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Man arrested for assault, chase from MSU's campus

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A morning assault at Mississippi State University's campus and attempted escape from law enforcement officers has landed an Oktibbeha County man in jail.


Safety Town comes to Sportsplex

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lois Connington held up two containers. One held powdered candy, while the other contained fertilizer. It was hard to see the difference.


Starkville man dies in hit-and-run

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is dead after two vehicles hit him Monday while he was riding a bicycle on Old Highway 25.


Starkville weighing e-cigarette ban

Posted 9/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Starkville aldermen consider an amendment to the city's non-smoking ordinance to include electronic cigarettes and similar products, at least one business owner is worried the change might force him to shut his doors.


Fire displaces families in Brooksville Gardens

Posted 9/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What started as a kitchen fire in the Brooksville Garden apartments has displaced several families.


Three candidates certified in Dist. 38 race

Posted 9/22/2017 in Area

The State Board of Election Commissioners qualified three candidates for the Mississippi House of Representatives District 38 special election earlier this week.


Main Street Association presents annual awards

Posted 9/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Main Street Association honored seven local organizations for design, redevelopment and business practices at its annual meeting and awards program on Thursday.


City, county parks system prepare for split

Posted 9/21/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

In less than two weeks, the Columbus-Lowndes Recreational Authority will cease to exist in its current form.


City completes second-highest sales tax collection year on record

Posted 9/21/2017 in Area

Sales tax collections for 2017 in Columbus are lower than last year, but city officials are still touting strong economic footing.


Aldermen pass amended alcohol ordinance

Posted 9/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins said someone needed to fight for God against Starkville's "whiskey bill."


Prince named to SOCSD board on third try

Posted 9/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The third time was the charm for Debra Prince.


Supes to review hospital bids next week

Posted 9/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors will meet next week to review bids the county received for OCH Regional Medical Center.


New West Point police chief returns to where career began

Posted 9/19/2017 in Area

To Avery Cook, teaching kids karate at the CK&A Karate School downtown has some parallels to policing.


Deason departs from Golden Triangle LINK

Posted 9/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Operating Officer Joe Deason is heading to Madison County.


Boykin, Columbus reach settlement in wrongful termination suit

Posted 9/14/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin has settled his wrongful termination suit against the city for an undisclosed amount of money.


West Point hires new police chief

Posted 9/13/2017 in Area

West Point's new police chief is anything but new when it comes to law enforcement in his hometown.


Council OKs balanced FY 18 budget

Posted 9/13/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

Columbus City Council approved a $24.31 million budget for Fiscal Year 2018 during a special-called meeting on Tuesday afternoon.


Crawford resident receives award for 40 years of service to NWS

Posted 9/11/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

For 40 years, Esta Hayden has taken rainfall records at her home just west of Crawford. Recently, the National Weather Service honored her for it.


One civil suit against Boykin dismissed

Posted 9/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A federal judge has dismissed one of a pair of civil suits against former Columbus police officer Canyon Boykin.


Supreme Court: City violated Open Meetings Act

Posted 9/8/2017 in Columbus & Lowndes County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ruled in favor of The Commercial Dispatch in an Open Meetings Act case against the city of Columbus.



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