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Starkville aldermen heard Tuesday from residents of East Gillespie Street, who were concerned about the increased traffic on their quiet street.

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Starkville Kiwanis Club heard from one of their own Tuesday during the club’s weekly luncheon. Charles Weatherly, who is the last active charter member of the Starkville Club, gave members a demonstration on how to care for and propagate roses from cuttings.

Starkville residents may soon be without a recycling service after the Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to indefinitely suspend the city’s recycling program due to increased costs.

Oktibbeha County is once again under a curfew, following a vote of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors in its meeting Monday.

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Two Oktibbeha County volunteer fire departments will see new engines within the next year, following a vote from the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday.

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Equestrian athletes and their riders from throughout the country began arriving in Starkville Thursday for a three-day Barrel Racing competition this weekend at the Mississippi State University Horse Park.

This is a sample ballot for the Nov. 3, 2020 general election in Mississippi. Not all races included on the sample ballot will appear on the local general election ballot due to district lines.

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Secretary of State Michael Watson joined Starkville Kiwanis at the club’s weekly meeting Tuesday to update members on efforts his office was taking to promote the census response and prepare for the upcoming elections.

Starkville Aldermen approved the city’s 2021 fiscal year budget Tuesday, including a two mill increase to make up for an expected shortfall from special projects and tax revenue.

Maben residents are asked to keep an eye out for a feathery fugitive after Bandit, a 20-year-old African Grey parrot, went missing from home Aug. 8.

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As Mississippi voters prepare to choose a new state flag, one of the two final designs from a field of almost 3,000 is the work of a Starkville graphic designer.

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The competition, which features interview, talent, fitness, academics and self expression categories, is a highly recognized program which offers scholarships for those named distinguished young women.

Starkville Kiwanis members were given an inside peek at the Oktibbeha County Humane Society from OCHS Board Member Jan Jackson Tuesday during their weekly meeting.

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Mississippi State students and staff joined the Starkville community Saturday for Service DAWGS Day 2020. Dozens of students and faculty took part in the morning of community service at more than a dozen locations throughout the Golden Triangle Region for the annual event organized through t…

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The 10th annual Dog Paddle is set to kick off Monday and run through Aug. 29 with residents joining in the fun through social media to raise funds for a good cause. The proceeds from each year’s event are used to support the Humane Society’s Second Chance Fund, which provides heartworm treat…

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Despite the coronavirus shuttering doors in early March, a report from the Mississippi Department of Revenue on sales tax collections returned to cities shows sales tax collections have remained fairly steady throughout the Golden Triangle region.

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Dozens of people flocked Saturday to the Oktibbeha County Co-Op to buy, sell and trade small animals, homemade goods and freshly picked produce at the fifth Small Animal Trading Day and Farmers Market.

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The annual motorcycle rally that has brought bikers from around the country to Sturgis in years past has officially been canceled due to the community being unable to enforce the state-mandated social distancing guidelines. 

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Oktibbeha County Co-op will hold its 5th Small Animal Trading Day and Farmers Market 9a.m. to noon Saturday. For vendor information call Terri Tomlinson at at 662-323-1742.

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Oktibbeha County Humane Society is calling for sponsors for its 10th annual Dog Paddle. This year's paddle will be held virtually and run from Aug.24 to Aug. 29.

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Starkville Academy and Starkville Christian School both began their 2020-2021 school years while taking precautions to protect their students, faculty and staff from the novel coronavirus. Both SA Head of School Jeremy Nicholas and SCS Principal Randy Witbeck said all members of their school…

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The small group of community minded Starkvillians gathered at 7 a.m. Saturday at Chandler Park Apartments to pick up trash. The group, Loving Our Community Sufficiently, was founded several months ago by Judge Williams III. 

Starkville Utilities is urging customers, especially the elderly and handicapped, to be aware of people posing as utility employees with the apparent motive to rob or swindle them.

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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.