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Monday Profile: Reeses contribute to OCHS

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bob and Donna Reese have found their own ways to help out the Oktibbeha County Humane Society. The Reeses, both retired from Mississippi State University, have worked in different ways -- direct and indirect -- to support the nonprofit.


Idea Shop hosts gift-making workshops for Father's Day

Posted 6/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anna Richey and her younger brother, A.J., didn't have much experience with woodworking before Friday afternoon. That didn't keep the two from joining a six-person group in the Idea Shop downtown to handcraft a Father's Day gift for their father, Mike.


Landmark de-designation consideration will not apply to historic Jackson St. home

Posted 6/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A requested Mississippi landmark de-designation for a property on South Jackson Street will not affect a more than 100-year-old home that sits on the property.


Two arrested in connection to McKee Park shooting

Posted 6/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police have arrested suspects in connection with a Monday evening shooting at McKee Park.


Police searching for suspects after McKee Park shooting

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects after a Monday shooting at McKee Park sent a man to the hospital.


Strickland: MSU fan base continues to grow

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Ann Brett Strickland, seeing the Mississippi State Bulldogs succeed is as much a business matter as it is one for cheering for the home team.


Oktibbeha County takes bids for Longview Road

Posted 6/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Longview Road appears to set for paving, pending approval from the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors at its next meeting on June 17.


Police investigating shooting at McKee Park

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are searching for suspects after a shooting at McKee Park sent a man to the hospital.


Starkville cameras draw attention, concerns

Posted 6/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Social media pushback has prompted city leaders to respond to concerns about the rollout of a new phase of cameras in Starkville.


MSU announces new T.K. Martin Center director

Mississippi State University's T.K. Martin Center will have a new director after Janie Cirlot-New retires.


Tupelo man indicted on cyberstalking, extortion charges

A Tupelo man has been indicted for cyberstalking and threatening to have police arrest another man on false accusations of pedophilia.


Starkville moves ahead with 1-percent tax, annexation hearings

Starkville is moving ahead with implementing its new 1-percent tax after aldermen approved it on Tuesday.


Charge filed against former KOA employee who threatened visitors with gun

A former Kampgrounds of America employee was arrested on Tuesday after a viral video showed her threatening a black couple with a handgun.


Nichols announces retirement

Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols announced his intention to retire at the end of the year during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.


Oktibbeha supes to give bridge panels to area surgeon for damaged property

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved a trio of motions on Monday that closed a lingering investigation into the county wrongly giving its property to a private citizen.


Spruill gives state of the city at Rotary

Starkville has seen some good times, and Mayor Lynn Spruill doesn't see that changing anytime soon.


Froma Harrop: Could we survive as they did?

Posted 6/2/2019 in National Columns

Lost for 17 days in a Hawaiian jungle, all alone in only a tank top and capri yoga pans, I'm not sure what I would do.


Officials waiting on statement on Oktibbeha Kampgrounds incident

Posted 5/31/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement officials hope to soon have a formal statement from the victims in a viral video that shows a worker at an Oktibbeha County campsite threatening a black couple with a gun.


Starkville voters OK tourism tax increase for parks

Posted 5/31/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city will implement a new 1-percent addition to its tourism taxes after voters overwhelmingly approved it in Thursday's special election. Nearly 74 percent of voters favored the tax, which passed with 1,689 votes for and 600 votes against.


KOA employee fired after pulling gun on visitors

Posted 5/29/2019 in Area

Kampgrounds of America has fired a worker who threatened two visitors to a campsite at the Oktibbeha County Lake, according to a company spokesman.



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