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January 30th, 2015

Unemployment drops statewide, rises in GT

January 30, 2015

Unemployment across Mississippi is down, but figures are up locally, according to the latest available figures from the Mississippi Department of Employment Security.

Locals honored at 14th annual GDSP banquet

January 30, 2015

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.

Farm toy show scheduled for next month at Mississippi Horse Park

January 30, 2015

Toys aren’t always just for kids. For Gregg Flint, his collection of farm toys represent an educational experience for people of all ages.

January 29th

Romney addresses full house

January 29, 2015

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney teased the capacity crowd in Lee Hall’s Bettersworth Auditorium with presidential ambitions Wednesday evening, but stopped short of saying he’ll run again.

Arrest made in connection with campus robbery

January 29, 2015

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.

Memorial held for missing local man

January 29, 2015

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.

Two found guilty in county theft trials

January 29, 2015

Joe Mitchell Gillespie, 28, of Starkville was found guilty of armed robbery Tuesday at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse.

January 28th

Bond set at $1 million for Chevron shooting suspect

January 28, 2015

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.

School bond petition reaches ballot threshold

January 28, 2015

An Oktibbeha County School District bond referendum could be headed to a public vote after the Circuit Clerk’s office verified more than 1,800 on a petition to bring let the issuance of bonds be decided by voters in the OCSD’s footprint.

SPD makes statutory rape arrest

January 28, 2015

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.
Townsel’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.

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