An 89-year-old Starkville woman on Sunday became the first Oktibbeha County resident to die from the COVID-19 coronavirus, Coroner Michael Hunt confirmed.
Nan Rushing couldn't focus on the book she was trying to read. The retired teacher and member of the Starkville Kiwanis club is normally enthusiastic about books, even organizing book drives every April.
The Oktibbeha supervisors unanimously passed a 30-day curfew at Monday's board meeting in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
As fifth-grader Joshua James slowly read aloud, a wide-eyed smile appeared on his face. Video chatting with his teacher, Heather Rowland from Cook Elementary School, James recited the email that named him the winner of national animation company Wonder Media's Create-Your-Own Character contest last week.
STARKVILLE -- After eight years at Mississippi State, women's basketball head coach Vic Schaefer is heading back to the Lonestar State.
1. Oktibbeha supervisors enact 30-day curfew STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
2. Cook Elementary fifth grader wins national animation contest COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
3. MSU will send more than 550 ventilators to UMMC for COVID-19 response STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
5. Coroner confirms first Oktibbeha COVID-19 fatality STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY