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Oktibbeha to schedule public hearing for vicious animal ordinance

STARKVILLE -- In anticipation of public pressure to adopt a vicious animal ordinance, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors plans to schedule public hearings about the issue at Tuesday's meeting.



Three arrested in accident Friday morning

STARKVILLE -- A Yazoo City man involved in a multi-car accident that sent two passengers to the hospital Friday morning was arrested and charged with felony hit-and-run. 



Owners of dogs who attacked two children charged

STARKVILLE -- The owners of five dogs that attacked two children in Oktibbeha County last month have been charged with two counts of aggravated assault.


Area teens get their first taste of the workforce selling drinks at MSU events

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.


Bond for MSU student accused in stabbing reduced

The Mississippi State University student accused of stabbing a fellow student had his bond reduced and will face an Oktibbeha County grand jury.



North Central United Way looking for corporate boost

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.



Tractor Supply attracted by Starkville's farmers, horse owners

STARKVILLE -- The retail growth of west Starkville will continue with Tractor Supply Co., which will open a new location in mid-to-late January.



EMCC to christen new football stadium Thursday

Posted 8/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.



Stabbing suspect granted continuance for bond negotiation

Posted 8/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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 arrested for damaging vehicle

Posted 8/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five people were arrested Sunday and charged with felony malicious mischief after damaging a car at Ace 21 Apartments.


Police: Starkville man stabbed fellow MSU student

Posted 8/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.



A project with CLASS: Greater Starkville Development Partnership's Project Community Leaders Assisting Schools for Success helps students, teachers

Posted 8/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County



NBA star gives back with Travis Outlaw Day

Posted 8/27/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Zipcar shared-vehicle service officially launched at MSU

Posted 8/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Concert showcases talent from gospel workshop

Posted 8/26/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.



Republican candidates not in the Oktibbeha primary prepare for November

Posted 8/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.



Armstrong Middle School break-in suspects caught on camera

Posted 8/25/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is looking for one juvenile and has another in custody in connection with two break-ins at Armstrong Middle School.


Movin' Maroon: MSU Students show off their alternative-fuel vehicle

Posted 8/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Rain or shine, Starkville will party

Posted 8/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Bryan falls to Gladney in Oktibbeha sheriff runoff

Posted 8/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


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