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Ellis in good spirits as he recovers from stroke

State Rep. Tyrone Ellis, D-Starkville, says he is in better health and spirit following a late July stroke which hospitalized him.

City approves $5M bond notice

Bond monies could be used to acquire land, update infrastructure, construct facilities or develop planning for future Golden Triangle Development Link-recommended projects.

Capella's OCH lease offer includes $45M in cash

Capella Healthcare offered $45 million upfront for a 50-year OCH Regional Medical Center lease and pledged to keep all active employees, documents show.

GSDP hires Barret as new membership director

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership named Heath Barret, the Mississippi State University coordinator of transfer recruitment, as its newest director of membership development, CEO Jennifer Gregory announced Monday.

OCH proposal breathes new life into petition drive

Continued debate on the future of Oktibbeha County Hospital Regional Medical Center's future has re-energized hospital supporter and former Starkville Alderman Frank Davis, who is putting together another petition drive to ensure the medical facility remains under local control.

SPD grant opportunities could benefit from staff changes

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley says a potential staff reshuffling within the police department will allow the city to aggressively pursue more enforcement grants, maintain accreditation standards and create two warrant officer positions.

Moreland blames previous administration for budget woes

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland presented two budget proposals Thursday which he said ask the city to either foot a sizable portion of the autonomous board's electric bills or increase SPC's budget by about 2 mill's worth of general operating funds.

Wiseman to discuss optional forms of city government

Stennis Institute of Government Director Marty Wiseman confirmed he has been invited to discuss various Mississippi municipal government forms to a group of residents at 3:30 p.m. today at the Thad Cochran Research Park's multi-tenant building.

 

Municipal court handles record number of cases

Starkville's municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.

 

Suspect surrenders following high-speed chase

An 18-year-old Starkville resident was arrested and charged with felony fleeing after leading police officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday.

GSDP to nominate new board members

Posted 7/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At its July 25 meeting, the GSDP board unanimously approved a nominating committee that will be tasked with replacing six board members whose terms are expiring.

Community Market to remain open through August

Posted 7/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Market will stay open through August due to produce availability and increased consumer demand, Greater Starkville Development Partnership Special Events and Projects Coordinator Jennifer Prather confirmed Sunday.

 

City sheds layer of transparency with Spruill's firing

Posted 7/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One key job function of the vacant chief administrative officer's position remains unassigned by the Starkville Board of Aldermen: A prior board resolution made Lynn Spruill's the city's primary point of contact for Freedom of Information Act requests.

 

Budget committee faces pay disparity, turnover

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen face two significant issues as they approach budgetary planning for the upcoming fiscal year: looming internal turnovers and income gaps between city employees and those of comparable municipalities.

Miss. court gives Manning OK to pursue DNA test

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning the chance to argue before a judge for DNA and fingerprint testing that he alleges will show him innocent in the deaths of two college students.

 

Saturday's Forks & Corks fundraiser challenges chefs

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville chefs will face off for bragging rights at Forks & Corks: A Taste for the Arts, a culinary challenge sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Starkville.

 

 

Voice of the people: Lynn Spruill

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

MSU professor arrested on sexual battery charge

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yoginder Dandass, 45, of 701 Sherwood Road in Starkville was indicted by the grand jury in Oktibbeha County for one count of sexual battery earlier this month. He was arrested Monday by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department.

Civil rights monuments could be unveiled in August

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tarp-covered plaques honoring champions of civil rights and education could soon be removed and officially dedicated in a late-August ceremony, supervisors said Monday.

 

SCT continues two-week summer review

Posted 7/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

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