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Magnolia Film Fest: An 'illuminating' experience

Posted 2/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival will feature filmmakers from Tupelo to Bangladesh, but one Golden Triangle participant will be front and center Friday night.

Rhea awaits bond hearing in Picayune

Posted 2/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman arrested for aiding a prisoner escape custody is awaiting a bond hearing in Pearl River County Jail.

Coroner: MSU student died of cocaine, heroin overdose

Posted 2/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Mississippi State University student found dead in an off-campus apartment more than a week ago died from an accidental drug overdose, Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt said. Hunt received toxicology results from the state medical examiner, which showed Teresa Ann Veal, 20, died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin.


TVA power expansion to aid Starkville development

Posted 2/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Expansion plans by the Tennessee Valley Authority will give Starkville a new tool to recruit businesses. TVA will build a 14-mile stretch of transmission lines that will cut through Clayton Village on Highway 182 past the Thad Cochran Research Park. The transmission lines will be completed by spring 2013.


Saturday Profile: Starkville Walmart's Brandon Turner's job gives new meaning to 'moonlighting'

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- For many, the world at night goes unseen. The setting sun usually signifies the end of another day and the beginning of bedtime rituals and preparations for the morning. But for Brandon Turner, a shift manager at Walmart in Starkville, the "day" is just getting started.


Colleagues tout superintendent's many assets

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One can glean plenty from a superintendent's relationship with the school board president. Former Bulloch County School Board President David Ball doesn't have a negative word about Lewis Holloway, new superintendent of Starkville School District.



Officer suffers broken arm in burglary arrest

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville Police officer was injured Thursday while arresting a burglary suspect in the Cotton District.



Holloway ready to get to work in Starkville

Posted 2/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Lewis Holloway has a busy summer ahead of him. That time of the year is typically the busiest for school administrators, as they work to prepare for the next school year.



Starkville hires new superintendent

Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent.



Summer Chase fire ruled an accident

The Starkville Fire Department Wednesday ruled the Jan. 27 fire that demolished four Summer Chase apartments and displaced seven people was an accident.



Sturgis Aldermen table rally board's offer

The Sturgis Board of Aldermen Tuesday tabled a request that would have sealed the deal on the Red Hills Motorcycle Rally returning after a one-year hiatus.



Holloway chosen as Starkville superintendent

STARKVILLE -- Lewis Holloway is Starkville School District's new superintendent. The SSD board of trustees unanimously voted Thursday to select Holloway, who has spent the last five years as superintendent of Bulloch County Schools in Georgia.


Local woman aids in inmate escape

A Starkville woman is charged with aiding the escape of an inmate.

Saddle up: The pros are headed to Starkville to rodeo

On Friday and Saturday, the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association is coming to the Mississippi Horse Park. Hosted by the Starkville Rotary Club, this event is the club's largest fundraiser each year. The members strive to not only make it an exciting, edge-of-your-seat event, but also donate proceeds to help support local youth through the tuition guarantee program.


Starkville officials clash over legality of stormwater charges

The Starkville Board of Aldermen tabled a measure Tuesday that would expedite drainage improvements in the city.



Turner appointed to Starkville school board

Jenny Turner is the newest member of the Starkville School District board of trustees. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday to name Turner, who has two children in the district, to the five-member board. Turner will replace board member and former board president Pickett Wilson, whose term expires in March.



Murder, assault cases continued in Oktibbeha Circuit Court

The high-profile cases of the January term of Oktibbeha County Circuit Court were continued Tuesday. The defense team of George Johnson, 21, or Weir, filed a motion to determine whether he is mentally fit to stand trial. Johnson will be evaluated at the state hospital in Whitefield. Johnson's case was continued to the April term.



Details remain sparse in MSU student's death

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt expects to have autopsy results for Mississippi State University student Teresa Ann Veal by Wednesday afternoon. Veal, of 100 Camden Court, Madison, was found unresponsive at Dawgs Landing Apartments on Louisville Street shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday.



Sturgis to consider new rally agreement

The Sturgis Motorcycle Rally board Monday submitted a proposal to the town of Sturgis that could determine the fate of the summertime rally.



Board to decide between McInnis, Holloway

STARKVILLE -- The interviews are done. Now, the five-member Starkville School District board of trustees must decide who'll take the district from good to great. Dr. Lewis Holloway and Dr. Michael McInnis met Starkville educators, parents and community members Monday night, starting the first public portion of the superintendent search since it began.



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