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Longview man escapes structure fire through window

Posted 5/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Longview resident escaped his burning home Saturday after he first thought someone was breaking in, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan confirmed.



Coroner: Starkville bicyclist killed in Sunday crash

Posted 5/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle while he biked along Highway 25 Sunday.


37-year-old gown heads to state pageant

Posted 5/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cheryl Prewitt Salem is borrowing something from the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum for a special occasion.

MSU civil engineering students to compete in Concrete Canoe National Championship

Posted 5/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Taking a ride in a concrete canoe. It sounds like a colorful euphemism for a mafia hit, but for Mississippi State students Diana Linder and Kristen Sauceda, it's a reward for a year's work.

OCH trustees balk at due diligence request

Posted 5/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center trustees and Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton say the hospital cannot produce a wealth of public and protected financial information about the organization by June 12 -- the date set by Oktibbeha County's request for proposals for questions from potential bidders -- and opening up the books could put OCH at a disadvantage with competitors before a potential sale is likely decided at the polls this year.

OCH petition gaining momentum

Posted 5/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk's office is vetting more than 2,000 signatures from local residents seeking a referendum on a potential sale of OCH Regional Medical Center.

Foundation funds innovative projects

Posted 5/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After anxiously waiting through the safety and instruction lesson, Kristina Rudd's third grade students at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary began their hands-on science unit.

Stansbury, SOCSD reach deal to develop lake property

Posted 5/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pending 16th section lease between former Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury and the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District could bring about new housing developments at Oktibbeha County Lake.

Moore, Spruill combine for $100K in campaign donations

Posted 5/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville mayoral candidates Johnny Moore and Lynn Spruill have raised a combined $100,000 in their attempts to secure the city's highest elected seat, documents show.

Outlaw pleads guilty to felony marijuana charge

Former professional basketball player Travis Outlaw will serve two years of non-adjudicated probation after pleading guilty to a felony marijuana charge Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Cartoonist lauds state, speaks on career at Starkville Rotary

The Starkville Rotary Club meeting Monday at the Starkville Country Club was one of continuous laughter and enthusiasm as two-time Pulitzer prize finalist Marshall Ramsey spoke of his journeys as a Mississippian and cartoonist.

Camp, Carver primary heading to runoff next week

Ward 1 voters will head back to the polls May 16 to decide Republican Primary between challenger Jason Camp and incumbent Alderman Ben Carver after party officials rejected a previously accepted affidavit ballot Monday.

MSU track athlete dies early Sunday

Mississippi State track and field runner Kaelin Kersh died in a car accident early Sunday morning. She graduated with a degree in kinesiology and health fitness studies on Friday after turning 22 last month.

Partnership hires Oxford firm for CEO search

An outside group is now leading the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's search for a new chief executive officer.

Republicans count affidavits; Carver takes lead in Ward 1

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver now has a one-vote lead over his Republican challenger, Jason Camp, after party executives accepted two previously rejected affidavit ballots Thursday.

Poe: Moore treated me 'like a peasant'

After conceding his campaign and endorsing fellow Democrat Lynn Spruill for mayor Tuesday, former candidate Damion Poe took to social media Wednesday and slammed mayoral candidate Johnny Moore, alleging the local attorney snubbed him at events and warning voters to "beware of Republicans in Democrat clothing."

Spruill, Moore head to May 16 runoff

Former Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill edged local attorney Johnny Moore in Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor, but the two will meet again in a May 16 runoff after Spruill fell almost 3 percent shy of securing a majority in the election.

Camp edges Carver in Ward 1 primary

Starkville Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jason Camp held on for a one-vote victory over Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Oktibbeha now actively seeking OCH bids

Oktibbeha County supervisors could begin reviewing sealed bids for an OCH Regional Medical Center purchase in about two months.

Goodbye Mariah: More than 1,000 attend vigil in memory of Armstrong Middle School student

Laoneda Carpenter can remember her last conversation with her 12-year-old daughter, Mariah Isaacs. The exchange was similar to one they had every weekday morning. She reminded Isaacs to let her poodle, Smoky, outside before leaving for school.


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