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Wicker urges MSU grads to contribute

Posted 12/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker told Mississippi State fall graduates Saturday that big things are expected from them, but that important contributions to society don't always come with public acclaim.

BSP extends property lease, moves in equipment

Posted 12/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

BSP Filing Solutions has extended a lease with Starkville for production space at Airport Road's South Hangar from two to five years, Oktibbeha County economic development representative Joey Deason confirmed Thursday.


Students to host Twitter town hall on consolidation

Posted 12/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Student journalists with The Jacket Buzz, Starkville High School's newspaper, will host a Twitter town hall event from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday that will focus on dialogue between teachers, administrators and pupils about the impending Oktibbeha County school merger.


Reverse referendum could become merger funding mechanism

Posted 12/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure could ask state representatives to add legislative language to HB 716, the Oktibbeha County school merger bill, which would allow for a reverse bond referendum to fund physical upgrades.

MSU secures partial funding for county school partnership

Posted 12/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University secured $1 million toward an Oktibbeha County partnership school after a Texas-based couple donated $12.3 million to the school's Infinite Impact fundraising campaign, the university announced Monday.


Sen. Roger Wicker to speak at Mississippi State graduation

Posted 12/9/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will speak to fall semester graduates at Mississippi State University on Saturday in Starkville.


SED employees recovering after Friday accident

Posted 12/7/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville Electric Department employees are recovering after a severe electrical accident Friday morning, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said Saturday.


MSU student killed in Wednesday wreck

Posted 12/6/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

James Harrell, a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student, was killed Wednesday in a single-car wreck on Old West Point Road.


E-911 could find new home in county education building

Posted 12/6/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home could be retooled for E-911 use, a move that would alleviate space restrictions at emergency management's current Jefferson Street location.

Tupelo police arrest high-speed pursuit suspect

Posted 12/5/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tupelo police arrested 38-year-old Michael Lee White, of Mooreville, on Wednesday on a felony fleeing warrant originating from Starkville Police Department after he was allegedly involved in a high-speed chase across Oktibbeha and Clay counties on Nov. 29.

C Spire rolls out 10 Starkville 'fiberhoods'

Posted 12/5/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's quest to become one of the first gigabit cities in Mississippi took another step forward Wednesday as C Spire began pre-registration efforts for its upcoming Fiber to the Home high-speed Internet service.

Board approves disciplinary action against police department master sergeant

Posted 12/4/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a disciplinary action against Starkville Police Department Master Sgt. Shawn Word after a closed-door meeting with police officials.

OCSD makes arrest in 16th Section Road accident

Posted 12/4/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies arrested Dana Jones Roberson, 54, of Starkville, after he allegedly caused a head-on, multi-car collision Saturday that resulted in numerous injuries.

EMCC Golden Triangle expansion to begin in early 2014

Posted 12/3/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

East Mississippi Community College will break ground on a new student union at its Mayhew campus early next year, President Rick Young told Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, after the school successfully lobbied area counties for financial pledges this summer.


Snowden resigns as Starkville's community developer

Posted 12/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Developer William Snowden tendered his resignation this morning, becoming the fourth significant departure from the city since the current board of aldermen took over in July. City officials confirmed the resignation shortly before a Community Development Department staff meeting.


Starkville kicks off Christmas parade season

Posted 12/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Christmas parade season kicks off tonight in Starkville where the theme will be "Christmas in Who-ville." The parade begins at 6 p.m. and starts at the intersection of Lampkin and Russell streets. Approximately 70 parade entries will travel north on Montgomery Street before taking a left onto Main Street.

Dawgs' win Egg Bowl with overtime dramatics

Posted 11/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rivals Mississippi State and Ole Miss met for the 110th time in football Thursday and while it's difficult to say just where this, the first overtime game in the series' history, will stack up in the annals of the Egg Bowl rivalry, suffice to say the results were bitter-sweet.

GSDP hopes Black Friday event will boost Starkville businesses

Posted 11/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost 44 stores will participate in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's inaugural Black Friday Bonanza, an event, CEO Jennifer Gregory said, that could provide a substantial boost in sales for local retailers.

What we are thankful for: Starkville

Posted 11/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Parker Wiseman, Mayor "It's a time to celebrate family and friends. Those are the two treasures that I am most thankful for. The holiday season provides us with an opportunity for us to spend time and fellowship with each other and that is reason to celebrate and be thankful."

Starkville police chief to retire at year's end

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley resigned Tuesday following a one-hour meeting by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which placed Lindley on administrative leave on Friday. Lindley's resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.


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