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Checking backseat could save child’s life

July 11, 2014

As summer temperatures rise, several state and local agencies have been taking action to remind parents that it’s imperative to make sure not to leave their children in cars unattended.

SPD arrests suspect in officer assault

July 11, 2014

Starkville Police Department officers arrested a resident who reportedly fired shots at them early Thursday morning, averting injuries on either side.

SPD Chief Frank Nichols said Chadwick Lee Eaves lives at 271 Reed Road with his mother. At 3:30 a.m. Thursday, officers responded to a report from another relative that Eaves exhibited possible signs of mental illness and possessed a gun.

2 men sought in theft at Wal-Mart

July 11, 2014

Starkville Police Department is seeking community aid in identifying and apprehending two suspects in a reported shoplifting incident Tuesday at Starkville’s Wal-Mart.

Third annual CommUNITY Day planned for July 19

July 11, 2014

Loosing a child is arguably one of the most traumatic events a parent can experience.

When Anita Lindsey’s 22-year-old daughter Quanesha was shot in a domestic dispute several years ago, Lindsey said she felt as if her whole world had fallen part.

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Local raises TSC global awareness

July 10, 2014

One Starkville family’s struggle against a rare, life-threatening disease has helped create a way for those who suffer from it around the world draw nearer to each other through social networking.

US Marshals arrest local in armed robbery

July 10, 2014

A West Point man is in custody for an alleged May armed robbery incident through a collaborative effort from Starkville Police Department and the U.S. Marshal’s Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force Oxford Division.

Nara takes over for Durst at MSU Theatre

July 10, 2014

Before he was selected to replace Jo Durst, John Nara had the chance to meet her.

Durst retired in late May after 34 years directing many plays as a theater instructor at Mississippi State University. During the interview process, Nara said he had the chance to talk with Durst about the students she had worked with throughout the years.

SPD warns against alleged animal control imposter

July 10, 2014

Starkville Police Department is investigating reports of missing pets in connection with sightings of a fake animal control vehicle in the Greenbriar subdivision.

Old school bond money still in limbo - Bank denies city’s effort to recall check

July 9, 2014

A dispute between the city of Starkville and Starkville School District over nearly $500,000 in old construction bond money is coasting ever further from a resolution, instead bogging down deeper in uncertainty and technicality.

BCI finalizing deal to purchase MetroCast Miss.

July 9, 2014

Block Communications, Inc., a Toledo, Ohio-based media holdings corporation, has announced an agreement to acquire MetroCast Communications’ Mississippi operations.

The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2014.

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SSD appoves budget, new tiles for Sudduth

July 9, 2014

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a number of items at its monthly meeting Tuesday evening as preparations for the 2014-15 school year continue.

The board approved the fiscal year 2015 budget for the district, which includes $47.6 million in projected revenues and $54.7 million in projected expenditures.

SPD arrests suspect in voyeurism

July 8, 2014

A Starkville man is behind bars for suspected voyerisim after Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department deputies busted him during a routine roadblock.

On Wednesday, Starkville Police Department issued a $20,000 warrant for Eddie Will Parks Jr., also known as “Soon,” in connection with a reported June 27 voyeurism incident.

Supes OK TIF district - Citizens offer mixed reviews

July 8, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a tax increment financing (TIF) plan to fund repairs to a portion of Blackjack Road after a public hearing at its meeting Monday.

The TIF plan will allow the county to utilize future tax revenue generated by developments in the area to pay for infrastructure projects associated with those developments.

OCSD finalizes 2014-15 budget

July 8, 2014

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley approved the district budget for fiscal year 2014-15 at the district’s monthly meeting in the central office Monday.

The district unveiled the budget at a June 30 public hearing.

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LINK head speaks to Rotary about development investment

July 8, 2014

Within the next 30 days, Golden Triangle Development LINK representatives will go before Oktibbeha County and city of Starkville officials to ask for more than $10 million to fund future developments with the intent to make the county more attractive for potential business clients.

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