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April 8th, 2015

Horse Park to host Lucky Dog barrel races this weekend

April 8, 2015

Lucky Dog Productions will bring its barrel racing series to the Mississippi Horse Park this weekend. The event marks the second time this year the park’s horse stalls will be sold out, according to Horse Park facility director Bricklee Miller.
The barrel races will run Friday-Sunday and are free to the public. The Mississippi Horse Park is located on Poorhouse Road.

April 7th

Supes hear complaints over state of roads

April 7, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors spent much of Monday’s meeting discussing the state of the roads in the county, although not much action was taken during the meeting regarding the roadways.

Utility meter readers to become obsolete- at least in Starkville

April 7, 2015

 It appears the days of having a meter reader stop by your house once a month to read and record your utility usage may soon become a thing of the past. It can’t be soon enough for utility department heads who said locked gates and aggressive pets not to mention the large turn-over in a college town have created problems for utility companies.

Two Starkville citizens named statewide volunteers of year

April 7, 2015

Two Starkville civic leaders will be honored next week during National Volunteer Week for their continued service above and beyond the call of duty.

Rotary hears account of wild life on the Galapagos Islands

April 7, 2015

When Charles Darwin sailed his voyage of the Beagle in 1831, his route took him through the Galapagos Islands. He performed additional research for several years once returning to London, before publishing the books that made him famous — “The Voyage of the Beagle” and “On the Origin of Species.”

April 6th

Songwriters win spots in festival: Musicians showcased original music for an opportunity to perform at arts festival

April 6, 2015

Eleven singer/songwriters competed Thursday night for the opportunity to take the stage performing their original music at the Cotton District Arts Festival on April 18.

Arts council leader helps promote well thought-out, creative change

April 6, 2015

April is an exciting time of the year in Starkville — the weather warms, summer is close and tailgating is in full-force in Left Field Lounge. However, for many people, April’s biggest event is the Cotton District Arts Festival.

April 3rd

Fire Chief talks transition, goals for department

April 3, 2015

Newly-appointed Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough is still getting acquainted with his new position, but he’s already looking ahead to some goals he hopes to accomplish as he begins his tenure at the head of Starkville Fire Department.

Mississippi bridges score poorly in new study of repairs needed

April 3, 2015

Of the 61,000 U. S. bridges in this country in need of structural repair, Mississippi is among the top 10 states with the most structurally deficient bridges according to a report issued Thursday by the U. S. Department of Transportation (U.S.DOT). A total of 2,275 bridges were identified as needing significant repair in Mississippi alone.

Columbus man arrested during traffic stop

April 3, 2015

A traffic stop for speeding landed a Columbus man in Starkville Police Department custody after officers discovered drugs and a stolen firearm in his car.
An officer stopped 25-year-old Marcos Deshaw Felton for speeding and smelled marijuana while talking to him, according to an SPD press release.

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