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Minor injured, another arrested after Sunday shooting in Oktibbeha

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One 15-year-old is recovering after he was shot by another Sunday in the Glenn Lane area of Oktibbeha County.

MSU's Grant Gallery expected to open this winter

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University officials say the somewhat unconventional trip former President Ulysses S. Grant's collection of official documents, personal letters and other artifacts took to Mississippi should formally conclude this winter when a new addition housing the papers at Mitchell Memorial Library is expected to open.

Starkville man charged with abusing a vulnerable person

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man will be arraigned this summer in the Mississippi First Circuit Court District this summer after he was arrested for allegedly striking a vulnerable patient in Tupelo.

Mayoral forum slated for this evening

Posted 4/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's three mayoral candidates are slated to take part in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Voter Education Initiative's second candidate forum this evening.

3 rural fire districts improve insurance ratings

Posted 4/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Property owners within Central and East Oktibbeha County volunteer fire departments' coverage areas and Sturgis city limits could pay lower insurance premiums after the areas were given Class 7 ratings by the Mississippi State Ratings Bureau, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

Photos: Cotton District Arts Festival

Martina Hoffmann, 8, learns how to paint with local Mississippi State University student and artist Kelsey Pearce during the Cotton District Arts Festival on Saturday. Martina's parents are Florencia Meyer and Federico Huffmann, of Starkville. Pearce is a biology science major from Memphis.

Photos: Super Bulldog Weekend

Junior guard Victoria Vivians takes a selfie with sisters Karrie Brooks, 8, and Katelyn Brooks, 10, right, after the downtown Starkville parade to support the Mississippi State University women's basketball team as a part of Super Bulldog Weekend on Friday. Katelyn and Karrie are the daughters of Kalia and George Brooks.

Candidates: Tough decisions ahead with Starkville's budget

Almost all of the 16 Starkville mayoral and aldermen candidates present at Thursday's public forum at the Sportsplex agreed the incoming administration will face tough decisions with its budget as it attempts to solve staffing issues within the police and fire departments while also tackling a growing list of infrastructure needs.

 

Lucky Dog Barrel Race begins tonight

This weekend, the Mississippi Horse Park will host the sixth Annual Lucky Dog Barrel Race.

 

 

Super Bulldog Weekend, arts festival set for this weekend

Two signature Starkville events -- Mississippi State University's Super Bulldog Weekend and the Starkville Area Arts Council's Cotton District Arts Festival -- are set to draw in tourists from across the Southeast this weekend.

 

Local, state charities will compete in Starkville Restaurant Week

One statewide and two local organizations will vie for a $5,000 donation during this year's Starkville Restaurant Week.

Change order for SPD flagpoles draws Perkins' interest

An innocuous request to install three decorative flagpoles atop Starkville Police Department yielded a strong warning to the future administration against raising additional banners from Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins Tuesday.

Weary Bulldogs return home after tumultuous NCAA tourney

In the hours after Mississippi State's bid for a national championship ended with a 67-55 loss to South Carolina Sunday evening in Dallas, the skies opened up in Mississippi, an overnight deluge that dumped inches of rain across the state.

Call him the bus driver: Oktoc dairy farmer fully integrated with MSU athletics through second job

Only one man has taken Mississippi State teams to two Final Fours, eight College World Series appearances and every bowl game the Bulldogs have played since 1983.

Ward 1, 2 candidates meet at forum

Candidates for Starkville's Ward 1 and 2 aldermen races got together in a Monday evening forum to talk about the issues, challenges and opportunities facing the city.

Supervisors shaking up Oktibbeha Co. road dept.

District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Miller called for a top-down study for the Oktibbeha County Road Department Monday after supervisors named County Administrator Emily Garrard as its interim leader and reduced its two grubbing and construction crews' upcoming summer work hours.

 

First of three candidate forums set for tonight

The Starkville-Oktibbeha County Voter Education Initiative will host the first of three municipal election forums this evening.

 

 

Starkville farmers market returning Tuesday

Starkville Community Market will hold its first Tuesday offering this week from 4-6 p.m. at Fire Station No. 1 Park.

 

Starkville, MDOT exploring alternatives for North Jackson St. delineators

A future attempt to replace North Jackson Street road delineators with a concrete median may be negated by a lack of space for such an improvement, Mayor Parker Wiseman and Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said.

 

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