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Artist workshop at Noxubee refuge this Saturday

An artist's workshop will be held Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee National Wildlife Refuge.

 

Four vying for MSU student affairs post

A Mississippi State University search committee charged with finding the school's next vice president for student affairs announced four finalists will be interviewed this month.

 

Call for road bond finds little support

Conflicting ideologies on infrastructure upkeep and the existing tax burden on residents again clashed Monday as supervisors continue balancing complaints about Oktibbeha County's road system with the board's financial restraints and an ever-growing work list.

 

Work beginning on $40M student housing investment

Workers have begun constructing a new 15-acre, $40 million student housing project along Blackjack Road that will eventually house about 800 residents.

State House, Senate pass food and beverage tax extension

State lawmakers extended Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax through June 30, 2018, this week, and the move's associated legislation now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's signature.

SPD arrests Columbus man on drug, gun charges

A Columbus man was arrested in Starkville after a traffic stop and subsequent search led to the discovery of drugs and a weapon.

 

SPD seeks suspect in Tuesday carjacking, sexual assault

Investigators are searching for an unknown male who brandished a gun, took control of a female victim's car and forced her to perform sexual acts.

 

MSUPD nabs 3 suspects on auto burglary charges

The Mississippi State University Police Department arrested three Starkville residents, including one juvenile, on multiple auto burglary charges Wednesday.

 

Bryant approves school debt-sharing bill

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 turn dirt on long-awaited Lynn Lane path

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.

Local educator among teacher of the year finalists

A Golden Triangle educator is among four finalists for the Mississippi 2015 Teacher of the Year award.

Shooting victim in stable condition after weekend incident

Posted 3/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A male victim is in stable condition in Jackson and two Alabama men are in custody in Oktibbeha County Jail after a weekend shooting.

Yarbrough hired as Starkville fire chief

Posted 3/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen continued the tradition of promoting from within for leadership positions and hired Charles Yarbrough to lead the city's fire department.

 

Starkville fire chief interviews set for today

Posted 3/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could choose its next fire department leader during a 5 p.m. recess meeting today at the Sportsplex.

 

Discussions on subdivision rules possible in future

Posted 3/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

PSC to hold Town Hall meeting in Starkville

Posted 3/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

 

Consolidated school debt-sharing bill heads to gov.

Posted 3/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

Weeks posts bond after extradition

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

Man arrested after close call with school bus

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

MSU's Autism Clinic wins Restaurant Week's grand prize

Posted 3/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.

 

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