Victims of the Nov. 29 tornado in Starkville have until Feb. 7 to apply for disaster recovery loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration, but the Administration's local Disaster Loan Outreach Center only will be open for two more days.
During two recent tours of City Hall, a total of 21 Starkville residents walked through the 71-year-old structure on Lampkin Street and discovered what city employees have attested for years: Starkville needs a new municipal building.
The Starkville planning and zoning commission Tuesday approved a rezoning and conditional use request by Sonic Drive-In to construct a parking lot behind its restaurant at Highway 12 and Vine Street.
The U.S. Senate's pending vote on the omnibus appropriations bill for fiscal 2011 will have a direct impact on transportation in the city of Starkville.
More than 120 people attended a community breakfast last week and raised nearly $2,000 for a local soldier who was wounded in Afghanistan.
Three people, including two men from Starkville, were killed on icy highways in north Mississippi as cold weather caused slick roads and bridges this morning.
A Mississippi State University student who fell down a flight of stairs late last week at a party in the Cotton District died Monday night in Tupelo.
Just off Maben-Sturgis Road in western Oktibbeha County, the charred remains of a mobile home sat at the end of a long, gravel driveway Monday morning, four days after fire tore through the structure and killed 51-year-old Donna Barmore.
A group of local birdwatchers recently helped bring some acclaim to the state of Mississippi. Oktibbeha Audubon Society members Terry Schiefer, of Starkville, and Jim and Dianne Patterson, of Columbus, were on a birdwatching team dubbed "The Mississippi Team" this fall in Audubon Alaska's first-ever Arctic Refuge Fall Migration Birding Challenge.
Authorities Thursday afternoon released the identity of an Oktibbeha County woman who died in an early-morning fire.
Shareholders of Cadence Financial Corp. Thursday approved the acquisition of the company by Texas-based Community Bancorp, in a deal that Cadence's CEO said didn't "provide any payout" to him or other executives.
Developers of the proposed CottonMill Marketplace project were in Starkville Wednesday and said they expect to complete financing on the $100 million-plus undertaking at the edge of the Mississippi State University campus by the end of the year.
An Oktibbeha County woman was killed in an early-morning fire today just south of Maben, an emergency official said.
A second community cleanup event is planned this weekend in The Pines mobile home park, which was devastated the night of Nov. 29 by an EF-2 tornado.
Officials are well on their way to finalizing a list of three comprehensive goals for the Starkville School District after working on them again at Tuesday night's meeting.
The effort to update the city of Starkville's sidewalk ordinance has lasted several months, resulted in multiple public hearings and left its citizen-led transportation committee scratching their heads as they have tried in vain to compose a variance process suitable to builders, landowners and the Starkville Board of Aldermen.
Police on Tuesday arrested a fourth man wanted in connection with the robbery of New Lite Grocery Sunday night on Highway 12 West.
Three Columbus men and a Macon man have been arrested for a home invasion last week on Reed Road.
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