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State rests case in Thompson trial

October 30, 2014

The state of Mississippi rested its case in chief Wednesday as Dennis Thompson’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 “C.K.” Randle and injuring Tony Harris, Azaria Ross and Devierre Outlaw in the same shooting incident on May 22, 2010.

Artists in residence inspired by Refuge

October 30, 2014

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 program’s inception.
Caetlynn Booth and Tyson Washburn are the artists currently working at the refuge.

Initiative seeks to honor Confederacy, Mississippi heritage

October 30, 2014

Anthony Hervey wants to see Colonel Reb restored as the University of Mississippi’s mascot.

Sturgis preparing in case of disaster

October 30, 2014

In Buddy King’s experience as Winston County Emergency Management Agency director, usually severe weather damages more homes than it destroys.
But King said that wasn’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.

VIDEO: Mississippi State, FSU Top Inaugural College Football Playoff Rankings

October 29, 2014

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.

Thompson murder trial begins

October 29, 2014

Dennis Thompson’s trial for a 2010 murder and three aggravated assault charges is officially underway in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Bulldogs at top of the first CFP poll of season

October 29, 2014

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 – Associated Press and Amway Coaches. 

Greenwood men accused of local armed robbery

October 29, 2014

Oktibbeha County Sheriff’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.

Supes: More input on county plan

October 28, 2014

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is seeking at least one last round of public input before adopting a comprehensive plan.

Cotton Mill retail center approaching completion

October 28, 2014

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 theater’s parking lot. And now, bricks have begun to encase the skeleton of a new development on the site.

Jury picked in murder trial

October 28, 2014

The trial of Dennis Thompson, a Starkville man accused of murder and three counts of aggravated assault, will begin at 10 a.m. today in the Oktibbeha County Courthouse Annex on Main Street.
It took most of Monday for for the court to select jurors for the trial for the trial, with the final dismissal for the day a few minutes after 5 p.m.

Rotary hears MHSAA about state title games

October 28, 2014

Football is coming to Davis Wade Stadium Dec. 5 and 6 — even if Mississippi State University’s football team holds on to its No. 1 ranking and has to leave town for the SEC Championship.

VIDEO: Mississippi State's Bowling Ball "Strikes" Kentucky

October 27, 2014

When your nickname is the "Bowling Ball," you better know your (running) lanes. See how the Bulldogs' Josh Robinson ran all over Kentucky including scoring two touchdowns.

Sturgis plans meeting for preparedness

October 27, 2014

Sturgis has been spared from the worst of several storms in recent years.

Infanger’s impact goes beyond music

October 27, 2014

Joe Ray Underwood may sing tenor, but he knows a good bass singer when he hears one, and he says Peter Infanger is a great bass singer. 

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