gardens as construction continues on a first-of-its-kind landscaping project in Starkville.
Consultants said Monday that 18 Mississippi school districts, including the Oktibbeha County district, could improve by merging with higher performing districts, generally their neighbors.
A day after fire tore through two buildings in the Campus Trails apartment complex, Starkville firefighters were back to work this afternoon for a house fire on Green Street.
Fire investigators are still trying to determine what caused a Sunday morning fire in the Campus Trails apartment complex that damaged two buildings and displaced 70 residents.
STARKVILLE — Starkville residents will have one more chance to weigh in on a proposed safety helmet ordinance before aldermen vote on the measure Tuesday night at City Hall.
Fire struck another large Starkville apartment complex Sunday morning, destroying two buildings. No one was believed killed or injured in the blaze, officials said.
Drivers who use Old West Point Road can expect delays and lane closures this week as work begins on a bridge north of Pat Station Road.
The hills above University Drive echoed the sounds of the Cotton District Arts Festival Saturday as thousands of people packed the streets below. Cash register bells would have joined the cacophony had any vendors been using them, but the quiet whisper of rustling bills and the clinking jingle of change dropped into cash boxes was music to their ears.
Bearing flags, signs and disgust for the federal government, more than 100 people rallied Thursday in front of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse as part of the Starkville Tea Party’s Repeal, Replace and Restore Tax Day Rally.
About 250 people bought their tickets and showed up for an evening of art and drama in Starkville, courtesy of a talented group of junior high students at Armstrong Middle School.
Budget cuts are making many people in the Starkville School District ask questions about the future of gifted programs in the public schools, and there’s not a lot of answers available.
Mississippi State University will bring national touring acts Trey Songz and Amos Lee to campus for this year’s Old Main Music Festival.
Saturday’s Cotton District Arts Festival in Starkville will offer a wide variety of musical stylings to choose from. Four stages throughout the historic district highlight several musical genres.
One man died today in a motorcycle wreck on Oktoc Road, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy George Carrithers confirmed this afternoon.
In 2005, lawmakers voted to add a third judge to the 16th Circuit Court to represent Noxubee and Clay counties. But, so far, only one person has qualified for the seat in the upcoming election.
Exhibits, information, speakers, music and more are on the agenda for Mississippi State University’s ECO Week and Earth Day celebration April 19-23.
Friday is the last day to return 2010 Census forms by mail. The U.S. Census Bureau will accept all census forms mailed on or before April 16, after which Census Bureau workers will visit individual households to collect the data.
Citizens who want to know more about a newly formed wastewater district in Oktibbeha County will have the opportunity to this weekend during a public meeting to discuss the project.
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