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SSD board approves use-of-force policy changes

Posted 2/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a unanimous decision, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees passed the first reading of recommended changes to its use-of-force policy, giving officers on campus the right to use deadly force, if necessary.

 

 

City project moves forward after Supreme Court ruling

Posted 2/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says the city will move forward with municipal construction projects as soon as possible after Wednesday's ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court that dismissed an appeal to block the process.

 

County, city hold school consolidation meetings today

Posted 2/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two separate discussions on a pending county-wide school consolidation bill are scheduled for 6 p.m. today.

Sistrunk to run for reelection

Posted 2/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk has officially qualified to seek her second term in the 2013 municipal elections. Sistrunk announced her intent late last week. The Democrat also serves as the city's vice-mayor and on the budget and audit committee.

Teen sentenced to 25 years on fatal DUI charges

A 19-year-old Starkville man faces a 25-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to an aggravated DUI charges in connection with an Oktibbeha County car crash that killed one and left five others injured.

 

Sudduth Elementary locked down after threat against employee

Sudduth Elementary School was on lockdown for 30 minutes Friday afternoon after school officials learned of a verbal threat made against a school employee.

 

 

Residential fire claims life of elderly Starkville woman

A residential fire in Starkville Thursday left one person dead and sent another to the hospital. Starkville Fire Department Chief Rodger Mann said if it were not for the quick response of SFD firefighters, two lives could have easily been lost.

 

Starkville welcomes for top-flight rodeo

More than 250 cowboys and cowgirls will descend on the Mississippi Horse Park as it hosts the annual Rotary Classic Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

Aldermen override mayor's pay-raise veto

The Starkville Board of Aldermen got the five votes needed Tuesday night to override Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of a pay increase for himself and the board.

SPD begins downtown parking enforcement

Effective today, Starkville Police Department will begin enforcing a two-hour time limit on downtown parking.

Monday profile: Bus driver's unofficial reading program is a hit with students

The final bell of the day rings, and about 30 third through fifth-graders are on their way to meet another Bell. Pauline Bell warmly greets her children as they climb aboard Bus No. 16 at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary on Friday. They aren't really her children, of course, but it would be easy to make that assumption based on how she interacts with the kids.

Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum to stage Valentine event for kids

Children of all ages will have an opportunity to hone their creative talents Saturday, Feb. 9, when the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum stage a Valentine Adventure from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Perkins, Walker on ballot

Two more candidates have qualified to seek seats on the Starkville Board of Aldermen in the 2013 municipal elections.

 

District consolidation bill passes House Committee with amendments

A proposed bill calling for the mandatory consolidation of school districts in Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Mississippi House Education Committee Thursday, but not without some amendments to the original text.

Gregory assumes CEO duties for GSDP

Posted 1/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's now official: Jennifer Gregory is chief executive officer for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Gregory, who joined the GSDP in 2009 as vice president of tourism and its Main Street Association manager, has been the acting CEO since last May.

SSD's Holloway pushes for amendments to consolidation bill

Posted 1/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed House bill that would consolidate the schools in Starkville and Oktibbeha County would not mean a change on the Starkville School District's board of trustees, Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway said.

 

OCEDA proposes new site for MHP

Posted 1/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority Board President Jack Wallace has his way, the Mississippi Highway Patrol will move their district office into Cornerstone Park.

 

 

School officials concerned about mandatory consolidation

Posted 1/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Neither the Starkville nor Oktibbeha County school districts will have the final say when it comes to whether or not the two will be consolidated next year. A a new bill filed at the state capital last week makes it mandatory.

 

 

One dead in head-on collision in Starkville

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 21-year-old Starkville man died in a fiery crash early Friday morning. The man, whose name has not yet been released, died after being involved in a two-car head-on collision in Starkville shortly after 2 a.m.

 

Starkville district provides laptops to all teachers

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Today, every teacher in the Starkville School District has a new laptop. Gone will be the days of lugging six lesson plans and keeping up with tiny flash drives, and Rosia Jackson, who teaches at Sudduth Elementary, could not be more thrilled.

 

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