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November 20th

Habitat, MSU welcome home the Walton family

November 21, 2012


For Daphne Walton and her family, dreams are coming true.

Habitat for Humanity members, Mississippi State University officials and family and friends of the Waltons gathered Tuesday at 276 Steadman Lane to dedicate the fourth Maroon Edition home and 50th Starkville area Habitat home.

MSU student in Wash. jail after shotgun threat

November 20, 2012

A Mississippi State University student reported missing last week is in custody of the Connell Police Department in Connell, Wash., after he was charged Saturday with second degree assault and possession of an unlawful weapon for allegedly threatening a police officer with a shotgun.

November 19th

Multipurpose building at MSU to alter traffic

November 20, 2012

Significant changes are coming to traffic at the heart of the Mississippi State University campus to accommodate a new building that will combine a parking garage at its bottom with classrooms on upper floors.

City to consider OCEDA budget

November 20, 2012

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider approval of the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority’s annual budget at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

Johnson: Slaughter should do county planning

November 20, 2012

Rudy Johnson, Golden Triangle Planning and Development District’s executive director, gave his blessing Monday for Oxford-based urban planning firm Slaughter & Associates to handle developing a comprehensive plan for Oktibbeha County.

Supervisors could approve the agreement at their first meeting in December.

BREAKING: SPD searching for pizza delivery robbery suspect

November 19, 2012

Starkville Police Department is searching for a man wanted in connection with three recent armed robberies targeting pizza delivery drivers in Starkville.
SPD identified the man in a release as 28-year-old Carlo Shepherd and stated his last known address as 20493 Old Houston Road in Aberdeen. He is described as a black male of approximately 5 feet and 10 inches in height.

BREAKING: Missing MSU student found in Washington, charged with 2nd degree assault

November 19, 2012

A 20-year old Mississippi State University student is in custody in Franklin County, Wash. after allegedly threatening to shoot a police officer during a traffic stop.

November 18th

Supes return to discussion of county plan

November 18, 2012


The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will renew discussions on a countywide comprehensive plan and could also make an appointment to a four-person board representing local interests in a new tri-county economic development group at its 5:30 p.m. meeting today at the county courthouse.

SSD earns federal funds for nutrition compliance

November 18, 2012


The Starkville School District recently became the sixth school district in Mississippi to earn the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s 6 Cent Certification, giving the SSD’s child nutrition program 6 cents for every meal it sells.

November 17th

Officials: School issues impact job attraction

November 18, 2012


As leaders raise questions about the future of county education, local economic developers say the current situation casts doubt over one of the main quality-of-life issues companies examine when relocating.

Weak school systems, they say, create an under-developed workforce, which then limits what kinds of jobs Oktibbeha County can attract.

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