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Search process continues for Starkville community developer

Posted 3/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nine candidates applied for Starkville's vacant community developer job, one of the last high-tier positions the city has left to fill, Personnel Director Randy Boyd confirmed.

 

 

County soon to address four-year road, bridge plan

Posted 3/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to turn their attention toward updating the county's four-year road plan this spring once concluding their search for a new administrator. County Road Manager Victor Collins said the update could come as early as April. The board is scheduled to meet 5:30 p.m. Monday at the chancery courthouse to address the administrator search and hold a public hearing on the county's comprehensive planning efforts.

 

 

House passes amended school merger bill

Posted 3/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

House lawmakers passed an amended form of SB 2818, the Senate's Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bill, a day after the Senate unanimously passed its own strike-all amendment to the House's legislation.

 

 

Oktibbeha County fires spark arson fears

Posted 3/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local and state investigators are looking into suspicious county fires after two recent blazes damaged abandoned structures, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

 

 

Senate signs off changes to school merger bill

Posted 3/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State senators passed an amended version of HB 833, one piece of Starkville-Oktibbeha County school consolidation legislation working its way through the Legislature, Tuesday that explicitly outlines Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's influence in 2015's state-mandated merger.

 

 

Second Starkville area qualifies for 'fiberhood'

Posted 3/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Timbercove/College Station/Polos "fiberhood" became the city's second area to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, fiber Internet service, the company announced Monday.

 

Man killed in University Hills Mobile Home Park shooting

One man was killed and another was arrested after a Friday shooting at University Hills Mobile Home Park.

Keith named interim MSU engineering dean

Mississippi State University formally named Swalm School of Chemical Engineering Director Jason Keith as the Bagley College of Engineering's dean Thursday.

Auto burglary suspect arrested after foot chase

Starkville Police Department charged 24-year-old Justin Yhonquea with two counts of auto burglary after he led officers on a brief foot chase Wednesday.

Mother, daughter charged with crack possession

A Houston mother and daughter were arrested during a routine traffic stop in Starkville Thursday on multiple drug-related charges.

Senate passes amended Zacharias road bill

A highway designation honoring former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias took another step toward fruition Thursday after the Senate passed an amended bill that will rename a portion of Miss. Highway 25 after the late university leader.

 

Timbercove neighborhood closing in on C Spire fiber qualification

Today, Starkville's Timber Cove/College Station/Polos neighborhood could become the city's second area eligible for C Spire's upcoming high-speed, residential Internet service.

 

 

Chism: Holloway's early appointment is not off the table

A conference committee is needed to work out the differences in two Starkville-Oktibbeha County school merger bills after the House struck the Senate's school consolidation bill Tuesday and replaced it with its own language.

 

 

Starkville Municipal Court case load drops in 2013

Starkville Municipal Court recorded a significant decrease in the number of misdemeanor, felony and traffic citation cases handled by the system in 2013.

 

County administrator candidates down to three

AdCare Healthcare Regional Vice President John Thomas became the second candidate to pull out of the Oktibbeha County administrator search when he voluntarily removed his name from the running Monday.

 

Longtime Miss. agriculture leader Bost dies at 90

William Bost, who directed the Mississippi Cooperative Extension Service for nearly two decades, has died at age 90.

 

Police Dept. opening first substation facility today

Posted 2/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department will formally open its first police substation at 2 p.m. today at 151 Alfred Perkins St.

Senate amendment guts House school merger bill

Posted 2/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Senate Education Committee struck the House's Starkville-Oktibbeha school merger bill, HB 833, Thursday, replacing it with its own language reiterating Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley's guidance in 2015's state-mandated unification.

 

Senate passes measure for MUW, MSU library renovations

Posted 2/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State senators specifically allocated almost $85 million in bonds to Mississippi's public universities and junior colleges Wednesday with legislation that, if signed into law, will fund renovations to Mississippi State University's and Mississippi University for Women's libraries.

 

Two charged in connection to Gun Dog Supply theft

Posted 2/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Gun Dog Supply employee and his associate are both free on bond after the duo was arrested in connection to an alleged theft at the business.

 

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