STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Gladney settles in as Oktibbeha County Sheriff

Five months into his job as Oktibbeha County sheriff, Steve Gladney still exudes the genial, relaxed personality that helped catapult him into office in his race against a popular incumbent.

Student housing boom: Innovation key to new developments

Posted 5/31/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Enrollment at Mississippi State University is set to increase for the eighth consecutive year and, with no signs to indicate a change in pattern, University and Starkville developers are making strides to accommodate the continued student influx.

Speculation over OCH sale already stirring emotions

Posted 5/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There have been no formal talks and the matter hasn't even made it onto the agenda yet. Even so, the rumors and speculation surrounding a possible sale of the Oktibbeha County Hospital have already prompted an accusation and a rebuttal.

Oktibbeha County Hospital introduces Jack, the surgical robot

Posted 5/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Hospital last week hosted an open house to showcase one of the newest additions to the surgical staff and his name is Jack.

 

GSDP CEO search plan expected by mid-July

Posted 5/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There was no white smoke drifting from the chimney above the offices of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Thursday afternoon.

 

SPD introduces two-officer motorcycle unit

Posted 5/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In November, the Starkville Police Department was looking for a couple of good men for a new assignment. Candidates could be assured of being miserably hot in the summer, chilled to the bone in the winter and drenched in rainy weather. In addition, the candidates were assured of performing a tedious, thankless job. Oh, and the job is potentially dangerous.

School takes active approach to teaching Spanish

Posted 5/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

By the time Jack Fountain is in his mid-30s, a period generally considered the most productive years of a person's life, his country will be a much-different place than it is today. Researchers say that at the current pace, Hispanics will become the majority in the U.S. by 2040, which means more than half of the population will speak Spanish. Those who don't speak Spanish will find themselves in a minority and likely facing a competitive disadvantage.

OCSD promotes senior check-in service at annual picnic

Posted 5/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Along with a free lunch and some entertainment, Oktibbeha County senior citizens were given the opportunity to sign up for a potentially life-saving program on Wednesday at the Fifth Annual Senior Day at the Park.

 

Oktibbeha plan questioned at supes meeting

Posted 5/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During a meeting of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday, Executive Director of the Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Rudy Johnson fielded questions concerning the progress of a comprehensive plan for the county.

 

Fake Twitter account lands Starkville man in jail

Posted 5/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was arrested on charges of impersonating a police officer, after Starkville police discovered a fake Twitter account the man had established.

Monday profile: Larnzy Carpenter finds the good in Starkville

Posted 5/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It was a leisurely procession that made its way around the course during the Oktibbeha County Relay for Life at the Starkville Sportsplex on the evening of May 4. But even at a slow pace, a noticeable bottleneck formed near the northwest corner of the course, where First Baptist Church of Longview had set up its tent.

 

Starkville Community Market: From bugs to baked goods

Posted 5/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite the fourth warmest winter in United States history, there was plenty of produce available at the Starkville Community Market on Saturday.

 

Ulysses S. Grant: How 'bout them Dawgs!

Posted 5/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The man whose name was once a byword in Mississippi and throughout the South has found a home of sorts at Mississippi State University.

Gaining ground: Chef Thames prepares a locally-sourced meal

Posted 5/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As a restaurant owner and chef, Ty Thames loves watching all of those "extreme" cooking shows that litter the cable TV landscape. "I always wondered what it would be like to be on one of those shows," said Thames, co-owner and chef at Starkville's Restaurant Tyler. On Saturday, Thames won't have to wonder anymore.

SHS athletic needs highlight 'sobering' school budget concerns

Posted 5/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School Athletics Director Stan Miller put forth his best effort at Tuesday night's school board meeting, but his proposal for program improvements failed to budge board members.

 

Aldermen vote down Carver drainage proposal

Posted 5/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In voicing her opposition to a proposal to seek a grant for repairing the drainage ditch along Carver Drive, Ward 2 Alderwoman Sandra Sistrunk was blunt.

 

Unmanned aircraft expected to soar beyond military applications

Posted 5/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With two Columbus companies heavily involved in what Dr. Jon Waldrop calls an industry in its infancy, Columbus is establishing a reputation in the market of unmanned aircraft.

 

Man found guilty of weapon possession at MSU

Posted 5/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Attorney Forrest Allgood said the decision to prosecute former Mississippi State University student Jeffrey Hill for possession of a weapon by a student on educational property should not be perceived as an "anti-gun" prosecution.

 

 

Markeeta Outlaw leaving clerk's office after eight years

Posted 5/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville City Clerk Markeeta Outlaw will retire on June 1.

 

 

Ward 1 expected to lose 1,200 residents in redistricting

Posted 5/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If ever a man needed to do his work in pencil, it is Toby Sanford. Sanford is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager for the Golden Triangle Planning and Development Partnership (GTPDP) in Starkville.

 

 

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