A Starkville man has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted arson.
Oktibbeha County School District has filed its intent to issue up to $13.2 million in bonds to help facilitate construction of new buildings needed for the consolidated school district's partnership with Mississippi State University.
Oktibbeha County's improving economy can be informally measured by a number of new buildings reaching to the sky and workers turning dirt at bustling projects, but the sale of bonds for the area's best bet for significant economic development -- a new industrial park -- won't occur until next year. Here's a look at five of Oktibbeha County's biggest economic development stories from 2014:
A lot of controversy stirred up by Starkville aldermen in 2013 -- their first six months in office -- followed them into 2014.
What do you call a family like the Sullivans? How would you describe a family whose challenges include not one, but two children with special needs?
Starkville's three-person budget committee will meet Jan. 5 to discuss how individual departments are adhering to their Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budgets.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed a board order Monday that called for the installation of a plaque honoring sitting aldermen.
Starkville officials hope to lure potential buyers for City Hall with the economic potential it has as a property located a short walk from Main Street's influential economy.
As it stands, a plaque will be placed on Starkville's new City Hall next year that will honor four aldermen who were not in office when its plans were developed and three others who fought against its construction.
Thanks to their team accepting an invitation to the Capital One Orange Bowl, Mississippi State fans will have the opportunity to ring in the new year in Miami -- literally.
Starkville aldermen approved a series of orders Tuesday that will position the city to proceed with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street branch next year.
The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation for Mississippi State University for the next decade.
Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a 61-page comprehensive plan Monday that will help guide future growth in the next 20 years.
An Associated Press report claims the state underfunded Starkville School District by $12.08 million from Fiscal Year 2009-2015.
"Think about how you can give back to your community and make it a better place," Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley R. Fisackerly said during Saturday's fall commencement ceremonies at Mississippi State University.
Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland tendered a letter of resignation this week to Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins and will step down from his position by the end of the year. Perkins asked Moreland to continue serving until June 30, but the commissioner refused.
A legal dispute between MSU quarterback Dak Prescott and a south Mississippi T-shirt maker moved to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court this week.
When is a week longer than seven days? When it involves the relationship between college baseball, dining out and economic impact.
Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum and leaders from other universities around the nation signed the Presidents' Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security on Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City.
Mississippi State University will welcome former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney to campus Jan. 28 to take part in the university's Global Lecture Series.
2. Romney's MSU visit at full capacity STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Ecolab reducing Columbus workforce COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. Tenn-Tom museum set to open next month COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. 2 events get partial funding from CVB COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY