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Starkville aldermen appoint longtime volunteer to school board

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman twice cast tie-breaking votes Tuesday that ultimately decided who would become the newest member of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board.


SOCSD board picks 3 finalists for superintendent

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three men are in the running to lead the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District after Superintendent Lewis Holloway retires this summer.


Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved service agreements with legal firm Butler Snow and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell Monday as the board moves closer to exploring a possible OCH Regional Medical Center transaction.


City utility phasing out old street lights

Posted 2/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities workers are bathing city streets in a new light.


2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat

Posted 2/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees President Jenny Turner's seat is expected to be filled by a Mississippi State University-affiliated resident Tuesday.

SOCSD assistant superintendent vying for boss' job

Posted 2/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The pool of applicants to succeed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway includes at least one internal candidate, as Assistant Superintendent for Federal Programs and Operations Toriano Holloway confirmed Thursday he applied for the upcoming vacancy.

Republican Neal enters Ward 5's alderman race

Posted 2/16/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

June's General Election will now decide who will represent Ward 5 in Starkville.

East Oktibbeha firefighters, deputies rescue woman from burning home

Posted 2/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

East Oktibbeha County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Greg Ball said timing and assistance from the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department helped firefighters save a woman from a structure fire Wednesday.


Starkville prepares for possible wholesale change on P&Z board

Posted 2/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen have begun a process to fill expected and possible Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission vacancies early as the group could have four new members on July 1.


Woodrum leaving SOCSD role this year

Posted 2/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jody Woodrum, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, will leave her position at the end of the academic school year.


AG opinion: OCH petition, election invalid without intent to sell

Posted 2/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's Office states both a public petition calling for a vote on the potential sale or lease of OCH Regional Medical Center and the proposed referendum itself are, at this point, invalid as the county has yet to formally start the mechanics of a transaction.


Photos: Rotary Classic Rodeo

Posted 2/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Shelton Murphy, of Alabama, rides bareback during the annual Rotary Classic Rodeo put on by the Starkville Rotary Club on Friday at MS Horse Park.

Hilton: Patient cost at heart of first-call air transport policy

Posted 2/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives of North Mississippi Medical Center's Starkville-based CareFlight ambulatory helicopter program say their services are undercut in Oktibbeha County by a local policy sending flight requests to the University of Mississippi Medical Center's Golden Triangle Regional Airport-based operation.

Atmos stepping up communication efforts with rehab project

Posted 2/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Atmos Energy is installing signage in a small swath of Starkville to let residents know of an ongoing $2 million effort replacing aging infrastructure.

SOCSD picks Wisconsin firm to finance bond

The Wisconsin-based firm Robert W. Baird and Co. will finance Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's $16 million partnership school-funding bond after school board members picked the group's proposal out of seven total submissions Wednesday.

Wynn makes Ward 2 re-election bid official

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn became the final incumbent to qualify for this year's municipal election cycle after she filed her candidate's paperwork Wednesday at City Hall.

New Starkville road projects draw criticism over funding

Starkville aldermen accepted three Ward 6 roads as public thoroughfares and approved "bare minimum" maintenance projects for them Tuesday but not before board members questioned the fairness of how the city will pay for those fixes and alluded to inappropriate, election-year hijinks.

Second Baptist pastors, deacons push back against church trustees over legal fees

What began as a project to build a new sanctuary at Starkville's Second Baptist Church has evolved into an internal dispute over who has authority to act on the church's behalf, pitting the church's pastors and deacons against its board of trustees.

Howard: Road bond split a 'cutthroat, thuggish' action

Dissatisfaction over how Oktibbeha County supervisors decided to divvy the proceeds of an upcoming $14.5 million road bond remains two weeks after their decision as District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard called the split a "cut-throat ... and thuggish" act by fellow board members.

Supervisors hire Butler Snow as counsel on OCH issue

Oktibbeha County supervisors voted 3-2 Monday to hire the Jackson-based law firm Butler Snow for legal counsel as the county deals with the future of OCH Regional Medical Center.


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