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No recognition for prior administration's City Hall efforts

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As it stands, a plaque will be placed on Starkville's new City Hall next year that will honor four aldermen who were not in office when its plans were developed and three others who fought against its construction.


Starkville listing City Hall, lagoon for sale Jan. 1

Posted 12/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a series of orders Tuesday that will position the city to proceed with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street branch next year.


Supes approve Oktibbeha's comprehensive plan

Posted 12/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a 61-page comprehensive plan Monday that will help guide future growth in the next 20 years.


Caledonia man dies in motorcycle wreck

Posted 12/13/2014 in Columbus & Lowndes County

A Caledonia man died Saturday after his motorcycle collided with another vehicle on Highway 12 East.


Holloway: State underfunding burdens teachers

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Associated Press report claims the state underfunded Starkville School District by $12.08 million from Fiscal Year 2009-2015.


Moreland resigning as Parks chair effective Dec. 31

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland tendered a letter of resignation this week to Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins and will step down from his position by the end of the year. Perkins asked Moreland to continue serving until June 30, but the commissioner refused.


MSU's Prescott seeks injunction against Miss. T-shirt maker

Posted 12/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A legal dispute between MSU quarterback Dak Prescott and a south Mississippi T-shirt maker moved to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court this week.


Restaurant Week moving to 10-day event

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When is a week longer than seven days? When it involves the relationship between college baseball, dining out and economic impact.


Roberson will run for newly created Miss. House seat

Posted 12/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former state Rep. Rob Roberson announced Tuesday he will seek Mississippi's District 43 House of Representatives seat.


SPD investigating theft of sanitation truck

Posted 12/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is investigating the disappearance of a city sanitation vehicle that went missing from a city lot on Dec. 3.


Covenants expected to control business types, impact in Innovation District

Posted 12/6/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the Golden Triangle Development LINK are already developing covenants to limit future noise pollution and unsightliness in the area near the Highway 182 and Highway 25 junction.


Rocker Jack White to play at MSU

Posted 12/4/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Veteran rocker Jack White, known for fronting such bands as The White Stripes and The Raconteurs, will perform at Mississippi State University's Humphrey Coliseum Jan. 27.


Aldermen approve industrial park rezoning with conditions

Posted 12/3/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen rezoned 326 acres of northwest Starkville properties for industrial use within the upcoming Innovation District.


Oktibbeha supes again mulling hauling rules

Posted 12/2/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second time this year, Oktibbeha County supervisors appear willing to penalize construction companies whose heavy vehicles continue to damage public roadways.


Starkville aldermen likely to approve rezoning for industrial park

Posted 11/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville could take another step toward breaking ground on a new industrial park as aldermen are expected to rezone about 326 acres of property near Highway 182 and Highway 25 for manufacturing usage.


Firefighters: Common sense can prevent winter fires

Posted 11/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville fire officials are urging residents to use common sense with heating elements, Christmas displays and cooking appliances this holiday season as winter's cooler temperatures usually bring with them an increase in emergency calls.


Ava Moore, a civic leader in Starkville, has died

Posted 11/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park organizers say the civil rights park could one day honor Ava Moore, a long-time community activist and park supporter who died Nov. 20.


Starkville, Carver Drive contractor engage in pay dispute

Posted 11/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pay dispute between Starkville and the Hattiesburg-based contractor responsible for Carver Drive ditch improvements could result in a legal challenge after the city approved a payment in executive session Tuesday.


Deck collapse could prompt county building code discussions

Posted 11/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Discussions on minimum building codes for commercial apartment complexes could begin after a Highlands Plantation deck collapse injured more than 10 people this weekend.


Numerous injuries reported from Highlands porch collapse

Posted 11/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least 16 people were injured early Saturday when two upper-level porches collapsed at a Highlands Plantation-area apartment complex.



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