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Tea Party holding candidate forum Saturday

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville TEA Party will host a forum for mayoral and aldermen candidates 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 1491 Frye Road.



Rezoning could open door for housing project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a rezoning request Friday which would allow a residential development project to begin at Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research Park.



Buckner drops out of Ward 2 race

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Ward 2 alderman race will now be decided by the May 7 Democratic Primary after Republican candidate Josiah Buckner dropped out of the race Thursday.


Starkville man in custody after brawl

Posted 4/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is in custody and other arrests are expected after a Tuesday night fight at a Starkville apartment complex sent two to the hospital and left several others injured.

Officials unveil city hall design

Posted 4/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City officials unveiled design plans for Starkville's new city hall Tuesday and said they expect the multi-story facility to be completed in 2014.


Municipal facilities improvements opponent dies

Posted 4/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

William McGovern, the man who legally challenged the city's process for developing municipal facilities improvements, died Monday, sources confirmed Tuesday. He was 73.



Russell Street study to begin

Posted 4/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is proceeding with a traffic study to analyze one of the main city-Mississippi State University thoroughfares, and officials say the project will help with future grant applications to improve the area's pedestrian connections.


Aldermen approve Mill TIF proposal

Posted 4/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a 15-year, $3.25 million-maximum tax increment financing agreement for Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry's Mill development Tuesday.

A taste of Starkville: CDAF highlights city's creative prowess

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thousands gathered in the arts, food and culture of Starkville Saturday during the annual Cotton District Arts Festival.

Religion vs. Retail: Sunday alcohol sales still debated

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On any given Sunday, Starkville restaurant owners and managers say you can find large crowds gathered at local eateries.


Starkville sales tax returns remain on track despite slight dip

Posted 4/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials are confident Starkville's economy is still growing despite a slight dip in February sales tax returns.



Cotton District Arts Festival showcases area's creativity, culture

Posted 4/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

2013 Cotton District Arts Festival artisan vendors Carl Carbonell and Kate Thomas say the annual festival not only provides them with a great way to showcase their talents to a large, supportive crowd but also allows the two Mississippi State University graduates a sort of homecoming back to the art scene in which they thrived while in college.


Bryant expected to sign local school merger bills

Posted 4/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Golden Triangle school consolidation bills should receive Gov. Phil Bryant's signature by the end of the month, state Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, confirmed Tuesday.


SPD files charges stemming from fatal wreck

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department filed charges against two drivers involved in a fatal Jan. 25 car wreck.


Corey pushes for city control of Parks

Posted 4/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday which makes two standing city boards advisory entities, but Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey said the same alignment should occur with Starkville Parks Commission to prevent future budgeting issues from occurring.

Consultants: OCH refinancing could save county $140,000 per year

Posted 4/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors are hopeful that refinancing 2002 OCH Regional Medical Center's revenue bond could save the county more than $1 million over the next decade.

Edible aesthetics: Sanders' landscaping creations all bear fruit

Posted 4/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a world saturated with "green" appliances and "organic" food choices, sustainability is a word that gets tossed around a lot. But for many, like Starkville local Will Sanders, sustainability is a lifestyle choice, something ingrained in who they are and what they do.

Legislation could open funding for Starkville pre-K programs

Posted 4/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District's Family Center Programs could see an expansion of its preschool services through the state's recent commitment to early childhood education, program director Joan Butler told school board members Tuesday.

Apartment fire contained by sprinklers

Posted 4/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A fire sprinkler system contained and quickly extinguished a single-unit fire at The Pointe at MSU apartment complex Friday, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.


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