SOCSD to keep traditional school schedule next year

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will not implement a modified, year-round school schedule -- at least not for the 2021-22 school year.

Business Moves with Mary: The Veranda restaurant closed permanently

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Business

After nearly 20 years of business, The Veranda owners announced the Starkville restaurant is officially closed. Co-owner Frank Jones confirmed the restaurant's official closure and said the COVID-19 pandemic forced Jones and fellow owner Jay Yates to a "quick-decision close" in mid-December.

MSU to bulk up attendance at Dudy Noble this weekend

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State will allow an increase in capacity at Dudy Noble Field as soon as this weekend. A source inside the athletic department, who asked not to be named, confirmed to The Dispatch Tuesday that the school plans to sell an additional 4,400 chairback seats, while outfield rigs will now be allowed to hold as many as eight people.

One killed, another injured in Pilcher Street shooting

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One person has been killed and another critically injured in a shooting Wednesday evening outside a Pilcher Street apartment complex.



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