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SPD seizes cash, marijuana in drug raid

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department seized cash and several pounds of marijuana Monday during a sting operation that netted three drug-related charges.

 

MDEQ lifts Starkville water advisory

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality announced today that it has lifted a water contact advisory that was issued Thursday for a segment of Sand Creek in the Starkville area.

 

Photo: Viewing party

Posted 1/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charles "LaLa" Evans, surrounded by family and friends, reacts while watching his appearance on "The Ellen Degeneres Show" during a viewing party held at Beef 'O' Brady's in Starkville Monday afternoon.

Mitchell steps away from Vaughn DUI case

Posted 1/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifth Circuit Judge George Mitchell has withdrawn as the special prosecutor of Ward 7 Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence appeal in an attempt to avoid a conflict between his dueling roles.

 

Aldermen pass on overriding City Hall usage veto

Posted 1/25/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Public groups hoping to utilize Starkville City Hall for events and gatherings will have to wait after Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of board-implemented restrictions went unchallenged last week.

 

Starkville man charged with shooting into dwelling

Posted 1/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a Friday shooting on Louisville Street.

'LaLa' goes viral: Beloved Starkville personality to appear on 'Ellen' with rock group

Posted 1/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Many in Starkville know lifetime resident Charles "LaLa" Evans and his late wife, Louise, who passed away in 2011, as a loving and generous couple -- they worked hard to make a good life for each other and loved to jitterbug on Friday nights.

High court grants Batiste relief option

Posted 1/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday will allow Bobby Batiste, convicted of the 2008 murder of Andreas Galanis in Oktibbeha County, to ask that his conviction and sentence be reconsidered after affidavits allege comments made by bailiffs could have tainted the trial's jury.

 

Water advisory issued for Sand Creek area in Oktibbeha County

Posted 1/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality issued a water contact advisory for a portion of Sand Creek in Oktibbeha County after a line blockage released 15,000 gallons of wastewater into the area.

 

MDOT aims to curb Highway 12 accidents with medians

Posted 1/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's main commercial artery, Highway 12, is one of north Mississippi's most dangerous roads Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said Wednesday.

 

Starkville, Oktibbeha and MSU move forward with sidewalk grant

Posted 1/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville, Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University are proceeding with a Mississippi Department of Transportation grant application that could provide bike and pedestrian trails from a key transportation hub to one of campus' southern doorways.

 

Oktibbeha votes to lower state flag

Posted 1/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi state flag lost another home Tuesday when Oktibbeha County supervisors voted to only fly the U.S. banner above county-owned facilities.

 

Adjusted Academy Sports TIF plan moves forward

Posted 1/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a tax increment financing (TIF) plan Tuesday that should meet the needs of Academy Sports developers and facilitate the store's construction in western Starkville.

 

MSU to host Buzz Aldrin for Global Lecture Series

Posted 1/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Global Lecture Series is continuing as the Student Association hosts Buzz Aldrin in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium next month.

Starkville celebrates MLK's legacy

Posted 1/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Among choruses of "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America" at Unity Park, speakers at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. rally urged Oktibbeha County residents to become a force of change for the better as a way to honor the late civil rights pioneer.

Mission Mississippi leader challenges MLK Day crowd at MSU

Posted 1/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The president of an interdenominational movement promoting racial reconciliation throughout the state challenged his audience to "find your own dream" and "make your own contribution" during Mississippi State's 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast at The Mill at MSU Conference Center.

Howard wants to form Oktibbeha race relations group

Posted 1/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard wants fellow board members to consider establishing an Oktibbeha County race relations committee charged with working with various community groups to help continue promoting equality.

 

Few details available in area shooting

Posted 1/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents in Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties are investigating a weekend incident in which one victim was shot in the arm about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Starkville inmate facing additional theft charges

Posted 1/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department served additional warrants Thursday on a local inmate previously charged with gun and automobile burglary charges.

Oktibbeha Co. to talk state flag Tuesday

Posted 1/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said he will add a public discussion on the future of the Mississippi state flag to Tuesday's agenda.

 

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