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Ava Moore, a civic leader in Starkville, has died

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park organizers say the civil rights park could one day honor Ava Moore, a long-time community activist and park supporter who died Nov. 20.


Starkville, Carver Drive contractor engage in pay dispute

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pay dispute between Starkville and the Hattiesburg-based contractor responsible for Carver Drive ditch improvements could result in a legal challenge after the city approved a payment in executive session Tuesday.



Deck collapse could prompt county building code discussions

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Discussions on minimum building codes for commercial apartment complexes could begin after a Highlands Plantation deck collapse injured more than 10 people this weekend.


Mill development on pace for June completion

Posted 11/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Developers of the John M. Stone Cotton Mill, formerly known as MSU's E.E. Cooley Building, held several tours Friday of the historic building, which is located at the corner of Russell Street and Highway 12.

Numerous injuries reported from Highlands porch collapse

Posted 11/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least 16 people were injured early Saturday when two upper-level porches collapsed at a Highlands Plantation-area apartment complex.


Soccer group looking to offset fee increases with sponsorships

Posted 11/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Soccer Association organizers will work with Starkville Parks and Recreation Department officials to secure private sponsorships to offset higher costs.


Five sons, four dads hope to make state championships a family tradition

Posted 11/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Starkville Academy faces off against Oak Forest (La.) for the Class AAA, Division II state championship game Saturday it is certain to evoke powerful memories in the grandstands.

Maben man charged with 2 counts of aggravated DUI

Posted 11/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department charged a Maben man with two counts of aggravated DUI after a single-vehicle accident injured two people Monday.


Sprinkler head failure damages MSU dorm

Posted 11/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time this year, a Mississippi State University residence hall's fire suppression system faltered during a non-emergency situation.


Fire severely damages Sturgis area home

Posted 11/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County firefighters again battled a structure fire Wednesday morning after two other blazes damaged homes in the last 10 days.


Few comments emerge in pet ban hearing

Posted 11/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are likely to codify a temporary ban against pets in city-maintained cemeteries after few public comments on the matter emerged Tuesday.


MSU president gets raise, contract extension

Posted 11/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum has received a raise and a four-year contract extension.


Hood expected to bring forth Oktibbeha road designation bill

Posted 11/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved a resolution Monday that could pave the way for legislation posthumously honoring a former Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agent with a road designation.


After first loss, Bulldogs await playoff ranking

Posted 11/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the first time since the initial College Football Playoff Rankings were unveiled more than three weeks ago, the Mississippi State football team won't know where the playoff committee will slot the Bulldogs when it announces its rankings at 6 p.m. Tuesday.


Hearing set for permanent ban on pets in cemeteries

Posted 11/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


Perfection denied: Bulldog's quest for undefeated season ends in Tuscaloosa

Posted 11/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nobody's perfect. The first time Josh Robinson, Mississippi State's bowling ball of a tailback, carried the ball Saturday, it went for a score... For Alabama.

County working to improve Bell Schoolhouse fire rating

Posted 11/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Fire Services officials are working through a process that will improve Bell Schoolhouse Volunteer Fire Department's coverage area to a Class 8 rating.

C Spire activates South Montgomery 'fiberhood'

Posted 11/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill spent Tuesday night surfing the Internet as the city's first resident to experience C Spire's Fiber to the Home initiative.

Delayed '13 audit shows SSD tapped into reserves

Posted 11/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A delayed audit of Starkville School District's Fiscal Year 2012-2013 shows the district spent more than it received.

Holloway: SSD deal for City Hall space 'off the table'

Posted 11/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway knows his organization will need additional administrative space once it merges with Oktibbeha County School District next year.


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