Starkville Animal Control officials have discovered multiple cases of distemper in raccoons within Starkville City limits.
Oktibbeha County employees will receive a 3-percent cost-of-living adjustment in Fiscal Year 2016-17 as supervisors added the annual raise to their budget Tuesday.
City leaders are expected to begin a process Tuesday that will create two new assistant director positions for the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department.
Starkville police officers arrested a local man and two juveniles Sunday allegedly tied to a Cotton Row auto burglary.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to approve a fiscal year budget Tuesday that requires a $3.47 million dip into cash reserves to balance revenues with expenditures.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen unanimously approved its Fiscal Year 2016-17 2-percent food and beverage tax contribution to the Mississippi State University Student Association Tuesday after officials told aldermen they intend to hold next year's Bulldog Bash inside the city limits.
A 20-year employee of Mississippi State University is accused of embezzling about $35,000 from the university across a five-year period.
Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard's first term as an elected Starkville representative will be his last. Maynard, a Republican who ran unopposed in 2013, confirmed he will not seek re-election in next year's municipal election cycle.
All Starkville firefighters will receive at least $10 per hour for their services beginning April 1, 2017, after aldermen approved new skills and pay grade progression plans Tuesday for the city's fire, sanitation, street and water departments.
A teenager in Starkville has been arrested for assaulting a police officer.
Starkville residents should see 6.35-mill tax increase next fiscal year due to city and county investments toward industrial recruitment, improvements to its municipal police station and an expected county road bond.
Rapper Flo Rida, best known for his 2008 hit "Low," will headline Oct. 7's Bulldog Bash, the Mississippi State University Student Association announced Friday.
Mississippi State University's G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Center for America's Veterans now has a new home at Nusz Hall.
An order non-prosecuting two drug charges and an obstruction of justice charge against former Mississippi State University wide receiver De'Runnya Wilson was signed by Starkville Municipal Court officials Thursday, the same day a similar order was approved ending criminal proceedings against defensive lineman Nick James.
Mississippi State will open its 2016 football season Saturday at home against South Alabama and most Bulldog fans will be watching on TV -- even those at Davis Wade Stadium.
Starkville attorney Austin Vollor has been appointed to the Bar Complaint Tribunal.
Starkville declined to prosecute Mississippi State University defensive lineman Nick James Thursday for driving under the influence and disturbing the peace after he was arrested Sunday, court documents show.
Almost 30 retailers and independent vendors will offer a variety of goods and wares during Friday's Starkville Main Street Association-sponsored Night Market, while seven area restaurants and distributors will provide samplings of locally sourced foods and signature cocktails.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway will face no additional disciplinary action from the SOCSD Board of Trustees outside of last year's two-week suspension after he was convicted of two counts of simple assault Friday.
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