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February 26th, 2014
There was a time when Audrea Powell was considering dropping out of school.
Sheâ€™s now a senior at Starkville High School, but she said she previously attended a different school where she had low grades and was struggling to succeed.
Starkville Police Department is re-implementing an old program with the hopes of increasing community awareness that officers are out on patrol as well as officer-citizen interaction.
Assistant Police Chief John Thomas said the department has begun the Active Prevention Patrol by Law Enforcement (A.P.P.L.E.) program again after few years of hiatus.
Starkville Police Department reported the arrests of two Starkville men due to an ongoing investigation into missing dog collars from a local dog supply provider.
According to an SPD release, Gun Dog Supply at 312 Industrial Park Road management reported on Jan. 17 that a large amount of GPS dog tracking collar systems and accessories were missing from inventory.
Starkville Fire and Police departments are investigating the possibility that a Saturday fire at a Hiwassee Drive residence may have been arson.
A Starkville resident was recently the target of an attempted charity fundraising scam. â€¨O.F. Parker said that his wife received a call from a number she did not recognize over the weekend.
Representatives from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History visited the Starkville Rotary Club Monday at the Starkville Country Club to talk about plans for two new museums commemorating the histories of Mississippi and its civil rights movement.
A trio of suspects led Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department deputies and Starkville Police Department officers on a Wednesday night high-speed chase through Starkville that ended in a two-vehicle collision on South Montgomery Street.
Deputies arrested two suspects, 18-year-old Joshua Tutton, of Starkville, and a teenage juvenile, both on suspicion of felony fleeing law enforcement officers.
The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved on Thursday improvements to cellular phone service infrastructure at Mississippi State Universityâ€™s Davis Wade Stadium.
December was a good month for sales tax revenue in Starkville and finished out the year as 2013â€™s second-highest grossing month.
City sales tax collections totaled $535,946.68 for the month of December, and grew 1.03 percent from the amount collected in December 2012. Starkvilleâ€™s city restaurant tax revenue for December totaled at $119, 804.17.
A pair of votes from Starkville aldermen on Tuesday night named a new Starkville School District board member and ended the decade tenure of another on a technicality.