Starkville & Oktibbeha County
A former county road department foreman who is suing the county for wrongful termination and malicious prosecution now faces a felony embezzlement charge for allegedly stealing gas from the county while he was still an employee.
A candidate for Ward 5 alderman completed a pre-trial intervention program for three drug-related felony charges from 2014, Oktibbeha County Circuit Court records show.
As all Mississippi adults become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations per Gov. Tate Reeves’ announcement last week, Mississippi State University is now offering vaccines to every faculty and staff member, as well as some students.
The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees approved a certified teacher incentive of $4,000 for each new hire or rehire of secondary science teachers for the 2021-22 school year during a special-call board meeting Monday morning.
The Hotdoggers are coming to Starkville.
The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile will be on Main Street downtown Tuesday from 2-3:30 p.m.
Four years after Starkville-based education platform CampusKnot launched, the company formed by three Mississippi State students has received a $100,000 grant to expand its online marketing.
Discussion over amending the city’s Unified Development Code and technical codes, including requirements for certain facilities to add features such as sprinkler systems and storm shelters, dominated Starkville’s regular board of aldermen meeting Tuesday, the first of two public hearings on the topic.
Supervisors approved a proposal Monday for the addition of small figurine structures to Unity Park on Douglas L. Conner Drive to symbolize social justice.
An Ackerman man has died after a car crash on Highway 12 and Smith Road in Oktibbeha County Monday morning.
Mississippi Department of Transportation is preparing a resurfacing and “reconfiguration” project for a section of Highway 389 — from Highway 182 to Highway 82.
‘A silent giant’: After 19 years coaching Yellow Jackets, Carter will leave Starkville as a ‘legend’
Every year as the Starkville High School boys basketball team ends the regular season and heads into the playoffs, Yellow Jackets head coach Greg Carter feels like an entirely new season is beginning.
Now, as Carter leaves behind the school where he has coached for nearly two decades, the same feeling has begun to dawn on him.
Henry Vaughn has lived near Highway 182 all his life. As a child, he said, he and his friends would sit by the highway and count the cars that drove by.
By 2024, there will be a lot more than passing cars to count there if the city has its way.
“It’s going to look a lot different,” said Vaughn, who serves as Ward 7 alderman. “Hopefully, we’ll bring a lot more business to this side of town.”
Both Overstreet Elementary School and Partnership Middle School will have new principals next year.
Overstreet Principal Cynthia Milons is taking a position as graduation coach at Starkville High School. Partnership Principal Julie Kennedy will take Milons’ current position at Overstreet.
Police are still investigating a Friday afternoon vehicle collision on Garrard Road that killed two people and injured another.
A member of the OCH Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees has filed a civil suit against hospital administrator Jim Jackson and her fellow board members, alleging the hospital, with the board’s approval, has withheld public information she needs to perform her duties.
One of the victims of a double homicide in Starkville Wednesday was the nephew of Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn.
A second person has died from a shooting Wednesday evening outside of an apartment complex off Henderson and Pilcher streets.
Starkville residents can begin Monday dropping off certain recyclable materials in a designated bin outside the Sanitation Department offices.
A large portion of Starkville Utilities Department customers should prepare for a brief power outage at 7 a.m. Saturday.
This planned outage, which should last approximately 15 minutes, is part of the transfer of the old southwest electrical substation to a new substation.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will not implement a modified, year-round school schedule — at least not for the 2021-22 school year.