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October 16th, 2014
Starkville Fire Department successfully completed an unusual early morning rescue Wednesday as a construction worker atop Starkville â€™s new Municipal Complex suffered symptoms of an apparent heart attack.
A Starkville man is facing a capital murder charge in the death of a Clay County child.
According to a statement issued by the Clay County Sheriffâ€™s Department, deputies arrested Charles T. Mullins, 18, of 734 New Light Road in Starkville on Oct. 9 on suspicion of child abuse following an incident in Clay County the previous day.
A Starkville Electric Department employee turned herself in to Starkville Police Department for embezzlement Wednesday afternoon.
An SPD press release said SED employee Elizabeth Peacock turned herself in following an SED investigation of recurring embezzlement.
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The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously to create and begin advertising for a new athletic director/assistant superintendent position at its regular meeting Tuesday.
At a Tuesday press conference, Mike Slive announced that he will step down as commissioner of the Southeastern Conference, effective July 31, 2015. Slive is the SECâ€™s seventh commissioner and has held the position since 2002, yet he told SECSports.com that recent health concerns have made him reevaluate his priorities.
Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen said he would have voted the Bulldogs No. 1 six weeks ago.
The Bulldogs were unranked in the preseason, but now that doesnâ€™t matter.
MSU became the No. 1 team on Sunday in both the Associated Press and Amway Coaches poll. This is the first time the Bulldogs have been the top ranked team in the country in both polls.
Starkville High School had to cancel classes Tuesday as its personnel waited for Starkville Electric Department to restore its electricity after Mondayâ€™s severe thunderstorm, but principal David Baggett confirmed power is now restored and class is back in session today.
The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission voted 4-1 to recommend multiple rezonings needed for the Golden Triangle Development LINKâ€™s planned $10 million Innovation District, despite opposition from residents of properties near the developmentâ€™s 326-acre site.
Starkvilleâ€™s Board of Aldermen will ultimately consider the commissionâ€™s recommendations for final approval.
Starkville police detectives are investigating what they are calling a rash of stolen vehicles and attempts to steal vehicles.
A police department press release said the theft and attempted thefts occurred on the weekends of Oct. 3 and 10, and detectives believe the suspects may have chosen those dates because of high traffic in town for Mississippi State football games.
A severe thunderstorm that ripped through Starkville just before 5 p.m. Monday packed quite a wallop in a matter of minutes â€” downing trees, power lines and leaving as much as half the city without power for hours.