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Starkville man wanted in purse snatching incident

Posted 1/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are looking for a man in connection with the assault and robbery of a woman at a restaurant Thursday.

 

 

Read his lips: New taxes proposed for Oktibbeha County

Posted 1/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The vice president of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors said residents will support tax increases for public projects they can have input on.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Arrest Reports 1-20-12

Posted 1/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges from Jan. 2 to Jan. 15, according to the Oktibbeha County jail. Unless otherwise noted, the sheriff's department made the arrests.

 

 

Starkville Northside residents: Snakes alive!

Posted 1/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

St. Patrick and his power to banish snakes are needed after the Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday against a measure that would have resolved flooding and creepy-crawly issues along Northside Drive by the end of this year.

 

 

Looking toward the future: Starkville to focus on long-term improvements

Posted 1/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Board of Aldermen debated establishing a litter program at its weekend retreat, but members took no action.

 

 

MLK Day speaker calls for bold leadership

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"It makes no difference where you stand, as long as you stand." The powerful words of Monica Banks echoed through the blocks of downtown Monday during the Oktibbeha County branch of the NAACP's Martin Luther King Jr. Day March and Rally, which concluded with a ceremony outside the county courthouse.

 

Former Gov. Winter delivers keynote address at King Unity Breakfast

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seconds into William F. Winter's speech Monday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast, the former governor asked the hundreds in attendance an obvious but sometimes obscure question.

 

Aldermen to vote on downtown rezoning

Posted 1/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After nearly three months of discussion and tweaks, the Starkville Board of Aldermen could vote tonight to rezone areas of downtown and Highway 182.

 

New tanker will decrease response times

Posted 1/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Minutes can affect rescue and make a difference in property loss when fighting fires.

 

Local musicians beat down hunger with drums

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As an orchestral drummer and recording artist, Marv Dahlgren knows the power of music. Whether it was songs denouncing the United States' involvement in the Vietnam War during the 1960s and '70s, or megastar collaborations to fight world hunger and poverty -- particularly in Africa -- in the '80s, Dahlgren, 87, has seen it all.

 

 

It's only natural: Students learn science hands-on through partnership, outdoor classes

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- These days, elementary school students are learning more about environmental science than going to the local dairy farm. Through the Youth Environmental Science Learning Center at Henderson Ward Stewart School, fourth- and fifth-grade students have a weeklong block each school year to supplement what they get from their textbooks.

 

 

Lowndes inmate one of 21 whose release is challenged by AG

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Twenty-one inmates who received pardons or other reprieves from former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour remain in custody until a court battle is resolved over whether Barbour properly handled their orders to go free.

 

 

Schools scramble to avoid takeover

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Two Oktibbeha County schools could lose their public school status if state test scores aren't improved. One of the two could be taken over by the state as soon as September.

 

A decade later: Was No Child Left Behind the answer?

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The No Child Left Behind Act was hailed as a solution to the nation's education woes when signed into law in 2002. The legislation was complex, but the desired outcome was simple: better teachers, better schools and better education, particularly for minorities and underprivileged children.

 

Local convicts among Barbour pardons

Posted 1/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man serving a life sentence for his murder conviction in Lowndes County Circuit Court is among those who would have been given a reprieve when former Gov. Haley Barbour granted more than 200 pardons.

 

 

Board to revisit municipal complex at weekend retreat

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman is looking forward to a productive annual retreat when he and the Board of Aldermen meet for a pair of work sessions this weekend. The board will meet Friday and Saturday in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership board room. The sessions are open to the public.

 

 

Court blocks inmates' release

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

JACKSON -- A Mississippi judge has temporarily blocked the release of 21 inmates who'd been given pardons or medical release by Republican Haley Barbour in one of his final acts as governor. Circuit Judge Tomie Green issued an injunction late Wednesday at the request of Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood.

 

 

Port authority reviews projects; Kior to begin equipment tests

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Columbus-Lowndes County Port Authority finished some housekeeping items on projects that are coming to a close.

 

Welcome to the Legion: World War II veteran, Starkville resident to receive French honor

Posted 1/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- When a Starkville man graduated high school in the 1940s, there was little doubt what his next move would be. The United States was in the heart of World War II, and any able-bodied man was bound for military service, either by choice or through the draft.

 

Starkville school board trims superintendent list, mum on names

Posted 1/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An undisclosed number of the 22 candidates in the Starkville School District superintendent pool have been eliminated, though the board of trustees won't release names until next week.

 

 

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