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Spruill out: Starkville board of aldermen override Wiseman's veto

Posted 7/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday night to override mayor Parker Wisemen's veto of the board's previous decision to fire the city's chief administrative officer, Lynn Spruill.

Trainer plans to resume talks with Capella on OCH lease

Posted 7/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer asked fellow supervisors Monday to come to the 9 a.m. Aug. 5 county meeting prepared to discuss a 50-year lease proposal for OCH Regional Medical Center previously offered by Capella Healthcare.

Board expected to attempt veto override

Posted 7/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend Tuesday's board agenda to include a vote on Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill's termination despite its absence from the official plan.

Teen entrepreneurs turn 'know how' into business

Posted 7/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Technological advances in computer hardware and software have so come fast and furious over the past decades that they've even carved out a place in our language with idioms like "There's an app for that."

 

Highway 182 improvement project given green light

Posted 7/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville commuters should see increased activity and potential delays on Miss. Highway 182 in the coming weeks as workers begin a significant improvement project to the important thoroughfare.

 

Perkins inducted into Municipal League Hall of Fame

Posted 7/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's senior board member, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, was inducted into the Mississippi Municipal League Hall of Fame last week and honored for his 20 years of civic duty.

 

Starkville receives 2013 Healthy Hometown accolade

Posted 7/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

MSU again surpasses $80M mark in donations

Posted 7/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University reported its third-straight year receiving more than $80 million in donations Wednesday.

Chism: Legislators will address consolidation in both '14 and '15 sessions

Posted 7/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, said lawmakers are expected to use legislative sessions in both 2014 and 2015 to address Oktibbeha County school consolidation issues.

Committee wants input on merger questions

Posted 7/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local representatives say public input is needed before they broach one of the biggest questions surrounding school consolidation: Should the state merge one or a combination of Oktibbeha County's four campuses with a neighboring county's public education system?

Three arrested for Starkville car wash murder

Posted 7/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three people have been arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the Friday morning shooting death of a Starkville man.

Reports: Spruill received high internal marks for job performance

Posted 7/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen dismissed Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill last week despite receiving consistently high performance marks from her elected bosses in 2010 and 2012, internal city documents show.

Body found at Stark Road carwash

Posted 7/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Chief of Police David Lindley said a call came in at 5:27 a.m. reporting a dead body at the Dawg Wash car wash on Stark Road adjacent to Dollar General.

Democrats pressure Little on Spruill vote

Posted 7/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A door-to-door Ward 3 campaign seeking support for embattled Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill could begin soon in an effort to swing a possible veto override, an Oktibbeha County Democratic Party member confirmed Wednesday.

Wiseman's veto hammers aldermen over transparency

Posted 7/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman took to the offensive Tuesday, hammering aldermen over transparency issues in his veto of Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's abrupt removal from office.

Wiseman vetoes Spruill firing

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued his promised veto Tuesday against the aldermen's decision to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill.

CAO situation underscores salary disparity

As the drama unfolds over the future of Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's firing by the board, officials have asked a common question: If aldermen do override a promised veto, how will the city fill the position with a candidate as strong as the former Addison, Texas mayor?

Spruill's firing contradicts previous board action

Three aldermen who chose to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill Tuesday voted to reappoint her and 12 other key city positions back to their jobs with three-month review periods in 2009, city minutes show.

 

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