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Wife of dead hunter remains in jail

Posted 12/2/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The wife of a hunter found shot to death last week south of Maben was still behind bars this morning on a $125,000 bond.

 

 

Local civil rights activist donates papers to MSU

Posted 12/2/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of the most prominent civil rights activists in Oktibbeha County history is donating her personal papers to Mississippi State University.

 

 

City hires agency to collect unpaid court fines, debts

Posted 12/2/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Starkville with unpaid debts to the city might soon find a collection agency calling. 

 

MSU robotics team wins national championship

Posted 12/1/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When a team of Mississippi State University industrial technology students built a robot in 2008 and entered it in a competition against colleges and universities from around the U.S., not many people expected the Bulldogs to win.

 

MSU hosts holiday bazaar

Posted 11/28/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is welcoming the holiday season with a two-day arts and crafts fair Monday and Tuesday from 10 a.m. -7 p.m. both days, at the Joe Frank Sanderson Center.

 

 

Rep. Harper to address MSU graduates

Posted 11/28/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Third District Rep. Gregg Harper will deliver Mississippi State’s 2009 fall commencement address. The first-term Republican from Pearl will be featured during the university’s single Dec. 11 graduation program, which begins at 7 p.m. in Humphrey Coliseum.

 

Locally, Black Friday 2009 tops last year

Posted 11/28/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Black Friday lived up to its name for a number of local retailers as merchants reported increased sales over last year.

Former restaurant now a cluster of ‘creative offices’ for small businesses

Posted 11/25/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jim Lytle can’t help but get a little teary-eyed when he talks about his new business, Mediagraphix Photography, on North Jackson Street.

Sheriff: Man's hunting death was murder; wife arrested

Posted 11/25/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The wife of a hunter found dead Sunday morning in western Oktibbeha County was arrested Wednesday and charged with her husband's murder.

Starkville man who allegedly told 'sob story' held for robbery, kidnapping

Posted 11/24/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man who police say has been going door-to-door in the middle of the night and begging for money with a "sob story" about a sick daughter is now being held on charges of robbery and kidnapping.

Residents concerned over road extension

Posted 11/24/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The plan to extend Pat Station Road roughly three-fourths of a mile from Old West Point Road to the intersection of North Montgomery Street, Rockhill Road and Garrard Road was met with interest and some concern Monday during a public hearing at the Starkville Sportsplex.

 

Officials probe fatal hunting accident, second shooting

Posted 11/24/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a hunter found shot Sunday morning near the Choctaw County line.

 

 

Starkville Thanksgiving Closings

Posted 11/24/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Officials probe fatal hunting accident, second accidental shooting

Posted 11/23/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is investigating the death of a hunter found shot Sunday morning near the Choctaw County line.

 

Area school districts get middle-of-road scores in new accountability ranking

Posted 11/23/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Area school districts have much room for improvement, according to new school district accountability scores released today.

 

Starkville Christmas parade right around the corner

Posted 11/21/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 2009 edition of the Starkville Christmas Parade will feature all of the same floats and fanfare as previous years, but organizers this year also have a new activity in store.

 

 

Operation Christmas Child heads into final weekend

Posted 11/20/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Their shopping carts give them away. The plastic shoebox-sized containers, tiny toys, toothbrushes, school supplies and small, stuffed animals are sure signs of an Operation Christmas Child shopper. Golden Triangle stores have been filled with them.

 

Appeals court hears Oktibbeha land dispute

Posted 11/20/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The gravel road separating Academy Crossing Apartments and the property along Louisville Street owned by Dr. Charles Scarborough is 12 feet wide and, at one time, is believed to have gone all the way to Louisville. These days, it’s in the middle of a five-year-old property dispute between Scarborough and Academy Crossing owner Mildred Rollins.

 

Oktibbeha County Circuit Court

Posted 11/19/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The most recent Oktibbeha County Circuit Court session wrapped up earlier this month and was highlighted by the capital murder trial of former Mississippi State University student Bobby Batiste, but a number of other individuals also were sentenced by judges Jim Kitchens and Lee Howard.

 

 

Shooting suspects still at large

Posted 11/19/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department Wednesday was still searching for two suspects involved in a shooting last month on North Montgomery Street.

 

 

Curbside recycling records biggest week yet

Posted 11/19/2009 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A crowd gathered at Starkville Recycling Wednesday to celebrate the success of the city’s curbside recycling program, but the group was greeted with some unexpected news when Ward 3 Aldermen Eric Parker announced the amount of recyclable materials collected that morning from city streets was the largest amount to-date.

 

 

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