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April 8th, 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 parkâ€™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.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors spent much of Mondayâ€™s meeting discussing the state of the roads in the county, although not much action was taken during the meeting regarding the roadways.
Â 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 canâ€™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 civic leaders will be honored next week during National Volunteer Week for their continued service above and beyond the call of duty.
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 â€” â€śThe Voyage of the Beagleâ€ť and â€śOn the Origin of Species.â€ť
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.
April is an exciting time of the year in Starkville â€” the weather warms, summer is close and tailgating is in full-force in Left Field Lounge. However, for many people, Aprilâ€™s biggest event is the Cotton District Arts Festival.
Newly-appointed Starkville Fire Chief Charles Yarbrough is still getting acquainted with his new position, but heâ€™s already looking ahead to some goals he hopes to accomplish as he begins his tenure at the head of Starkville Fire Department.
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.
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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