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Armstrong Middle School cafeteria floods

On the first day of school Monday, students spent most of their time in the classroom -- including breakfast and lunch.

 

Casserole Kitchen ministry earns statewide GIVE honor

Two evenings each week, the dozens of volunteers who pass through the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Starkville quietly prepare home-cooked meals for people who otherwise would not have one that day.

Taylor announces bid for District 38 House seat

The field for the vacant Mississippi House of Representatives' District 38 seat grew to three contenders Friday as Cheikh Taylor, the executive director of the nonprofit Brickfire Project, announced his candidacy.

Starkville clerk fined for delayed records disclosure

A preliminary ruling by the Mississippi Ethics Commission recommends fining Starkville City Clerk Lesa Hardin $100 for the city's failure to meet a statutory deadline for answering an open records request for minutes of previous Starkville Airport Board meetings.

West Point man sentenced to 105 years for Cotton District sexual battery, kidnapping

Terry Hill, 44, of West Point, will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the role he played in the attack on two college students in the Cotton District in 2016.

 

Grand jury declines to indict former SPD officer

A potential criminal case against William Thrasher appears to be over after the Oktibbeha County grand jury declined to indict the former Starkville Police Department officer this term, the circuit clerk's office confirmed Thursday.

 

Gandy facing additional felonies from June chase

The Starkville teenager injured in June's police chase and officer-involved shooting now faces two additional felony charges.

Gandy charged in June officer-involved shooting

Zyterrious L. Gandy, the 19-year-old Starkville resident injured during an officer-involved shooting in June, will make his initial appearance in municipal court Thursday after he was recently released from medical care.

Starkville man to appear on Discovery Channel

After serving eight years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Starkville resident and Tibbee native J.R. Phillips grew accustomed to testing his survival skills.

State rests in Cotton District sexual battery case

An Oktibbeha County jury will today deliberate the fate of a West Point man charged with robbery, sexual battery and kidnapping in Starkville's Cotton District in 2016.

Night market returning as launch event of New South Weekends

The second iteration of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's Friday night farmers market will begin the organization's New South Weekends fall event schedule Sept. 1, the Partnership announced Wednesday.

Attorney in Cotton District sexual assault case requests to withdraw

Halfway through the first day of witnesses in a trial of a man accused of sexual assault in the Cotton District, the defense attorney made a motion to withdraw from the case because of multiple threats her client had made against her.

Latimer returning as Starkville's board attorney

Chris Latimer will return as Starkville's board attorney this term after a new contract for his legal services was approved Tuesday.

Cotton District rape, robbery trial begins

One of the two defendants accused of a robbery and rape in Starkville a year ago faces a jury in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court this week.

SOCSD budget contains cuts, grows cash reserves

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant's first budget for operations is a leaner, trimmer document compared to its previous counterpart that juggles decreasing Mississippi Adequate Education Program funding and internal cuts, all while growing the district's ending fund balance without calling for a tax increase.

New Volunteer Starkville director looks to build on success

Posted 7/31/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Throughout her time as a graduate student at Mississippi State University, Daphne Carroll followed a similar, if not identical path, as Jamey Bachman.

Photo: Searching for the scissor-tailed flycatcher

Posted 7/31/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jeff Harris, bird enthusiast and president of the Oktibbeha Audubon Society, sets up his spotting scope to do some bird watching on Sessums Road in Starkville on Friday. "I'm watching the scissor-tailed flycatcher bird and her babies in the nest, they are a western bird so its unusual for them to be here. People have come from all over the state to see them", he said.

Ex fashion model qualifies for District 38 House race

Posted 7/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The candidate list for Nov. 7's special election to fill the Mississippi House of Representatives' vacant District 38 seat now includes two Starkville women after former fashion model-turned-entrepreneur, media executive and activist Narissa Bradford qualified for the race.

Auditor demands almost $102K from deceased Oktibbeha clerk

Posted 7/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State Auditor Stacey Pickering's office is working to collect almost $102,000 in taxpayer funds owed by deceased Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks.

Oktibbeha County funds industrial park

Posted 7/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville leaders took what Ward 3 Alderman David Little called "a bold step forward" Thursday, passing a combined $14 million bond issuance that will fund an almost 400-acre industrial park in the northern part of the city.

 

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