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Residents driving through the intersections of Jackson and Gillespie streets or Montgomery and Gillespie streets Friday could experience delays as the City of Starkville works with a contractor to remove limbs and trees from the area.

The qualifying period for candidates in the Sept. 22 special election closed Monday with seven candidates qualified to run appear on the ballot for House District 37 and Senate District 15.

Oktibbeha County supervisors are beginning the process of having a salary study done for employee positions.

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West Point resident and political activist Vicky Rose qualified Friday as a candidate in the District 37 special election to replace Rep. Gary Chism, who announced earlier this year he would be stepping down.

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The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and Mississippi State University cut the ribbon on the Partnership Middle School Tuesday.

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The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation regarding air filters that can allegedly suck COVID-19 out of the air at its meeting Monday.

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An Oktibbeha County landowner came before the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors at its Monday Meeting, with the intent of using part of his property as a landfill. Dudley Waldrop discussed his plan for using some of his property in the Rock Hill community as a private landfill. He came b…

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The Oktibbeha County Board of supervisors unanimously approved asking the county's lobbying firm, The Clearwater Group, to pursue funds to work on the Oktibbeha County Lake Dam Monday. 

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The Junior Auxiliary of Starkville’s annual Stuff the Bus event continued this year with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks announced Friday a new online option for Hunter’s Education would be available through the department’s website.

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The trial of former Starkville Police officer Charles Jordan continued Thursday with cross examination. Jordan is accused of sending lewd photos and videos of himself to a minor.

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It’s time for back-to-school shopping with Mississippi’s annual tax-free weekend starting at 12:01 a.m. Friday. Established by the legislature in 2019, the annual sale tax holiday is an opportunity for parents to stock up on needed school clothes, shoes and more.

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Residents in Clay, Choctaw and Noxubee counties may soon have new options for internet service after 4-County Electric announced it would be launching three pilot programs to bring broadband to rural areas.

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The trial of a Starkville Police officer accused of sexting a child began Wednesday in Mississippi District 16 Circuit Court with Judge Jim Kitchens presiding. The proceedings began Wednesday morning in the case of former SPD officer Charles Jordan, who is accused of five counts of enticemen…

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OCH Regional Medical Center CEO Jim Jackson gave an update on the hospital’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday at the OCH Board of Trustees meeting. Jackson spoke to the recent increase in the number of novel coronavirus patients at the facility, saying many of them had from from oth…

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Starting Monday, Aug. 3, the city of Starkville will return to two-day-a-week garbage pickup. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the furlough of 47 city employees garbage has been picked up once a week, on Monday or Tuesday depending on the neighborhood. Now, with favorable sale…

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Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School faculty Toby Remy, left, and administrator Benita Brown, right, help parents of second-grade students fill out emergency contact cards and get teacher assignments for the upcoming school year.

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Oktibbeha county voters will head to the polls this November to choose election commissioners to coordinate and oversee elections.

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The Starkville Daily News welcomed Thomas Howard to its staff Monday, where he will take on editor duties for both Starkville Daily News and Daily Times Leader.

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Before the first pitch can fly toward home plate, every major league baseball team needs a place to play. On Monday, Starkville rotarians were treated to an inside look at the work that goes into designing a baseball stadium.

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Representatives from NAACP chapters within Mississippi Circuit Court District 16 came together Thursday to address the need for the court’s judges to consider parole recommendations for prison inmates from the area with mandatory minimums and nonviolent crimes.

Starkville-Oktibbeha County School District Superintendent Eddie Peasant along with board president Dr. Debra Prince, vice president Sumner Davis and other members of the school district were present. Secretary Jamila Taylor, assistant secretary Wes Gordon and board member John Brown were al…

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It’s the mission of the Mississippi State University John C. Stennis Institute of Government to help government work more smoothly in the state and the nation.

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The Starkville Board of Aldermen heard an update on the city’s potential for new retail from Retail Strategies Downtown Strategies President Jenn Gregory.

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The Starkville Rotary Club heard a presentation the mission and scope of one of Mississippi State University’s most well-respected programs at its meeting Monday.

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Editor's note: The number of virus-related deaths at Montgomery Gardens has been changed in this story since its print publication, due to an inaccuracy initially reported by the Mississippi State Department of Health in its latest data set.

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The city of Starkville will continue with its Streatery concept following its approval by the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

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Oktibbeha County will be under stricter face mask guidelines starting this morning, following an order of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors.

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Fireworks stands remain open in Oktibbeha County even as COVID-19 puts a damper on some people’s plans to celebrate on July 4th.

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Online registration for returning students in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is set to begin next week, while new student registration continues.

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Joe MacGown’s path to becoming a researcher and illustrator for the Mississippi Entomological Museum at Mississippi State University was inevitable, if not unorthodox.

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Members of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors could soon consider stricter face-covering rules in the county, with cases the highest they’ve been in Mississippi since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,

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An Oktibbeha County supervisor has announced she will seek state office after a longtime Golden Triangle policymaker announced his decision to step down due to health reasons.

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History was made in Mississippi Sunday when both chambers of the state legislature voted to retire the controversial state flag.