Last Saturday night, Starkville was under a tornado warning, sustaining flooding and damage from the high winds and heavy rain. During the inclement weather, controversy arose from the actions taken by local bar and restaurant Bin 612, for their treatment of patrons during the tornado warning.
Around 10:00 p.m. Saturday night, a tornado was confirmed, causing damage and moving into Oktibbeha County. It was reported to be only 10 miles from Mississippi State University's campus. A tornado warning was issued and students were told to seek shelter on the first floor of their residenc…
District Attorney Scott Colom announced Wednesday in a press conference that the suspect apprehended for the 2016 Cotton District murder of a Mississippi State University student pled guilty to the lesser charge of first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
Starkville PD reports the bomb threat at Walmart is cleared. According to reports at 4:51 p.m. Tuesday, police were notified of a potential bomb threat at the Starkville Walmart Supercenter. An employee called in the threat after a customer turned in a note found in a bathroom. Starkville PD…
A local startup company, GLO, recently completed a new, innovative project—a motion-activated light strip on a downtown Starkville bridge, to benefit both Mississippi State University students and Starkville residents alike.
The newly-formed Mississippi State University Art Outreach Team blends creativity and service to provide artistic enrichment and socialization for various groups in the community.
Main Street was flooded with rainbows and flags Saturday during the second annual Pride Parade, organized by Starkville Pride.
Strange Brew Coffeehouse is one of the 10 finalists in the MWG Employer Services Business Game Changer Contest put on by Mississippi State University Athletics and its multimedia rights holder Bulldog Sports Properties.
Mississippi State University communication lecturer and Starkville Daily News Editor Ryan Phillips tweeted about a conservative student organization being set up on the Drill Field last week comparing the group to the KKK. Since the tweet, university officials have released statements in res…
Geocaching, a type of scavenger hunt conducted using an app on one’s phone, is a popular pastime in Starkville.
A bipartisan bill increasing the sales tax of hotels and restaurants in Starkville by one percent passed in the Mississippi House of Representatives with a vote of 100-4. The bill, which would raise funds for a new Starkville sports complex, awaits a Senate vote; if it passes the Senate, it …
The Mississippi State University chapter of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society is hosting a book drive in support of third- and fourth-grade students at Henderson-Ward Stewart Elementary School in Starkville.
The second annual Mississippi State New Narrative Festival and Conference will take place at The Mill on March 22 and 23. Students, faculty and members of the community alike will have the opportunity to hear from and build connections with business professionals, artists, poets, musicians a…
An EF-3 tornado touched down in Columbus on Saturday, leaving residents stunned as they mourned the loss of their businesses, homes and neighbors.
The Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit, S.M.A.R.T. system is expanding to more effectively serve residents of Oktibbeha County.
Six months after introducing itself to Mississippi State University and Starkville, Lime is pulling its services from the area.
Rick’s Cafe made the change to sustainable resources from plastic materials over the last couple of months. Plastic is convenient and inexpensive, but it ends up harming a significant portion of our wildlife, and Rick’s Cafe is leading its business toward a more eco-friendly operation.
The City of Starkville purchased 10 new cameras to place at major intersections of the city to deter crime and help investigations.
Following an altercation at an apartment complex in Starkville on Friday, the Starkville Police Department has charged Henry Neal Jr. with conspiracy to commit murder.
What college town could not use another coffee shop? The brand-new People’s Cup MicroRoastery in the Cotton District, however, is not just another coffee shop. Its outdoor location, distinct blends and pick-up-window setup make it unique from other local coffee spots.
Following a fatal vehicle accident in 2017 which left a Mississippi State University athlete dead and two others injured, a state trooper involved in the crash was indicted for manslaughter.
The fire illuminated the sky, a glow visible from Oktoc, leaving behind the smoldering skeleton of the original Old Main Dormitory 60 years ago.
At the beginning of this year, Lime, a transportation company known in the community, introduced a new service: the Lime-S electric scooters are now available for use to the citizens of Starkville.
EZ-RYDR, a new subscription-based ride-share company, has announced it will expand to Starkville this semester.
Police have charged two suspects who may be responsible for the Sept. 8 vandalization of Mississippi State University’s Bully statue in the Junction.
After receiving thousands of federal transportation dollars, the city of Starkville has the go-ahead to begin a sidewalk project that will link Highway 12 to the Mississippi State University Amphitheater, giving walkers and cyclists more opportunities for getting to their destinations.
In celebration of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Mississippi State University will host the 25th Annual Unity Breakfast and Day of Service at The Mill Conference Center.
The Mississippi Arts Commission held an informational meeting on grant opportunities for Mississippi artists and performers Friday evening at the Starkville Community Theatre. Following the meeting, a panel of people discussed the importance of art as a community affair.
Just in time for the holidays, Lou’Quan Lucious, a local mother of three children, became the new homeowner of the 10th Maroon Edition home.
Around 1:30 p.m. Monday, local fire and police departments responded to a structure fire off of East Lee Boulevard behind the Wesley Foundation building and Campus Book Mart. The house belongs to College of Engineering IT Manager Michael Lane. An official with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s …
The sharp smell of hardwood fills the space of Starkville’s Idea Shop. In the back, power tools fill the workshop. In the storefront, products of new companies like coffee, magnetic longboards and pottery decorate the shelves.
Albert and Helen Ma are the owners of Starkville’s Jean Café, but few know them by those names. To their customers, they are Mama Jean and Papa Al.
Oktibbeha County’s Humane Society (OCHS) has taken a new, convenient approach to earning donations over the last few years with the help of an Amazon wish list and Amazon Smile.
Federal agents have been investigating a Starkville priest after he fraudulently collected donations from the community by falsely claiming he had cancer. A Department of Homeland Security special agent wrote an affidavit which requested warrants toward the Catholic Diocese of Jackson.
Cal Forbes, a communication major who works in the Mitchell Memorial Library, is also a young author with two published books.
Alex Daly, a junior software engineering major at Mississippi State University, was born with a congenital absence of his left arm below his elbow. However, Daly has not let this affect the things he does in his life.
Police arrested a Mississippi State University student for statutory rape, receiving child pornography and dissemination of sexually oriented materials to persons under 18 years old.
At sunset on Wednesday, a diverse, solemn crowd filled the Chapel of Memories. Overflowing from the pews, approximately 200 people gathered with candles in hand, facing 12 white roses arranged at the front of the chapel. Eleven roses represented each life lost in the attack at the Tree of Li…
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will vote on the annexation of three square miles of county land for the first time since 1998 on Nov. 6.
The new Mississippi State University Community Garden, which has been in the making for about three years, opened on Oct. 15.
Mississippi State University’s Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board (ECAB) held its October meeting Friday, where board members listened to two people present their business ideas.
After a lengthy investigation spanning 28 years, police have arrested who they believe to be responsible for the Starkville Labor Day Murders, in which Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler were killed after answering a knock at the door.
After a lengthy investigation spanning 28 years, police have made an arrest possibly linked to the Starkville Labor Day Murders, in which Betty Jones and Kathryn Crigler were killed after answering a knock at the door.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at Mississippi State University created a new mentorship program with Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary School.
What you need to know for Bulldog Bash this weekend
Nestled in the heart of Starkville is a home-turned-museum dedicated to two devoted lovers: Charles “Lala” and Louise Evans.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to approve a partnership with Lime’s bike-share program, allowing citizens to use bicycle transportation through the city limits.
The nation’s longest continuously-running, in-woods forestry equipment show will be at Mississippi State University’s John W. Starr Memorial Forest Friday and Saturday.
Starkville Daily News hosted its third Town Hall meeting last Thursday at the Starkville Police Department, where citizens were able to address their concerns to legislators.
Following the recent debut of LimeBike on campus, Lime’s Operations Manager of Starkville John Usry proposed an extension of the bike-share program into the city limits.