Financial representative, Barbara Coats, with Modern Woodmen of America, honors ‘heroes’ in Starkville with signs. One of the signs was placed outside of the Starkville Police Department this week to honor the department’s service during the COVID-19 pandemic. In several locations in Starkvi…
OCH Critical Care Manager Eddie Coats outside of the hospital’s emergency department on Thursday explains changes to their emergency department visitor policy. For this story, read our edition from Friday, April 3 – in print or E-Edition.
Registered Nurse Kathleen Hilbun shows off a mask made for her by her neighbor Mary Ann Richards. Hilbun has been working the drive-thru testing site at The Huxford Clinic on Strange Road. Since last Tuesday, the Huxford Clinic has been offering drive-thru testing and Hilbun has been at the …
Even with East Mississippi Community College students unable to complete hands-on work in career technical fields, instructors are providing online resources to fill the void.
Starkville High School horticulture teacher Randy Carlisle loads a truck with plants during the school’s Future Farmers of America sale. Charlie Benton reports that the sale has modified its operation due to COVID-19, mainly being curbside delivery for those purchasing plants. The plant sale…
Executive editor Ryan Phillips talks with OCH EMS Director Michael Hunt about a modified approach to better protect first responders. Making these adjustments to how first responders answer calls will better protect personnel from the spread of COVID-19. For this story, read our Monday (Marc…
Authorities say the body of a Starkville man who had been missing since March 6 was found Saturday morning in the vicinity of Skinner Road and Oktoc Road.
Following its relaxation of state accountability models and tests last week in the wake of school closures due to COVID-19, the Mississippi Department of Education released further information on the subject Thursday. “The waivers for the state assessments and the end-of-course assessments, …
One of the largest employers in the region has announced it will temporarily halt production in response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Yokohama Corporation of North America on Friday said it will suspend production at its West Point plant beginning on Saturday, March 28.…
Dr. Cameron Huxford, Intensive Care Unit Medical Director at OCH Regional Medical Center, sits down for an interview last week as the COVID-19 pandemic began (Photo by Ryan Phillips, SDN)
Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill sat down with SDN Executive Editor Ryan Phillips on Thursday to discuss a recent supplement to an executive order passed down by Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves that caused confusion for cities and counties who had already implemented local emergency regulations to…
Expanding internet service has long been a hot topic of conversation in Mississippi which has one local utility cooperative soliciting feedback from its members. 4-County Electric Power Association will soon survey its members to gauge their interest in the co-op’s approach to expanding serv…
The number of confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) climbed to nearly 500 in Mississippi on Wednesday, with 10 cases now confirmed for Oktibbeha County.
The Mississippi State University T.K. Martin Center for Disability and Technology continues to serve its students remotely, even with its building shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city of Starkville is asking its residents to be mindful of what they flush down the toilet with toilet paper being sometimes difficult to find during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen and Mayor Lynn Spruill will meet today at City Hall to discuss an increased response to the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
Many businesses in the area are taking extra precautions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, among them automotive shops.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors released a statement Saturday as the county prepares for what it views as the inevitable arrival of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county.
With all public schools in Mississippi closed until April and testing and accountability off the table due to COVID-19, Mississippi school districts are entering uncharted territory.
The travel industry is in the midst of its biggest crisis in two decades, but leadership at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport is optimistic that prior planning and smart budgeting will help the airport weather financial turbulence in the coming weeks.
The county’s ongoing Blackjack Road project took another step forward Thursday morning, with the approval of an interlocal agreement between Mississippi State University and Oktibbeha County.
All Mississippi public schools have been mandated to remain closed until April 17 and the Mississippi Department of Education has issued a statement on services offered to special needs students as the threat of the coronavirus persists.
Most courts in Mississippi have been required to stay open and operational by the Supreme Court of Mississippi as concerns loom of the spread of the coronavirus.
Mississippi State University on Tuesday announced it will begin delivering online or other remote instructional course content for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester, while also postponing graduation ceremonies.
As the Oktibbeha County Lake dam situation continues, County Engineer Clyde Pritchard gave an update on the dam’s status at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting Monday night.
As the COVID-19 pandemic persists and precautions continue to be put in place, the city of Starkville’s Board of Aldermen has voted to go to essential staffing at least until April 7.
The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District announced on Monday it will begin offering free meals to students impacted by school closures as a result of the coronavirus.
After suspension late last week of the Christone "Kingfish" Ingram concert at Mississippi State scheduled for later this week, organizers say the show will now likely be rescheduled instead of canceled.
Several area church leaders met on Friday to discuss the spread of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus, and what it could mean for local houses of worship.
Starkville Parks and Recreation Executive Director Gerry Logan has announced he will step down as a department head with the city after accepting a new job.
In the wake of the COVID-19 threat, and Mississippi’s first case of the novel coronavirus being confirmed Wednesday evening, the city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County are preparing their responses.
The Starkville Daily News has confirmed that the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District, for now, has not cancelled school due to the outbreak of COVID-19, also known as the novel coronavirus.
East Mississippi Community College has announced it is extending its Spring Break until March 23 as it monitors the spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus.
The Oktibbeha County Humane Society is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest after a dog was found in Webster County with its mouth taped shut.
Some Starkville Utilities customers may notice slight discoloration in their water as scheduled maintenance work begins on the Locksley Way water tower this week.
A Mississippi State University alumnus well respected in the fields of politics and journalism was recognized Friday, with an event honoring his life and work.
Mississippians will take to the polls next week to cast ballots in party primaries, but the window to vote absentee before the March 10 election will still be open into the weekend for registered voters.
As the Census 2020 gets underway, it is important for several entitles that the count is as accurate as possible, among them the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.
On Tuesday morning, members of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors met with representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality to discuss options for the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam.
The Starkville Rotary Club heard from one of the state’s newest elected officials at its meeting Monday. Newly elected Republican Northern District Transportation Commissioner John Caldwell gave a report on his agency after his first two months in charge. Caldwell is a retired United States …
Current Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees member Wes Gordon is the sole applicant for his seat on the school board as of the deadline at noon Wednesday.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold a special call meeting on Thursday to discuss the selection of a prime contractor for the Highway 182 corridor revitalization project.
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