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October 30th, 2014
The state of Mississippi rested its case in chief Wednesday as Dennis Thompsonâ€™s trial continued through its second day in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
Thompson, a 22-year-old Starkville resident, is accused of murder in the shooting death of 25-year-old Curtis â€śC.K.â€ť Randle and injuring Tony Harris, Azaria Ross and Devierre Outlaw in the same shooting incident on May 22, 2010.
The artist-in-residence program at Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Wildlife Refuge has brought artists to live at the refuge and be inspired by the nature several times since the programâ€™s inception.
Caetlynn Booth and Tyson Washburn are the artists currently working at the refuge.
Anthony Hervey wants to see Colonel Reb restored as the University of Mississippiâ€™s mascot.
In Buddy Kingâ€™s experience as Winston County Emergency Management Agency director, usually severe weather damages more homes than it destroys.
But King said that wasnâ€™t the case with the April 28 tornado in the county. He said the tornado traveled about 38 miles in 53 minutes, destroying 460 homes and killing 10 people.
Mississippi State, Florida State, Auburn and Mississippi are the top four teams in the first College Football Playoff rankings. The first of seven Top 25 rankings done by a 12-member selection committee was released Tuesday night.
Dennis Thompsonâ€™s trial for a 2010 murder and three aggravated assault charges is officially underway in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
If the season ended today, the Mississippi State Bulldogs would be one of the four teams in the inaugural College Football Playoff.
The College Football Playoff selection committee released its first poll Tuesday night and the Bulldogs were ranked No. 1. MSU is the top-ranked team in the two other major polls â€“ Associated Press and Amway Coaches.Â
Oktibbeha County Sheriffâ€™s Department arrested two men early Monday morning in connection with a reported armed robbery at The Pointe Apartments on Misty Lee Lane near Starkville.
Deputies arrested 19-year-old Tyrone L. Weaver and 21-year-old Jacarian Tidwell, both of Greenwood, on suspicion of one count each of armed robbery and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is seeking at least one last round of public input before adopting a comprehensive plan.
As little as two years ago, the property to the east of Buffalo Wild Wings bore a pile of rubble, the remnants of an old movie theater.
But this summer, steel girders sprouted from that property. Excavators removed and repaved the old theaterâ€™s parking lot. And now, bricks have begun to encase the skeleton of a new development on the site.