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Legislature equalizes school millage for city, county: County officials concerned by state-mandated tax plan

March 31, 2015

Citizens of Starkville and Oktibbeha County will likely be paying the same tax rate for schools after the Mississippi Legislature passed a bill last week that creates an equal school millage rate for all Oktibbeha County citizens.

Board of Alderman names Yarbrough Fire Chief

March 31, 2015

The Starkville Board of Aldermen appointed Charles Yarbrough as Starkville Fire Chief effective immediately on a 4-3 vote after roughly 2.5 hours of interviews Monday evening.
Yarbrough, who previously served as SFD’s training officer, will succeed former chief Rodger Mann, who retired at the end of February after a 30-plus year career with the department.

Butler Talks tech at Rotary

March 31, 2015

Gary Butler, chairman and CEO of Camgian Microsystems spoke to the Starkville Rotary Club about the “Internet of Things” Monday afternoon.
The Internet of Things, as Butler described it, is moving connectivity beyond the realm of people to further include physical aspects and computation systems.

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Madison Central uses big inning to beat SHS

March 28, 2015

Take away one tough inning on Friday night and the Starkville Yellowjackets probably earn a nice Class 6A, Region 3 victory over the Madison Central Jaguars.
In the game of high school baseball, however, it usually takes seven innings to determine a winner, unless a run rule, weather or extra innings are needed.

Innovation Park plans put on hold

March 24, 2015

The Golden Triangle Development LINK announced Monday that it has recommended to Starkville and Oktibbeha County officials to not move forward with the proposed $10 million Innovation District Park.

Final Unity Park plaque unveiled

March 24, 2015

Unity Park is finally complete, as organizers unveiled its seventh and final plaque at a Monday morning ceremony.

Supervisors mull comprehensive plan, potential ordinances

March 24, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors heard a presentation Monday on how to move forward with the comprehensive plan the board adopted in December.

Art show opens for juror in Cotton District Art’s Festival

March 24, 2015

Robin Whitfield is becoming familiar with Starkville. The Grenada watercolorist spent the month of November serving as the Noxubee Wildlife Refuge’s Artist in Residence. Now, she is acting as the juror for the 2015 Cotton District Art’s Festival juried art competition and has a exhibit of work showing in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s lobby.

Bulldogs land Howland: Past National Coach of Year hired to become 20th coach in MSU men's basketball history

March 23, 2015

After a long day with much speculation, Mississippi State made it official by hiring Ben Howland as the new men's basketball coach Monday night.

Reports: Howland to become next MSU men's coach

March 23, 2015

Although there has been nothing officially released or indicated by Mississippi State University, signs over the last two days have pointed to Ben Howland becoming the next men's basketball coach at the school. was the first to report the possibility that Howland would be a candidate to replace Rick Ray as coach of the Bulldogs, then ESPN and quickly followed.

Authorities continue murder investigation

March 23, 2015

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Department continued its investigation Sunday into a murder and kidnapping case that emerged Saturday in Oktibbeha County.

Robinson lends helping hand to East Oktibbeha

March 23, 2015

East Oktibbeha County High School football, basketball and baseball head coach Kylan Tippett wears many hats at EOCHS. However, it’s a behind-the-scenes “jack of all trades” that makes managing those teams a lot easier for Tippett.

Jazz fest addresses ‘Business of Music’

March 16, 2015

The Mississippi State University Library is finishing preparations for the ninth annual Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival, to be held March 26-28.

Barron’s passion for music, God helps him lead in community

March 16, 2015

Joel Barron shares his gift of music through many different age groups in the Starkville community.
Through his roles as assistant choir director at Starkville High School and as music minister at Starkville Church of God, he reaches individuals from teenagers to seniors. 

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Maples named Distinguished Young Woman

March 9, 2015

Scholarship, leadership and talent were the prerequisites for the winning candidate for Starkville’s Distinguished Young Woman who was selected Saturday evening at a program at McComas Theatre.  The winner was Marlee Catherine Maples, daughter of Randy and Vicky Maples who will go on the the State competition.

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