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Ward 2 race could be contested today

Posted 5/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An official from the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office began observing unfinished Ward 2 affidavit processing today at Starkville City Hall.

 

UPDATE: Secretary of State's office called in over Starkville affidavit issues

Numerous issues surrounding Ward 2 affidavits prompted Starkville City Clerk Taylor Adams to request election oversight from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office.

 

Walker wins in Ward 4; Ward 2 results still undecided

Starkville's process of determining valid affidavit ballots concluded one tight race Wednesday, but another election result remains unsolved.

Wiseman clinches Democratic nod, 2 ward races undecided

While Mayor Parker Wiseman received congratulations from supporters after securing the Democratic mayoral nomination, four candidates from two tight races quietly sat waiting for new developments from their wards.

Supreme Court grants stay in Manning execution

The Mississippi State Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to Willie Jerome "Fly" Manning on Tuesday, four hours before he was scheduled to be executed at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman.

 

Supes approve $5 million bond notice

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is positioning the county to be ready for future economic development opportunities, officials say.

 

Starkville hasn't forgotten Steckler-Miller murders

Neither Jon Steckler nor Tiffany Miller were from Starkville. They were just two of the thousands of students who have passed through Mississippi State over the years.

 

Today's election decides board seats, Democratic mayoral race

Today's Starkville municipal primaries will shape city governance for the next four years.

 

Wiseman, Beal exchange blows before primary

"And then it got ugly," tweeted one Starkville resident Friday in observation of the public, back-and-forth row between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal and incumbent Parker Wiseman.

Five arrested in Bluecutt Road armed robbery

Five people are in custody and charged with armed robbery after they allegedly robbed a residence on Bluecutt Road in Oktibbeha County.

 

Organizers ready for today's Relay for Life

A little rain won't dampen the spirits of 2013 Oktibbeha County Relay for Life participants.

 

Wiseman, Moreland clash on regulation

Is Starkville a business-friendly community? It depends on which of the mayoral candidates you ask. Mayor Parker Wiseman and Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland verbally sparred over economic issues and the city's growth regulations during the Starkville High School-sponsored mayoral debate Tuesday at the Greensboro Center.

 

Candidates report raising $107K in campaign money

Municipal campaign finance reports show 15 Starkville alderman and mayoral candidates raised a combined $107,772.74 in contributions by April 30.

 

Beal attack ad inconsistent with previous position

A discrepancy emerged Tuesday between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal's previous support of a 2011 judicial complex bond referendum and a recently mailed attack ad against the current administration's plan.

 

Candidates focus on growth

Posted 4/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Grow the tax base responsibly? Absolutely. Explore options, including turn-key financial incentives, to attract major job creators? You bet. Support the city's 2 percent food and beverage tax's renewal? Definitely.

 

 

Numerous candidates pass on tonight's aldermen forum

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seven Starkville aldermen candidates will make their respective platform pitches and discuss various city issues tonight during a 6:30 p.m. public forum at the Greensboro Center.

 

 

Two sought in campus armed robbery

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local authorities are still searching for two persons of interest after a Saturday night armed robbery at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Manning seeks rehearing

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to look again at his case.

 

 

Rezoning approved for Research Park condos

Posted 4/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Friday to rezone a parcel located in the Thad Cochran Research Park, allowing developers to begin work on a condominium project.

 

 

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