A pending 16th section lease between former Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury and the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District could bring about new housing developments at Oktibbeha County Lake.
Starkville mayoral candidates Johnny Moore and Lynn Spruill have raised a combined $100,000 in their attempts to secure the city's highest elected seat, documents show.
Former professional basketball player Travis Outlaw will serve two years of non-adjudicated probation after pleading guilty to a felony marijuana charge Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
The Starkville Rotary Club meeting Monday at the Starkville Country Club was one of continuous laughter and enthusiasm as two-time Pulitzer prize finalist Marshall Ramsey spoke of his journeys as a Mississippian and cartoonist.
Ward 1 voters will head back to the polls May 16 to decide Republican Primary between challenger Jason Camp and incumbent Alderman Ben Carver after party officials rejected a previously accepted affidavit ballot Monday.
Mississippi State track and field runner Kaelin Kersh died in a car accident early Sunday morning. She graduated with a degree in kinesiology and health fitness studies on Friday after turning 22 last month.
An outside group is now leading the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's search for a new chief executive officer.
Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver now has a one-vote lead over his Republican challenger, Jason Camp, after party executives accepted two previously rejected affidavit ballots Thursday.
After conceding his campaign and endorsing fellow Democrat Lynn Spruill for mayor Tuesday, former candidate Damion Poe took to social media Wednesday and slammed mayoral candidate Johnny Moore, alleging the local attorney snubbed him at events and warning voters to "beware of Republicans in Democrat clothing."
Former Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill edged local attorney Johnny Moore in Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor, but the two will meet again in a May 16 runoff after Spruill fell almost 3 percent shy of securing a majority in the election.
Starkville Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jason Camp held on for a one-vote victory over Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver in Tuesday's Republican primary.
Oktibbeha County supervisors could begin reviewing sealed bids for an OCH Regional Medical Center purchase in about two months.
Laoneda Carpenter can remember her last conversation with her 12-year-old daughter, Mariah Isaacs. The exchange was similar to one they had every weekday morning. She reminded Isaacs to let her poodle, Smoky, outside before leaving for school.
Armstrong Middle School is preparing to bring local ministers and grief counselors on campus Monday to help students begin to deal with the tragic loss of one of their classmates.
Mississippi State University's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability became the first local charity to win Starkville Restaurant Week's $5,000 grand prize donation twice, securing first place in this year's event with 4,741 votes.
Oktibbeha County supervisors will get their first look at a request for proposals for the sale or lease of OCH Regional Medical Center at 9 a.m. Monday when attorneys from Butler Snow and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell reveal a draft of the document to the board.
Oktibbeha County residents wishing to safely dispose of prescription medications may do so at two locations Saturday during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's Drug Take-back Day.
The Oktibbeha County Republican Party has more than $10,000 on-hand to help push its candidates to victory in June's general election, while Democrats say they have not yet identified if and how they'll spend any money raised following Tuesday's primaries.
The three Democrats running in Starkville's mayoral race -- Damion Poe, local attorney Johnny Moore and former city chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill -- have raised a combined $80,000 in campaign contributions this year, but that figure lags behind how much their counterparts had raised by this time in 2013's municipal race.
Nine Starkville aldermen candidates reported taking in $17,108.25 in combined campaign donations this year as they worked to secure their respective ward races.
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