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Middle school mourning death of student

Posted 4/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Armstrong Middle School is preparing to bring local ministers and grief counselors on campus Monday to help students begin to deal with the tragic loss of one of their classmates.


TK Martin Center wins 2017 Starkville Restaurant Week grand prize

Posted 4/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability became the first local charity to win Starkville Restaurant Week's $5,000 grand prize donation twice, securing first place in this year's event with 4,741 votes.

Butler Snow, Woodrell bringing OCH RFP draft to supervisors Monday

Posted 4/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors will get their first look at a request for proposals for the sale or lease of OCH Regional Medical Center at 9 a.m. Monday when attorneys from Butler Snow and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell reveal a draft of the document to the board.

OCSO, SPD hosting drug take-back events Saturday

Posted 4/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents wishing to safely dispose of prescription medications may do so at two locations Saturday during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's Drug Take-back Day.

Henderson: Oktibbeha GOP ready to spend on candidates after primaries

Posted 4/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Republican Party has more than $10,000 on-hand to help push its candidates to victory in June's general election, while Democrats say they have not yet identified if and how they'll spend any money raised following Tuesday's primaries.

Starkville mayor's race raises $80K

Posted 4/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The three Democrats running in Starkville's mayoral race -- Damion Poe, local attorney Johnny Moore and former city chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill -- have raised a combined $80,000 in campaign contributions this year, but that figure lags behind how much their counterparts had raised by this time in 2013's municipal race.

9 aldermen candidates raise $17K for elections

Posted 4/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nine Starkville aldermen candidates reported taking in $17,108.25 in combined campaign donations this year as they worked to secure their respective ward races.

Prather named interim GSDP tourism director

Posted 4/25/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jennifer Prather, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's special events coordinator and Starkville Community Market manager, was promoted to the organization's newly established director of tourism position, the Partnership announced Monday.

Business booms for Starkville startup Glo

Posted 4/25/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost two years after a couple of Mississippi State students put together a company to market a "lighted ice cube" to serve in drinks, business is already booming or, more appropriately, 'glo-ing."

Neal withdraws from Starkville's Ward 5 race

Posted 4/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 5's municipal election will now be decided in the May 2 Democratic Primary after Republican candidate Chase Neal withdrew from the race.

Starkville records first dip in sales taxes for FY 17

Posted 4/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville recorded a 3.18 percent decline in sales tax receipts in February compared to last year's mark, which represents the first downward trend for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1.

Young gets 50 years for 2015 gas station shooting

Posted 4/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man is going to prison for 50 years after he was convicted Thursday of shooting a gas station attendant in 2015.

New SOCSD superintendent pledges to create '21st century school district' in Oktibbeha

Posted 4/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Incoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant says he's committed to creating a 21st century school district that prepares students for future job markets many have yet to envision.

Photo: Three empty chairs

Posted 4/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three empty chairs sat in front of constituents during a town hall meeting at the Oktibbeha County Chancery Courthouse in Starkville Thursday evening, in what was meant to be a discussion between citizens and their U.S. congressional delegation. Indivisible Golden Triangle staged the town hall, inviting Sen. Thad Cochran, Rep. Gregg Harper and Sen. Roger Wicker. All three declined. The questions constituents would have asked the men were written down and will be delivered to their respective offices.

Starkville man charged with shooting into a dwelling

Posted 4/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The U.S. Marshal Task Force, along with local law enforcement agents, served warrants on a Starkville man Thursday for residential burglary and shooting into a dwelling.

Slimantics: Challenger tragedy and the man who tried to prevent it

Posted 4/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At the beginning of his lecture Wednesday evening in the Foster Ballroom at the Colvard Student Union on Mississippi State's campus, Allan McDonald had some difficulty with his power-point presentation.

Oktibbeha considers GPS trackers for road equipment

Posted 4/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County punted a decision on placing Global Positioning System (GPS) trackers in road department vehicles to May after supervisors raised questions Monday about employees' productivity and how such a tracking system would affect morale.

Candidates talk zoning, other issues at final forum

Posted 4/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Candidates at the third and final Starkville-Oktibbeha Voter Education Initiative forum agreed members of the next board of aldermen will face a multitude of challenges for a city in the midst of rapid change.

Youngsters run the show at annual Kids' Fair

Posted 4/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Skill games, lemonade stands, art stations, food and crafts vendors -- it all sounds a lot like the small-town festivals so popular every spring. This event, however, boasts a twist: Kids are in charge.

Aldermen send second potential case to DA's office

Posted 4/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time this year, Starkville aldermen voted behind closed doors to ask District Attorney Scott Colom to review a potential criminal case against a former city employee.


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