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To space and back: 7-time astronaut Jerry Ross speaks at MSU to commemorate university's first Astronaut Scholar

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jerry Ross can still remember well his first flight on a space shuttle. It was Nov. 26, 1985. Ross flew on STS-61B, the 23rd flight of the Space Shuttle program and the second flight ever of shuttle Atlantis.

 

OCSO searching for suspect in shooting near Blackjack Road

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect who allegedly shot at least one victim and may have fired at others in a Wednesday night incident in the Blackjack community.

 

Board approves $22 million in revenue bonds for Starkville Utilities

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville board of Aldermen on Tuesday authorized Starkville Utilities Department to issue up to $22 million in revenue bonds to fund major electric and water system projects.

 

Unity Park Committee seeks nominations for new honorees

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Unity Park Advisory Committee has started the nomination process for 2019 Unity Park honorees.

 

Logan: Parks and recreation an economic driver for Starkville

Posted 9/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation Director Gerry Logan sees his department's role as being about more than just cutting grass to keep the parks looking nice.

Longview Road work to start in spring

Posted 9/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The long-delayed Longview Road paving project is a step closer to becoming reality after county supervisors approved a board order for it Monday evening.

Lt. Governor at MSU summit: Data crucial for state's growth

Posted 9/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, data is an invaluable tool for helping the state grow. Reeves delivered a keynote address on Friday at Mississippi State University's third annual data summit. The summit, held at The Mill at MSU and hosted by the university's National Strategic Planning and Analysis Research Center, focused on how the state can use data to move forward.

Suspects charged with burglarizing public buildings, private businesses

Posted 9/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men are charged with 10 counts each of burglary in incidents that occurred between May and September.

Starkville may partner with bike-sharing company

Posted 9/15/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will consider on Tuesday partnering with a bike-sharing company as a step for improving bicycle access in the city.

Lottery, education are focuses of legislative forum

Posted 9/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new lottery and public education spending dominated Starkville forum where four local legislators spoke about the results of last month's special legislative session.

Starkville man racks up almost 30 felony charges

Posted 9/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is facing nearly 30 felony charges after a Starkville Police Department arrest led to a slew of auto burglary charges from an Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office investigation.

Partnership to host Art Walk on Friday

Posted 9/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Partnership will put several local artists on display through the downtown corridor on Friday as it hosts an Art Walk.

Commission OKs rezoning for mixed-use project

Posted 9/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission has given preliminary approval to a zoning change for a new mixed residential/commercial development in east Starkville.

SOCSD receives $100,000 for students, parents at Emerson PreK-4

Posted 9/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard "Dickie" Scruggs found his love for education while helping inmates receive their General Equivalency Diplomas while he served six years in federal prison.

Starkville/MSU Symphony to open 50th season Saturday

Posted 9/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville/MSU Symphony kicks off its landmark 50th season Saturday with an opening "Milestones" concert at 7:30 p.m. at Rent Auditorium on the Mississippi University for Women campus in Columbus.

Unlikely Rhodes Scholar plans to return to Mississippi

Posted 9/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Noah Barbieri is the 51st Rhodes Scholar from Mississippi and, in many ways, the program's most unlikely.

Man charged with felony domestic violence after hitting victim with vehicle

Posted 9/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man has been charged with domestic violence-aggravated assault after he hit someone with a vehicle on Sunday, according to Starkville police.

SFD looking to purchase $1.46M ladder truck

Posted 9/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Fire Department is looking to replace a ladder truck that is reaching the end of its lifespan.

Oktibbeha fire departments, EMCC, OCH partner to provide EMT training

Oktibbeha County's volunteer fire departments are preparing a partnership with OCH Regional Medical Center and East Mississippi Community College to better train county firefighters to provide medical care.

State auditor addresses goals, spectrum of duties

For Shad White, the State Auditor's Office is a job where he can feel like he's making progress every day.

 

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