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May 13th, 2015

SSD board talks EMCC, football field video board

May 13, 2015

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway told the district Board of Trustees that two conditions for East Mississippi Community College to use West Oktibbeha County High School could torpedo a potential deal.
Holloway said EMCC has requested to use the building without paying for insurance or maintenance costs.

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Slain police already provoke charity scams

May 13, 2015

Following the Saturday night shooting of Hattiesburg police officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, the Better Business Bureau of Mississippi has warned that phone scams are popping up across the state, under the guise of collecting donations for the slain officers.

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MS Horse Park to open harness track

May 13, 2015

The MS Horse Park has just opened their new harness track and will be offering free harness training during the months of May, June and July. The park is located at 869 E. Poorhouse Rd.
“Our uniform five-eights (of a mile) track is the perfect mixture of sand and clay to accommodate harness racing,” said Bricklee Miller, the facility operator at the MS Horse Park.

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May 12th

By JAMES CARSKADON

May 13, 2015

Republican Mike Tagert captured 35 percent of all Oktibbeha County votes in the special election to fill the empty U.S. House of Representatives seat in Mississippi’s First Congressional District, but Tagert fell short of the total needed to make the runoff election.

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School bus, pickup truck in collision

May 13, 2015

No serious injuries were reported with a Tuesday morning collision between a Starkville School District bus and ...

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Man arrested after firing shots near officers

May 13, 2015

An Oktibbeha County man was arrested on a charge of disturbing the peace Monday night after he reportedly fired a shotgun near sheriff’s deputies.
Deputies were dispatched...

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Man killed in Hwy 25 accident

May 13, 2015

A Vardaman man is dead after a truck struck him early Tuesday morning, according to Mississippi Highway Patrol.
A highway patrol press release said ...

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May 11th

Officials expect low turnout for special congressional election

May 11, 2015

Polls will be open today from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. throughout Mississippi’s First Congressional District for the special election to replace the late Alan Nunnelee, but Oktibbeha County election officials are expecting low turnout in the county’s five precincts in the First District.
The special election was called after Nunnelee passed away in...

Local support group connects new mothers

May 11, 2015

A mother-to-mother support group is open for mothers of all ages looking for support and advice meets every second Tuesday of each month starting at 5:30 p.m. in the community room at OCH Regional Medical Center.

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Miss. Court of appeals judge addresses rotary

May 11, 2015

Mississippi Court of Appeals Judge James Maxwell offered a refresher on Mississippi’s court system Monday when he spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club.
Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour appointed Maxwell to the court in 2009. Maxwell won elections to the court in 2010 and 2014.

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