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Area YTD sales tax collections up across Golden Triangle

Posted yesterday in Area

Fiscal year-to-date sales tax collections are up across the Golden Triangle, despite a dip in revenue for the month in Columbus.


County continues seeking easements for Blackjack Road project

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is moving along in discussions with several property owners to acquire needed easements to begin a road improvement project along Blackjack Road.


Emerson withdrawing from J.L. King Center

Posted 5/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After 25 years, changes are coming to the J.L. King Center as funding from Emerson's Family Centered Programs has run out.


Fred's Starkville location closing

Posted 5/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fred's in Starkville will close its doors this summer amid a second round of more than 100 store closures across the Southeast.


MSU corporation purchases Cadence Bank

Posted 5/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will have a new downtown presence in Starkville after its affiliate Research and Technology Corporation closed on a deal to purchase Cadence Bank.


SPD arrests two, seeking one suspect for shooting

Posted 5/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested two men and are seeking a third in connection with a shooting at the Chandler Park Apartments.


SPD honors area's fallen officers in National Police Week memorial service

Posted 5/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's been a few days more than four years since Liquori Tate was fatally shot in Hattiesburg. Tate, a Starkville native and Hattiesburg Police Department officer, and fellow officer Benjamin Deen were killed on May 9, 2015. Tate was 25 at the time. Deen was 34.


Troop 45 dedicates renovated hut, pavilion

Posted 5/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Martha Barnes wanted to cry when she walked into the newly renovated Boy Scout Troop 45 hut on Monday evening. Barnes, who's served with the troop committee since 1972, said the troop has gone through several homes through the years, and even toyed at one point with the idea of building its own hut.


Monday profile: Long-serving volunteer says 'simple things make a big difference'

Posted 5/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Evita Lopez has been volunteering as long as she can remember. Lopez, who hails from the Philippines and came to the area to attend Mississippi State University in 1985 for graduate school, got her start as a volunteer as a child in her home country.


Smith campaign has pile of cash despite being outraised by McLean

Posted 5/13/2019 in Area

Candidates for Mississippi legislative offices had raised thousands of dollars by the end of the first reporting period Friday, when candidates were required to report contributions and disbursements to the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office.


Starkville weighing regulations for Airbnb properties

Posted 5/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Julie Baca, who lives in Oktibbeha Gardens, wasn't very familiar with Airbnb. That changed a few months ago, when the owners of a nearby house began using the online service to regularly rent it out to visitors.


Oktibbeha sheriff's race nets $6K-plus in fundraising

Posted 5/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two candidates in the Oktibbeha County sheriff's race have raised more than $6,600 in campaign funding, according to campaign financing reports submitted to the circuit clerk's office by Friday's filing deadline.


Starkville officials pitch 1-percent tax at forum

Posted 5/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local leaders made their cases for a new 1-percent tourism tax to support Starkville's parks and recreation system -- including the construction of a new $20 million-plus recreation facility with tournament-ready fields at Cornerstone Park -- at a Thursday night forum.


Indiana barbershop murder suspect arrested in Starkville

Posted 5/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man wanted for a deadly shooting at a barbershop in Indiana was arrested in Starkville on Thursday.


Starkville couple buys antebellum home for bed and breakfast

One of the oldest houses in Starkville will find new life when it opens as a bed and breakfast this fall.


New info suggests baby left in toilet may have been born dead

The Mississippi 16th Circuit District Attorney's Office has dropped an initial second-degree murder charge against a woman accused of birthing her baby in a toilet and abandoning it.


Gilmore joins Ward 5 race

Three candidates are now running for Starkville's Ward 5 alderman seat after Kayla Gilmore entered the race.


DA's office plans to re-present Fisher case to grand jury

The Mississippi 16th Circuit District Attorney's Office has dropped initial second-degree murder charges against a woman accused of birthing her baby in a toilet and abandoning it.


Aldermen OK $1 million for pedestrian path, street improvement work

Starkville is moving ahead with roughly $1 million in road and pedestrian improvement work after aldermen approved two projects during Tuesday's meeting.


Key: Solar power growing, diversifying

Keith Key said most people have an image of a typical solar power customer. "Most of the people I talk to think they live out in the country, eat tofu and are bare-footed," Key said. "They're off the grid, you know, and they're the only people interested in that."



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