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February 25th, 2014
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.
Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics Interim Director Samuel W. Owens announced Tuesday that agents arrested a Texas man in connection with the seizure of approximately $100,000-worth of cocaine.
Officers arrested 25-year-old Charles Anthony Skelly IV, of Houston, Texas, on suspicion of possession of one kilogram of cocaine with intent to distribute.
Dan Rather was happy to speak about leaders he had met, but he was modest about his own leadership wehn he spoke at Mississippi State University Tuesday night.
â€śI donâ€™t consider myself a leader, and I donâ€™t consider myself an expert on leadership,â€ť Rather said.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed Assistant Superintendent of Federal Programs and Operations Toriano Holloway to serve as Starkville High Schoolâ€™s interim principal after Keith Fennelâ€™s resignation.