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Monday profile: Starkville Schools' Holloway sees technology as vital asset

Posted 8/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

He has only been in town for a little over two months, and some people still only see Lewis Holloway as another face.

Technology helps Starkville schools save money, gain efficiency

Posted 8/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With budget cuts becoming more expected than job security for school districts across the nation, efficiency has become an obvious focal point. For Kelvin Gibson, the new transportation director for the Starkville School District, he sees a practical example of the concept on a daily basis.

 

Starkville moving forward in budgeting process

Posted 8/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With the state deadline for municipal budget submission looming, Starkville Director of Finance/City Clerk Taylor Adams said the city is right on track.

 

 

MSU's tail-gating gets nod from Southern Living

Posted 8/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

All things Mississippi State University are looking better than they have in years. Enrollment is steadily increasing, donations are higher than ever and a $75 million stadium expansion project was announced Wednesday.

 

 

OCSO seeks accreditation

Posted 8/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is in the process of attaining accreditation from The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, a move it says will mean a better department for its citizens.

 

MSU stadium expansion will add more than 6,000 seats

Posted 8/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

All the way up to the day of the announcement, Mississippi State University officials had been reticent on the subject of its Davis Wade Stadium renovation project.

 

Six candidates bid for sanitation director post

Posted 8/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Six hopeful candidates stated their cases for the position of director of the sanitation and environmental services during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting.

 

Starkville nutrition store owner helps clients find their 'want to'

Posted 8/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If you had asked Chris Williams where he thought he would be at 23 years old, he probably would have told you he would be in law school or working in the political arena. Instead, the former football player turned entrepreneur has opened his own nutritional shop in Starkville.

 

An app for that: Starkville Electric will offer new way to pay bills

Posted 8/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Next month, the Starkville Electric Department hopes to unveil a more convenient way for customers to pay their bills.

 

Lake in limbo: Tougher rules governing leases mean uncertainty for future of Oktibbeha County Lake

Posted 8/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School Board has yet to receive a proposal even in the neighborhood of the appraised value of vacant 16th Section land that includes Okitbbeha County Lake, which has been closed to the public since April.

City puts finishing touches on Carver plan

Posted 8/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The application for improvements to the Carver Drive drainage ditch will likely be sent off for approval to the Federal Emergency Management Agency next week.

 

Tour de campus: Starkville, MSU prepare for arrival of bicycles

Posted 8/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a college town, seeing students biking to class is not uncommon. In Starkville, it's no different. According to several bicycle enthusiasts throughout town, this fall semester will have more students than ever biking around town and the Mississippi State University campus.

 

Oktibbeha Sheriff's Dept. arrests man for truck theft

Officials with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested Piotr J. Gullett on Aug. 3, and charged him with one count Felony Taking of a Motor Vehicle.

 

Aldermen confident of redistricting plan approval

Adhering to a requirement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a city redistricting plan that will evenly distribute the population among Starkville's seven wards was unanimously passed by the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

 

 

Board rejects bid for Oktibbeha Co. Lake

The Oktibbeha County School Board rejected the only proposal put forth to lease 16th Section land that includes the Oktibbeha County Lake on Monday night because the proposal, among other things, was nearly $18,000 less than the appraised value.

 

Mississippi State's CAVS Center helps Starkville police go high-tech with drones

The Starkville Police Department may soon be the envy of every law enforcement agency across the state. Thanks to a close partnership with Mississippi State University, the SPD will soon have three different state of the art robotics at its fingertips.

YES program benefits both students and city

Brandon Sharp will be a senior at Starkville Academy this year, and while some of his peers might have spent their last high school summer on the beach, Sharp spent his on the back of a garbage truck.

An officer and a lady

If you ask Starkville Chief of Police David Lindley what sets his department apart from the rest you might expect him to talk about the city's low crime rate or the high morale among officers.

 

Starkville man sentenced to 25 years for DUI fatality

A Starkville man charged with leaving the scene of a May 2011 accident in which an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others injured this week was sentenced in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Louisville Street work running behind schedule

Work on the widening of Louisville Street is behind schedule according to Starkville City Engineer Edward Kemp, and news that the construction will continue is drawing mixed reactions from business owners on the stretch of road.

 

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