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MSU bolsters mental health care offerings

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Kim Kavalsky became the coordinator for mental health outreach at Mississippi State University in 2012, she was shocked to learn how many students experienced suicidal thoughts.

Future of Starkville rental property debate unclear

Posted 12/7/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some Starkville aldermen attempted on Tuesday to expand the ongoing debate over potential restrictions on short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods, saying long-term rentals in the same areas should be considered too.

18-year-old arrested in armed robbery

Posted 12/7/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested an 18-year-old man Friday morning for an armed robbery on Tuesday night.

Exhibit at MSU highlights state's role in women's suffrage movement

Posted 12/6/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Maddie Arbogast's visit to the women's suffrage exhibit on display at Mississippi State University was partly by accident, she said.

SHS students show off tech skills at C Spire's 'Hour of Code'

Posted 12/4/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday night, a dozen juniors and seniors from Starkville High School showed off their computer technology skills at the C Spire store in Starkville. Collectively, they are the first class of a C Spire pilot program called The C Spire Software Development Pathway.

Aldermen postpone vote on short-term rental regulations

Posted 12/4/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen will not vote to place restrictions on short-term rental properties such as Airbnbs in residential neighborhoods at their Dec. 17 meeting as originally planned, and the city will look into possible regulations for long-term rental properties before bringing the issue back up for debate.

Trailer fire leaves one person dead

Posted 12/4/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man died in a trailer fire on Sturgis Maben Road in southwest Oktibbeha County on Tuesday night.

Oktibbeha County still seeking funding to replace levee at lake

Posted 12/3/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County officials are considering applying for five grants to fund the replacement of the levee at Oktibbeha County Lake, Emergency Management Agency director Kristen Campanella told the board of supervisors at its Monday meeting.

Bulldogs claim Egg Bowl trophy with 21-20 victory over Ole Miss

Posted 11/29/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With a 57-yard completion on fourth-and-24, a pass interference call that left the Bulldog faithful exasperated and a unsportmanlike conduct penalty against Ole Miss that ultimately led to a missed extra point that would have tied the game, Mississippi State escaped with a 21-20 Egg Bowl victory on Thanksgiving night.

Two arrested in Brookville Garden apartments murder investigation

Posted 11/27/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested two suspects Wednesday in connection to a fatal shooting at Brookville Garden apartments on Tuesday.

SPD investigates homicide at Brookville Garden apartments

Posted 11/27/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are investigating an apparent homicide at Brookville Garden Apartments.

Proposed Starkville code gives developers flexibility in optional districts

Posted 11/26/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The draft of the city's unified development code has finally attracted some public interest beyond the proposed restrictions on short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods, City Planner Daniel Havelin said Monday.


OCSO: Calls asking to pay off warrants are a scam

Posted 11/26/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County citizens have been receiving scam phone calls from someone pretending to be from the county sheriff's office, claiming they have a warrant against them for missing jury duty, Capt. Brett Watson said.


Monday Profile: Retired school attendance officer impacts community through benevolence, on-stage talent

Posted 11/25/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitting at a pew in First Church of Christ Holiness on Saturday afternoon, Ross Williams reminisced while he waited. "This building was built in the mid-1960s," the church clerk, deacon and lifelong member recalled.

Starkville's first Food Truck Friday sees strong attendance despite rain

Posted 11/23/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Friday's rainy weather did not stop a swarm of people from stopping by the Cadence Bank Plaza downtown and visiting the four food trucks that served a variety of cuisine from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

SOCSD starts fall clothing drive for district-wide clothes closets

Posted 11/22/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The clothes closets in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District started as a quick and easy solution for students to get clean clothes in case of emergency and return to class quickly.

Oktibbeha supes weigh joining Tombigbee River Valley District

Posted 11/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha supervisors decided Monday to further research membership in the Tombigbee River Valley Water Management District before choosing whether to join.

Ad hoc committee aims to promote recycling and increase participation

Posted 11/19/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Less than 10 percent of Starkville residents participate in the city's recycling program, and an informal committee that formed in February wants the city to start an advertising campaign to encourage greater participation.


Utility worker who fell to his death identified

Posted 11/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Authorities have released the identify of a utility worker who died after falling from a cell tower on Highway 12 in Longview Saturday.



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