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Concert features Starkville schools music teacher, local bluesman

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Music is in Jemero Carter's blood. Like a calling to ministry or gravitation to the ball field, he couldn't fight what he was meant to do: play music.

 

 

Starkville schools ask for feedback on sex education, other proposed policy changes

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District administrators and board members want feedback on several proposed policy changes, including the controversial addition of sex-education curriculum.

 

 

Body found by four-wheeler riders identified by OCSO

Posted 9/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office Tuesday positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg.

 

 

State coroner IDs body of woman found in Oktibbeha County

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office has positively identified the body of a woman found off County Lake Road on Sept. 4 as Virginia T. Hood, 45, of Hattiesburg. Dental records helped the state medical examiner identify Hood, according to an OCSO press release. No cause of death has been determined, as the state medical examiner awaits toxicology results.

 

 

Starkville aldermen debate in-kind services for events

Posted 9/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, the board approved funding in-kind services for Downtown Block Party, Pumpkinpalooza and Bulldog Bash.

 

Citizens question cost effectiveness, location of planned new municipal facilities

Posted 9/20/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- If citizens were in the dark about the police department bond issue, their questions were answered Monday night.

 

Woman robbed near spot of attempted sexual assault

Posted 9/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE - Starkville Police are investigating a Sunday morning robbery of a 21-year-old woman.

 

 

Oktibbeha supes finalize budget

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors avoided raising taxes and cutting services for the 2011-12 fiscal year budget, which it adopted Thursday at a special called meeting.

 

 

Saturday Profile: Animal control officer encounters more than just vicious pit bulls

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Not too long ago, an animal control officer was simply "the dog catcher." Equipped with a net attached to a pole and a pickup truck outfitted with kennels, the dog catcher fetched the rabid dogs from the neighborhood and kept everyone safe.

 

Nine-year-old Ashley Sharp to rely on technique to win Judo tournament

Posted 9/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Nestled between a law office and boutique on a one-way street, 9-year-old Ashley Sharp enters a martial arts dojo.

 

Alleged burglars lead SPD on high-speed chase

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville Police are looking for two men involved in an attempted home burglary and high-speed vehicle chase Thursday night.

 

Country singer to headline 'Rockin' the Park'

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Concert venues can vary between hole-in-the-wall bars to 70,000-seat stadiums. But there's one that brings out the best in country music singer Brinley Addington.

 

'Report cards': Lowndes improves; Columbus schools struggle

Posted 9/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Schools across the state received their "report cards" from the Mississippi Department of Education today, and the accountability rankings indicate that while there were some gains, the Columbus Municipal School District continues to struggle, failing to meet academic growth standards for the second year in a row.

 

 

Oktibbeha County arrest report

Posted 9/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges, according to the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office:

 

Broadcast group works with World's Finest Chocolate on Guinness record-setting campaign

Posted 9/15/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When you see a 12,000-pound, Guinness World Record chocolate bar paraded around the country in the coming weeks, you'd never guess it has a tie to Starkville.

 

Citizens: Leash law would alleviate vicious-dog problem

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Oktibbeha County is one step closer to adopting a vicious-dog ordinance. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Tuesday held the first of two public hearings about the matter and presented a preliminary draft to roughly 25 citizens.

 

 

Light turnout for bond-referendum info fair

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Contested subdivision plan gets preliminary approval

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Sheriff's department investigates arson

Posted 9/14/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating an arson following fires set to a trailer on back-to-back days.

 

Woman reports attempted sexual assault near MSU

Posted 9/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

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