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MSU pushes fundraising goal to $1B

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University officials extended the school's most successful fundraising campaign's goal to $1 billion by 2020 after Infinite Impact reached its original $600 million goal in December.


MSU's Raspet tests drone and aircraft collision

Posted 4/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since computer models and data simulations only go so far to predict real world events, Mississippi State University researchers are preparing to shoot drones from an air cannon into the turning blades of an active jet engine and other common aircraft parts.


MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill

Posted 4/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Student Association passed a resolution Tuesday slamming the Legislature's recent passage of House Bill 1523 -- the religious freedom bill -- and urged local and state lawmakers to protect residents from discrimination.


Arrests made in McDonald's robbery, Sportsplex burglary

Posted 4/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agents arrested an off-duty McDonald's employee accused of robbing the 817 Highway 12 restaurant at gunpoint last week.


Alabama man charged with Sports Center burglary

Posted 4/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has charged an Alabama man with commercial burglary following a break in at Sports Center.


Holloway: Tax-neutral bond could be unveiled this summer

Posted 4/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With a legislative promise for school construction funds in tow, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District administrators and trustees are now expected to begin discussions on moving forward with a local bond that will help build a grades 6-7 campus for all Oktibbeha County schoolchildren.


Starkville applying for loan to help pay for new meters

Posted 4/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is applying for a $554,800 capital improvements loan through the Mississippi Development Authority to assist with its transition to automated electric and water meters.


Leaders see tourism, economic opportunities in 'go-cup' bill

Posted 4/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville bar patrons may have the ability to carry alcoholic drinks out in publicly designated districts sometime this summer.


Long Beach man arrested for false pretense

Posted 4/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department arrested a Long Beach man involved in Second Baptist Church's sanctuary expansion on a felony false pretense warrant Thursday.


SFD, Housing Authority partnering on shelter

Posted 4/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A partnership between Starkville Fire Department and Starkville Housing Authority is expected to provide a temporary home for families displaced by structure fire this summer.


Perkins calls for 1-mill tax increase to fund SPD renovations

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will ask fellow board members next month to support a 1-mill tax increase dedicated to fully funding a $5.4 million Starkville Police Department renovation project after state lawmakers failed to allocate money to the city Monday.


MSU-SOCSD partnership school receives funding

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State lawmakers approved a $250 million bond bill on Monday that includes an appropriation for the construction of a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school after representatives and senators held pointed debates on it and a franchise tax cut in each chamber.


MSU, UMMC expanding research partnership

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives of Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center signed an agreement on Monday to expand ongoing research collaborations combating health care disparity in the state.


LINK industrial park report expected next month

Posted 4/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are expected to discuss new industrial park options with Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen next month, but steering committee members responsible for deciding on a new site say the group has not yet decided how to move forward.


$14M mixed-use development planned for Starkville's University Drive

Posted 4/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A popular Starkville eatery will change ownership and anchor a $14 million, mixed-use development along University Drive.


MSU students protest state flag, minority issues

Posted 4/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A group of Mississippi State University students protested the university's continued flying of the state flag Wednesday by holding a sit-in at Lee Hall, the headquarters of President Mark Keenum's administration.


Legislators await bond bill for possible funding

Posted 4/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local House members should know soon if three major Oktibbeha County projects will receive funding once the Mississippi Senate debuts its major bond bill, District 37 Reps Gary Chism, R-Columbus, and District 43 Rep. Rob Roberson, R-Starkville, said Tuesday.


Starkville Utilities warns of phone scam

Posted 4/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities officials are asking residents to be vigilant of an ongoing phone scam and to not disclose any personal information over the phone to con artists.


Big weekend ahead in Starkville

Posted 4/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sports, arts and food lovers will find their fill of events this weekend as tourists descend upon Starkville for Super Bulldog Weekend and the Cotton District Arts Festival.


National Volunteer Week: Verdell impacts community with small, large projects

Posted 4/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Inspiration for community service projects can come out of nowhere. For Columbus High School senior Jessica Verdell, a magazine article inspired her to provide prom dresses to area girls unable to afford such an amenity.



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