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Five educators sue SOCSD for age, racial discrimination

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A group of Oktibbeha County School District educators claim they were let go by the school district in 2015 because of their age and were replaced with less-experienced African-American counterparts, court documents state.

 

Elmore in, Taylor out for Oktibbeha's circuit clerk race

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The field for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk's race grew to three candidates Monday after Deputy Elections Clerk Sheryl Elmore qualified for the Nov. 7 special election.

 

Oktibbeha fire chiefs stump for more funding

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's going to take more than selling chicken and catfish plates to fill the gaps of Oktibbeha County's seven volunteer fire departments' budgets.

 

UAS program flourishes at Mississippi State

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unmanned aerial systems research at Mississippi State University is gaining national and international prestige.

Five candidates emerging for Oktibbeha's circuit clerk race

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Five Oktibbeha County residents have either qualified for November's circuit clerk race or announced their intentions to run for the vacant position.

Everglade Ave. apartment shooting injures 1

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A July 8 shooting at an Everglade Avenue apartment complex in Starkville left one person injured and another person behind bars.

Wynn announces bid for vacant District 38 House seat

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lisa Wynn is the first candidate to qualify for Nov. 7's special election for District 38's vacant Mississippi House of Representatives seat.

Starkville-native and Disney art director speaks at library

Posted 7/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A few minutes into his presentation Friday at the Starkville Library, Andy Harkness realized nothing was going as planned.

SPD citizen academy aims to build understanding

Posted 7/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After following one of her 20 known Czech commands, Bessie, a full-bred Malinois in the Mississippi State University K-9 department, sprinted across the Starkville Police Department shooting range lawn, ready to strike.

 

SOCSD continues school administrator rotations

Posted 7/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees rotated three administrators between jobs and announced the hire of a new high school assistant principal Thursday, continuing staff shake-ups begun last month.

 

 

State: 2 Oktibbeha bridges require immediate closure

Posted 7/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County has closed two bridges -- one on Moor High Road and the other on Sturgis-West Point Road -- to traffic after a Federal Highway Administration inspection, done in conjunction with the Mississippi Department of Transportation and Office of State Aid Road Construction, was recently completed.

 

Bryant schedules District 38 House election for Nov. 7

Posted 7/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special election to fill retired District 38 Rep. Tyrone Ellis' Mississippi House of Representatives seat will be held Nov. 7, Gov. Phil Bryant announced Wednesday.

Contractor to install sump pump at SPD

Posted 7/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department renovation contractor Weathers Construction Inc. will install a sump pump at no extra cost to the city as a way to address a water seepage issue that continues to plague the progress of the $5.4 million project downtown.

Second Baptist deacons to release offering to trustees, finance committee

Posted 7/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A judge has restored the Second Baptist Church board of trustees' and finance committee's access to offering collections.

Second Baptist feud over construction intensifies

Posted 7/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The finance committee of a Starkville church embroiled in a lawsuit over a stalled building project have joined the church's board of trustees as plaintiffs against the church's pastor and head deacon.

McGinnis picked as interim circuit clerk

Posted 7/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis will serve as interim circuit clerk until a new leader for the office is picked in Nov. 7's special election.

Musser shines at state DYW pageant

Posted 7/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Abigail Musser never saw herself as a "pageant" person.

Oktibbeha County seeks AG opinion on withheld OCH data

Posted 7/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is seeking an opinion from Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood's office on whether OCH Regional Medical Center officials can intentionally withhold information meant for prospective hospital bidders.

McGinnis emerging as option for interim circuit clerk

Posted 7/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A familiar face could take over as Oktibbeha County's interim circuit clerk.

 

Judge rules Moore's election challenge can proceed

Posted 7/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore's challenge of May's Democratic Primary runoff likely will remain in legal limbo after attorneys for Mayor Lynn Spruill promised to appeal Special Judge Barry W. Ford's Thursday decision denying her motion to dismiss the case.

 

 

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