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GPS leads police to stolen laptop

Posted 3/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A GPS program loaded on a stolen laptop helped the Starkville Police Department apprehend a burglar Friday.

18-wheeler trailer catches fire on Highway 82

Posted 3/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Fire Department responded to a fire inside an 18-wheeler trailer Friday on Highway 82. Emergency services received a call shortly after 4:30 p.m. from a trucker who stated the load of scrap metal in his trailer was smoking.

MSU grad student worried about family's future in Libya

Posted 3/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's been 15 days since Radi Sherif last spoke to his family, or anyone, in Libya, and he has no idea what to expect the next time he gets through. The uprising in Libya has touched almost every facet of the 47-year-old Mississippi State University grad student's life.


Super Bowl champion to be honored in Maben Saturday

Posted 3/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donald Lee is going to fly in like a rock star. The former West Oktibbeha High School, Mississippi State University and current Green Bay Packers star tight end will descend on the football field at WOHS in a helicopter at 1 p.m. Saturday for Donald Lee Day, a celebration of Lee's and the Packers' recent Super Bowl win and a chance for him to address his hometown.


Starkville Community Theatre pick up awards at regional conference

Posted 3/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The cast and crew from the Starkville Community Theatre returned with some nifty hardware last week from the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Atlanta.

Starkville's Teacher of the Year in running for statewide honors

Posted 3/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville High School teacher has a shot at earning the title of top educator in Mississippi tomorrow.

Parent of the Year lauded for bringing art to students

Posted 3/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District's Parent of the Year is actually a teacher, but not on the district's payroll.

Bus stalls in flooded street in East Oktibbeha

Posted 3/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bus full of East Oktibbeha High School students had to be evacuated Wednesday when it became stuck in high water.


Starkville planning commission OKs new apartments

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission granted three conditional use requests and approved a plat Tuesday which will yield 73 new apartments.


Starkville man arrested with stolen gun

An 18-year-old Starkville man was arrested Monday for possession of a firearm stolen during a burglary.

Non-profit offers testing incentive to West Oktibbeha students

A Maylong e-reader and tablet computer are on the line for the West Oktibbeha Elementary third-through-sixth graders who earns the high score on upcoming Mississippi Curriculum Tests.


Starkville school board to discuss bond issue money

Starkville school officials are in the enviable position of having more than $3.5 million of school bond issue money to use by September or lose.



Oktibbeha County road manager eyes bridge repairs

Now is the time to fix several ailing bridges according, to Oktibbeha County's road manager. Victor Collins informed the Board of Supervisors Monday that 10-15 county bridges are in need of repair while the weather is dry.



Oktibbeha Sheriff's Office seeks permission for gun trade

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is upgrading its firepower. The department recently netted 23 new fourth-generation .40-caliber Glock pistols without spending a dime by trading 23 first-generation Glock service pistols along with 36 seized guns to Gold N Gun of Grenada.



Woman's car fished out of pond

A woman and her car wound up in 10 feet of water Saturday morning after she lost control of the vehicle.


Starkville infant undergoes rare heart surgery in Jackson

Cayson Sanderford of Starkville is recovering well after undergoing one of the most complicated congenital heart surgeries for an infant at the Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.


Houston company completes Cadence Bank deal

A Houston company that invests in community banks has completed its $30 million buyout of Starkville-based Cadence Financial Corp. and invested $144 million in Cadence Bank, the companies said today.



Starkville officials lobby in Washington

Starkville's mayor and electric department head spent the first half of the week in Washington trying to keep power rates down.



Ex-NASA manager's conviction upheld in Miss. case

A federal appeals court in the District of Columbia on Friday upheld the conviction of a former chief of staff for NASA in a case stemming from a $600,000 contract awarded by the space agency to Mississippi State University, a client of his consulting firm.



Oktibbeha holds off on plan to change county addresses

County residents will have to wait a little longer before receiving their new addresses.



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