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The view from above: Flights offer insight into Wings Over Columbus acts

Posted yesterday in Columbus & Lowndes County

I don't think I've ever gripped something quite so hard as I did the harness straps in the back seat of a North American AT-6 Texan as it dove after its sister plane in the skies over Highway 82 between Columbus and Starkville.


More Highway 12 work begins

Posted 4/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the second phase of work along Highway 12 progresses, work on a new Mississippi Department of Transportation project is underway, and another one will be sent out for bids in the summer.


Big weekend on deck for Starkville

Posted 4/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There won't be any shortage of things to do this weekend in Starkville as the city and Mississippi State University gear up for the 33rd annual Super Bulldog Weekend.


Public housing, commercial development in works for Starkville

Posted 4/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new development in the works could see new public housing built in Starkville and open up space for more commercial development on Highway 12.


Two arrested for burglary, receiving stolen property

Posted 4/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An investigation into a burglary has resulted in the arrest of two Starkville men after Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office investigators seized more than 80 firearms and other stolen items.


Rezoning lawsuit likely to stretch into fall for Oktibbeha industrial park

Posted 4/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Work on Oktibbeha County's industrial park is progressing smoothly, according to Golden Triangle LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins, but a lawsuit over the project's zoning may linger on longer than initially expected.


Hood talks challenges facing Mississippi

Posted 4/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi faces an array of challenges as it continues to grow, and Attorney General Jim Hood says some of the solutions should be easy.


Starkville mulling establishing EMS district

Posted 4/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is weighing the creation of an Emergency Medical Service District that would see ambulances housed at three fire departments in an attempt to reduce response times.


Moore challenge enters another waiting phase

Posted 4/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The clock is ticking as both sides begin waiting to move forward toward a decision in Johnny Moore's challenge of last year's mayoral election in Starkville.


Adopt-A-Park program to kick off Sunday

Posted 4/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sunday will mark the kick-off for a new Starkville In Motion Adopt-A-Park program at J.L. King Park. The program was originally scheduled for Saturday, but has been pushed to 1 p.m. Sunday due to expected severe weather.


Testimony ends in mayoral challenge

Posted 4/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Testimony concluded after a third day of proceedings in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court for Johnny Moore's challenge of his loss in last year's Starkville mayoral runoff election.


Witness: Challenged ballots should be counted

Posted 4/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An expert witness Johnny Moore's attorney called on to testify during Tuesday's court proceedings said he'd count seven affidavit and absentee ballots that were rejected during last year's mayoral primary runoff election.


Moore's team questions affidavit, absentee ballots

Posted 4/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The substance of Johnny Moore's challenge of last year's Starkville mayoral runoff election began to take shape on Monday as the trial began in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.


Chism out of hospital after mild stroke

Posted 4/9/2018 in Area

State Representative Gary Chism is out of the hospital after suffering a "mild" stroke over the weekend, his colleagues have confirmed.


Starkville mayoral election trial set to begin Monday

Johnny Moore's challenge of the 2017 Democratic mayoral primary election is going to trial this week.


Forum scheduled for Third Congressional District candidates

Six Republican candidates vying for Mississippi Third Congressional District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives are set to take part in a forum at the Oktibbeha County Courthouse next week.


Partnership announces Restaurant Week charities

The Partnership revealed the three charities that can win up to $5,000 from Cadence Bank during the sixth annual Restaurant Week later this month.


Bailiff conduct questioned in Batiste hearing

Bobby Batiste, a man on death row for the 2008 murder of his roommate at 21 Apartments, is contending that statements a bailiff made about the all-white jury that convicted him unfairly impacted his trial.


Split vote in Starkville allows beer at Clydesdales event

A pair of items at Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting highlighted what aldermen say is a need to reevaluate some of the city's special event policies.


Oktibbeha supervisor blasts road manager for excessive employee overtime

Tensions flared Monday between Oktibbeha County Road Manager Fred Hal Baggett and District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Miller, spurred on by a disagreement about whether more than 300 hours of overtime for road workers during the winter months was necessary.



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