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McAlpin: DOJ desegregation order still an issue

Posted 4/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board Attorney Dolton McAlpin says Department of Justice approval is needed for future consolidation with the county school district even though legislators OK'd the matter on April 3.

 

 

Starkville man dies in Tuesday wreck

Posted 4/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man died Tuesday afternoon after a fatal motorcycle accident.

 

Market opening for first run under Main Street control

Starkville Community Market organizers are preparing to launch the annual community event for the first time under Starkville Main Street Association's control.

 

Officials hope Highway 182 upgrade will lure new businesses

Starkville officials are optimistic a series of completed and ongoing projects will spur Highway 128 redevelopment and bring new businesses to one of the town's most crucial corridors.

 

City to investigate 'serious' parks issues

Starkville representatives are calling for the creation of a task force to investigate budgeting anomalies discovered in Starkville Parks Commission's Fiscal Year 2012.

 

City wins legal battle over facility upgrades

An almost two-year legal battle over the City of Starkville's plans to construct a new city hall and rehabilitate its current location concluded Wednesday when the Mississippi Supreme Court denied resident William McGovern's motion to reconsider a previous appeal.

 

Budgeting issues emerge from park commission audit

Watkins, Ward and Stafford's Fiscal Year 2013 audit of the Starkville Parks Commission revealed three major budgeting anomalies Thursday, including the fact SPC Commissioner Dan Moreland issued an unauthorized cashier's check for $35,000 to help pay the department's J.L. King Splash Pad construction bill.

 

Starkville's 175th birthday culminates with Saturday parade

The year-long celebration of Starkville's 175th birthday will culminate Saturday with a parade down Main Street beginning at 9 a.m.

 

 

Zacharias Road bill sent back to committee

A pending bill that would rename a portion of Mississippi Highway 25 in honor of former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias was sent back to a legislative conference committee Wednesday.

 

School merger bills clear hurdles

Mississippi legislators passed two individual bills Wednesday which will administratively combine school systems within Oktibbeha and Clay counties in 2015.

 

MDOT's plans for Highway 182 taking shape

Mississippi Department of Transportation officials are developing a major Highway 182 improvement project which could begin this summer, Starkville City Engineer Edward Kemp announced Tuesday.

 

House adopts school merger bills for Oktibbeha, Clay

State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed Wednesday the House adopted two separate conference reports for Golden Triangle school consolidation.

Conference committee pushes report requirement to 2014

A joint House-Senate conference committee developed Monday compromises language in the Starkville-Oktibbeha consolidation bill which adds an additional Starkville School District representative to a local merger study committee and pushes its report deadline to March 1, 2014.

Humane Society is winner in Restaurant Week competition

Posted 3/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After nearly 10,500 votes were counted, the Oktibbeha County Humane Society was announced as the winner of Starkville's Restaurant Week at a press conference in front of Cadence Bank Thursday.

 

Clay County consolidation bill now mirrors Oktibbeha County

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Legislators finalized a six-person conference committee Wednesday to work out House and Senate differences in a potential Clay County school consolidation bill.

 

Officials thrilled over response to Restaurant Week

Posted 3/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tourism officials say Starkville Restaurant Week produced almost 10,500 charity ballots last week. How impressive is that figure? Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jennifer Gregory says that total eclipses the total collected during similar week-long events in Jackson. There, the high mark stands at approximately 6,000 votes, she said.

Rice: All citizens have role in building, maintaining democracy

Posted 3/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice told a Mississippi State University audience that a mature democracy requires individual citizens understand not only their rights, but also their responsibilities.

Schools tour helps district leaders gauge progress

Posted 3/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials saw first-hand Tuesday how investments in technology and teachers are paying off in the district.

 

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