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Dist. 5 VFD residents to see lower insurance premiums

Posted 3/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Property owners and renters residing within a small swath of southern Oktibbeha County now under the coverage of the District 5 Volunteer Fire Department will save money on their insurance premiums after the fire protection district's recent expansion.


Woman jailed after allegedly locking 4-year-old out of home

Posted 3/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman faces one count of child deprivation after she allegedly locked a 4-year-old out of a Briarwick Drive home Wednesday, court records state.

Fall 2018 opening date now projected for partnership school

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school is now projected to open in the late fall of 2018, three to four months later than previously expected, SOCSD Superintendent Lewis Holloway confirmed Wednesday.


Poll watcher training planned in Starkville

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership and the Oktibbeha County Bar Association are joining forces to host a poll watchers seminar from 2-5 p.m. March 23 at the Courthouse Annex.


Under water: Overstreet Elementary, surrounding neighborhood suffers from poor drainage

Emmett Smitherman is a third-generation resident of his home on South Jackson Street, right next door to Overstreet Elementary School where local public school fifth graders attend.

Coble picked as SOCSD president

The Starkville-Oktibbeha School District Board of Trustees unanimously promoted Vice President Keith Coble to its top leadership position Tuesday after former President Jenny Turner's term expired.

Wynn hits threshold for independent Ward 2 campaign

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn can proceed with an independent re-election campaign after City Hall certified more than 50 petitioners as qualified Starkville voters Monday.

The show goes on: Award-winning community theatre builds on reputation in Starkville

Sitting in an auditorium full of community theater enthusiasts in Lexington, Kentucky, over the weekend, Gabe Smith sat back and watched his friends with Starkville Community Theatre perform a comedy at the Annual Southeastern Theater Conference.


21 Apartments fire under investigation

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a possible arson attempt at 21 Apartments Monday.



Six in for Oktibbeha's chancery clerk race

The field for Oktibbeha County's special election to fill former Chancery Clerk Monica Banks' seat was set at six candidates Friday after no new challengers emerged before the day's qualification deadline.


Oktibbeha County eyes move to electronic poll books

Oktibbeha County voters could soon utilize digital poll books instead of their paper versions in upcoming elections.

Starkville's Ward 2 race: Wynn now making independent bid, Jesse Carver declares as a Republican

Starkville's Ward 2 race saw a wholesale change before Friday's qualification deadline, as incumbent Lisa Wynn, who previously qualified this year as a Democrat, shed her party affiliation and is now running as an independent candidate. Meanwhile, Jesse Carver, the brother of Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, declared as a Republican.

MSU broadcaster Ellis to retire from calling football, men's basketball

Jason Crowder can't help but laugh at his favorite Jim Ellis call, one the radio announcer made of the Burke Masters grand slam home run in 1990 that sent the Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.


Former MSU employee sues for alleged retaliatory firing

A former Mississippi State University employee alleges she was fired from her job last year after she filed sexual and racial harassment complaints against her co-workers.


Partnership analyzing CEO's role before hire

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees Chairwoman Michelle Amos said the organization could hire a new chief executive officer by the end of March.

Peasant chosen as next SOCSD superintendent

Eddie Peasant, an assistant superintendent with the Tupelo School District and former Mississippi Administrator of the Year, will lead the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District beginning July 1.


Investigators looking into suspicious package delivered to Oby's

Law enforcement agents are investigating a suspicious substance delivered to Oby's restaurant Tuesday.


Magnolia film festival celebrating 20 years

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival begins its 20th annual event on Thursday showcasing filmmakers from across the world.


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