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Scared straight: Graphic images used to discourage underage drinking

Posted 3/31/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — As images of mangled vehicles and car accident victims flashed on the Greensboro Center auditorium screen Tuesday night, many of the 40 or 50 Starkville School District students in attendance had to avert their eyes.

 

Artist becomes victim: Student profiled in Dispatch story has equipment stolen

Posted 3/31/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student profiled in the Monday edition of The Dispatch was the victim of a burglary Tuesday night at his home in Starkville.

 

 

Starkville Now: Passover and Resurrection Sunday (link)

Posted 3/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Authorities search for robbery, false pretense suspects

Posted 3/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement officials in Oktibbeha County are asking for the public’s help to find two suspects wanted for unrelated crimes. The Starkville Police Department is searching for a suspect who robbed a convenience store this weekend on Highway 12.

Monday Profile: Nature, music in harmony

Posted 3/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mississippi State University student Wyn Dawson walked along the Trail of Big Trees this weekend in the Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge, his thoughts were interrupted by the sound of a female Red-cockaded Woodpecker tapping determinedly on a nearby tree.

Highlands Plantation owners fund road repaving

Posted 3/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The streets of the Highlands Plantation resort community have been in disrepair for years. The roadways have deteriorated, potholes have grown deeper and discontent among residents has left the community’s homeowners struggling to find renters, Highlands Plantation Home Owners Association President Jay Bradley said.

 

Federal grants aid Starkville, Columbus airports

Posted 3/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Columbus-Lowndes Airport and George M. Bryan Field in Starkville are two of the more than 30 state airport facilities getting grants from an $8.6 million federal Airport Improvement Program.

 

 

Starkville Now: How should they move forward? (link)

Posted 3/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Earth Hour set for this weekend

Posted 3/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is joining a global environmental initiative this weekend by turning off all non-essential lights in city buildings and encouraging citizens to do the same at home.

 

 

Scholarship helps woman learn English   

Posted 3/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Mahnaz Wahidi has been given a chance to achieve her educational dreams through a local scholarship fund.   

 

 

Overturn of school board veto could be dead

Posted 3/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — When the Starkville Board of Aldermen finally appoints the next member of the Starkville School District board of trustees, as few as five of the city’s seven aldermen could be a part of the process.

 

Joint effort to improve aerospace industry

Posted 3/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Improvements could be on the way to Mississippi State University’s Raspet Flight Research Laboratory and the surrounding infrastructure thanks to a joint effort between the city of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, MSU and the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

Local business celebrates opening with patients its doctors have helped save

Posted 3/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Bernice Edwards walked toward Dr. Charles Montgomery Tuesday in the lobby of Cancer Care at Premier Health Complex, she smiled, stuck out her arm and gave him a warm hug. When she emerged from the embrace, the Maben woman wiped her moist eyes with a tissue.

 

Sheriff's department nabs burglars

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department last week arrested two Starkville men for burglarizing a business on Old West Point Road.

 

 

Hospital breaks ground on expansion project

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nearly 18 months after Oktibbeha County voters approved a $27.5 million bond issue to pay for the expansion of Oktibbeha County Hospital, the project broke ground Tuesday during a ceremony at the facility on Hospital Road. A host of citizens, business leaders, city and county officials, hospital administrators and employees attended the ceremony. Officials also unveiled the hospital’s new name, OCH Regional Medical Center, and logo.

 

 

One shooting suspect still awaiting extradition

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One Starkville man was in Oktibbeha County Jail this morning and another was awaiting extradition from New Orleans to face charges of aggravated assault for a shooting on North Montgomery Street last October.

 

 

Byrne to remain until late April

Posted 3/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne, who announced Monday he’ll be leaving the school for University of Arizona, will be on board in Starkville until late April as MSU begins a search for his replacement.

 

Byrne: Decision to leave MSU 'a good one for my family'

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Talk about a case of the Mondays.

 

Construction to begin on hospital expansion

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction on the Oktibbeha County Hospital renovation and expansion project is set to begin Tuesday as OCH officials, county supervisors and local business leaders gather for a groundbreaking ceremony at the site on Hospital Road.

 

MSU athletic director Byrne leaving for Arizona AD job

Posted 3/22/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After less than two full years, Mississippi State University Athletic Director Greg Byrne is leaving to become athletic director at the University of Arizona, Mississippi State officials said this morning.

 

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