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Summer Scholars ready for stage - Performances scheduled for this weekend at MSU’s McComas Hall

July 25, 2014

While laughs generally abound in Mississippi State University’s annual Summer Scholars on Stage productions, it’s possible to identify a streak of horror and suspense in the last three years.

Iraqi exchange students shed light on culture

July 25, 2014

Many Americans have preconceived notions of what people from Mississippi are like and what is life is like here.

Many Americans may also have similar misconceptions about people from Iraq.

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Suspects arrested in burglary case

July 25, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department took two individuals into custody Wednesday on suspicion of their involvement in a reported Monday afternoon residential burglary.

OCSD Sgt. First Class Jon Davis said the department arrested 21-year-old Charles Arney and 19-year-old Shoshoney Nunn in connection with the alleged incident.

SPD sees uptick in Nextdoor members - Program provides neighborhood watch on social media platform

July 24, 2014

About four weeks ago, Starkville Police Department hosted a community gathering about concerns of criminal activity on South Montgomery Street that filled the Starkville City Hall courtroom to capacity.

In the time since, 121 South Montgomery residents have signed up for Nextdoor, a private social network service that serves as a modern neighborhood watch.

Sales tax holiday set for weekend

July 24, 2014

It can be expensive for families to send their children back to school.

Forks and Corks to feature famous chef from Mississippi

July 24, 2014

For many people, eating is a necessary activity and cooking is a daily chore.

But for others, it is an art form.

Sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council, the annual Forks and Corks event works to educate the community about culinary arts while simultaneously highlighting local talent from the area.

School board to return bond funds - Resolution maintains SSD’s claim to money

July 23, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously voted to return nearly $500,000 in old bond funds to the city of Starkville as officials continue working to correct an incorrect fund transfer from the spring.

The board met during a special called session at noon on Tuesday.

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BOA restores clerk’s authority

July 23, 2014

A called Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday brought full circle a weeks-long struggle between some board members and City Clerk Lesa Hardin.

County working on GIS objective

July 23, 2014

Pavement repairs are not the only concerns for the county road department.

Repairing and maintaining road signs also proves to be a major challenge.

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Starkville investigating whether contractor harmed private property

July 23, 2014

Joy Callahan used to grow blueberries in her backyard.

She and her husband Dick have lived at 204 Honeysuckle Lane, in the Longmeadow subdivision off of Louisville Street, since 1983. She said that stretch of time grew the maple trees behind her house into a natural fence, furthered by the backyard fences of Elm Street residents and a ditch.

‘Ships coming in - High school football championship games to be played at Mississippi State, Ole Miss

July 22, 2014

The Mississippi High School Activities Association state football championships are hitting close to home.

In fact, it starts right in Starkville’s backyard.

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Supes contract with LINK, OK club ordinance

July 22, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a contract with the Golden Triangle Development LINK at its meeting Monday, hoping to create avenues for economic development in the area through its relationship with the organization.

District governor addresses local Rotary

July 22, 2014

Paul Bucurel prefers not to take himself too seriously.

SSD to act on bond funds - Board calls special meeting set for noon Tuesday

July 21, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will hold a called meeting at noon Tuesday at the Greensboro Center to respond to the Starkville Board of Aldermen’s resolution asking SSD to return nearly $500,000 in surplus bond money so the city can reprocess the money and give it back to SSD properly.

SPIRIT OF OKTIBBEHA: Poe appreciates Starkville’s history, beauty, people

July 21, 2014

Before Bill Poe was Jeremiah Dumas’ campaign manager, he was his friend.

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