Customers of Trustmark Bank will soon be able to do business in Starkville. The Mississippi-based bank announced Wednesday that a branch will locate in the shopping center next to Piggly Wiggly and will open by the end of September.
School board members again critiqued the power bill for the Oktibbeha County School District in Monday night's board meeting, the first in their new building.
After two hours of deliberation Thursday, an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court jury found Verina Marie Childs guilty of murdering her husband, Douglas, in 2009.
As expected, Steve Gladney held off Charles Sanders for the runoff spot opposite Dolph Bryan for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Democratic nomination.
Starkville's newest fire station lives up to the hype. From the outside, there isn't much to set Fire Station No. 5 from the other four around the city. It's actually a prototype of two other Starkville Fire Department stations.
The first public hearing of Starkville's proposed 2012 budget didn't include much input from citizens, though two aldermen criticized the lack of allocations for capital investments.
The Oktibbeha County School District finally has the keys to its new home. Monday, OCSD administration members began moving into their new building on Main Street after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved the building for occupancy.
Three members of the Golden Triangle Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol recently conducted a mission each could classify as "a first."
About 70 people dressed in green "Buy American, Buy Starkville" T-shirts packed the Starkville School District's board meeting Tuesday to protest the high school's new field house not being fabricated by Gulf States Manufacturing.
When the doors of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse were locked Tuesday, one county primary was still undecided. The Democratic primary for Oktibbeha County Sheriff saw incumbent Dolph Bryan, who has served in that role since 1976, finish with 2029 votes and nearly 600 more votes than the next closest candidate. With just 36 percent of the votes, Bryan will face a runoff for the second straight election cycle.
Of Golden Triangle counties, Clay had the largest percent of voters head to the polls for the primaries.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will move forward tonight with its plan to build a new police station and renovate City Hall. The board will consider adopting the city of Starkville municipal facilities master plan and moving forward with Phase 1 -- the construction of a new police station -- at its regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall.
The Oktibbeha County primary elections Tuesday will decide the Democratic and Republican nominees for the general election in November. The two most tightly-contested races are for Oktibbeha County sheriff and circuit clerk. Voting begins at various locations around Starkville and Oktibbeha County at 7 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. Below is a breakdown of the races for sheriff and circuit clerk, as well as a list of candidates for other races in the county.
The smell of smoked barbecue is almost synonymous with "good times" in the South, but Friday the smell was also a reminder of a good cause.
A Starkville man was sentenced to nine years in prison for sexual battery this week in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
A new summer camp at Mississippi State University combines fun activities with exercises to help adolescents with autism spectrum disorders overcome common communication and socialization troubles.
View the entries in the 2011 Dispatch Pet Calendar contest. Voting forms can be found in the print edition of the Dispatch. All proceeds go to benefit the Columbus-Lowndes Humane Society and Newspapers in Education.
City departments can expect much of the same when Starkville's proposed fiscal year 2012 budget is unveiled today.
Near 100-degree heat. Engines roaring through the stoplight. The possibility of a call coming over the scanner. The buzz-hum-bang of men working on cars. There were a thousand things for Willie Jones to focus his attention on Wednesday afternoon, as he filled his sheriff's cruiser at a Columbus Chevron station.
1. Dead bald eagle found in Columbus appears to have been shot COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
2. Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Veterinarian questions eagle's cause of death COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
4. No one charged after child left alone at hotel COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Hainsey still optimistic about acquiring westbound air service COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY