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January 30th, 2015
Unemployment across Mississippi is down, but figures are up locally, according to the latest available figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.
The Greater Starkville Development Partnership held its 14th annual banquet on Thursday night, allowing business leaders across the community to come together and celebrate the successful year Starkville saw in 2014.
Toys arenâ€™t always just for kids. For Gregg Flint, his collection of farm toys represent an educational experience for people of all ages.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney teased the capacity crowd in Lee Hallâ€™s Bettersworth Auditorium with presidential ambitions Wednesday evening, but stopped short of saying heâ€™ll run again.
Marcus Earl Johnson, 22, of Starkville was arrested Tuesday and now faces an armed robbery charge stemming from a Nov. 8 incident on the Mississippi State campus, the school announced Wednesday.
Friends and family gathered for a memorial service Tuesday at Episcopal Church of the Resurrection for Starkville resident John Switzer, 24, who went missing off the coast of Gulf Shores, Ala., earlier this month.
Switzer was last heard from when he sent pictures of the ocean to family members from his kayak on Jan. 10.
Joe Mitchell Gillespie, 28, of Starkville was found guilty of armed robbery Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.
A Starkville municipal court judge set a $1 million bond for a Starkville man arrested for his suspected role in an armed robbery and shooting at a Chevron station last week.
An Oktibbeha County School District bond referendum could be headed to a public vote after the Circuit Clerkâ€™s office verified more than 1,800 on a petition to bring let the issuance of bonds be decided by voters in the OCSDâ€™s footprint.
Starkville Police arrested a Maben man Saturday on suspicion of statutory rape.
Police took Zachary Lydon Townsel, 24, into custody at 11:52 p.m Saturday.
SPD did not provide further details on the incident.
Townselâ€™s bond was set at $5,000 during his initial municipal court appearance Monday evening. An Oktibbeha County Jail personnel said he had posted out as of Tuesday afternoon.