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Three Restaurant Week charity finalists chosen

Posted 2/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Members of the Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau picked three finalists Wednesday for the upcoming Restaurant Week's charity aspect but declined to reveal their identities until next week.

 

Vaughn fails to recuse himself for school board vote

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn failed to recuse himself from Tuesday's Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointment despite having a family member employed by the district.

 

Starkville sets sales tax record for fourth straight year

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville set a fourth straight yearly record in sales tax returns last year.

 

 

Assistant SSD superintendent named interim SHS principal

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Assistant Starkville School District superintendent Toriano Holloway will serve as Starkville High School's interim leader for the rest of the academic year as the district begins its search to replace outgoing Principal Keith Fennell.

 

School board: Weaver-Reese in, Myles out

Posted 2/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 10-year school board career of Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles came to an end when aldermen, led by Ward 2 representative Lisa Wynn, killed his attempt at a third term and appointed Juliette Weaver-Reese to his expiring seat.

 

Starkville neighborhood qualifies for new C Spire service

Posted 2/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's South Montgomery neighborhood became one of three Mississippi communities to qualify for C Spire's high-speed, residential Internet program Monday.

 

Johnson pulls out of county administrator pool

Posted 2/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The candidate pool for Oktibbeha County's vacant county administrator position narrowed Monday but not by supervisors' doing.

Myles hopes to remain on school board

Posted 2/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles will submit his letter of intent to again serve on the city school board today and is expected to plead his case for reappointment to aldermen Tuesday.

 

County administrator interviews set for Monday

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors will continue their search for a new county administrator Monday by interviewing five finalists but it is unknown if the board will either make a selection or continue narrowing the field.

 

 

Myles seeking school board reappointment despite missing deadline

Posted 2/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles says he wants to continue serving on the city's school board despite missing a deadline to submit his letter of intent to aldermen.

 

SHS Principal Fennell leaving for JSU job

Posted 2/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville High School Principal Keith Fennell will leave his position for a job as Jackson State University's director of student academic services, school officials announced Thursday Fennell's last day as SHS leader is Feb. 28.

House, Senate pass individual school consolidation bill substitutes

Posted 2/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One area lawmaker says he will fight for an amendment naming Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway the county school system's conservator a year ahead of schedule after lawmakers passed two bill substitutes Thursday that stripped out the provision from original legislation.

Starkville's food, beverage tax renewal not expected this term

Posted 2/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bill authorizing Starkville's 2 percent food and beverage tax renewal is not expected this legislative term, local and state representatives confirmed this week.

 

Chism, Ellis support Holloway's early transition to conservator

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Oktibbeha County representatives say they favor the original language of local school consolidation bills that called upon Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway to lead the county school district in July.

 

Mississippi House passes new road bill honoring Zacharias

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday that, if approved by the Senate and signed by Gov. Phil Bryant, would honor Donald Zacharias by naming a portion of Hwy. 25 after the long-serving Mississippi State University president.

 

Major Oktibbeha Co. cocaine ring busted

Posted 2/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major cocaine ring based out of Oktibbeha County has been dismantled, according to the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics. The investigation, called Operation Queen Bee, focused on a group of Starkville-based cocaine distributors who provided narcotics to the northern half of the state.

 

University report: More riders utilizing SMART buses

Ridership of the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit program is increasing as more residents become aware of the bus transit system, the university reported Friday.

 

New trial ordered in MSU firearm case

The Mississippi Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Mississippi State University student who was convicted of having a firearm on campus.

 

Supervisors taking hands-off approach to Unity Park issues

District 3 Supervisor Marvel Howard informally handed off short- and long-term Unity Park planning responsibilities to a new group of concerned citizens Monday.

Rotary Classic Rodeo action begins today at Horse Park

The annual Rotary Classic Rodeo, a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association event, is coming to the Mississippi Horse Park today and Saturday, Feb. 7-8.

 

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