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Poe enters Starkville mayoral race as a Democrat

Posted 1/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Democratic Primary for Starkville's mayoral race is now needed after a second resident filed their campaign paperwork Friday at City Hall.


Starkville eyes $500K subsidy for SPD

Posted 1/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Starkville to assume responsibility for five private roads

Posted 1/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five private roads in north Starkville could become public thoroughfares this year after the city annexed the area almost two decades ago.


Utilities rate increase not expected in Starkville

Posted 1/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Industrial park legal challenge will delay project

Posted 1/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


2 more qualify for Oktibbeha chancery clerk election

Posted 1/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Rate increases expected for Atmos, MaxxSouth customers

Posted 1/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Atmos Energy customers in the area and MaxxSouth customers in Starkville could be paying more for their respective services.


Carpenter injured in three-car accident

Posted 1/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County justice court judge is recovering after he was injured Sunday in a three-car accident.


Four qualify for Oktibbeha's special chancery clerk election

Four candidates have qualified for November's special election for Oktibbeha County's chancery clerk position.


Starkville man faces felony marijuana charge

A Starkville man faces a felony drug charge after he was picked up by U.S. marshals serving an unrelated warrant Thursday.


Nicholas could face fines for unfinished Cotton Mill paving

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.


Affidavit: Man charged with sexual battery of minor at OCH

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.


12 candidates make election bids official in Starkville

Twelve Starkville residents officially launched their municipal campaigns Tuesday by completing candidacy forms for their respective races on the first day of qualification.


Trainer: RFP process could begin after Butler Snow consult

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.


SPD arrests third man alleged in Louisville St. shooting

Starkville Police Department arrested a third man allegedly connected to a November shooting at Starkville Plaza Apartments.


Turner undecided on additional school board term

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.


Sistrunk will qualify for Starkville's Ward 2 post

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.


SPD investigating 2 Starkville armed robberies

Posted 12/31/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers are reminding residents to be aware of their surroundings and report suspicious activity after two armed robberies occurred this week.


Industrial park rezoning will require supermajority vote

Posted 12/31/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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.


Legal challenge brews over Starkville's comprehensive plan

Posted 12/30/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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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