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School board approves improvement bonds

Posted 6/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

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

Cole hopes 'Blue Tuesday' momentum carries through

Posted 6/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole says he's still smiling a week after major Democratic victories on the municipal level during "Blue Tuesday."

Democrat committee member urges disciplinary meeting

Posted 6/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least one sitting Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee member is asking the group's chairman to schedule a meeting this month and take action against high-ranking party officials who were spotted at a May Republican fund-raiser.

 

Early deadline could push up merger report

Members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure introduced the idea of setting a self-imposed, early merger report deadline which would allow state lawmakers more time to address consolidation issues during the 2014 legislative session.

 

Mill developers seeking green light from NPC

Developers of the long-awaited Mill at MSU project say an informal National Parks Service opinion bodes well for the overall application process for renovations to the university's historic Cooley Building.

 

DNA clears suspect in cold case murder

DNA test results have confirmed that suspected serial killer Felix Vail is not the killer of two women in Starkville's unsolved 1990 Labor Day murders.

 

Wiseman beats back GOP challenge

Incumbent Parker Wiseman earned a second term as Starkville's mayor Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Dan Moreland by an unofficial 2,299 to 1,817 vote count.

 

Moore chosen as city prosecutor

Local attorney Caroline Moore has been appointed the new City Prosecutor for the City of Starkville. Moore will be taking the reigns from Roy Carpenter Jr., who served as both the city and county prosecutor for more than 25 years.

 

Report: Parks Commission late with electric bill payments

Documents associated with an upcoming financial report state procedural gaps in Starkville Parks Commission's electric bill payments exist and accounts are shown beyond the 45-day legal payment window.

Photos show elected Democrats at Moreland fund-raiser

An apparent rift in the Democratic Party emerged this week after photos surfaced placing three aldermen-elects and a party executive committee member at Republican mayoral candidate Dan Moreland's Wednesday fund-raiser.

Gaskin reps eye June 7 for Ward 4 hearing

Posted 5/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's lawyer says he hopes members of the Democratic Party will listen to his client's election appeal on June 7 after today's hearing was canceled by the party.

Mayoral candidates closing in on $100K donation mark

Posted 5/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's two remaining mayoral candidates, Democratic incumbent Parker Wiseman and GOP candidate Dan Moreland, combined to raise almost $96,000 in campaign donations as of May 28, a number which falls about $11,000 short of what all 15 primary candidates raised by April 30.

Local Democrats set hearing date for Ward 4 challenge

Posted 5/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local Democrats will hear Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's election appeal at 8:15 a.m. Friday at City Hall. Chris Taylor, a member of the Starkville Democratic Municipal Election Committee and an executive member of the party's local chapter, confirmed the meeting's logistics Tuesday at a monthly party meeting.

City sets interview date for prosecutor applicants

Posted 5/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen will hold a special meeting 5 p.m. Monday at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership to interview city prosecutor candidates.

 

OCH earns national accreditation

Posted 5/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The OCH Regional Medical Center Arterial Blood Gas Lab in respiratory therapy has received 100-percent approval rating from COLA, a national healthcare accreditation organization.

 

Time an issue with Ward 4 primary challenge

Posted 5/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The clock is ticking on Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's request for a new election. Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, formally challenged the May 7 Democratic Primary Friday, but the Starkville Democratic Municipal Election Committee had yet to take action on the request by Monday. As of today, seven days remain until the June 4 general election.

Gaskin challenges Ward 4 race, seeking new election

Posted 5/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, confirmed he has formally challenged the May 7 Democratic primary and is seeking a new election during the June 4 general election.

 

Gaskin challenges Starkville Ward 4 alderman race

Posted 5/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's attorney, Matthew Wilson, confirmed he has formally challenged the May 7 Democratic primary and is seeking a new election during the June 4 general election.

 

SPD arrests Maben man in connection with robbery

Posted 5/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A joint city-county effort led to the Wednesday arrest of a Maben man in connection with a recent gas station armed robbery.

 

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