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Five candidates emerging for Oktibbeha's circuit clerk race

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Oktibbeha County residents have either qualified for November's circuit clerk race or announced their intentions to run for the vacant position.


Everglade Ave. apartment shooting injures 1

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A July 8 shooting at an Everglade Avenue apartment complex in Starkville left one person injured and another person behind bars.


Wynn announces bid for vacant District 38 House seat

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lisa Wynn is the first candidate to qualify for Nov. 7's special election for District 38's vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat.


MDOT grants to bolster area transportation systems

Posted 7/21/2017 in Area

Four Golden Triangle transportation hubs and systems will receive a combined $666,761 in Mississippi Department of Transportation grants to help bolster their infrastructure and efforts, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert announced Thursday.


SOCSD continues school administrator rotations

Posted 7/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees rotated three administrators between jobs and announced the hire of a new high school assistant principal Thursday, continuing staff shake-ups begun last month.


State: 2 Oktibbeha bridges require immediate closure

Posted 7/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County has closed two bridges -- one on Moor High Road and the other on Sturgis-West Point Road -- to traffic after a Federal Highway Administration inspection, done in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Office of State Aid Road Construction, was recently completed.


Bryant schedules District 38 House election for Nov. 7

Posted 7/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special election to fill retired District 38 Rep. Tyrone Ellis' Mississippi House of Representatives seat will be held Nov. 7, Gov. Phil Bryant announced Wednesday.


McGinnis picked as interim circuit clerk

Posted 7/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis will serve as interim circuit clerk until a new leader for the office is picked in Nov. 7's special election.


Oktibbeha County seeks AG opinion on withheld OCH data

Posted 7/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is seeking an opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office on whether OCH Regional Medical Center officials can intentionally withhold information meant for prospective hospital bidders.


McGinnis emerging as option for interim circuit clerk

Posted 7/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A familiar face could take over as Oktibbeha County's interim circuit clerk.


Judge rules Moore's election challenge can proceed

Posted 7/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore's challenge of May's Democratic Primary runoff likely will remain in legal limbo after attorneys for Mayor Lynn Spruill promised to appeal Special Judge Barry W. Ford's Thursday decision denying her motion to dismiss the case.


Oktibbeha man accused of raping a juvenile

Posted 7/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man remains in jail after he was accused of raping a minor.


Barret stepping down from GSDP role this month

Posted 7/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Heath Barret, who led the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on an interim basis as it searched for a new chief executive officer, will step down from his role as its director of membership development July 26.


Public meeting for Locksley multi-use path set for Thursday

Posted 7/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials will debut conceptual designs of sidewalks and bike paths that will connect south Starkville to Mississippi State University's campus during a 4 p.m. public meeting Thursday at The Mill Conference Center.


Joint city-county meeting expected on industrial park options

Posted 7/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An expected joint meeting of the Starkville Board of Aldermen, Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors and bond attorneys could decide the fate of a proposed Golden Triangle Development LINK-backed industrial park as leaders are expected to discuss how to proceed with the litigated project's financing.


Campanella lands OCEMA director job

Posted 7/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency's long-serving deputy director, Kristen Campanella, will now lead the agency she joined 16 years ago.


Road manager hire splits supervisors

Posted 7/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fred Hal Baggett is set to become Oktibbeha County's next road manager, but his Monday appointment drew protest from two supervisors who said stronger candidates had applied.


Sheriff's department investigating SPD officer

Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office is investigating a Starkville Police Department officer after the city referred the case to its county counterpart, OCSO Lt. Brett Watson confirmed Thursday.


Starkville mayoral hearing rescheduled

A hearing on candidate Johnny Moore's challenge to the results of Starkville's mayoral race is now set for Thursday after scheduling issues with the presiding judge forced the event to be pushed back.


Starkville man charged with assaulting a police officer

A Starkville man is due in court next month after he allegedly assaulted a police officer.



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