STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Poe enters Starkville mayoral race as a Democrat

Posted yesterday 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 yesterday 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.

Yellow Jackets hire new football coach

Posted 1/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kemper County High School football coach Chris Jones left a good impression on Starkville High School Athletic Director Milton Smith Sr. after an interview for the new Starkville High football coach position.

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.

 

Slimantics: 19 and Oh! MSU keeps rolling

Posted 1/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The last Mississippi State women's basketball season ended with a Sweet 16 loss to eventual national champion Connecticut, a loss so spectacularly bad it was as if the Bulldogs got together and decided, "Well, we're not going to do THAT again."

 

Justice Court Judge Larnzy Carpenter Jr. helps MSU community honor King's legacy

Posted 1/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Justice Court Judge Larnzy L. Carpenter Jr. challenged an overflow crowd at Mississippi State University to embrace faith, hope and love as keys to developing a sense of dignity and self-respect during Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast.

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.

Cotton may be best bet to ease fears of crop slump

While a study by the Mississippi State Extension Service forecasts a possible farm crisis for 2017, local farmers hold a more optimistic view, thanks to what they believe will be a strong cotton crop.

 

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.

MSU, Habitat for Humanity dedicate eighth Maroon Edition home

Mississippi State University and Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity officially welcomed Lena and LaShay Evans into their new home Friday.

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.

Starkville aldermen vote 6-1 to rezone property for industrial park

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday to rezone more than 300 acres of land north of Highway 82 to make room for a Golden Triangle LINK-backed industrial park.

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.

 

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