STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Starkville works to improve cash monitoring after Parks embezzlement

Posted 1/20/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is striving to improve the controls it has in place to monitor for cash irregularities after an embezzlement investigation rocked its Parks and Recreation department.

Bullet from Walmart shooting passed through bystander's jacket

Posted 1/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Kosciusko man arrested for a fatal shooting at Walmart in west Starkville on Saturday is now also facing an aggravated assault charge.

Former Starkville Parks head arrested for embezzling $21K

Posted 1/19/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police arrested three suspects with ties to the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department for embezzlement Thursday afternoon, including former director Herman Peters.

County looking to contract with lobbying firm

Posted 1/18/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is looking into a contract with a Jackson-based consulting and lobbying firm in the hopes of securing a stronger voice to seek state and federal funding.

Starkville Walmart murder suspect had criminal history

Posted 1/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man charged with capital murder in Starkville is a registered nurse who was arrested last month for an incident involving the same victim.

City to negotiate for land for Sportsplex expansion

Posted 1/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen has authorized the city to negotiate for the potential purchase of 51 acres of land to expand the Sportsplex.

Rosenhan reappointed fire coordinator

Posted 1/17/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Supervisors decided to reappoint longtime county fire coordinator Kirk Rosenhan to his post for a full year during Tuesday's meeting.

Two local educators inducted to Unity Park

Posted 1/16/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville community gathered to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday and to recognize the inclusion of two new honorees at Unity Park.

Bond denied for Walmart shooting suspect

Posted 1/14/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Kosciusko man arrested for a fatal Saturday morning shooting at the Starkville Walmart is being held without bond in the Oktibbeha County Jail.

Judge orders expert witness info shared in Starkville mayoral race challenge

Posted 1/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A judge has ordered Johnny Moore's legal team to provide supporting documentation to attorney's representing Lynn Spruill if they plan to have a Hinds County Republican testify during the trial for Moore's election challenge.

Kosciusko man charged with capital murder in Walmart shooting

Posted 1/13/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Kosciusko man is charged with capital murder in the shooting death of a local optometrist Saturday morning in Walmart on Highway 12 in west Starkville.

Facebook, MSU highlight cybersecurity partnership

Posted 1/12/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University welcomed representatives from Facebook's cybersecurity team to campus Thursday to highlight a new partnership with the tech giant.

Missing woman in Starkville found

Posted 1/11/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A woman Starkville Police Department began seeking Wednesday has been found safe.

SPD searching for missing woman

Posted 1/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department is seeking public assistance to locate a missing Starkville woman.

 

Architectural review recommended for Starkville developments

Posted 1/10/2018 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted to support a recommendation for creating an architectural review process for the city.

 

City, county, MSU eyeing sidewalk expansions

The city of Starkville, Oktibbeha County and Mississippi State University are partnering to seek grant funding for three multi-use path extensions in the city and onto MSU's campus.

 

Two county homes burn in weekend fires

A pair of fires destroyed two Oktibbeha County homes over the weekend but didn't hurt any residents.

 

Fire district upgraded amid coordinator upheaval

The Bell Schoolhouse Fire District's fire rating has improved from Class 10 to Class 9, and the question of who deserves credit has highlighted friction among the leadership of Oktibbeha County's fire services.

 

MSU reopens residence halls after fixing water main

A pair of residence halls at Mississippi State University have reopened after closing for repairs to a nearby water main.

 

 

Local Democrat says Starkville candidate possible for Gregg Harper's seat

News of U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper's (R-Mississippi) decision not to seek another term drew mixed reactions from Oktibbeha County's local political parties Thursday afternoon.

 

 

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