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Long-term projects on the agenda for aldermen tonight

Posted 11/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Starkville Board of Aldermen tonight will hold its first work session to discuss its capital improvement program. The board will meet with financial consultant Demery Grubbs, of the Jackson-based firm Government Consultants Inc., whom the city contracted earlier this year to help craft its five-year master list and provide financial guidance.

 

 

Oktibbeha passes vicious dog ordinance

Posted 11/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- As expected Monday, the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors adopted its vicious animal ordinance, which will go into effect 30 days after publication. Still unclear, however, is how the county will compensate the city for use of its animal control officers and the Oktibbeha County Humane Society for housing and vaccinating dogs that are picked up.

 

 

Oktibbeha County denies woman's requested tax break for past three years

Posted 11/22/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- An Oktibbeha County woman's request for a refund to adjust her property tax bill was denied Monday during the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting.

 

 

MSU offers three-day row crop short course

Posted 11/21/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Extension Service is offering a 2 1/2-day course for cotton, soybean and corn producers.

 

 

Oktibbeha to adopt dog ordinance Monday

Posted 11/19/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will adopt a vicious dog ordinance Monday morning. They need citizens to weigh in one final time before making it official.

 

Starkville shopping center to get revamped

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Some call it the old Kroger building. Others call it Dirt Cheap. Either way, the obscure shopping center on Louisville Street has an identity crisis. Soon, though, Chestnut Commons will be a recognizable shopping strip.

Keeper of artifacts: Joan Wilson works to raise profile of Oktibbeha County museum

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Joan Wilson is so invested in Oktibbeha County history, you'd think she had roots four or five generations deep. Not quite.

 

Starkville woman finds closure in verdict

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan can move on. A Clay County judge Thursday found Robbie Norton, of Cedar Bluff, guilty of negligence and imposed a fine of $50 for running over Morgan with her vehicle on May 22.

 

 

'Strings for Food' offers guitar services for food bank donations

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With the help of a philanthropic Golden Triangle, a Strings for Food drive hosted by Backstage Music in Starkville Saturday hopes to collect more than 1,500 pounds of non-perishable food items to boost area food banks for the holidays. And, in this case, giving back may never have sounded so good.

 

 

Gonsoulin up for top school jobs in Starkville and Louisiana

Posted 11/18/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Starkville School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Walter B. Gonsoulin is among the 23 candidates still being considered for the district's top job. But he also is one of three final candidates in consideration for superintendent of the Lafayette Parish School District in Lafayette, La.

 

 

Lowndes Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

 

 

Oktibbeha Arrest Report 11-17-11

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The following people were arrested on felony charges from Nov. 8-13 According to Oktibbeha County Jail reports:

 

 

Still recovering from accident, Jan Morgan will face driver for the first time

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton.

 

 

Oktibbeha County renames roads to avoid confusion

Posted 11/17/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A woman who recently called 911 had to wait an extra 25 minutes before help arrived. She was on White Drive in Starkville.

 

 

Morgan, Norton to meet in court

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Jan Morgan has imagined how surreal the moment will be when she meets Robbie A. Norton. The Starkville cyclist drew nationwide attention following her accident with Norton, who in May hit Morgan with her vehicle on Highway 50 in Clay County. Morgan spent nearly a month in a coma and had numerous medical procedures done since the accident. To this day, Morgan has never talked to or seen Norton. At 9:30 a.m. Thursday morning, the two will appear in Clay County Justice Court after Morgan pressed misdemeanor charges a month ago. Norton, of Cedar Bluff, faces a charge of simple assault with a deadly weapon, which carries a fine of up to $500 and six months in jail.

 

 

Ordinance to allow complete streets in subdivisions from onset of construction

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen held its second public hearing to amend the city's subdivision ordinance to allow single-phase street construction. As with the first public hearing, no board members spoke against it.

 

Answering a calling: Starkville family working to adopt child from Ethiopia

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The calling is clear for Wesley and Meaghan Gordon: Adopt a child who "doesn't have a chance." The Gordons, entering their sixth year of marriage, are the proud parents of a 3-year-old girl, Mary Reeves, and 1-year-old boy, Murphy.

Pizza thieves arrested

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pizza delivery employees in Starkville can breathe easier. The Starkville Police Department arrested two men Saturday for their roles in an attempted armed robbery of a Domino's Pizza driver on Sade Ware Street and the armed robbery of Pizza Hut deliverer in Chandler Park on Reed Road on Oct. 29.

 

Wiseman pledges greater focus to drainage issues

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Drainage: Everyone contributes to it, and everyone is plagued by it. The problem for the city of Starkville is how to adequately address and fund drainage projects. During the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday, Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city's current drainage project master list, a 10-year plan developed by the previous administration, will soon be "millions of dollars" behind if the city doesn't restructure the way it finances.

 

 

Lowndes MSU Extension office to be demolished

Posted 11/16/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The end is near for the old Lowndes County office of the Mississippi State University Extension Center. The Lowndes County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to award the bid for tearing down the building, which is located on Third Avenue North across from Franklin Academy, to Burns Dirt Construction.

 

 

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