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A fire in Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Oak Hall residence hall on Sunday night will displace 198 female students, but no injuries were reported.
A lot has changed in the Oktibbeha County School District in the last few years.
While a $60,000 cash injection from the city of Starkville to the Parks and Recreation Department in September may have avoided a catastrophe for this year, Parks documentation indicates the departmentâ€™s recent struggles to make payroll may have been a case of history repeating itself.
Starkville police on Wednesday arrested a man suspected of voyeurism in a local neighborhood.
Officers responded at 12:30 a.m. to reports of a â€śpeeping tomâ€ť at Pecan Acres. Police received a description of the suspect and quickly apprehended 37-year-old Melvin Bishop, whose last known address is 1458 Christy Lane in Starkville.
A Pheba resident escaped a car fire with no injuries Thursday afternoon on Starkvilleâ€™s Jackson Street, with Starkville Fire Department quickly dousing the fire.
SFD Battalion Chief David Gaudin said Glenda Hudson of Pheba was traveling on Jackson Street when her car lost power, prompting her to pull into the driveway of 302 Jackson Street.
Greater Starkville Development Partnership director of membership Heath Barret says five couples have signed up so far for GSDPâ€™s planned trip to the Tuscany region of Italy in March.
When a school bus extends the mechanical arm bearing its stop sign, and nearby motorists donâ€™t stop, the consequences can be deadly.
Local health care providers are doing their part to prepare for what could be a worst-case scenario: an Ebola outbreak in the U.S.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported Tuesday the first case of the virus, which has killed more than 3,000 in four West African countries and sickened more than 6,500 since March according the World Health Organization, was diagnosed in Dallas.
Nearly 3 percent of American adults suffer from the the extreme mood swings associated with bipolar disorder, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. Only about 48 percent of those individuals are receiving treatment.
As terrible as Hurricane Katrina was, Willie Womack believes it made the Federal Emergency Management Agency stronger.
Womack is preparedness branch chief for FEMA Region IV, an eight-state Southeastern region that includes Mississippi. It was in Katrinaâ€™s wake, he said, that FEMA developed Incident Management Assistance Teams (IMATs) that deploy to disaster-stricken sites almost immediately.