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Almost 3-mill increase expected for Oktibbeha operations

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's recent road bond, its upcoming industrial park pledge, a funding increase for volunteer fire services and other tentative pledges are expected to increase taxes by 2.88 mills in the upcoming fiscal year.

 

Vigil in honor of Charlottesville to be held at MSU

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local group Indivisible Golden Triangle will hold a unity vigil at Mississippi State University today.

 

2 dead in Oktibbeha County car crash

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A single-car crash killed two Louisville residents in eastern Oktibbeha County Tuesday.

Debate on Starkville alcohol ordinance moves forward

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville leaders took the next necessary step Tuesday toward loosening the city's ordinance restrictions on alcohol sales.

MSU opens Old Main Academic Center

Posted 8/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Mark Keenum began his duties as the 19th Mississippi State University president in 2009, he set a growth trajectory to reach 22,000 students.

MSU blue-chip guard popped for DUI

Posted 8/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Barely a month after the NCAA deemed blue-chip Mississippi State basketball recruit Nick Weatherspoon eligible to compete, the freshman guard has fallen into legal trouble.

DNCE to headline MSU Bulldog Bash 2017 in downtown Starkville

Posted 8/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Multi-platinum dance-rock group DNCE will headline the Mississippi State University Student Association's 18th annual Bulldog Bash.

Sexual assault convict back in custody after escaping jail

Posted 8/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Terry Hill, a 44-year-old West Point man recently convicted of numerous felonies stemming from a 2016 Cotton District assault and sexual battery, is back in custody after escaping from the Oktibbeha County Jail Friday.

Starkville man charged with sexual battery

Posted 8/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is due in municipal court next month after he was charged with sexual battery.

With voting blocs building, Little could decide proposed alcohol changes' fate

Posted 8/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The sides supporting and opposing easements to Starkville's restrictions on alcohol sales are taking shape, and Ward 3 Alderman David Little could be the swing vote on the matter after aldermen deadlocked Friday on an attempt to pull a call for public hearings from Tuesday's agenda.

Starkville aldermen could ease restrictions on alcohol sales

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could soon hold hearings on easing local restrictions on alcohol sales that will bring them in line with state statutes.

Weather delays opening of SOCSD-MSU partnership school to 2019

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction of Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's grades 6-7 partnership school is not expected to conclude until spring 2019 because of delays to dirt work caused by summer rains, SOCSD Superintendent Eddie Peasant confirmed.

Making a stand: Eagle Scout builds needed equipment for T.K. Martin Center

Posted 8/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dressed in his scouting uniform, 15-year-old Eagle Scout Simon Banzhaf arrived at T.K. Martin Center Wednesday after school to assemble the center's platform swing with its new stand -- a proud moment for him and his father George, as the two of them had made the stand themselves to help out the center.

Prather named GSDP tourism leader

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Interim Director of Tourism Jennifer Prather is losing the "interim" portion of her title and will continue to lead tourism efforts on a permanent basis, the GSDP announced Tuesday.

Snyder running for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk position

The field of Oktibbeha County circuit clerk candidates grew to five last week after Stephanie Morgan Snyder, a local public school teacher of 15 years, qualified for the race.

Morse challenging Phelps for District 1 constable

Oktibbeha County's District 1 constable position became a contested race last week after county transport officer Joe Morse qualified to run against former Constable Shank Phelps.

AG opinion: Supervisors should have access to 'necessary' OCH data

A recently issued opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office states the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors should have access to information "necessary in carrying out the duties" of a potential OCH Regional Medical Center transaction and neither the county nor hospital can spend public funds to influence the outcome of November's planned referendum.

Exposing Freeze: Sports blogger, author talks about finding phone record that brought down Ole Miss football coach

The open records request that brought a rapid, unceremonious end to the Hugh Freeze era in Ole Miss football was the product of an accidental miscommunication.

 

Armstrong Middle School cafeteria floods

On the first day of school Monday, students spent most of their time in the classroom -- including breakfast and lunch.

 

Casserole Kitchen ministry earns statewide GIVE honor

Two evenings each week, the dozens of volunteers who pass through the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall in Starkville quietly prepare home-cooked meals for people who otherwise would not have one that day.

 

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