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MSU student launches nonprofit for rare disease

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Amanda Swanton always thought she was a normal 16-year-old. That changed one day when Swanton, while singing with her high school show choir, abruptly fainted.

'48 Hours' to air special on Labor Day murders

Posted 1/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard Schlesinger thought a "48 Hours" special might help stir enough interest in Starkville's infamous Labor Day murders to help police solve the case. It turned out the CBS News correspondent and his crew would get a front seat to the biggest break in the case since it opened in 1990.

Former county administrator passes away

Posted 1/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don Posey, a former Oktibbeha County administrator who served in the position for nearly 20 years, passed away in a Jackson hospital on Wednesday.

Court of Appeals rules in favor of Starkville industrial park rezoning

The state Court of Appeals has upheld an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court decision affirming the city of Starkville's rezoning of land for an under-construction industrial park.

Keeping Noxubee Refuge clean: Volunteers, visitors pitch in to keep trash from piling up during shutdown

Lana Taylor visits the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge about once a week. Taylor enjoys wildlife photography, but she took a picture of a different scene when she visited the refuge on Sunday morning.

Tagert will not seek re-election as MDOT commissioner

Mike Tagert is not a term limits advocate, with one exception: His own. Tagert, of Starkville, has confirmed he will not seek re-election as the state's Northern District Highway Commissioner.

Investigation into Oktibbeha unlawfully giving IHL member metal panels nearing completion

A State Auditor's Office investigation into whether Oktibbeha County wrongly gave away county property to a private citizen may be nearing completion.

Buffington recounts Stennis' leadership, character

Rex Buffington can still remember former U.S. Sen. John C. Stennis' reaction to learning a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier would be named in his honor.

SOCSD issues 600 iPads to teachers

Middle and high school classrooms in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will be a little different as class resumes today after the district deployed hundreds of iPads to its teachers on Friday.

Police: missing teen found safe at apartment complex

Starkville police confirmed Sunday afternoon that a missing teenager has been found and is safe.

Update: Missing teenager found safe

Starkville police confirmed Sunday afternoon that a missing teenager has been found and is safe.

Photo: First Golden Triangle baby of 2019

Magnolia Leigh Holdiness was the first baby of 2019 born at OCH Regional Medical Center in Starkville. She is Trevor and Courtney Holdiness' firstborn. Due on Jan. 21, Magnolia surprised her parents with an early arrival at 3:40 a.m. Tuesday. She weighed seven pounds, eight ounces, and was 19 inches long.

Year in review: 2018 sees arrest in Starkville's most infamous cold case

Posted 12/31/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

This year Starkville saw the first ever arrest in one of its oldest and most infamous cold cases.

Simmons overcomes low point of his life to become highly rated NFL prospect

Posted 12/29/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Brenda Simmons watched as her son, Jeffery, became a public villain. Then they leaned on each other to deal with the fallout.

Catholic priest scandal, MSU athletic success among top stories of 2018 in Starkville, Oktibbeha

Posted 12/29/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In 2018, the Mississippi State athletic programs continued to rise on the national stage and a long court battle over who would be Starkville's mayor was finally settled.

Starkville man arrested for felony domestic violence

Posted 12/28/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested Wednesday after police received a report he'd attacked someone.

Starkville woman arrested for Sycamore Street stabbing

Posted 12/27/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman has been arrested for a reported stabbing on Christmas Eve.

State senator faces DUI charge after wreck near Starkville

Posted 12/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A state senator is facing a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol after his truck went into a ditch near Starkville.

Oktibbeha improving chancery, justice court security

Posted 12/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is looking to strengthen security at what's been described as a "very dangerous" courthouse as it prepares to house two chancery judges for the first time in years.

Aldermen adopt access point code for properties

Posted 12/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville has a new access point management policy after aldermen unanimously approved one on Tuesday.


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