A Democratic Primary for Starkville's mayoral race is now needed after a second resident filed their campaign paperwork Friday at City Hall.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and Dist. 37 Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, both said they're hopeful state lawmakers will help fund two Oktibbeha County-specific projects this legislative term.
Five private roads in north Starkville could become public thoroughfares this year after the city annexed the area almost two decades ago.
Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp says he has no intention of calling for water and sewer rate increases as the city attempts to borrow $1 million for infrastructure improvements.
A legal challenge against a recent zoning change, implemented by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, will delay the development of a 360-acre industrial park, Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins confirmed Friday.
The field of candidates for Oktibbeha County's special chancery court election expanded to six this week after a new Democrat and Republican joined the race.
Atmos Energy customers in the area and MaxxSouth customers in Starkville could be paying more for their respective services.
An Oktibbeha County justice court judge is recovering after he was injured Sunday in a three-car accident.
Four candidates have qualified for November's special election for Oktibbeha County's chancery clerk position.
A Starkville man faces a felony drug charge after he was picked up by U.S. marshals serving an unrelated warrant Thursday.
Developer Mark Nicholas could get a bill from Starkville after missing a deadline to complete infrastructure improvements associated with the October acceptance of his Cotton Mill Marketplace plat.
A court document The Dispatch obtained Wednesday shows a Starkville man was arrested last week for an alleged illegal sexual act with a minor that occurred in an OCH Regional Medical Center restroom in December.
Twelve Starkville residents officially launched their municipal campaigns Tuesday by completing candidacy forms for their respective races on the first day of qualification.
Oktibbeha County supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to invite lawyers from the Jackson-based legal firm Butler Snow for an initial consultation about how to continue a process that could lead to the sale of OCH Regional Medical Center.
Starkville Police Department arrested a third man allegedly connected to a November shooting at Starkville Plaza Apartments.
Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees President Jenny Turner said she has not yet decided between seeking a second term on the school board or stepping away from her seat, which expires in March.
Former Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk will face incumbent Lisa Wynn in May's Democratic Primary as she intends to qualify for this year's municipal election cycle.
Starkville police officers are reminding residents to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity after two armed robberies occurred this week.
Starkville aldermen's attempt to rezone approximately 360 acres for advanced manufacturing associated with an upcoming Golden Triangle LINK-backed industrial park will require a supermajority vote for approval after nearby property owners petitioned against the change, documents show.
A legal challenge against Starkville's recently approved comprehensive plan was set in motion Thursday after a Jackson-based attorney filed a bill of exceptions in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.
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