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Fit for a king: SHS homecoming king faces challenges with a kind heart, positive attitude

Posted 10/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Owen Hardin's week has seen him treated like royalty. Those who know the Starkville High School senior say that's only fitting.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A pioneer in cancer treatment

Posted 10/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Monday, OCH Regional Medical Center opened its new Breast Health and Imaging Center near the hospital with a ceremony dedicating the facility to a doctor who hasn't seen a patient in almost seven years.

Starkville approves Pleasant Acres bid

Posted 10/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville is gearing up to begin work on a major infrastructure project in the Pleasant Acres neighborhood after aldermen accepted a bid on the project during Tuesday's board meeting.

Oktibbeha to pave all of Longview Road

Posted 10/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County will soon pave Longview Road in its entirety, thanks to permission the county received from the Office of State Aid to expand the scope of the planned project.

Community Garden to rely on MSU staff, students and 'farmbots'

Posted 10/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University kicked off Green Week on Monday with a grand opening of its community garden.

Getting into gear: Three area teams to compete in BEST robotics challenge; RoboJackets seek seventh state title

Posted 10/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Camille Smith started her junior year of high school, she knew she wanted to help the environment. But it wasn't until she joined the robotics team that she decided to become an environmental engineer.

'It's got to be fixed by us': MBN agent, former addict offer stark picture of opioid crisis

Posted 10/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In his 20 years as a Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent, Lt. John Harless has seen his share of "crises" and "epidemics" -- words he said government agencies often apply to negative patterns. However, he said the opioid crisis sweeping across the United States stands out.

Labor Day murders: 'The family has suffered too long'

Posted 10/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Monday was Betty Jones' birthday. It was also the day Starkville Police Department investigators announced they may finally have her killer in custody.

Science-based crime-solving: Private labs use growing number of resources to help law enforcement match suspects to DNA profiles

Posted 10/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 2010, forensic DNA analyst Kathryn Rodgers created a DNA profile of the suspect in a 30-year-old sexual assault.

Labor Day murder suspect bond set at $11 million

Posted 10/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Alcorn County man's bond has been set at $11 million after his arrest for his connection to Starkville's 1990 Labor Day murders.

Arrest made in 1990 Labor Day murder case

Posted 10/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested a man believed to be connected to the infamous Labor Day murders of 1990.

Harper donates congressional papers to MSU

Posted 10/8/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Friday afternoon ceremony at Mississippi State University was a chance to honor two things, according to U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Starkville police arrest two for credit card fraud

Posted 10/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men are in jail after police arrested them for multiple counts of credit card fraud and conspiracy.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: An advocate for being proactive

Posted 10/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Robyn Havard was sure she'd never get breast cancer. As far as she knew in 2007, she had no family history of breast cancer. She always expected heart disease to be her primary concern and was so unworried about cancer she said she ignored advice to get mammograms.

Oktibbeha partners with energy audit company

Posted 10/4/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County has partnered with an energy audit company in an effort to see what steps it may be able to take to reduce its utility expenses.

Aldermen narrow down annexation study area

Posted 10/3/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen have voted to narrow down the city's annexation study to one area east of the city for further consideration.

Suspended Oktibbeha road manager accused of telling female employees to use bathroom in woods 'like the men'

Posted 10/2/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors issued a two-day suspension without pay to Road Manager Fred Hal Baggett after more employee complaints against him piled up during a marathon meeting on Monday.

Starkville man arrested for embezzlement at Walmart

Posted 10/2/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested late last week for embezzling money at Walmart.


Starkville, Oxford arts councils team up for competition

Posted 10/1/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oxford's art councils are getting in on the rivalry between the two cities with the first Scrambled Art Bowl to be hosted in November.



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