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Dandass convicted of sexual battery

Mississippi 16th Circuit Judge Lee Coleman sentenced former Mississippi State University professor Yoginder Dandass to 20 years in prison after an Oktibbeha County jury found him guilty of sexual battery Friday.

Prisoner's revoked parole reveals inconsistencies

On July 8, 2014, the Mississippi Parole Board gave Nathan Sinko notice he would be released from prison in September, but he remains in custody today due to what his attorney describes as an unfair procedural change made by the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

Jurors to consider Dandass case

Attorneys will hand the case of Yoginder Dandass over to jurors after making one final pitch today.


Election results unchanged after affidavits

The end results of Tuesday's Oktibbeha County Democratic and Republican primaries went unchanged after election officials added about 100 additional affidavit votes to the totals Wednesday.


SPD searching for armed robbery suspect

The Starkville Police Department is searching for an unidentified man who held up a gas station at gunpoint.

Second arrest made stemming from Central Ave. incident

Starkville police officers charged a second suspect with aggravated assault in connection with a July Central Avenue incident.

Randle holds constable seat, Williams re-elected

District 2 Constable Curtis Randle and District 5 Supervisor Joe Williams secured victories in Tuesday's Democratic primary and will return to their respective seats next term.


Two Oktibbeha County Justice Court races move to runoff

Two Oktibbeha County democratic races look to be heading to runoffs after Tuesday's primary elections.


Sexual battery trial for former professor begins

Yoginder Dandass' trial for sexual battery began Monday afternoon in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

School supe: Building split 'does not meet intent of law'

A July letter addressed to supervisors from Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway says the county's decision to split the use of the former Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home between the new district and emergency management "does not meet the intent" of law approved by legislators.


Tuesday's Democratic primaries could decide 4 local Oktibbeha seats

Tuesday's primary elections could settle four Oktibbeha County races and bring clarity to others.



Oktibbeha supervisors mum on state flag issue

Oktibbeha County supervisors are not scheduled to discuss whether to remove the Mississippi state flag from county-owned property Monday, but board members say they'll deal with the issue if it's forced.


13 Oktibbeha candidates miss pre-election campaign finance deadline

Posted 7/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ten of Oktibbeha County's 44 county-wide candidates failed to turn in campaign finance forms due Tuesday, and two more candidates submitted their respective documents after the deadline.

Police charge Starkville woman with multiple counts of credit card fraud

Posted 7/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 25-year-old Starkville woman faces eight counts of credit card fraud.

Starkville locks in employee pay with raises for aldermen, mayor

Posted 7/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's lowest-paid employees will earn at least $10 per hour starting July 2017, and aldermen still must figure out how to financially cover the salary increase.

Starkville orders removal of state flag on city property

Posted 7/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville on Tuesday joined other Mississippi cities choosing not to fly the state flag above municipal buildings, as aldermen voted 4-3 to lower the flag.

Aldermen to discuss raises for workers, elected officials

Posted 7/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time in two months, Starkville aldermen will discuss setting a minimum $10-per-hour pay raise for city employees and an annual increase for the incoming administration.


OCH betting on improved financial position

Posted 7/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center's tentative Fiscal Year 2015-2016 budget shows officials are more optimistic about the hospital's short-term financial future.


MSU graduate Craven takes over campus radio

Posted 7/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University junior Blake Stacy stumbled upon one of the true passions in his life.


Votes building against Wynn's flag-removing resolution

Posted 7/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's upcoming resolution to remove the state flag from flying on city property will pass or fail by a razor-thin margin.



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