The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday approved a resolution officially creating the East Oktibbeha Wastewater District.
STARKVILLE — A pair of dogs laid lazily in the tall grass along Townsend Road Monday afternoon and another stood alert just inside a thin wire fence. The hound in the yard barked menacingly at anyone who approached while the charred remains of a mobile home loomed in the background. The roof of the trailer was melted and scorched, and the blackened insides of the structure were visible from the dusty, unpaved road. The home belonged to an elderly man who died Sunday when the structure caught fire and he was unable to escape. Authorities have not released the identity of the man, only saying he was in his early 70s.
Twelve school buses in Starkville are easier on the environment after a Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality retrofit is helping to their reduce tailpipe emissions.
The Starkville Police Department was still searching today for two suspects involved in a weekend shooting on North Montgomery Street.
Oktibbeha County school officials set events in motion Monday night to bring free H1N1 vaccines to district students. They also approved a job description to create four new part-time learning strategist positions, and approved a $5 per student activity fee for participation in an elementary art club.
After three hours of deliberation today, an Oktibbeha County jury sentenced 29-year-old Bobby Batiste to death for the capital murder of his rommate last year at 21 Apartments.
After what 16th Circuit Judge Jim Kitchens called "a long week," an Oktibbeha County jury has found former Mississippi State University student Bobby Batiste guilty of capital murder in the apparent beating death of his former housemate.
STARKVILLE — A community activist is protesting the all-white jury in the trial of a former Mississippi State University student accused of killing his roommate.
STARKVILLE — Thursday testimony suggests a former Mississippi State University student on trial for capital murder might not have been totally truthful last year in statements to authorities regarding the death of his housemate at 21 Apartments.
A quick look around the Golden Triangle reveals no shortage of ways for goblins large and small to get into the festive spirit. Check out this sampling of events ranging from costume contests to fall carnivals taking place during the next three days. Keep in mind, inclement weather could affect some outdoor events.
STARKVILLE — Jurors in the capital murder trial of Bobby Batiste got their first glimpse Wednesday at the brutal slaying of Mississippi State University student Andreas Galanis last March at 21 Apartments, but defense attorney Jim Lappan threw the panel a curve ball when he said during opening statements that Galanis was the aggressor and initiated the fatal fight with Batiste.
It’s been a long two days for Bobby Batiste. Sitting silently with his team of defense attorneys in front of a packed courtroom at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse, the former Mississippi State University student has faced more than 100 prospective jurors in his capital murder trial, all the while knowing 12 members of the group ultimately will decide whether he lives or if he dies.
Jury selection continued this morning in the capital murder trial of former Mississippi State University student Bobby Batiste, who is accused of killing his roommate last year at their off-campus apartment.
STARKVILLE — The trial of a former Mississippi State University student accused of killing his roommate last year at an off-campus apartment is set to begin today in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court. Bobby Batiste, of Preston, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty in July 2008 to a charge of capital murder while in the commission of a robbery, and has been held without bond since. He is accused of killing Andreas Galanis, 28, of Biloxi.
STARKVILLE — The Nucor steel plant in Starkville Friday morning dedicated the fruits of a project designed to keep its employees working.
Several restaurant owners in Columbus and Starkville don’t expect Sunday or extended weekday sale hours to affect their business much. But it will offer their customers more options and convenience.
Downtown businesses are gearing up for the Florida football weekend with a myriad of activities tonight.
It’s been nearly two months since fire ripped through the chiropractic office of Dr. Robert Leach at the corner of Russell and Hogan streets.
Builder Clayton Richardson is fed up with Starkville’s stormwater and sidewalk ordinances, saying the regulations are too strict and are scaring away developers.
Touting messages of progress and economic development, some of the state’s most influential people gathered Monday at East Mississippi Community College-Golden Triangle to mark what Joe Higgins called “the end of the beginning” of the Golden Triangle Regional Global Industrial Aerospace Park project.
STARKVILLE — Oktibbeha County Supervisor Orlando Trainer has long been a proponent of road-improvement projects in his district, but he’s felt limited by the unit system under which the county operates.
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