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May 19th, 2015

Emergency department heads look forward to working with Phelps

May 20, 2015

With 22 years of Oktibbeha County law enforcement experience under his belt, Shank Phelps will is already well-known by many first responders. He has been with the sheriff’s department since 1994 and achieved the rank of lieutenant/supervisor in 2000. Phelps is also the District 1 constable and is running unopposed for reelection to that post.

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Aldermen approve LINK resolution

May 20, 2015

The way is now clear for a renewed resolution of intent for up to $5 million in economic development bond, following a 5-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday night.
Aldermen approved a resolution to pursue economic development with the Golden Triangle Development LINK, an economic development entity that works with Oktibbeha, Lowndes and Clay counties.

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Focus Manor to open June 1

May 20, 2015

Disabled people on low incomes can find a home at Focus Manor in Louisville. The residential facility, located at 302 John C. Stennis Dr., is currently accepting applications.
The facility provides its residents with an independent living experience. Focus Manor will not have a medical staff onsite, according to Executive Director, George A. Miller.

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May 18th

Supes to consider regulations for multi-tenant buildings

May 18, 2015

After another round of frustrated Blackjack Road residents voiced traffic concerns to the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, the board authorized a law firm to draw up potential regulations for multi-tenant buildings in Oktibbeha County.

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Pregnancy Care Center considers first one and a half years a success

May 18, 2015

The first 18 months of operation for the faith-based Pregnancy Care Center have been a success, Board President Ruth Baareman told the Starkville Rotary Club Monday.
Baareman felt Starkville needed a Pregnancy Care Center when she moved to town six years ago. That vision became a reality when the center opened on Academy Road in December 2013.

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LINK resolution, development requests on aldermen agenda

May 18, 2015

Starkville aldermen will consider making a formal statement Tuesday night to support economic development projects recommended by the Golden Triangle LINK.

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May 17th

Local man journeys through cancer

May 17, 2015

Caleb Rich has just celebrated an anniversary that many people fear. On May 11, 2011 Rich was diagnosed with acute myroid leukemia.

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Cappe's Steakhouse damaged by fire

May 17, 2015

Cappe's Steakhouse caught fire late Saturday night, but Starkville firefighters put out the flames within 10 minutes.

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Spirit of Oktibbeha — Coats finds time for multiple organizations

May 17, 2015

Local businesswoman Barbara Coats is no stranger to hard work.
Coats currently serves on the boards of Volunteer Starkville, Helping Hands Ministries of Oktibbeha County and is a financial representative at Modern Woodmen of America.

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May 16th

Hattiesburg officer laid to rest

May 17, 2015

The body of Starkville native Liquori Tate returned to Starkville for burial at Fox Cemetery on May 16.
"Leaving out of Hattiesburg, it brought everyone to tears." said Vern Ross, Tate's uncle.

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