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Building an empire: Starkville's Wang finds success with sushi, hibachi restaurants

Posted 2/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since Billy Wang moved from China to the U.S. 12 years ago, he has worked in sushi restaurants all over the country, from New York to Boston to Missouri. As part of his latest endeavor, Wang, 33, owns and operates Umi Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar in Starkville.


Clay County mulls options for school renovation project

Posted 2/25/2011 in Area

The Clay County Board of Supervisors is trying to move forward with the West Clay Agricultural High School renovation project, but bids came in higher than expected Thursday and the board did not select a contractor.


$3.15 and counting: Locals feeling pinch as fuel costs rise

Posted 2/24/2011 in Business

As turmoil in the Middle East continues, gas prices are increasing across the nation, and the Golden Triangle is no exception.


Oktibbeha sheriff's cars running on propane

Posted 2/24/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan considers himself a car guy. So when the city of Starkville last year was approved for $106,800 in stimulus funds to convert vehicles to a new gasoline- and propane-based fuel system, the sheriff of 35 years admits he was curious to know more.


Oktibbeha County residents getting new addresses

Posted 2/23/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Oktibbeha County can expect to receive new addresses in the not-too-distant future. A meeting next week among county officials, emergency responders, the U.S. Postal Service and the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District, among others, will discuss the proposed address changes.


Family, friends mourn fire victim

Posted 2/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- In a tree-covered yard off Williams Road, friends and family of the late Ruth Ann Bishop gathered around a table Monday morning and sat in stunned silence.


Sheriff: Escapee left note promising to return, but didn't

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County Jail trustee who walked off the job Saturday afternoon was taken into custody this morning and charged with escape. According to Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan, Ceforrest Hendrix left a note apologizing for his absence.


Oktibbeha County investigators probe cause of fatal fire

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators today are still trying to determine what caused a fatal fire Saturday night in Oktibbeha County.


Mississippi State student dies in wreck

Posted 2/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University student died in a one-vehicle wreck Saturday night on Locksley Way.


Oktibbeha fire leaves one dead

Posted 2/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Investigators this morning are on the scene of a fatal house fire in Oktibbeha County.


Fire destroys Oktibbeha home

Posted 2/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A smoke detector may have saved the life of an Oktibbeha County man this week when fire broke out in his home on Blackjack Road.


Charrette to help revitalize Starkville's downtown

Posted 2/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A team of community design experts and planners will converge on Starkville next month for the city's much-anticipated downtown charrette.


Starkville's Magnolia Film Fest draws international crowd

Posted 2/18/2011 in Entertainment

The 14th annual Magnolia Independent Film Festival kicked off in Starkville Thursday and attracted filmmakers from all over the world.


New Starkville fire station to open this spring

Posted 2/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Just west of Highway 25, newly constructed Fire Station No. 5 towers above Reed Road and the nearby farmland.


From Pluto to the big bang, noted astrophysicist elightens local students

Posted 2/16/2011 in Columbus & Lowndes County

When Neil deGrasse Tyson isn't writing books, researching astrophysics or appearing on television, he's traveling around the U.S., giving lectures and speaking to America's youth.


Starkville aldermen appoint Heiselt to school board

Posted 2/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A longtime educator was appointed to the Starkville School District board of trustees Tuesday night.



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