The Mississippi Senate passed an amended version of the Oktibbeha-Starkville school consolidation bill which now explicitly allows a potential study commission to look into the possibility of merging county schools with other area districts. The amendment, proposed by Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, was the only change made by legislators.
Mississippi State University's Music Maker Productions announced Grammy-winning alternative rock band FUN. will perform Oct. 9 at 8 p.m. at the Humphrey Coliseum.
Armstrong Middle School students continue to win individual and group awards in various disciplines. AMS earned top middle school honors at Mississippi's National history Day in February. The school was named Quiz Bowl Champions and Best Middle School for the second year in a row.
No spring break plans? No problem. The Mississippi Modern Homestead Center will host a two-day expo featuring local artisans putting not just their artwork on display, but their techniques as well.
A former city school board president joined other stakeholder groups calling for the Oktibbeha-Starkville school merger bill's dismissal.
Two Republicans - incumbent Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver and incoming Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard - locked up their respective municipal races Friday after no other challengers emerged before the qualification deadline.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees appointed its officers and discussed changes to the amended school consolidation bill at their Thursday night meeting.
A lawsuit filed with the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court alleges police brutality by two sheriff's deputies against a Mississippi State University student.
Hundreds of Mississippi State faculty, staff, alumni, students and friends attended a memorial service Thursday for the university's President Emeritus Donald Zacharias, who died Sunday after an extended illness and complications from multiple sclerosis.
A city clerk's office employee has resigned after being charged with felony embezzlement.
Firefighters aren't known for delivering presents, but Starkville residents may soon find a first responder holding a valuable gift at their doorsteps. Starkville Fire Marshal Mark McCurdy says firefighters will begin distributing 360 free smoke detectors in two weeks to homeowners in low-income neighborhoods.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees will have its first opportunity to comment on an ever-changing school consolidation bill at its 6 p.m. meeting today at the Greensboro Center.
State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed the House Education Committee passed a Clay County school merger bill Tuesday with the same language it contained when introduced. The same cannot be said for what the Senate Education Committee did to the Oktibbeha County school consolidation bill.
The much-delayed development formerly known as CottonMill will soon be given new life now that a committee has been established to oversee the approval of new designs and a new construction manager.
The process of seeking professional services for the former CottonMill development project has started, and Starkville aldermen will again deliberate over housekeeping measures associated with the venture at their 5:30 p.m. City Hall meeting tonight.
County supervisors stalemated on two votes Monday surrounding a payroll change request for a tax office employee which emerged during closed session.
Former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias, 77, died Sunday of complications from multiple sclerosis after an extended illness.
It is an overcast Thursday afternoon, but there are still a few people sitting outside Bin 612 on the fenced-in patio that separates the restaurant from University Drive.
Divisions between Starkville's political ideologies are emerging through how a legal battle over municipal facilities' construction is funded. The City of Starkville spent $44,979.77 to fund litigation costs defending its municipal facilities plan, officials confirmed Monday.
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