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February 26th

Two men arrested in theft of several GPS dog collars

February 26, 2014

Starkville Police Department reported the arrests of two Starkville men due to an ongoing investigation into missing dog collars from a local dog supply provider.

According to an SPD release, Gun Dog Supply at 312 Industrial Park Road management reported on Jan. 17 that a large amount of GPS dog tracking collar systems and accessories were missing from inventory.

February 25th

SFD investigates suspicious fire

February 25, 2014

Starkville Fire and Police departments are investigating the possibility that a Saturday fire at a Hiwassee Drive residence may have been arson.

Police warn of fundraiser phone scam

February 25, 2014

A Starkville resident was recently the target of an attempted charity fundraising scam. 
O.F. Parker said that his wife received a call from a number she did not recognize over the weekend.

Archives group speaks about museum plans

February 25, 2014

Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History visited the Starkville Rotary Club Monday at the Starkville Country Club to talk about plans for two new museums commemorating the histories of Mississippi and its civil rights movement.

February 21st

Two arrested after police chase - Officers still seek third suspect

February 21, 2014

A trio of suspects led Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and Starkville Police Department officers on a Wednesday night high-speed chase through Starkville that ended in a two-vehicle collision on South Montgomery Street.

Deputies arrested two suspects, 18-year-old Joshua Tutton, of Starkville, and a teenage juvenile, both on suspicion of felony fleeing law enforcement officers.

Cell phone service could improve at Davis Wade

February 21, 2014

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved on Thursday improvements to cellular phone service infrastructure at Mississippi State University’s Davis Wade Stadium.

City sales tax revenue finishes 2013 strong

February 21, 2014

December was a good month for sales tax revenue in Starkville and finished out the year as 2013’s second-highest grossing month.

City sales tax collections totaled $535,946.68 for the month of December, and grew 1.03 percent from the amount collected in December 2012. Starkville’s city restaurant tax revenue for December totaled at $119, 804.17.

February 19th

BOA fills school board post - Board OKs rezone for new subdivision

February 19, 2014

A pair of votes from Starkville aldermen on Tuesday night named a new Starkville School District board member and ended the decade tenure of another on a technicality.

MBN makes cocaine bust

February 19, 2014

Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Interim Director Samuel W. Owens announced Tuesday that agents arrested a Texas man in connection with the seizure of approximately $100,000-worth of cocaine.

Officers arrested 25-year-old Charles Anthony Skelly IV, of Houston, Texas, on suspicion of possession of one kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute.

Rather speaks on history leadership

February 19, 2014

Dan Rather was happy to speak about leaders he had met, but he was modest about his own leadership wehn he spoke at Mississippi State University Tuesday night.

“I don’t consider myself a leader, and I don’t consider myself an expert on leadership,” Rather said.

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