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Two firms under consideration for The Mill's parking deck

Posted 3/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two firms emerged Friday as the frontrunners to handle architectural and construction plans surrounding an $8 million parking facility associated with The Mill development.

Maynard gets head-start on alderman job

Posted 3/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Incoming Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard is going door-to-door in his ward this campaign season. He's not glad-handing for votes. Instead, he is getting to know his constituents and make sure he understands his ward's needs.

Gregory: Restaurant Week may spur future culinary tourism

Posted 3/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Restaurant Week organizers say they hope the inaugural event will put the city on the map as a culinary destination. Jennifer Gregory, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO, confirmed Wednesday 32 restaurants will participate in the city's inaugural Restaurant Week. The event begins Monday.

 

Seven firms in hunt for Mill parking contract

Posted 3/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seven entities have expressed interest in handling the architectural development of an $8 million Starkville parking facility tied to The Mill project, while two firms are vying for the project's construction manager title, an email obtained by the Dispatch states.

 

Lindley elected SACOP Southern regional chairman

Posted 3/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley was recently elected Southern Region Chair for the International Association of Chiefs of Police's State Association Chiefs of Police Division.

Senate passes school consolidation bill

Posted 3/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Senate passed an amended version of the Oktibbeha-Starkville school consolidation bill which now explicitly allows a potential study commission to look into the possibility of merging county schools with other area districts.

 

Senators pass Starkville-Oktibbeha merger bill

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Senate passed an amended version of the Oktibbeha-Starkville school consolidation bill which now explicitly allows a potential study commission to look into the possibility of merging county schools with other area districts. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, was the only change made by legislators.

 

Grammy-winning FUN. will play at MSU

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Music Maker Productions announced Grammy-winning alternative rock band FUN. will perform Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum.

 

AMS features big winners in history, math competitions

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Armstrong Middle School students continue to win individual and group awards in various disciplines. AMS earned top middle school honors at Mississippi's National history Day in February. The school was named Quiz Bowl Champions and Best Middle School for the second year in a row.

 

Mississippi Homestead art expo offers spring break diversion

Posted 3/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

No spring break plans? No problem. The Mississippi Modern Homestead Center will host a two-day expo featuring local artisans putting not just their artwork on display, but their techniques as well.

Former school board leader discusses merger history, alternatives

Posted 3/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former city school board president joined other stakeholder groups calling for the Oktibbeha-Starkville school merger bill's dismissal.

Two seats set, race is on for other Starkville municipal positions

Two Republicans - incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver and incoming Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard - locked up their respective municipal races Friday after no other challengers emerged before the qualification deadline.

SSD board encouraged by changes in consolidation bill

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointed its officers and discussed changes to the amended school consolidation bill at their Thursday night meeting.

 

MSU student accuses deputies of brutality

A lawsuit filed with the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court alleges police brutality by two sheriff's deputies against a Mississippi State University student.

 

MSU family gathers to remember Zacharias

Hundreds of Mississippi State faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends attended a memorial service Thursday for the university's President Emeritus Donald Zacharias, who died Sunday after an extended illness and complications from multiple sclerosis.

 

Starkville city employee charged with embezzlement

A city clerk's office employee has resigned after being charged with felony embezzlement.

 

SFD set to distribute 360 free smoke detectors to residents

Firefighters aren't known for delivering presents, but Starkville residents may soon find a first responder holding a valuable gift at their doorsteps. Starkville Fire Marshal Mark McCurdy says firefighters will begin distributing 360 free smoke detectors in two weeks to homeowners in low-income neighborhoods.

 

City school board expected to address consolidation bill

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will have its first opportunity to comment on an ever-changing school consolidation bill at its 6 p.m. meeting today at the Greensboro Center.

 

Amended merger bill would create consolidation study group

State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed the House Education Committee passed a Clay County school merger bill Tuesday with the same language it contained when introduced. The same cannot be said for what the Senate Education Committee did to the Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill.

 

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