Rodney Lincoln and Billy Blankenship expect a big turn-out for this year's Sturgis Bike Rally next month. By a large margin, it is the town's biggest event.
A couple of weeks into its new funding campaign, the J.L. King Center is $25,000 short of the $60,000 it needs to continue operations through the end of the 2020.
Even so, momentum is building, said Alison Buehler, one of the architects of the center's new funding plan.
Among the criticisms of the city of Starkville's annexation plan was its potential effect on black voting strength.
During the board of aldermen's July 2 meeting, several references to that issue were raised during the public hearing held on the annexation plan.
Have yourself a day, Robert Foster.
Before Wednesday, Robert Foster was pretty much off the radar, a one-term state senator polling in single digits in the GOP Governor primary.
Mississippi State University is officially out of the firetruck buying business, but will pay more for fire protection after the university and the city of Starkville approved a new inter-local agreement for fire protection service.
On Monday, the yellow tape that cordoned off the accident scene could be seen in the distance from the balcony of the Ole Miss Golf Course as the principal investigator provided an update on the plane crash that took the life of a Starkville teen pilot.
For the last two years of Elizabeth Lake Little's young life, her thoughts seemed suspended between heaven and earth.
The ever-busy, ever-smiling, ever-planning young woman may have been well-grounded in her faith, her plans for the future and her devotion to friends and family, but her heart took flight when she was in the cockpit.
It was Tuesday evening at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting. Consultant Mike Slaughter was going over the estimated costs of providing city services to the two areas targeted under the city's revised annexation plan, when he noted there would be no costs for sewer infrastructure in Area B of the plan, the largest, most heavily populated of the two areas located east of Mississippi State University.
For the past four years, T.M. Garret has roamed all over the South, and occasionally beyond, to set up fireworks shows, big and small.
From weddings and sporting events to festivals and holidays, Garret is the man in charge of the "oohs" and "aahs."
Happy Fourth of July, the day we Americans set aside each summer to scare the bejeebers out of our house pets with explosives.
A new plan that would eliminate most of University Estates from the city's annexation may have extinguished some of the fiery controversy, but there remained some simmering resentment from a handful of citizens and property owners who will remain part of the annexation area.
After an April storm, the city recorded flooding on 30 of its streets. By then, the city's year-to-date rainfall had almost doubled as city officials and residents alike wondered what could be done.
Three candidates have applied for a vacant position on the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees.
If you walk around downtown Starkville, you can see a reminder of the past and, perhaps, a glimpse of the future.
During Friday's work session, Starkville's Board of Aldermen listened to a presentation from Sherry Fountain of San Diego-based IPS Group Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers of parking meters.
It cost twice as much as first expected and has taken more than twice as long to finish, but the first of several major infrastructure projects in the city is near completion.
It's a pleasant Wednesday morning at Pecan Acres and more than a few residents are agreeable to visits.
You know this by the open front doors that dot the 120-unit low-income housing complex just off Highway 12 in downtown Starkville. Through the metal screen doors, residents are sending a message that they are home and ready for company.
A former student and instructor at the Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine has filed a federal lawsuit against the university for wrongful termination.
There are two riddles in this column.
During a Monday meeting, Oktibbeha County supervisors voted unanimously to accept the low bid of $2.2 million from Phillips Contracting of Columbus to pave Longview Road.
Caledonia aldermen have finally decided to install LED lights at two of the town's four soccer fields at Ola J. Pickett Park.
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