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First lady recognizes Starkville schools

First Lady Michelle Obama gave kudos to the Starkville School District Wednesday for its efforts to improve the health of city students.


Foster homes needed for Starkville puppies

Six puppies from the Oktibbeha County Humane Society need temporary foster homes for the next two weeks before being transported to New England where their forever homes await them.


Cadence Bank laying off local workers

Cadence Bank could layoff as many as nine employees from its 11 Golden Triangle branches, a company spokesman said today.



Police still searching for suspects in computer, identity theft cases

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Police Department is still searching for two suspects wanted for stealing four touch-screen computers from Wal-Mart over the past three months, and a woman suspected of illegally using another woman’s debit card to purchase items from the same store.


Taylor leaves after 10 years on Starkville school board

Board president Walter Taylor received a send-off party Tuesday night after serving 10 years on the Starkville School District board of directors.


Starkville school board adjusts policy on public input

The Starkville School District board may have said one thing in their business meeting Tuesday night but did another.



Starkville city school board votes for school uniforms

Ten speakers and a full house showed up in polite and well-argued opposition to school uniforms, but the Starkville School District went against the apparent majority and voted unanimously on what they’re calling a dress code policy.



Starkville OKs new animal rules, considers bicycle helmet ordinance

The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved amendments to the city’s animal control ordinance aimed at improving living conditions for pets.


Starkville shooting suspect turns himself in

STARKVILLE - The second suspect wanted in connection with a weekend shooting on North Montgomery Street turned himself in to police just before lunch Tuesday, SPD Sgt. Chadd Garnett said.


County schools prepare for better state testing

Board members heard about plans being made and action taken to address academic performance in the Oktibbeha County School District as they prepare for state testing that begins in late March.


Art with issues: Mississippi State University professor’s poster among display on campus

The chain link fence next to Mississippi State University’s Colvard Student Union is lined with posters from all over the world. Of the more than 4,000 submissions, Good 50x70 judges chose a poster created by Mississippi State University graphic design professor Jude Landry to be one of 210 featured in a traveling display.


Oktibbeha supes plan work session on roads

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session later this month to discuss how to improve the county’s roads.The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session later this month to discuss how to improve the county’s roads.



County schools may rethink school uniform policy

Oktibbeha County school board members postponed their decision whether to allow students out of uniform as a reward so they can decide if the district will continue with a school uniform policy.



City schools to address policy at forum tonight

Ten people are on the agenda to speak to the Starkville school board about uniforms, an issue that is hotly contested and on the agenda for a board decision tonight.


Monday Profile: ‘No one day is the same’

Karen West has worked in hair salons across the Golden Triangle, from Blade’s Hair Styling in Columbus to Tokros in Starkville.


Census count coming

Posted 2/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the 2010 U.S. Census approaches, the city of Starkville’s census committee is gearing up for a round of advertisements to encourage participation among residents.


Police: No leads in tire vandalism

Posted 2/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is still searching for a suspect or suspects who slashed tires on a half-dozen vehicles last weekend.


Oktibbeha County’s WWII vets honored

Posted 2/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Andrew Lee Smith can still remember the bombing runs. Flying over enemy territory during the height of World War II, Smith was a fresh-faced 22-year-old from Mantee, serving as an Army Air Force navigator on a B-24 bomber.



MSU partnering with Choctaw Nation on green projects

Posted 2/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

PEARL RIVER — The Smith John Justice Center is a place where juveniles on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Neshoba County reservation are sent when they run afoul of the law.


Police search for computer thieves

Posted 2/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for two men suspected of stealing four high-end touch screen computers from Wal-Mart over the past three months.


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