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SFD courtesy inspections boosting dept's visibility

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville firefighters are providing an additional service to business owners with courtesy walkthroughs that identify potential fire code violations.


Public invited to Parks planning meetings

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials are asking residents to attend a three-day set of meetings designed to gather public input for its park system's master planning efforts.


Stansbury looks to jettison lake lease

Former Mississippi State University basketball coach Rick Stansbury wants to jettison his Oktibbeha County Lake lease and sell Starkville Wet N Wild waterpark and its associated campground improvements to the county.


Starkville SOUPer Bowl set for Saturday

Ten local chefs will vie Saturday to see whose bowl of soup best warms and fills the stomachs of diners in the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau's third annual SOUPer Bowl.


Fire marshal: Smoke detectors saved renters' lives

Seven Mississippi State University students escaped a Wednesday morning blaze after smoke detectors woke up the structure's occupants.


SAAC accepting applications this month for arts festival

The Starkville Area Arts Council will accept applications for April's Cotton District Arts Festival until Feb. 29.


Smith named full-time SOCSD athletic director

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees unanimously appointed part-time athletic director Milton Smith to a full-time role Wednesday after multiple closed-door meetings this week.


Supervisors ditch firm's subdivision regulations

Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday ditched a $4,000, 65-page subdivision regulation proposal prepared last year by the Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates.


Engineer: Oktibbeha Lake shows signs of slope failures

A portion of Oktibbeha County Lake's levee running alongside a state-aid road connecting Highway 82 and Highway 389 shows signs of excessive slope failures and could require major repairs, County Engineer Clyde Pritchard told supervisors Monday.


Gregory named to statewide Main Street board

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Chief Executive Officer Jennifer Gregory was tapped to serve as the directors' representative for the Mississippi Main Street Association Board of Directors.


Push for partnership school funding coming

Posted 1/30/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local and state-level attempts to raise funding for a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Mississippi State University partnership school are expected to begin in earnest soon.


Partnership celebrates 15 years at awards banquet

Posted 1/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifteen years ago, local Starkville business gathered together and asked a simple question: What could help Starkville reach its full potential in terms of quality of life and economic development?


Grand jury indicts former SA coach

Posted 1/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grand jury has indicted former Starkville Academy baseball coach Jody Wayne Britt on two counts of child enticement.


MSU student association president impeached

Posted 1/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A political drama is unfolding at Mississippi State University after student association senators voted to begin impeachment proceedings against SA President JoJo Dodd after he publicly endorsed an election candidate.


Roberson mulling changes to SOCSD board

Posted 1/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 43 Rep. Rob Roberson, R-Starkville, is developing legislation that, if passed, would expand the five-person Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees to seven members and require that five of those seats be elected positions.


SPD seizes cash, marijuana in drug raid

Posted 1/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department seized cash and several pounds of marijuana Monday during a sting operation that netted three drug-related charges.


Mitchell steps away from Vaughn DUI case

Posted 1/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fifth Circuit Judge George Mitchell has withdrawn as the special prosecutor of Ward 7 Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence appeal in an attempt to avoid a conflict between his dueling roles.


Aldermen pass on overriding City Hall usage veto

Posted 1/25/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Public groups hoping to utilize Starkville City Hall for events and gatherings will have to wait after Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of board-implemented restrictions went unchallenged last week.


Starkville man charged with shooting into dwelling

Posted 1/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has arrested a 23-year-old man in connection with a Friday shooting on Louisville Street.


High court grants Batiste relief option

Posted 1/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court issued a ruling Thursday will allow Bobby Batiste, convicted of the 2008 murder of Andreas Galanis in Oktibbeha County, to ask that his conviction and sentence be reconsidered after affidavits allege comments made by bailiffs could have tainted the trial's jury.



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