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Strength from adversity: Dak Prescott to wear cleats designed by local artist

Posted 12/8/2018 in Area

Kendrell Daniels looks to his role model, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, on how to turn adversity to strength. Daniels, a 19-year-old artist with the EXPRESS Yourself! program at Mississippi State's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability, was born without arms. He's learned to use his feet to perform a number of day-to-day activities, from using a phone to brushing his teeth.


Starkville Sports Center closing

Posted 12/7/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After 10 years in operation, Sports Center's Starkville location is closing its doors.


SPD seeking suspects in armed robberies

Posted 12/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance for a weekend armed robbery and two earlier cases that have not yet yielded arrests.


Starkville seeking funding for three bridge repair projects

Posted 12/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen have authorized applications for three city bridges to receive emergency repair funding from the Mississippi Department of Transportation.


Board OKs 2019 Pride parade with limited discussion

Posted 12/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The approval for Starkville Pride's second parade proved to be much easier than the first, but the vote still wasn't unanimous.


Starkville opens applications for new municipal judge

Posted 12/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's board of aldermen on Tuesday initiated the search for a municipal judge to replace Rodney Faver.


Embattled Vargas removed from St. Joseph church

Posted 12/4/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Jackson Catholic Diocese has confirmed that Father Lenin Vargas is being removed from the ministry staff at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Starkville.


Wings of Rescue: Local shelters' first transfer flight moves 74 dogs, cats to Delaware shelter

Posted 12/4/2018 in Area

On Sunday, dozens of dogs and cats from local animal shelters started a journey that organizers hope will ultimately end with them in new homes.


2019 Unity Park additions named

Posted 12/4/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Unity Park Committee has unveiled the names of the two newest local additions who will be honored at the park next year.


Work to begin on Louisville Street multi-use path

Posted 12/1/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is soon to begin work on a roughly $1.6 million multi-use path extension along Louisville Street.


Extrication training: Firefighters use reporter as volunteer wreck victim in exercise

Posted 11/30/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

I can say, with a great deal of thankfulness, that I've never been in a serious car accident. As such, I've never been in a situation responders have needed to use the jaws of life on a car that I've been in. The latter changed on Thursday night.


Faver wins close chancery judge runoff

Posted 11/29/2018 in Area

Starkville Municipal Judge Rodney Faver has won a runoff election to the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judge seat, based on unofficial election results.


Counties bidding for emergency bridge repair funding

Posted 11/26/2018 in Area

Area counties are preparing to compete with others from across the state for money from a $250 million state allocation for bridge and road repairs.


Starkville Christmas parade set for Monday evening

Posted 11/24/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's annual Christmas parade will usher in the "Best Christmas Ever" for the city when it rolls downtown on Monday evening.


A hometown hero: Starkville investigator recognized for work on Labor Day murders case

Posted 11/21/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anne McWhorter can still remember the day she met Starkville Police Dept. Lt. Bill Lott. McWhorter is the sister of 65-year-old Betty Jones, one of two victims, along with 81-year-old Kathryn Crigler, in the infamous 1990 Labor Day murders. She was working in her yard one day when Lott approached her.


Oktibbeha office space situation getting tight

Posted 11/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is facing a growing need for more office space as discussions of purchasing a new building on Lynn Lane continue to drag out.


Tagert: New funding sources for MDOT can't be only funding increases state provides

Posted 11/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Department of Transportation Northern District Commissioner Mike Tagert said recent efforts to improve the state's road infrastructure are important steps -- but they can't be the only ones.


MSU football drives Airbnb boom in, around Starkville

Posted 11/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bob "Pop" Taylor started using Airbnb for an upstairs apartment above his barn in 2014 as an alternative to renting to college students.


MSU architecture students show possible Boys and Girls Club facility designs

Posted 11/16/2018 in Area

Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle leadership previewed design plans for new facilities in Starkville and West Point on Thursday evening.


GoFundMe to offer refunds for Vargas campaign

Posted 11/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

GoFundMe has announced that it will offer refunds to donors who contributed to a campaign for Lenin Vargas-Gutierrez that is part of an ongoing federal fraud investigation.



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