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Oktibbeha supes seeking contractor assistance for storm cleanup

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is preparing to search for a contractor to help with storm debris removal after a pair of tornadoes swept through the county a week ago.


Starkville to fund new sludge treatment plant

Posted 4/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities Department is preparing to install new equipment to sustainably handle sludge at the city's wastewater plant after aldermen approved a $10 million bond issue on Tuesday.


Fourth Camelot Apartments robbery suspect sentenced

Posted 4/18/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The final suspect in a May 2017 armed robbery at the Camelot Apartments has been sentenced after pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court earlier this week.


Keenum: No plans to close T.K. Martin Center

Posted 4/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is reviewing the financial status of the T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability after a loss of grant funding has put its future in question.


Starkville tax vote, alderman special election set for May 30

Posted 4/17/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville will hold two special elections on May 30 to determine if the city will implement a 1-percent increase to its tourism sales tax and to fill the now-vacant Ward 5 alderman seat.


Altercation during Bin 612 evacuation leads to criticism, planned changes

Posted 4/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During Saturday's severe weather event that produced tornadoes locally, a fight broke out between security guards and Bin 612 patrons as staff at the Cotton District restaurant and bar attempted to clear the building and close.


Miller resigns as Ward 5 alderman to take job on coast

Posted 4/16/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 5 Alderman Patrick Miller is resigning from Starkville's board of alderman take a job in Biloxi.


Starkville looking to strengthen stormwater ordinance

Posted 4/15/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is looking at strengthening its stormwater ordinance to help prevent future problems with flooding.


Cotton District Arts Festival canceled due to weather threat

Posted 4/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The threat of severe weather has canceled this year's Cotton District Arts Festival.


Development considering site of Gillespie-Jackson House

Posted 4/12/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A potential development is eyeing a lot on the corner of Louisville Street and Highway 12 where one of the city's oldest homes now sits.


Starkville, MSU getting ready for Super Bulldog Weekend

Posted 4/11/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Starkville gears up for the 34th annual Super Bulldog Weekend, weather forecasters are keeping alert for the threat of severe weather Saturday and Sunday.


Man who pleaded to murdering MSU student sentenced to life

Posted 4/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus resident Jaylen Barker received a life sentence in the Mississippi Department of Corrections Tuesday after pleading guilty to first degree murder for killing Mississippi State University student Joseph Tillman in Starkville two years ago.


Walmart clear after bomb threat

Posted 4/10/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Walmart Supercenter in west Starkville is clear and open again after a bomb threat closed it for more than three hours Tuesday evening.


Oktibbeha supes name Sykes justice court clerk

Oktibbeha County Supervisors have named Shalonda Sykes the county's next justice court clerk.


Old Waverly preparing for U.S. Women's Amateur tournament

Posted 4/9/2019 in Area

Old Waverly Golf Club is gearing up to host one of the largest events in women's golf this year. The West Point club will host the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur tournament from Aug. 5-11.


LED strip lights up University Drive bridge

Hagan Walker can remember walking the bridge along University Drive near downtown many times as a Mississippi State University student.


Supervisors meetings to be hosted online

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' meetings will soon be available online for the public to view after supervisors authorized the purchase of a camera to record them.


MSU's first TEDx conference set for Friday

Mississippi State University will host its first TEDx conference on Friday.


International Fiesta set for Saturday

On Saturday, Mississippi State University's Drill Field will fill with people, food and flags from all over the world for the 29th annual International Fiesta.


BOA narrowly rejects 2-percent employee raises

Starkville aldermen voted down an attempt to give employees an across-the-board 2 percent raise on Tuesday, but the debate has opened the possibility of revisiting the matter when the city begins planning for the next budget year.



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