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Monday Profile: Bookkeeper, former substitute and receptionist hopes to one day work as a teacher

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

Shay Jackson has shown a willingness to do just about anything in her years with the Starkville School District. Jackson, who works as Overstreet Elementary School's bookkeeper, started with the district as a substitute teacher for the third, fourth and fifth grade at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School in 2011.


Lime scooters becoming headache for MSU

Posted 2/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lime's presence continues to grow in Starkville and a recent pilot program rollout of the company's electronic scooters has created some headaches for Mississippi State University officials.


MSUPD seeking three men in burglary case

Posted 2/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Police Department is searching for three "persons of interest" who were seen in an athletic building early Wednesday morning.


Starkville to hold public hearings for hunting ordinance change

Posted 2/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville will consider changing its ordinance on the discharge of firearms within city limits to match a state statute allowing firearm use on certain properties in annexed territory.


Car stolen from West Point found burned in Oktibbeha

Posted 2/13/2019 in Area

Oktibbeha County and West Point law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect in an arson of a stolen vehicle.


Third suspect pleads guilty to Camelot Apartments robbery

Posted 2/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A third suspect in a May 2017 armed robbery at the Camelot Apartments has been sentenced after pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Fire destroys Oktibbeha County home

Posted 2/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A fire destroyed a house on Mt. Olive Road in Oktibbeha County early Tuesday.


Suspect arrested for Waffle House hit and run, fleeing police

Posted 2/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested a man on Saturday who reportedly hit a pedestrian and fled from officers.


Starkville forming ad-hoc recycling committee

Posted 2/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is putting together an informal recycling committee to review the city's program and look at possible ways to improve it.


Update: Conspiracy suspect offered $5,000 in West Main Arms murder case

Posted 2/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A suspect in Friday's West Main Arms Apartments homicide case attempted to pay someone to help commit the murder, according to court documents.


Starkville to expand video surveillance

Posted 2/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville will soon begin work on the first phase of an upgrade to a system of cameras throughout town.


OSCO arrests three suspects for robbery, assault incidents

Posted 2/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men authorities were searching for in a pair of unrelated incidents from last week.


SPD investigates Friday night homicide

A Starkville man is dead after being shot near the West Main Arms Apartments near downtown Friday.


OCSO searches for three men, one considered 'armed and dangerous'

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office deputies are searching for three suspects in a pair of unrelated incidents.


Up and away: Starkville Academy students learn about, participate in weather balloon launch

Mary Holland Nicholas thought the weather balloon might carry her away. Nicholas, along with fellow fifth-grader Blake Casano, held a weather balloon against buffeting late-morning winds as their peers -- led by Mississippi State University meteorology professor and State Climatologist Mike Brown -- loudly counted down from five.


Two sentenced for Camelot Apartments armed robbery

Two Starkville men received 15-year sentences to the Mississippi Department of Corrections after pleading guilty in an armed robbery case in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


More challengers enter Oktibbeha supes races

Three new candidates have qualified to run for Oktibbeha County supervisor seats. Clint McCain, Dennis "Denny" Daniels and Leonardo "Knot Knot" Thompson have entered the supervisor races for districts 1, 3 and 4, respectively.


Dog-riding monkeys specialty act to perform at Starkville Rodeo

They call Tim Lepard the "Wild Thang." Lepard, a Pontotoc native, used to be a bullfighter -- even winning a bullfighter of the year award three years in a row. In 1987, Lepard said, a world champion bullfighter gave him some advice to try something new.


Board authorizes drafting annexation ordinance

The city of Starkville will move ahead with drafting an annexation ordinance after aldermen voted to authorize City Attorney Chris Latimer to work with urban planning consultant Mike Slaughter to do so at Tuesday's meeting.


Starkville increases sanitation rates

Starkville aldermen approved a sanitation pick-up rate increase on Tuesday to fund required work to bring the city's landfill into compliance with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality regulations.



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