STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Planning board meets today on zoning codes

Posted 12/13/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Planning and Zoning Commission today will have a second round of public hearings regarding the city's use of form-based codes.

 

 

Report: Corporal punishment on decline at state schools

Posted 12/12/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

JACKSON -- The use of corporal punishment appears to be declining at Mississippi public schools, according to a newspaper.

 

 

Volunteer Starkville hosts Party with a Purpose

Posted 12/9/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Volunteerism gets a boost Dec. 16 with the inaugural Party With a Purpose.

 

 

Healthy Starkville: $25,000 in grants to promote health

Posted 12/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Healthy Starkville committee announced details of $25,000 in cash grants that will be used by community organizations to promote healthy activities and lifestyles in Starkville.

 

Boys and Girls Club plans educational community garden

Posted 12/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- By the spring, members of the Oktibbeha County Boys and Girls Club will be growing and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables.

 

Starkville man faces Internet sex charge

Posted 12/8/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested Saturday and charged with sexual battery after using the Internet to lure a minor into sex. Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies charged Jason R. Carson, 20, of 414 Hancock Circle, with one count of sexual battery, one count of dissemination of sexually oriented materials to a minor, and one count of computer luring of a minor for sexual purposes after the minor's family members made a complaint to the OCSO.

 

 

New Starkville city regulations will save developers time, money

Posted 12/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Builders now have an option to save money during subdivision construction. The Board of Aldermen had its third public hearing Tuesday on amending its subdivision regulations to allow one-stage street development, a move three aldermen panned for different reasons.

 

 

Starkville has options, not funding, for South Montgomery congestion

Posted 12/7/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The future of South Montgomery Street could rest in federal and state transportation funds.

 

 

City to flush out brown water

Posted 12/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Reports of discolored water in Starkville's pipes are at their lowest level since February. Now, with a complete flushing staff, the city is ready to lessen the incidents even mo

 

Starkville explores alternatives to bond issue

Posted 12/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman hopes to officially begin the search for a tax-neutral financing for the ongoing municipal facilities plan today.

 

No sign of sign vandals

Posted 12/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Road Manager Victor Collins can't keep up. Over the past month, Collins and his road crew have replaced 36 traffic or street signs that have been torn down, vandalized or stolen.

 

 

Bryan: Club Rock out of control

Posted 12/6/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Club Rock could be shut down in as little as a week. The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday voted unanimously to seek a temporary injunction to close the business following police and fire safety reports that have deemed the venue hazardous.

 

 

Aldermen could discuss public-private proposal Tuesday

Posted 12/3/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Mayor Parker Wiseman hopes to officially begin the search for a tax-neutral financing for the the ongoing municipal facilities plan Tuesday. Wiseman said Friday that the Board of Aldermen could discuss a request for project proposal to test the market for companies interested in striking a public-private partnership. Wiseman believes a renovated and remodeled City Hall could be an attractive space for urban development, with the possibility of leasing newly created office space to help offset the project's price tag.

 

 

Renter, property managers at odds over safety at Brookville Gardens

Posted 12/2/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Samantha Peterson had just watched her children board the bus for school Monday morning when she noticed flames in the corner of a room in her Brookville Gardens apartment.

 

 

City officials make capital-projects wish list

Posted 12/2/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It all comes down to taxes. The city's work with consultant Demery Grubbs will yield a five-year plan for capital improvements and funding strategies for each of the roughly 40 projects that will make the cut by the beginning of February.

 

Starkville artists challenge each other

Posted 12/1/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

They've been competing against each other since elementary school. Artists Maggie George and George Bennett have developed their talents by trying to one-up the other's latest gem.

Women leave class with class

Posted 11/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Shirley Ross was mired in debt from high-interest payday loans and rent-to-own appliances. She felt like she had no other option. As a waitress at Starkville Cafe and part-time custodian, Ross was living paycheck to paycheck.

Lt. Gov.-elect: State must improve college graduation rates

Posted 11/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said the state's economic future hinges on making college more affordable. "In the long term, if core inflation is at 2 or 3 percent, our universities can't be at 7 percent each year," Reeves said Tuesday at Mississippi State University.

 

Mullen dodges Penn State speculation

Posted 11/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Another offseason is nearly here, and reports of Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen leaving Starkville already have started. The Bulldogs' third-year coach deflected questions Tuesday about speculation he is a serious candidate to replace Joe Paterno as head football coach at Penn State University.

 

Bazaar vendors expect big sales

Posted 11/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Shoppers, keep swiping cards and passing bills. Following positive retail reports on Black Friday and during the Thanksgiving weekend, area vendors are hopeful the trend will continue during the 39th Annual Starkville Holiday Bazaar today and Thursday at the Starkville Sportsplex. The bazaar is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. Admission is free.

 

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