Austin Shafer, Greater Starkville Development Partnership's vice president for membership and the chamber of commerce, will leave the Partnership at the end of the month and assume a new role with BankFirst Financial Services' local branch.
Oktibbeha County unemployment numbers continued improving, with April statistics showing a drop from 8.4 percent in March to 7.8 percent in April.
Starkville officials authorized City Clerk Taylor Adams Tuesday to review Starkville Parks and Recreation's audit and budgeting issues in order to determine how the city will handle the autonomous board after numerous anomalies surfaced in its Fiscal Year 2012 report.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins Tuesday called an upcoming, city clerk-led investigation of Starkville Parks and Recreation's budgeting and bill payments a political maneuver "intended to bring some desired results" for the June 4 general election.
Challenger Lisa Wynn ousted Ward 2 incumbent Sanda Sistrunk in Tuesday's runoff 217-191.
A judge has denied death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning's request for a new trial in the 1993 slayings of a 90-year-old woman and her 60-year-old daughter in Starkville.
It still needs to be made official, but Lisa Wynn looks to have taken the Ward 2 Alderman seat from incumbent Sandra Sistrunk in a close Starkville run-off.
For the second time in two weeks, Ward 2 residents are heading back to the polls to pick their next city representative.
Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax returns improved in March, a sign the city's first Restaurant Week helped stimulate the local economy, organizers said.
Capella Healthcare Vice President for Acquisitions Doug Johnson confirmed Friday the for-profit group is exploring a 50-year lease agreement for Starkville's OCH Regional Medical Center.
Surveillance footage shows similarities with two Starkville robberies this week, but investigators are not yet sure if the incidents are related, Starkville Police Chief David Lindley said.
A New York higher education administrator and faculty member is Mississippi State's new engineering dean.
The Tennessee Valley Authority will pull the plug on Starkville's power supply early Sunday while workers improve the area's power grid.
Ward 2 alderman candidate Lisa Wynn is formally challenging the Starkville Municipal Democratic Executive Committee's Monday decision to reject at least one affidavit, Wynn's attorney Charles Yoste said Thursday.
The entire seven-member Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure was set Wednesday after officials announced Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer as its final member.
Both Ward 2 alderman candidates Sandra Sistrunk and Lisa Wynn filed campaign finance documents by Tuesday's pre-runoff report deadline.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees named Superintendent Lewis Holloway, school board member Lee Brand and Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership Director Rex Buffington as its three-person delegation to a soon-to-be-formed Starkville-Oktibbeha consolidation study commission.
Volunteers are being sought this week for the culmination of a United Way-coordinated project aimed at encouraging reading and promoting literacy in the community.
Six additional votes were not enough to separate Sandra Sistrunk and her challenger, Lisa Wynn, for the remaining unfilled Starkville alderman seat.
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