Circuit Judge Lee Howard sentenced Mason Perry Jones to life in prison after he pleaded guilty to first-degree murder.
The Miss. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill renewing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax through 2018 this week.
Five applicants, including three internal Starkville Fire Department employees, will interview March 30 for the city's vacant fire chief position.
If Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen felt any added stress following a week that included two of his players being arrested and a nationally publicized incident involving quarterback Dak Prescott, he didn't show it Tuesday.
Last summer, first-generation college student Jenny Rogers took the trip of a lifetime.
Ward 3 Alderman David Little and Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard distanced themselves from Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn after the first-term representative accused Mayor Parker Wiseman of maintaining a minor day-to-day role as Starkville's chief executive.
The Mississippi Ethics Commission dismissed a 2014 Open Meetings Act complaint against Starkville aldermen that alleged impropriety with an earlier school board vote.
What should have been a quiet week for Mississippi State's football team was anything but.
Oktibbeha County supervisors approved two resolutions that continue a joint city-county process that will fund a new industrial park near the Highway 25 and Highway 182 intersection.
Starkville aldermen are set to vote today on pay raises for their own positions and for city employees.
Mississippi State wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson and three others have been arrested on drug charges in south Alabama.
Starkville's third annual Restaurant Week starts today, and Greater Starkville Development Partnership leaders say event has found its stride.
Starkville police arrested 34-year-old Demetric Hall on Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.
Frequent sanitation equipment failures could force Starkville aldermen to once again broach a residential rate increase after the board failed to raise monthly charges by $1.50 on Feb. 17.
The year's wet weather and cooler temperatures have not only caused numerous potholes to form in Starkville's roads, but also prevented city workers from acquiring the materials needed to fix the infrastructure issues.
A 911 hang-up call on Wednesday led to a Lumberton man being booked in Oktibbeha County Jail.
Two bills extending Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax are heading to their respective Miss. House and Senate local and private committees for discussion.
Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott and two teammates arrived back in Starkville after a fight caught on video in Panama City Beach, Fla., left Prescott with visible wounds to his face and back.
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