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Area spared serious damage as storms, tornado warnings pass

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A series of tornado warnings were issued for Golden Triangle counties Friday afternoon as severe weather moved through, but aside from flooded roadways, the area was spared serious damage.



Columbus, Caledonia under tornado warning

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lowndes and Clay counties were placed under a tornado warning shortly before noon Friday, as conditions showed a tornado was possible along a line from Highway 82 northeast toward Caledonia.



Art Outdoors workshops begin today in Starkville

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three art workshops this weekend at the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge will lead into the April 22-23 Cotton District Arts Festival.


Amid Columbus construction, it's Starkville's turn for new hotels

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus is first in line to get some new hotels, but Starkville is due to follow suit next year.

Red Cross' Starkville profile reduced, but office remains

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Red Cross has not left Starkville, but it has moved.

Starkville emergency volunteers raise funds, recruit members

Posted 4/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha Starkville Emergency Response Volunteer Service is on a membership drive.

Agency helps locals apply for federal grants

Posted 4/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The tightening of the federal budget has made the competition for grants more challenging than ever. But the Appalachian Regional Commission isn't about to let counties in its service area miss out due to a lack of knowledge.

LaFrance is Starkville schools' top Star

Posted 4/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Andrew LaFrance was as shocked to win Starkville Schools' STAR Student award as he was to win top broadcast honors at a recent state convention.


Starkville developer's condo plan headed to aldermen

Posted 4/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A condo developer has one more meeting to attend before building on Russell Street.


Bringing home the bacon: Alleged breakfast bandit at large in Starkville

Posted 4/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hide your bacon. Hide your waffles. The Starkville Police Department is on the lookout for a breakfast thief who allegedly ripped off the Holiday Inn Express.


New staffers join Dispatch newsroom

Posted 4/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Dispatch welcomes two new staffers to the newsroom this week.



Starkville police busy with dui arrests on Super Bulldog Weekend

Posted 4/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Police Department's DUI and MIP details had a busy Super Bulldog Weekend. Officers arrested 22 people -- five of which were minors -- for driving under the influence of alcohol and arrested or issued citations to 15 minors in possession of alcohol this Friday and Saturday.


Local Voices: 'As profitable to God as possible:' an Africa visit, Part 3

Posted 4/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

I must tell you about our visits to the home of the women who are HIV/AIDS positive. We went along with the counselors of the Care for AIDS organization. They do not have cars, so we walked on cobbled hillsides to five women's homes in the nearby village.


Universities brace for cuts in new budget allocation

Posted 4/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local universities are bracing for budget cuts since the state passed its $5 billion budget last week.


King Cotton: Cotton has made a comeback in Mississippi

Cotton is back and Mississippi farmers are hoping to cash in. Several years of declining global prices, which saw farmers across the country selling their cotton pickers and converting former cotton fields to grain crops, have created a shortage.


MSU fraternity spins way toward cancer cure

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and the Joe Frank Sanderson Center are partnering to fight cancer and calories.


The Buzz at Starkville High: Student paper has award-winning year

Everyone on the staff of The Jacket Buzz, Starkville High School's student newspaper, knew the paper was having a good year. But nobody was prepared for what happened at Friday's State Convention.


Despite sidewalk flap, Golden Triangle board says agency staying in Starkville

The Golden Triangle Planning and Development District isn't going anywhere.


Governor candidates stake out positions on health care reform, education

The men vying to replace Haley Barbour as governor of Mississippi met on stage Wednesday for a forum at Mississippi State University.


Starkville aldermen approve sidewalk, sign rules

A trio of big motions barely made it through Starkville's Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night.



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