STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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MSU officials pleased with response to expanded bus services

Posted 12/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mike Harris, director of Parking Services at Mississippi State University, said he thinks the university's first full semester with a circular bus route to the Starkville Sportsplex has been a success. "As the first route added, I think it's a good sign," Harris said. "I don't think it's going to do anything but grow."

 

MSU to add parking, classrooms behind YMCA

Posted 12/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials at Mississippi State University are looking to alleviate parking issues and add some classroom space with a new building in the center of campus.

 

 

Death row inmate continues pursuit of new trial

Posted 12/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi attorney general's office has until Jan. 10 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.

 

Starkville finished with first stage in fiber optic system

Posted 12/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Electric Department has finished the first phase of installing a fiber optic cable network that will provide the department a platform to enhance data collection and eventually allow utilization of automatic meter reading.

SPD makes arrest in pizza driver robberies

Posted 12/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a string of armed robberies involving local pizza delivery drivers, according to officials with the Starkville Police Department.

Aldermen vote down proposal to stop municipal project

Posted 12/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Even though the Oktibbeha County Chancery Court has authorized the city of Starkville to issue general certificates of participation to fund an $8 million municipal project that includes a new City Hall, there was a motion made at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night to rescind all action pertaining to these certificates.

Supes make little progress on land deal at lake

Posted 12/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors again discussed what is being done with the county's portion of land at Oktibbeha County Lake during its 30-minute meeting Monday. And again, little progress was made and no action was taken.

Five Starkville students selected to contribute to Rural Voices radio program

Posted 12/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Debbie Vanderford's fifth grade classes at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary are pretty diverse. From race to socioeconomic status to gender, the diversity in the two classes makes for some unique stories. So when it comes time to submit her classes' personal narratives to the Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute for the Rural Voices Radio program, Vanderford's biggest problem is simply getting the students to write something, anything, down.

MSU says employee did not embezzle from college

Posted 12/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An internal review this week revealed that a Mississippi State employee did not take funds from the university, though she has been charged with embezzling from another organization.

AT&T speeds up network in Starkville

Posted 12/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Wireless customers of AT&T in Starkville might have noticed their network working a little faster Thursday.

Starkville home destroyed in Wednesday fire

Posted 12/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A house located at 511 South Jackson Street in Starkville was declared a loss Wednesday after an attic fire destroyed the roof of the structure, causing it to collapse.

 

Supes close to lake lease

Posted 12/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said Wednesday he thinks the county administrator and board attorney are close to drawing up a workable deal to lease the county's portion of the land at Oktibbeha County Lake.

 

 

Oktibbeha conservator named

Posted 12/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A full-time conservator has been named for the Oktibbeha County School District, replacing interim conservator Jayne Sargent.

 

New bus routes on tap for Starkville students

Posted 12/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dr. Tori Holloway, assistant superintendent for the Starkville School District, was standing at Armstrong Middle School one day, talking to teachers and making sure bus pick-up was going smoothly, when he saw something that struck him as odd.

Sanderson pool will close for ceiling repairs

Posted 12/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The swimming facility in the Joe Frank Sanderson Center at Mississippi State University is undergoing some maintenance renovations and is not set to reopen until students return Jan. 7.

Starkville forms community development department

Posted 12/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite reservations by some Starkville aldermen, the board approved a motion to restructure the building, codes and planning department, combining it with the engineering department and hiring a director to oversee operations.

Farm to Table dinner emphasizes growing 'locavore' movement

Posted 12/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During the peak hours of the Farm to Table dinner Saturday night, it was hard to move, but no one seemed to care.

Museum's new roof designed to help community 'think green'

Posted 12/8/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The finishing touches are being put on a new pavilion at the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum.

Farm to Table event puts emphasis on 'home' cooking

Posted 12/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Planning for the Farm to Table dinner started months ago. Not because it was going to be a difficult event to plan, but because the farmers involved had to know what Ty Thames, local chef and restaurateur, wanted to use.

 

Langston: Link won't change GSDP's mission

Posted 12/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At its Thursday afternoon meeting, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership reviewed some basics about the newly formed Golden Triangle Regional Development Link.

 

 

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