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Lowndes, Columbus officials miss financial disclosure deadline

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Numerous elected Lowndes County and Columbus area officials failed to file their 2015 statements of economic interest online with the Mississippi Ethics Commission by Sunday's deadline.

 

Affidavits: West Point man allegedly bound male victim, raped female

A West Point man is behind bars after he allegedly assaulted a man, bound him with shoelaces and raped a woman in the Cotton District Sunday, court documents state.

 

Oktibbeha County picks industrial park plan, pledges $7M toward development

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 Monday to select the Golden Triangle Development LINK's large industrial park option -- 400 acres near the Highway 82-Highway 25 juncture -- as a potential development site and directed the organization to prepare a $7 million bond intent notice for the project.

 

 

12 county, city officials miss financial disclosure deadline

Twelve of 31 elected officials in Oktibbeha County -- including three state lawmakers, three supervisors, three county incumbents and three Starkville aldermen -- failed to file their 2015 statements of economic interest online with the Mississippi Ethics Commission by Sunday's deadline.

 

Oktibbeha supes to discuss site development guidelines, process

Posted 4/30/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha supervisors could call for public hearings to be scheduled Monday for the county's first set of site development guidelines and regulations.

MSU pushes fundraising goal to $1B

Posted 4/29/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University officials extended the school's most successful fundraising campaign's goal to $1 billion by 2020 after Infinite Impact reached its original $600 million goal in December.

MSU's Raspet tests drone and aircraft collision

Posted 4/28/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Since computer models and data simulations only go so far to predict real world events, Mississippi State University researchers are preparing to shoot drones from an air cannon into the turning blades of an active jet engine and other common aircraft parts.

MSU Student Association slams religious freedom bill

Posted 4/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Student Association passed a resolution Tuesday slamming the Legislature's recent passage of House Bill 1523 -- the religious freedom bill -- and urged local and state lawmakers to protect residents from discrimination.

Arrests made in McDonald's robbery, Sportsplex burglary

Posted 4/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local law enforcement agents arrested an off-duty McDonald's employee accused of robbing the 817 Highway 12 restaurant at gunpoint last week.

Alabama man charged with Sports Center burglary

Posted 4/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has charged an Alabama man with commercial burglary following a break in at Sports Center.

Holloway: Tax-neutral bond could be unveiled this summer

Posted 4/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With a legislative promise for school construction funds in tow, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District administrators and trustees are now expected to begin discussions on moving forward with a local bond that will help build a grades 6-7 campus for all Oktibbeha County schoolchildren.

 

Starkville applying for loan to help pay for new meters

Posted 4/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is applying for a $554,800 capital improvements loan through the Mississippi Development Authority to assist with its transition to automated electric and water meters.

 

 

McDonald's in Starkville robbed Friday

Posted 4/23/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The McDonald's on Highway 12 in Starkville was robbed early Friday morning.

 

 

Leaders see tourism, economic opportunities in 'go-cup' bill

Posted 4/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville bar patrons may have the ability to carry alcoholic drinks out in publicly designated districts sometime this summer.

 

Long Beach man arrested for false pretense

Posted 4/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department arrested a Long Beach man involved in Second Baptist Church's sanctuary expansion on a felony false pretense warrant Thursday.

MSU Earth Day observance to debut new bike repair stations

Posted 4/22/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As part of today's observance of 2016 National Earth Day, a group of Mississippi State University students will unveil four new campus bicycle-repair stations.

MSU senior becomes university's 18th Truman Scholar

Posted 4/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State University senior has earned the nation's most prestigious scholarship for students dedicated to public service.

 

SFD, Housing Authority partnering on shelter

Posted 4/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A partnership between Starkville Fire Department and Starkville Housing Authority is expected to provide a temporary home for families displaced by structure fire this summer.

 

MSU opens door to student-driven, innovative businesses

Posted 4/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On the walls of a glass-enclosed suite in Mississippi State's McCool Hall, students, faculty and staff are sketching in dry-erase marker plans that could positively impact not only the state's economy, but also the nation's.

Perkins calls for 1-mill tax increase to fund SPD renovations

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will ask fellow board members next month to support a 1-mill tax increase dedicated to fully funding a $5.4 million Starkville Police Department renovation project after state lawmakers failed to allocate money to the city Monday.

 

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