Ward 1 Starkville Alderman Ben Carver warned his county counterparts during Tuesday's public hearing on OCH Regional Medical Center's future that selling or leasing the hospital would be "political suicide" and that he would "find people to run against" sitting incumbents if they move forward with a deal.
OCH Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton said a report calling upon the county to seek transaction proposals for the publicly-owned health care operation was led to its conclusion because of cherry-picked data misrepresenting the hospital's true financial standing.
Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday rejected three bond bids associated with its upcoming $7 million issuance to fund a new industrial park and authorized its bond attorney to negotiate a new deal with the lowest bidder.
A Starkville man faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident.
A Sunday fire damaged a portion of East Mississippi Community College's Humanities and Fine Arts Building in Mayhew and has administrators searching for alternate finals week testing locations.
An out-of-state hospital analysis firm and OCH Regional Medical Center representatives will present reports on the future of Oktibbeha County's publicly owned facility and its financial future 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chancery courthouse.
An Oktibbeha County man who escaped law enforcement custody in Calhoun County was found in Webster County on Friday.
A former Starkville High School theatre teacher is asking district leadership for an apology after he was removed from a play performance on campus last week.
Ahead of Tuesday's public hearing with the health care consulting firm Stroudwater and Associates, District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said new data could emerge in the group's second presentation on OCH Regional Medical Center's future.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins warned municipal employees against getting caught up in political events during business hours after many Starkville department heads attended Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's re-election announcement at City Hall Thursday.
Starkville property attorney Johnny Moore will run for the city's open mayoral seat next year.
School board trustees accepted a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District art teacher's resignation Wednesday after she posted a controversial message on social media last month.
Tuesday's storms produced an EF-1 tornado that damaged approximately four homes in the Oktoc community, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director Shank Phelps confirmed Wednesday.
When it's time to work, Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins says his favorite temperature is above 52 degrees.
Starkville's annual Christmas parade will not be held this year after the threat of bad weather forced the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to cancel Monday's event.
Law enforcement agents from across the area are searching for an escaped Calhoun County inmate after his getaway vehicle was found in Oktibbeha County.
Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins' recent request for slight pay increases for eight of his workers could lead supervisors to discuss the county's overall policies on raises next month.
At least three Golden Triangle residents have received misdemeanor citations for violating the nearly-statewide burn ban since it went into effect around mid-October.
Columbus' Gregory Construction Services Inc. could be chosen to handle the first phase of a Highway 12 safety improvement project in Starkville that will update the corridor with new traffic signals and medians in an effort to reduce vehicle accidents.
Starkville Fire Department formally dedicated two new fire trucks to its fleet Tuesday, and Chief Charles Yarbrough said they will be ready for service in the coming weeks once firefighters complete vehicular training.
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