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Starkville Police Department is currently investigating a shooting near the intersection of Sherman Street and Hilliard Street. 

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Starkville/Oktibbeha County is currently under a Tornado Watch until 8 p.m., and we are at an enhanced risk for severe weather which means tornadoes are likely and large hail can be expected. 

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On Wednesday morning, Starkville Utilities and Tennessee Valley Authority came together to cut the ribbon on the new substation on Azalea Lane. The project has been eight years in the making with two years of planning, and all construction on the site was done by Chandler Construction.

United Way of North Central Mississippi has been around for a while, and they have helped the community in tremendous ways. United Way has three main focal points: health, education and financial stability. Here in Oktibbeha County, residents have seen specifically seen United Way programs t…

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At 6 p.m. Friday, the Kenneth J. Snedden Arnold Air Society Squadron and Silver Wings Chapter, which is made up of Mississippi State University Air Force ROTC cadets, began their annual 24-Hour Service Run. 

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On March 17, 2021 at 9:48 p.m., the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department responded to 2203 Hickory Grove Road for a call of a person who had been shot. Deputies found a female victim suffering from a single gunshot wound. and rendered aid until the arrival of EMS. The victim was later prono…

With severe weather like yesterday starting to ramp up again as spring nears and with crowd restrictions dropped for the first time in a year, first responders are going to be more active than ever.

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Every year we at Starkville Daily get our readers to vote on the Best of Starkville, and this year Brandi Duncan Herrington was voted Woman of the Year. 

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On Friday, March 5, the Starkville Police Department responded to a head-on collision on Garrard Road near Hiwasse Drive involving a silver 2009 Chevrolet Impala and a semi-trailer dump truck. 

Yesterday was a perfect day for Loraine Walker or Miss Rainey, the Children’s Librarian at Starkville Public Library, to have her first in-person story time in a year. She read a few books outside at the Fire Station Park by the Cadence Bank Pavilion at 10 a.m. and again at 4 p.m.

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On Tuesday, Gov. Tate Reeves signed a new executive order that lifts previous COVID-19 restrictions on the state.

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Starkville Strong does many great things for the community, and they focus on making Starkville a better place for everyone here. On Saturday, March 6, they are hosting a food box drive-thru at Emerson Family Center at 11 a.m. 

Glo is a Starkville based company that creates new fun ways for children to learn, and not only are they bringing light to children, they are bringing a new light back to Starkville that has been out for quite some time.

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Mississippi State University student Lucy Meehan is running for the role of President for the MSU Student Association and if she wins, she will be the country’s first autistic student body president at a major university.

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On Thursday, Feb. 25, the Adaton/Self Creek Fire Department was assisted by Central Oktibbeha Fire Department in putting out a house fire in West Starkville at 618 Oriole Drive.

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Today is the 76th anniversary of the raising of the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. The battle started on Feb. 19, 1945 as the U.S. Marines and Navy sought to capture the island of Iwo Jima, Japan and the two air fields for the Allied Forces to use in the war that would be ov…

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On Saturday, Feb. 20, we at Starkville Daily News took to Facebook to ask for pictures for National Love Your Pet day. We were flooded with wonderful pictures of all kinds of pets from puppies and kittens to horses and other farm animals.

This past week was very unusual to say the least, icy roadways and record-breaking temperatures had Starkville along with the vast majority of the state on a lockdown, forcing residents to stay at home and off the roads unless it was an emergency.

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning hosted the Annual Diversity and Inclusion Awards virtually on Feb. 18 to celebrate Black History Month. The Diversity Awards are set up to acknowledge and applaud university and community leaders in their efforts …

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A T-38 trainer aircraft assigned to the 14th Flying Training Wing crashed at about 5:30 p.m. Feb. 19, near Dannelly Field in Montgomery, Alabama. Officials from the 14th Flying Training Wing have confirmed that both pilots aboard the aircraft died. The pilots were flying a training mission a…

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It has been five days since the winter storm made its way into Mississippi which resulted in roads being covered in ice, nearly 200,000 power outages, and a couple hundred traffic accidents on the icy roads.

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Tomorrow, we will be returning to normal with a joint paper of the information you might have missed over the last few days and some new stories as well. 

The roads in Mississippi have been the most affected part of the state's infrastructure during this week of icy weather. The South rarely sees ice like what we got this week, and when we do, we are always ill-prepared especially when it comes to driving.

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Today was much like yesterday in the fact the temperature never got over 30 degrees. However, we did see some sunshine which melted some ice off of cars and a few buildings. 

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Due to the icy road conditions, the Wednesday, Feb. 17 edition of the Starkville Daily News will be available through our e-edition. We are aiming to have a printed Thursday paper and will keep the public updated with that information.  Current print subscribers who need E-Edition access for…

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The snow and ice has not gone anywhere, and the temperature is not expected to get above freezing until midday Wednesday.

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As the sun sets on Monday, Feb. 15, the temperature is 18 degrees with a wind chill of 8 degrees. 

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Due to inclement weather, the Tuesday, Feb. 16 edition of the Starkville Daily News will be e-edition only. The physical paper will resume on Wednesday. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

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Nowadays, a lot of pets live inside and have their own beds or even their own spot on the couch, so they are not braving the elements like some pets.

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Cater's Market in Starkville reached its one-year milestone of being open to the public.

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Temperatures are projected to drop over the weekend as a cold front moves through the area.

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STARKVILLE—A Mississippi State University student is in custody facing multiple charges of armed robbery in a Monday [Feb. 8] incident at the Deavenport Hall residence hall parking lot at approximately 10:14 p.m. No injuries were reported.