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DNA study measures 1900s deer restocking effort in Southeast

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Scientists are studying the DNA of deer to gauge the success of restocking efforts a century ago in Southeastern states.

 

Tax increase expected with new Oktibbeha road bond

Posted 12/9/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents could incur a 2.4-mill tax increase next year needed to support a $14.5 million road bond.

Camelot residents worry over uncertain future after city condemns apartments

Posted 12/8/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitting on his worn couch Wednesday, Camelot Apartments resident James Smith asked a question he's been contemplating for a while now: How does a convicted felon, living on a fixed income and forced to move by no fault of his own, not only find a new home, but also scrape together enough money to pay for relocation?

 

Partnership board adds tourism position during CEO search

Posted 12/8/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership's next chief executive officer will fill a tourism director position the organization's board of directors recently created.

 

Miller declares intent to run for Ward 5's seat

Posted 12/8/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Planning and Zoning Commissioner Patrick Miller will run as a Democrat for the Starkville Board of Aldermen Ward 5 seat in next year's municipal election.

Hilton: Hospital report filled with misleading data

Posted 12/7/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Richard Hilton said a report calling upon the county to seek transaction proposals for the publicly-owned health care operation was led to its conclusion because of cherry-picked data misrepresenting the hospital's true financial standing.

Carver: Selling OCH would be 'political suicide'

Posted 12/7/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 1 Starkville Alderman Ben Carver warned his county counterparts during Tuesday's public hearing on OCH Regional Medical Center's future that selling or leasing the hospital would be "political suicide" and that he would "find people to run against" sitting incumbents if they move forward with a deal.

 

Starkville aldermen condemn Camelot Apartments

Posted 12/7/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted on Tuesday to condemn the Camelot Apartments complex.

 

Accident leads to numerous charges for Starkville man

Posted 12/6/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man faces multiple felony charges after he allegedly fled the scene of an accident.

 

Oktibbeha County rejects industrial park bond bids

Posted 12/6/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday rejected three bond bids associated with its upcoming $7 million issuance to fund a new industrial park and authorized its bond attorney to negotiate a new deal with the lowest bidder.

 

Public hearing on OCH set for Tuesday

Posted 12/5/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An out-of-state hospital analysis firm and OCH Regional Medical Center representatives will present reports on the future of Oktibbeha County's publicly owned facility and its financial future 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the chancery courthouse.

Escaped Calhoun inmate nabbed in Mathiston

Posted 12/3/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man who escaped law enforcement custody in Calhoun County was found in Webster County on Friday.

 

SOCSD bans former teacher from campuses

Posted 12/3/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville High School theatre teacher is asking district leadership for an apology after he was removed from a play performance on campus last week.

 

Trainer: New data could emerge in Stroudwater hearing

Posted 12/2/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ahead of Tuesday's public hearing with the health care consulting firm Stroudwater and Associates, District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said new data could emerge in the group's second presentation on OCH Regional Medical Center's future.

Perkins: City employees should avoid political events

Posted 12/2/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins warned municipal employees against getting caught up in political events during business hours after many Starkville department heads attended Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn's re-election announcement at City Hall Thursday.

Moore will run for Starkville mayor in 2017

Posted 12/2/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville property attorney Johnny Moore will run for the city's open mayoral seat next year.

 

Embattled SOCSD art teacher resigns

Posted 12/1/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School board trustees accepted a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District art teacher's resignation Wednesday after she posted a controversial message on social media last month.

 

Oktoc tornado deemed EF1

Posted 12/1/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's storms produced an EF-1 tornado that damaged approximately four homes in the Oktoc community, Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director Shank Phelps confirmed Wednesday.

Homestead Center hopes to raise $28K for new roof at Starkville's J.L. King Center

Posted 11/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A year ago, Starkville's Homestead Education Center held its first Holiday Helping Hand project by providing a new roof for a Starkville family.

 

Seasonal transition pushes Oktibbeha road crews

Posted 11/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When it's time to work, Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins says his favorite temperature is above 52 degrees.

 

 

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