Gov. Phil Bryant approved a bill Tuesday that creates a single countywide taxing authority and balances debt payments of the former Oktibbeha County School District and the former Starkville School District after the two systems' July 1 merger.
Officials hailed the launch of construction efforts associated with a transformative Lynn Lane pedestrian and bike path as the epitome of civic tenacity and the power of grassroots volunteerism.
A Golden Triangle educator is among four finalists for the Mississippi 2015 Teacher of the Year award.
A male victim is in stable condition in Jackson and two Alabama men are in custody in Oktibbeha County Jail after a weekend shooting.
Starkville aldermen continued the tradition of promoting from within for leadership positions and hired Charles Yarbrough to lead the city's fire department.
Starkville aldermen could choose its next fire department leader during a 5 p.m. recess meeting today at the Sportsplex.
Oktibbeha County supervisors finished a years-long comprehensive planning process last week by discussing how to implement several ordinances, but the board is not expected to adopt many of the proposed ordinances.
Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a Town Hall meeting in Starkville on Tuesday to discuss "Zap the Gap," according to a media release.
A bill creating a countywide taxing authority that utilizes debt sharing between residents of the former Oktibbeha County School District and former Starkville School District on July 1 now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's approval.
Tessa Weeks, 36, of 953 Andrew Road, is free on bail after her extradition to Mississippi, but the Oktibbeha County resident still faces a charge stemming from a weekend homicide.
The Starkville Police Department arrested a man after he allegedly passed a stopped school bus and nearly struck a child in the Sand Hill area Monday.
Mississippi State University's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic was the top charity vote getter in this year's Starkville Restaurant Week and won a $5,000 cash donation Tuesday.
In the Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State University, passers-by can see a series of nine paintings set up showing the portraits of 26 men.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK is no longer considering a 326-acre Starkville site for a $10 million industrial park after studies indicated an additional $2 million and 18 months of work would be needed to make the area shovel-ready for investments.
Two deadly shootings occurring less than 24 hours apart bookended a multi-state manhunt Saturday. Few details have emerged since an Oktibbeha County homicide led to the death of the primary suspect and the arrest of an alleged accomplice, but Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said both the alleged shooter and victim knew each other.
Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was fired Saturday, 10 days after finishing his third losing season in as many years.
A number of issues with how participating Starkville Restaurant Week diners are providing and displaying charity ballots prompted organizers to say this year's total vote count could be lower than in 2014.
A final plaque dedication ceremony will honor famed civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer 10:30 a.m. Monday at Unity Park.
An Oktibbeha County man allegedly connected to a Saturday homicide, kidnapping and burglary of a dwelling was found dead in Tennessee.
The "uniform" is different for Sharon Fanning-Otis these days.
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