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MSU bomb threat spurs campus search

Posted 5/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agents beefed up patrols and dispatched bomb-sniffing dogs to Mississippi State University buildings as police reacted to a telephoned bomb threat Friday.



Boeing selects Mississippi State for new research center

Posted 5/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of the world's leading aerospace companies has selected Mississippi State University to host its Stitched Resin Infused Composite Research Center.



Filing: DOJ has issues with consolidation plan

Posted 5/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The U.S. Department of Justice has multiple issues with the upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's merger plan, including the preservation of a "one-race, African-American" school already comprised mostly of minority students, court records show.



Mississippi Horse Park to host 4-H Horse Show this weekend

Posted 5/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Horse Park on Saturday will host the Oktibbeha County 4-H Horse Show.



Starkville begins planning for possible historic district signage

Posted 5/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Members of Starkville's Historic Preservation Committee say they want future signage to distinguish between ordinance-protected residential neighborhoods and those simply denoting historical areas as the street department crafts plans to install signage in the Needmore community.


While focused on auto industry, MSU's CAVS broadens its scope

Posted 5/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Now with a regular staff of 60 full-time employees and 240 professors, faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students, Mississippi State University's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems has grown enormously since it was founded in 2000 as part of the state's efforts to recruit Nissan to the state.


Investigators say extension cord caused Cappe's fire

Posted 5/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Fire Department officials say a malfunctioning extension cord in Cappe's Steakhouse caused a May 16 fire.


6 arrested in connection to Clay County murder

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six men, including two who allegedly hindered investigators, face charges in connection with the May 15 murder of James White in Clay County.

Starkville again commits to LINK-backed park search

Posted 5/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK chief operating officer Joey Deason predicted bond intent notices that could help fund a future industrial park will come before city and county leaders as early as July now that both boards have formally recommitted to the organization's search for land.


Starkville awards bonds to Tenn. bank

Posted 5/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen awarded its $2.7 million-maximum infrastructure bonds to FTN Financial, a subsidiary of the Memphis, Tennessee-based First Horizon National Corporation, during Thursday's recess meeting.


Walker sees opportunities with Parks hosting tourneys

Posted 5/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Look for Starkville Parks and Recreation officials, once under direct oversight by city aldermen, to aggressively market itself as a sports tournament host in an effort to impact its own revenues and overall sales tax receipts.

Starkville men charged in firearm theft

Posted 5/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has charged two local residents for their alleged connection to a May 13 auto burglary.

Wynn: City employees improperly using vehicles

Posted 5/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's attempt to create and adopt stricter city vehicle-usage rules was pulled from the agenda Tuesday after aldermen complained the new policy was not available for inspection before the meeting.

Deputies arrest naked man charging traffic near MSU

Posted 5/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 24-year-old Lexington man was charged with disorderly conduct Friday after he allegedly stripped naked and charged at oncoming traffic on Blackjack Road.

Traction building for county subdivision regulations

Posted 5/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors agreed Monday to invite Mike Slaughter, of the Oxford-based urban planning firm Slaughter and Associates, back to the Oktibbeha County board table for discussions on developing and implementing subdivision rules.

Phelps named emergency management director

Posted 5/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shank Phelps, who serves as an elected constable and sheriff's deputy, can add another job to his ever-growing resume: emergency management director.

A look at Oktibbeha County campaign finance reports

Posted 5/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirteen of Oktibbeha County's 45 candidates for office this election cycle failed to file their first campaign finance reports before May 8's deadline, and four of those seeking office have still failed to turn in their respective paperwork.

Steakhouse closed after Saturday fire

Posted 5/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cappe's Steakhouse in Starkville is closed until further notice after a Saturday fire gutted its kitchen area.


Missing Oktibbeha resident found safe in NC

Posted 5/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents called off the search for a missing Oktibbeha County man after he was found safe in North Carolina on Friday.


A hero's farewell: Fallen police officer comes home to Starkville

Posted 5/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As rain fell and wind blew Saturday, an off-duty sheriff's deputy held an American flag in one hand and saluted with the other while a 14-minute procession of law enforcement agencies from throughout the South escorted a fallen officer home.


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