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Step Up for Kids event offers many services

September 29, 2014

Late Saturday morning provided a chance for the community to gather together at to Starkville Sportsplex and step up for kids.

Parker continues in life of community service

September 29, 2014

O.F. Parker has worn many hats in service to Oktibbeha County.

VIDEO: 11 Facts You Won't Believe Are Actually True

September 26, 2014

FBI familiarizes local responders with IEDs

September 26, 2014

Ammonium nitrate can be fertilizer, or it can be part of a bomb.

Two arrested in burglary

September 26, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department officers have arrested two suspects in relation to a recently reported commercial burglary.

Award for Gaines pays dividends for Starkville Bridges Out of Poverty

September 26, 2014

Lynn Phillips-Gaines never knew she always wanted to open the NASDAQ market until she got to do it.
Gaines, founder of Starkville Bridges Out of Poverty, won the 2014 Volunteer of the Year Award from the national Invest in Others Charitable Foundation at its Community Leadership Awards ceremony Sept. 18 in New York City.

Parks denies access to balances

September 25, 2014

Starkville Parks Commission Chair Dan Moreland, through Starkville Parks and Recreation’s certified public accountant (CPA) firm, has denied an informal request from Starkville Daily News for access to Parks’ monthly expense reports and current account balances.

MSU hosts reshoring event Wed.

September 25, 2014

Jay Moon sees a chance for Mississippi and America to regain jobs that were once offshored to other countries.

Banned Books Week observed

September 25, 2014

“A censor is a man knows more than he thinks you ought to.”
This quote by Laurence J. Peters succinctly states the purpose behind Banned Books Week, which is being celebrated by libraries around the country this week.
Meredith Wickham, the young adult librarian at the Starkville Public Library, said Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.

Mayor’s ‘plus-one’ veto holds

September 24, 2014

The Starkville Board of Aldermen’s attempt to override Mayor Parker Wiseman’s veto of an amendment to the city’s controversial plus-one insurance expansion fell short after Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn recused herself from the vote.

Career Days at Humphrey Coliseum pairs employers with job seekers

September 24, 2014

Mississippi State University’s Career Days made a difference for Murphy Brantley once, and he hopes for the program to do it again.

Parks Dept. releases new fee structure

September 24, 2014

Starkville Parks and Recreation has announced a new fee system that will take effect Oct. 1 for several of its facilities.

Airstrikes begin in Syria

September 23, 2014

WASHINGTON — The U.S. and partner nations began launching airstrikes against Islamic State group targets in Syria for the first time Monday night, expanding a military campaign against the militants with a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk cruise missiles fired from ships in the region.

Man arrested in would-be school break-in

September 23, 2014

Starkville police arrested a local man early Sunday morning after he allegedly tried to break into Ward Stewart Elementary School.
Terry Lee Coggins, 21, of 113 Henderson St. is being held in Oktibbeha County Jail on suspicion of attempted burglary and disorderly conduct. He was released Monday night after posting $5,000 bond.

ZZ Top show rescheduled

September 23, 2014

Mississippi State University’s Music Maker Productions (MMP) announced Monday that ZZ Top has rescheduled its concert for 8 p.m. April 10 at Humphrey Coliseum.

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