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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.

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.

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.

My Brother’s Keeper summit to address issues for young men of color

January 28, 2015

A summit will be held on Feb. 14 to address challenges facing young men of color in the community as part of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative launched by President Barack Obama.

Distracted driving concerns police

January 27, 2015

Choices, as Mississippi Highway Patrol Sgt. Criss Turnipseed told the Starkville Rotary Club, are key to safety on the road for drivers, passengers and fellow motorists.
Turnipseed spoke Monday to the club at the Starkville Country Club about safety on the highway.
He said the presentation he gave Monday is one he typically offers to students, but that didn’t mean it couldn’t have an impact.

CWM set to host Holy Spirit event

January 27, 2015

This weekend, Christian World Missions will be holding a Holy Spirit Conference on “Knowing Him: Discovering the Father.”
The conference will have sessions beginning at 7 p.m. on Thursday, running through lunch time on Saturday at the Wesley Foundation Worship Center on the Mississippi State University campus.

SPD: shooting victim in stable condition

January 26, 2015

A convenience store clerk injured in an armed robbery early Friday morning is in stable condition, according to an update from Starkville Police Department.

Breazeale committed to helping community

January 26, 2015

Service comes in several forms for John Breazeale, who works hard and works often to try to make the community a better place according to those who know him best.
Breazeale is the construction manager for Starkville Habitat for Humanity, and also serves as the president of Starkville Bridges out of Poverty’s Board of Directors.

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