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NAACP leader to continue push for Unity Park's opening

Posted 12/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chris Taylor, the leader of Oktibbeha County's NAACP chapter, says he again will push for Unity Park's unveiling in early 2014 after county supervisors failed for a second straight year to formalize plans for an opening ceremony.

 

Merger report draft: Commission could seek up to $20 million

Posted 12/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure unveiled a working copy of consolidation recommendations that seeks up to $20 million for construction and operation of a grades 6-7 campus on Mississippi State University land and a pre-kindergarten program created as a demonstration project.

County school group wants name inclusion, equal opportunities

Posted 12/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A list of concerns aired Thursday by county school constituents, including adding "Oktibbeha County" to the name of the upcoming consolidated school system and addressing how to provide equal opportunities to all students, are expected to be addressed today by the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure.

MSU police chief resigns after DUI arrest

Posted 12/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University announced its police chief, Georgia Lindley, resigned from her post effective Dec. 31 after she was charged with driving under the influence Thursday.

MSU police chief charged with DUI, placed on administrative leave

Posted 12/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Police Chief Georgia Lindley was placed on administrative leave with pay after she was charged with driving under the influence Thursday.

Aldermen approve lowest Carver Drive ditch bid

Posted 12/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen approved the lowest bid -- Hattiesburg-based Precision Construction's almost-$700,000 offer -- Tuesday, which clears the way for concreting efforts to begin along Carver Drive's drainage ditch.

3 candidates emerge for Starkville's CAO job

Posted 12/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three candidates emerged as finalists for Starkville's vacant chief administrative officer's position Tuesday.

 

Sanitation director suspended for 10 days without pay

Posted 12/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen suspended Sanitation and Environmental Services Director Emma Gandy for 10 days without pay after an almost three-hour, closed-door session Tuesday.

 

Legislation expected to support Mill project

Posted 12/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State lawmakers are expected to fast track special legislation preventing future governing boards from undoing provisions associated with The Mill at Mississippi State University's long-term lease agreements.

Aldermen consider new Carver Drive bid

Posted 12/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could approve a new bid to concrete a portion of the Carver Drive ditch, a drainage feature that has served as a point of political conflict for years, during their 5:30 p.m. meeting today at City Hall.

Wicker urges MSU grads to contribute

Posted 12/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Sen. Roger F. Wicker told Mississippi State fall graduates Saturday that big things are expected from them, but that important contributions to society don't always come with public acclaim.

BSP extends property lease, moves in equipment

Posted 12/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

BSP Filing Solutions has extended a lease with Starkville for production space at Airport Road's South Hangar from two to five years, Oktibbeha County economic development representative Joey Deason confirmed Thursday.

 

Students to host Twitter town hall on consolidation

Posted 12/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Student journalists with The Jacket Buzz, Starkville High School's newspaper, will host a Twitter town hall event from 6-7 p.m. Tuesday that will focus on dialogue between teachers, administrators and pupils about the impending Oktibbeha County school merger.

 

Reverse referendum could become merger funding mechanism

Posted 12/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure could ask state representatives to add legislative language to HB 716, the Oktibbeha County school merger bill, which would allow for a reverse bond referendum to fund physical upgrades.

MSU secures partial funding for county school partnership

Posted 12/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University secured $1 million toward an Oktibbeha County partnership school after a Texas-based couple donated $12.3 million to the school's Infinite Impact fundraising campaign, the university announced Monday.

 

Sen. Roger Wicker to speak at Mississippi State graduation

Posted 12/9/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., will speak to fall semester graduates at Mississippi State University on Saturday in Starkville.

 

SED employees recovering after Friday accident

Posted 12/7/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville Electric Department employees are recovering after a severe electrical accident Friday morning, SED General Manager Terry Kemp said Saturday.

 

MSU student killed in Wednesday wreck

Posted 12/6/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

James Harrell, a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student, was killed Wednesday in a single-car wreck on Old West Point Road.

 

E-911 could find new home in county education building

Posted 12/6/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home could be retooled for E-911 use, a move that would alleviate space restrictions at emergency management's current Jefferson Street location.

 

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