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Candidates for countywide offices are gearing up for the summer campaign months heading into the fall election, with some receiving and spending more than others.

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Senior citizens in Starkville and beyond had the chance to learn more about opportunities available to them in the community at OCH Regional Medical Center’s Annual Baby Boomer and Senior Expo held at the Starkville Sportsplex Monday.

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From Columbia University in New York City to the swamps of Parris Island, South Carolina, Starkville High School’s Class of 2019 is ready to make its mark on the world.

Citizens curious about the upcoming 1% hospitality tax referendum to fund the planned Cornerstone Park had an opportunity to get their questions answered at a form hosted by the Starkville Daily News Thursday night.

An Oktibbeha man will have to serve the full 15 years of his sentence after the state Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s ruling on Tuesday finding him guilty of possession of contraband while in a correctional facility.

On Tuesday, East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus class of 2019 graduated in two separate ceremonies.

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An Aberdeen man has been charged with statutory rape after being arrested Saturday morning at J.L. King Park by the Starkville Police Department.

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An Oktibbeha County teenager is facing a felony charge of child molestation after being arrested by sheriff’s deputies on Friday.

John Michael VanHorn officially qualified on Thursday for the upcoming special election race, after announcing his candidacy for the open Ward 5 alderman seat shortly after the the seat came open in April.

While some may still be frustrated at the raised medians on Highway 12, the Mississippi Department of Transportation’s most recent data suggests the safety improvements have been successful in their mission.

On Monday, 47-year-old Marion Watson was sentenced to five years probation on the charge of conspiracy to defraud the state in Mississippi District 16 Circuit Court in Starkville. She will also pay $5,000 in restitution to the city of Starkville  and $500 in court costs.

At least two candidates have already expressed interest in running for the vacant Ward 5 alderman seat in the upcoming May 30 special election to fill the unexpired term of outgoing alderman Patrick Miller.

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Crews from 4-County Electric Power Association continued their storm restoration efforts Monday morning following one of two tornadoes that caused damage moving through Winston and Oktibbeha counties Saturday night.

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After completing its initial damage assessment on Sunday in Starkville and Oktibbeha County, the National Weather Service office in Jackson released its findings, showing the county was hit with not one, but two tornadoes.

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A Columbus man pleaded guilty to the shooting death of a Mississippi State student in 2016 and will spend the rest of his life behind bars. 

At its meeting Tuesday night, the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved the hire of an additional pre-K teacher and assistant at Sudduth Elementary School. The measure will bring the number of pre-K slots in the district to 80 for the 2019-2…

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District Attorney Scott Colom held a press conference in the Lowndes County Courthouse at 2 p.m. to announce the sentence of Jaylen Barker for the murder of Mississippi State University student Joseph Tillman on Nov. 6, 2016. 

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Shortly after the peak of the American Civil Rights Movement, nonviolence advocate and civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr. was fatally shot on April 4, 1968 at The Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

The 2019 Relay for Life of North Central Mississippi will be held from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday in the gymnasium in the Travis Outlaw Center at the Starkville Sportsplex.

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