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MSU football drives Airbnb boom in, around Starkville

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bob "Pop" Taylor started using Airbnb for an upstairs apartment above his barn in 2014 as an alternative to renting to college students.


MSU architecture students show possible Boys and Girls Club facility designs

Posted 11/16/2018 in Area

Boys and Girls Club of the Golden Triangle leadership previewed design plans for new facilities in Starkville and West Point on Thursday evening.


GoFundMe to offer refunds for Vargas campaign

Posted 11/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

GoFundMe has announced that it will offer refunds to donors who contributed to a campaign for Lenin Vargas-Gutierrez that is part of an ongoing federal fraud investigation.


Unresolved issues still in play for Oktibbeha industrial park

Posted 11/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's industrial park is coming along well, according to Golden Triangle LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins, but crucial issues to the site's future remain unresolved.


Faver, Turner ramp up campaigns for judge runoff

Posted 11/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For Lee Ann Turner, the wait to see if she would advance to a runoff in a tightly contested chancery judge race was "certainly not a fun process."


Affidavit: Catholic priest covered up HIV diagnosis, misused donations

Posted 11/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville priest is in the crosshairs of a federal investigation into allegations of fraud and has been removed from duty at St. Joseph's Catholic Church.


Starkville reps voice support for restaurant tax increase request

Posted 11/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State representatives last week affirmed their support of Starkville's planned request to the Legislature for a 1-percent increase in food and beverage taxes when the next legislative session begins in January.


Results of one chancery judge race still unclear

Posted 11/9/2018 in Local Columns

The runoff picture for the Chancery district 14, Place 1 judgeship remained unclear Thursday evening after Oktibbeha County released updated vote totals.


Starkville duo's home renovation pilot premieres Sunday on HGTV

Posted 11/9/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For a Starkville brother-sister duo, a series of "wonderfully weird" coincidences will culminate with the premiere of a new home renovation show on HGTV.


Chancery district 14-1 runoff picture still murky

Posted 11/8/2018 in Area

The runoff picture for the Chancery District 14, Place 1 judgeship remained unclear Thursday evening after Oktibbeha County released updated vote totals.


Aldermen approve tax to fund new park at Cornerstone

Posted 11/7/2018 in National Columns

Starkville will send a resolution to state legislators requesting increases to their sales taxes to help fund a new tournament-ready park after the measure gained unanimous approval from aldermen.


Drungole-Ellis beats Perkins in chancery election

Posted 11/7/2018 in Area

Paula Drungole-Ellis cruised past Roy A. Perkins en route to the only clear victory in a trio of elections for the 14th Chancery district on Tuesday.


'There's always been partisanship'

Posted 11/6/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Wyatt Emmerich sees a lot of partisanship in the United States as voters head to the polls for midterm elections. Emmerich, a syndicated columnist and editor and publisher of The Northside Sun newspaper in Jackson, told Starkville's Rotary Club on Monday that's not necessarily a new or particularly unusual thing.


Man pleads guilty to weapons charge, avoids trial for sexual battery

Posted 11/5/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man avoided a potential life sentence for sexual battery Friday by pleading guilty in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court to two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon.


Man arrested for statutory rape, child pornography

Posted 11/3/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is facing statutory rape and child pornography charges.


Starkville plans to seek state help funding new park

Posted 11/3/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's board of aldermen is preparing for votes on a pair of resolutions that, if passed, will seek financial help from the Mississippi Legislature as the city prepares to build a tournament-ready park off Highway 25.


Tennessee man arrested for sexual battery at Oktibbeha apartment complex

Posted 11/2/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Tennessee man is being held in the Oktibbeha County Jail after his arrest for a reported sexual battery.


Man pleads guilty to burglarizing Salvation Army

Posted 11/2/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man has been sentenced to seven years in prison, with four suspended, after pleading guilty Thursday to burglarizing the Salvation Army.


Starkville to add sewer service to Roundhouse Road

Posted 11/1/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities will soon initiate a project to bring sewer service to more than a dozen homes on Roundhouse Road that have lacked it, despite the area being annexed into the city limits 20 years ago.


Area counties show strong absentee voting leading up to Election Day

Posted 10/31/2018 in Area

Early signs are pointing toward strong turnout for next week's elections, according to local circuit clerks.



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