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.
The Mississippi State University student accused of stabbing a fellow student had his bond reduced and will face an Oktibbeha County grand jury.
STARKVILLE -- The United Way of North Central Mississippi wasn't immune to the downturn of the economy in 2010-11. The charity, which allocates money to 18 agencies in Oktibbeha, Choctaw, Webster and Winston counties, experienced "one of it's lowest years" of giving last year, Executive Director Nikki Grives said Wednesday during the 2012 kickoff event at the Oktibbeha County Boy's and Girl's Club.
STARKVILLE -- The retail growth of west Starkville will continue with Tractor Supply Co., which will open a new location in mid-to-late January.
SCOOBA -- In the midst of a recession, when most schools are scrambling to cut costs, East Mississippi Community College committed nearly $5 million last year to build a brand-new football stadium.
A man accused of stabbing another man this weekend appeared in municipal court Monday and was granted a continuance to negotiate a lower bond.
Five people were arrested Sunday and charged with felony malicious mischief after damaging a car at Ace 21 Apartments.
STARKVILLE -- One Mississippi State University student was arrested and another is in serious guarded condition at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle, following a Friday-night stabbing in the Cotton District.
Six years ago, Travis Outlaw Day started as a small gathering of roughly 100 people at McKee Park. Today, organizers expect close to 5,000 to attend the free, fun-filled day hosted by one of Starkville's most notable celebrities.
STARKVILLE -- Having a list of places to go and things to do without a vehicle is a quagmire many Mississippi State University students face -- until now.
STARKVILLE -- If you're a fan of gospel music, you're in for a treat Saturday. Peter's Rock Temple Church of God in Christ on Highway 182 will host a free gospel concert at 6 p.m. Saturday. Brandon Mitchell and Natchez-based gospel group S.W.AP. (Singers With A Purpose) will perform with the Peter's Rock choir for approximately three hours.
STARKVILLE -- While eight Democratic election candidates in Oktibbeha County had to campaign for two primary cycles, their Republican counterparts breathed easy knowing they'd clinched a spot in November.
The Starkville Police Department is looking for one juvenile and has another in custody in connection with two break-ins at Armstrong Middle School.
STARKVILLE -- Renewable energy is often the elephant in the room when thinking of solutions to reduce dependence on foreign oil for everyday transportation. Gas-electric hybrids, electric and hydrogen fuel systems have been developed over the years, but the solution to mass-production hasn't yet been found.
STARKVILLE -- Hopefully, rain won't threaten the Friday night boogie this year. The second annual Downtown Block Party, the first installment of the 2011 New South Weekends events, will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Sept. 23, the night before Mississippi State University hosts Louisiana Tech.
STARKVILLE -- There'll be a new sheriff in Oktibbeha County next year. Steve Gladney outlasted Dolph Bryan 2,753 votes to 2,322 in Tuesday's Democratic primary runoff and will face lone Republican candidate Rudy Johnson in November.
Local election results, updated through the night.
STARKVILLE -- About 9,000 Oktibbeha County residents are getting new addresses, as part of an effort to make the 911 system more efficient.
A dog attacked a child Friday afternoon in Columbus, sending him to the hospital and prompting area law enforcement officials to take a closer look at the city's leash laws and vicious-dog ordinance.
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