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Flier lists Atlanta as host for rugby tournament

Posted 8/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A flier believed distributed by a Mississippi State University volunteer rugby coach states an upcoming Southeastern Collegiate Rugby Conference tournament will be held Nov. 9-11 in Atlanta, Ga.

 

DA won't pursue felony charges against daycare worker

Posted 8/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Attorney Forrest Allgood will not pursue felony charges against a Starkville daycare worker who admitted to giving two children a powerful muscle relaxer that sent them to the emergency room almost a year ago, The Dispatch has learned.

MSU's Davis Wade Stadium expansion on schedule

Posted 8/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chip Hoover will take his infant son to a Mississippi State University home football game for the first time this season. Hoover is a Greenville native. His father went to Mississippi State. He went to Mississippi State. It's fair to say his son, in 17 years or so, may also go to Mississippi State.

MSU distances itself from Pannell after outburst

Posted 8/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University distanced itself from Randy Pannell, a Ward 6 resident who sharply criticized Mayor Parker Wiseman during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting for perceived dust-ups with Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland.

Pannell holds rugby tournament's fate over mayor's head

Mississippi State University rugby coach Randy Pannell told city officials Tuesday he's willing to pass on a proposed tournament and its projected $451,000 in economic stimulation if mayor Parker Wiseman continues to make negative comments to the media about Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland.

 

Sprint Mart clerk held at gunpoint during robbery

 

Ellis in good spirits as he recovers from stroke

State Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, says he is in better health and spirit following a late July stroke which hospitalized him.

City approves $5M bond notice

Bond monies could be used to acquire land, update infrastructure, construct facilities or develop planning for future Golden Triangle Development Link-recommended projects.

Capella's OCH lease offer includes $45M in cash

Capella Healthcare offered $45 million upfront for a 50-year OCH Regional Medical Center lease and pledged to keep all active employees, documents show.

GSDP hires Barret as new membership director

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership named Heath Barret, the Mississippi State University coordinator of transfer recruitment, as its newest director of membership development, CEO Jennifer Gregory announced Monday.

OCH proposal breathes new life into petition drive

Continued debate on the future of Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center's future has re-energized hospital supporter and former Starkville Alderman Frank Davis, who is putting together another petition drive to ensure the medical facility remains under local control.

SPD grant opportunities could benefit from staff changes

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley says a potential staff reshuffling within the police department will allow the city to aggressively pursue more enforcement grants, maintain accreditation standards and create two warrant officer positions.

Moreland blames previous administration for budget woes

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland presented two budget proposals Thursday which he said ask the city to either foot a sizable portion of the autonomous board's electric bills or increase SPC's budget by about 2 mill's worth of general operating funds.

Wiseman to discuss optional forms of city government

Stennis Institute of Government Director Marty Wiseman confirmed he has been invited to discuss various Mississippi municipal government forms to a group of residents at 3:30 p.m. today at the Thad Cochran Research Park's multi-tenant building.

 

Municipal court handles record number of cases

Starkville's municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.

 

Suspect surrenders following high-speed chase

An 18-year-old Starkville resident was arrested and charged with felony fleeing after leading police officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday.

GSDP to nominate new board members

Posted 7/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At its July 25 meeting, the GSDP board unanimously approved a nominating committee that will be tasked with replacing six board members whose terms are expiring.

Community Market to remain open through August

Posted 7/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Market will stay open through August due to produce availability and increased consumer demand, Greater Starkville Development Partnership Special Events and Projects Coordinator Jennifer Prather confirmed Sunday.

 

City sheds layer of transparency with Spruill's firing

Posted 7/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One key job function of the vacant chief administrative officer's position remains unassigned by the Starkville Board of Aldermen: A prior board resolution made Lynn Spruill's the city's primary point of contact for Freedom of Information Act requests.

 

Budget committee faces pay disparity, turnover

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen face two significant issues as they approach budgetary planning for the upcoming fiscal year: looming internal turnovers and income gaps between city employees and those of comparable municipalities.

 

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