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Auditor: Starkville has clean FY 18 audit

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville has posted clean results for its Fiscal Year 2018 audit, according to a Watkins, Ward and Stafford auditor.


Sticking together: Triplets coming to MSU together after brother's acceptance to ACCESS program

Posted 3/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Denise Newton believes a February acceptance letter from Mississippi State University will completely change her son Rees' life.


Locksley, Blackjack multi-use path projects underway

Posted 3/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Work has started on a $1 million project to build multi-use pathways from Montgomery Street to MSU's campus.


Oktibbeha man arrested for sexual battery

Posted 3/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office investigators have arrested a man for a reported Friday sexual battery incident.


SFD, Meridian Community College partner for fire education program

Posted 3/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lt. Roosevelt Harris is closer now than he's ever been to getting his first degree. Harris, 48, is a 24-year veteran of the Starkville Fire Department. He's one of 20 of the department's firefighters participating in a program at Meridian Community College to receive associate's degrees in fire protection technology.


Columbus 1-percent sales tax request for amphitheater in legislative limbo

Posted 3/13/2019 in Area

A new bill that would create an additional 1-percent sales tax at restaurants in Columbus seems to be in limbo in legislative committees.


Mayor, aldermen talk annexation at Lunch and Learn

A Lunch and Learn session, hosted by the Greater Starkville Development Partnership, offered a chance for city officials to discuss annexation with residents as Starkville continues work on an annexation ordinance.


BOA offers Kim community development job

Starkville's Board of Aldermen extended an offer to Sungman "Simon" Kim to become the city's next Community Development Director on Tuesday after a lengthy discussion about his pay.


New narratives festival to focus on corporate communication, changing avenues for communication

For the second year, Mississippi State's Department of Communication will host the New Narratives Festival and Conference to focus on the changing landscape of communication.


MSU donates bus to Oktibbeha County EMA

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency is closer to having a mobile command center after receiving a bus from Mississippi State University.


All five supervisor races competitive

Seven new candidates joined county races as the qualification period for 2019's election came to a close on Friday.


Fundraiser launches for safe shelter

The Starkville Oktibbeha Civic Engagement Collaborative launched a fundraising campaign for a safe shelter with some help, and laughs, from MSU's Lab Rats improv comedy group on Thursday.


Potholes breaking open due to heavy rains

Posted 2/28/2019 in Area

Local road departments are scrambling to deal with issues that have popped up after last week saw more than a month's worth of rain dumped on the area.


Starkville, West Point helping with storm recovery

Posted 2/26/2019 in Area

Justin Edwards isn't new to responding to storms.


MSU lands $7.2 million Army contract

Posted 2/26/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University has secured a competitive $7.2 million federal contract to help the U.S. Army test unmanned aircraft systems technologies.


'10 dogs, two cats and a turtle': Pets kept safe at local print shop after tornado damaged grooming business

Posted 2/24/2019 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Kelly Ervin and Jackie Taylor were working at Fast Dog Print Co. in east Columbus when a storm barreled through town on Saturday afternoon.


Scott Kelly encourages MSU students to do things that are hard and never give up

Posted 2/22/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Scott Kelly didn't start having second thoughts about his first space flight until he was already bolted into the space shuttle's cockpit.


Lime pulling out of Starkville, MSU

Posted 2/21/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lime is withdrawing from the Starkville market, and according to officials, is citing Mississippi State University's decision to not allow scooters on campus as its reason for leaving.


Gann enters Oktibbeha sheriff's race

Posted 2/21/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville Police Department officer has entered the Oktibbeha County sheriff's race.


Hunting ordinance draws mixed reviews

Posted 2/20/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville's effort to adjust its discharge of firearms ordinance to allow for hunting on land brought in through annexation drew some mixed reaction at the first public hearing on Tuesday.



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