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June 4th, 2015

Habitat golf classic winners

June 4, 2015

The team from Citizens Bank won the 12th annual Starkville Habitat for Humanity Golf Classic on May 15 at the Starkville Country Club.
Pictured (from left) are Citizens Bank team members Eric Hallberg, Jason Bailey, Jay Hines and Sterling Dahl. (Submitted photo)

Phillips-Gaines honored for decade of Habitat support

June 4, 2015

Lynn Phillips-Gaines, center, received an award May 15 for her 10 years of sponsoring the Starkville Habitat for Humanity Golf Classic.
At left is Freddie Rasberry, past Habitat executive director. On the right is Myles Carpenter, Golf Classic leader. (Submitted photo)

June 2nd

Kelly carries Oktibbeha County

June 3, 2015

Voter turnout was higher in Oktibbeha County portion of Mississippi’s First Congressional District Tuesday, but the results remained similar to the May 12 special election to the fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat left vacant by the death of Republican Alan Nunnelee.

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Aldermen delay pay raise talks

June 3, 2015

Talks for a salary increase for Starkville’s mayor and board of aldermen went nowhere Tuesday evening after Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard withdrew a proposal tying elected official pay to pay raises for city employees.

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Kiwanis club explores “MSU Underground”

June 3, 2015

Long abandoned steam tunnels still lurk beneath Mississippi State University’s campus, John Beal told the Kiwanis Club on Tuesday.
MSU had an extensive tunnel system underground for the steam plant on campus. Now unused, the tunnels are in a state of disrepair.

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June 1st

Former “Bully” mascot sues ESPN, MSU

June 2, 2015

A former Mississippi State University cheerleader is seeking $500,000 for injuries sustained when an ESPN camera cart ran over her during the 2013 Egg Bowl.
Michaela Mills filed the suit Friday against ESPN and MSU in the U.S. Northern District Court of Mississippi in Aberdeen.

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Car dealers set sights on Highway 12

June 2, 2015

A Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge Ram and Jeep car dealership complex could be coming to Starkville as early as 2016, a representative of HPM Development said Monday.

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Supes commission firm to draft subdivision regulations

June 2, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors commissioned Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter & Associates to draft county subdivision regulations Monday to address infrastructure issues brought on by multi-tenant buildings.

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Kelly, Zinn face off for First District seat

June 2, 2015

Tuesday’s runoff will decide Mississippi’s next U.S. Congressman.
Voters in 21 counties and five whole or partial precincts in Oktibbeha County will choose a successor to the late Rep. Alan Nunnelee, but election officials expect that choice to be made by a fraction of the First Congressional District’s roughly 600,000 eligible voters.

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Mills seeks new term on bench

June 2, 2015

Judge James A. “Jim” Mills is seeking another term as District 3 justice court judge. Mills, on the bench for 18 years, has also worked with the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, been a Starkville alderman and an auxiliary deputy with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office, he said in his campaign announcement.

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