The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic changed a lot of things in Omini Parks' life, she said, but "in some ways it's been a godsend" for her and her 5-year-old daughter, Gibson.
Despite the turnout of a few thousand people at Starkville's racial justice protest on June 6, Eric Chandler said many Black residents of the city did not attend the protest and did not feel their goals and interests were represented.
Thirty-six houses are coming to the corner of Reed Road and Westside Drive in Starkville, with the goal of housing the city's low-to-middle-income residents, Oxford-based developer Stewart Rutledge said.
Oktibbeha County Supervisor Bricklee Miller has announced she plans to run for the state Senate seat vacated Tuesday by longtime Sen. Gary Jackson (R-French Camp).
The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District might get significantly more funding from the state than administrators previously thought, they said at a special-call meeting and budget work session Monday.
Keeping track of the ever-changing impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is a lot of work, said Cherie Labat, the superintendent of Columbus Municipal School District.
The city of Starkville is renewing its search for a new Parks and Recreation executive director after the board of aldermen's first choice declined the position, Mayor Lynn Spruill told The Dispatch.
Now that the Partnership School is almost finished and ready to open, it's "a huge relief" for Eddie Peasant, the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District superintendent.
Michelle Welander thought $20 per hour would be enough of an incentive.
The chief nursing officer at OCH Regional Medical Center offered "crisis pay" to try to fill shifts, and some nurses accepted it.
Shane Miller and Molly Zuckerman perked up when an organizer of Starkville's racial justice protest mentioned a local cemetery during the rally at the Mississippi State University Amphitheatre on June 6.
In 1977, musician John Paul Young first released the hit song "Love Is in the Air."
If a musician tried to write lyrics to detail the virtual dating scene in the Golden Triangle amidst the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, they probably would have a different message.
Keegan Jones changed his name about a year ago, between finishing his bachelor's degree at Mississippi State University and starting veterinary school.
The futures of the Mississippi state flag and Mississippi State University athletics -- and by extension, the city of Starkville's financial health -- are intertwined and in the hands of the state Legislature for the foreseeable future.
Starkville aldermen voted 3-1 in a special-call meeting Thursday to allow some city firefighters, police and utilities employees to attend necessary and recently available training, making an exception to their decision in April to suspend all new travel and equipment purchases until further notice.
Oktibbeha supervisors unanimously approved a $3.16 million, four-year road project plan Monday after postponing the vote at their previous meeting.
The Oktibbeha County Jail implemented stronger safety protocols after a few inmates and employees tested positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus in the last couple weeks, head jailer Shawn Word told The Dispatch.
Aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday on a new policy to allow freedom of assembly, a right protected by the First Amendment, to happen on short notice without any procedural roadblocks if it is "in response to spontaneous events," according to the policy provided with the meeting agenda.
The Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District will tackle multiple drainage projects in Oktibbeha County per year, agency Executive Director David Kennard told supervisors at their Monday meeting -- a promise that contradicted some supervisors' concerns last month when the board voted to join the Tupelo-based state agency.
Trying to keep Mississippi State University afloat during a global pandemic while being mindful of health and safety has been "like driving through a dense fog or trying to swim in mud," MSU Provost and Executive Vice President David Shaw told the Starkville Rotary Club at its virtual meeting on Monday.
Starkville aldermen interviewed two candidates for the vacant Parks and Recreation executive director position at their Friday work session.
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