STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Starkville-Oktibbeha hires two principals

Two principal hires became official Thursday during a special-call meeting of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees.

SOCSD to host second job fair

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is looking for candidates to fill 20 classroom teacher openings expected for the upcoming school year.

More challengers enter Oktibbeha supes races

Three new candidates have qualified to run for Oktibbeha County supervisor seats. Clint McCain, Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Leonardo "Knot Knot" Thompson have entered the supervisor races for districts 1, 3 and 4, respectively.

Dog-riding monkeys specialty act to perform at Starkville Rodeo

They call Tim Lepard the "Wild Thang." Lepard, a Pontotoc native, used to be a bullfighter -- even winning a bullfighter of the year award three years in a row. In 1987, Lepard said, a world champion bullfighter gave him some advice to try something new.

Board authorizes drafting annexation ordinance

The city of Starkville will move ahead with drafting an annexation ordinance after aldermen voted to authorize City Attorney Chris Latimer to work with urban planning consultant Mike Slaughter to do so at Tuesday's meeting.

Starkville increases sanitation rates

Starkville aldermen approved a sanitation pick-up rate increase on Tuesday to fund required work to bring the city's landfill into compliance with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality regulations.

Man arrested for choking, punching woman in car

A Starkville man has been arrested for aggravated assault after reportedly choking and punching a female victim.

Court filing reveals $500K awarded in Kersh case

An Oktibbeha County Circuit Court filing has shed light on how much each party in a civil case against the Mississippi Department of Public Safety received in court-ordered payments.

Aldermen to decide on annexation Tuesday

On Tuesday, Starkville's board of aldermen will decide whether to press ahead with drafting an annexation ordinance to add new territory to the city's east.

Starkville man arrested for stolen vehicle

A Starkville man was arrested Saturday night at Dollar General after fleeing law enforcement in a stolen vehicle.

MHP trooper indicted for manslaughter

A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted for culpable negligence manslaughter for the fatal 2017 crash that led to the death of Mississippi State University student-athlete Kaelin Kersh.

Former parks employee gets probation for defrauding state

A former Starkville Parks and Recreation Department employee has been sentenced to five years probation after pleading guilty in an embezzlement case.

MHP trooper indicted for manslaughter in Kersh case

Posted 1/31/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi Highway Patrol trooper has been indicted for culpable negligence manslaughter for the fatal 2017 crash that led to the death of Mississippi State University student-athlete Kaelin Kersh.

Devaughn pleads not guilty to Labor Day murder charges

Posted 1/31/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Michael Wayne Devaughn, a suspect indicted earlier this week in Starkville's infamous 1990 Labor Day murders, pleaded not guilty to his charges during a Wednesday afternoon arraignment in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

MSU, C Spire partner to test state's first terabit network

Posted 1/31/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

C Spire and Mississippi State University have recently announced the successful testing of the state's first terabit-speed network connection.

 

Rienzi man indicted for Labor Day 1990 murders

Posted 1/30/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County grand jury has indicted suspects in the 1990 Labor Day murders and a fatal car accident on Lampkin Street last spring.

Aldermen interview two community development director candidates

Posted 1/30/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen interviewed two candidates for the city's vacant Community Development Director position on Tuesday.

Partnership recounts growth, accomplishments of 2018

Posted 1/30/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Greater Starkville Development Partnership leaders lauded the organization's growth in 2018 at its annual banquet on Tuesday evening.

Talley gets 50 years in Cotton District rape case

Posted 1/29/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Monday morning guilty plea in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court has concluded a 2016 Cotton District sexual assault case. Jerry Talley, 32, of McCool, was sentenced to 50 years in prison, with an additional 10 suspended, after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual battery.

Suspect indicted in Labor Day murders

Posted 1/29/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The man accused last year in the Starkville Labor Day murders has been indicted for murder and sexual battery.

 

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