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Monday profile: Mississippi State team physician closes lengthy career

Posted 8/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The doctor is no longer in. When longtime Mississippi State University team physician and Longest Student Health Center director Robert C. "Bob" Collins first came to the MSU campus it was 1977 and he planned on staying three to five years.

Parents 'all in' for education: With debates behind them, stakeholders focusing on how to meet rising expectations

Posted 8/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Twenty-six Oktibbeha County residents took to the Greensboro Center's auditorium stage Thursday with various concerns about an impending school merger, but the heart of their message was the same: consolidation provides an unprecedented opportunity to better educational efforts for all area children.

Ceremony will rename Sportsplex building after Outlaw

Posted 8/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission will formally dedicate one of the Sportsplex's main facilities after famed NBA forward and Starkville native Travis Outlaw on Friday.

 

Consolidation committee to meet Thursday

Posted 8/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's chapter of Parents for Public Schools and the Starkville Foundation for Public Education launched a 10-point pledge Tuesday to improve county-wide education and promote one of the area's top issues in hopes of re-sparking awareness before Thursday's first public hearing on consolidation is held.

 

Board support holds for 2.78-mill tax increase

Posted 8/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A majority of Starkville aldermen Tuesday approved advertising a 2.78-mill tax hike, even though one alderman who previously supported the notice last week opposed the matter this week.

 

Educational pledge re-ignites awareness as consolidation hearing approaches

Posted 8/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's chapter of Parents for Public Schools and the Starkville Foundation for Public Education launched a 10-point pledge to improve countywide education and promote one of the area's top issues Tuesday in hopes of re-sparking awareness before Thursday's first public hearing on consolidation is held.

 

Supes will meet with OCH trustees on hospital's future

Posted 8/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer and OCH Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Hilton both confirmed Monday that plans are in the works to discuss the future of county health care in a joint public session between county representatives and hospital trustees.

Aldermen cut Miss. Horse Park funding by $10K

Posted 8/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen formally motioned a $10,000 budget cut to the Mississippi Horse Park on Tuesday after the organization requested its annual allotment increased from $50,000 to $70,000.

IHL approves MSU, city lease for Cotton Mill project parking garage

Posted 8/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The State College Board approved a land-use agreement between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville Thursday for the Mill at MSU's parking garage, a step which brings developers closer to turning dirt on the entire project.

School board approves 3-mill levy for improvement bond

Posted 8/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees approved a 3-mill levy Tuesday to cover up to $9.95 million in spending power in which at least $2 million worth of no-interest loans will be used for various maintenance and repair projects.

MSU leaders 'excited' to have Yokohama office in research park

Posted 8/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University officials confirmed Wednesday that Yokohama Tire will locate its operations at the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park while the first phase of construction for the Japanese tire manufacturing company's Clay County facility takes place.

Perkins wants to use CAO, planner salaries to boost Parks' funds

Posted 8/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Before Starkville aldermen approached an almost 3-mill tax increase for rising expenses Tuesday, the board, spearheaded by Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, approved a motion to increase Starkville Parks Commission's operating budget annually by almost $96,000.

 

Aldermen propose tax hike of 2.78 mill

Posted 8/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An almost-3 mill tax increase is likely if Starkville is to tend to increasing expenditures, including a long-overdue pay raise for its employees, departmental requests, outside contributions and its plan to construct a new City Hall and renovate Starkville Police Department's home.

 

Yokohama to set up office at MSU research park

Posted 8/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yokohama Tire Corporation, which announced a partnership with Mississippi earlier this year to locate a manufacturing plant in Clay County, will open an office at the Thad Cochran Research Park and Industry building.

 

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.

 

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