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Gaskin challenges election in circuit court

Posted 6/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorneys for alderman candidate John Gaskin filed a petition for judicial review for the Ward 4 Democratic Primary with the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court, documents show. The complaint lists the Starkville Municipal Democratic Executive Committee and incoming Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker as defendants.

Aldermen consider redevelopment district Tuesday

Posted 6/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials are hopeful a proposed redevelopment district for a portion of the Miss. Highway 182 corridor will help spur growth and investments, thereby broadening the city's tax base in the future.

Well worth the drive: Father, son make 14-hour trip to watch MSU beat Oregon State

Posted 6/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cole McCollum has always tried to find time to spend with his father Tom on Father's Day. It is a safe bet the 2013 Father's Day may be long remembered as the best one.


Four vie for three seats on Parks board

Posted 6/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will consider making numerous appointments to city entities with vacancies and expiring terms Tuesday.


Volunteers needed as Community Market grows

Posted 6/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville Community Market's inaugural season under local Main Street association control has attracted numerous customers over six events, market manager Jennifer Prather is hopeful increased interest will translate into another area: volunteer service.


New representatives expected for Starkville Parks

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two sitting members of the Starkville Parks Commission confirmed Wednesday they will resign their posts in the coming weeks.



Local Democrats to discuss party fallout

Posted 6/13/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Democratic Party Chairman Chris Taylor confirmed a special executive committee meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. June 25 at the county courthouse to discuss one member's alleged support of Republican candidate Dan Moreland in the Starkville mayoral race.


School board approves improvement bonds

Posted 6/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees Tuesday approved up to $9.95 million in spending power in which at least $2 million in no-interest loans will be used for various maintenance and repair projects.

Cole hopes 'Blue Tuesday' momentum carries through

Posted 6/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi Democratic Party Chairman Rickey Cole says he's still smiling a week after major Democratic victories on the municipal level during "Blue Tuesday."

Democrat committee member urges disciplinary meeting

Posted 6/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least one sitting Oktibbeha County Democratic Executive Committee member is asking the group's chairman to schedule a meeting this month and take action against high-ranking party officials who were spotted at a May Republican fund-raiser.


Early deadline could push up merger report

Members of the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure introduced the idea of setting a self-imposed, early merger report deadline which would allow state lawmakers more time to address consolidation issues during the 2014 legislative session.


Mill developers seeking green light from NPC

Developers of the long-awaited Mill at MSU project say an informal National Parks Service opinion bodes well for the overall application process for renovations to the university's historic Cooley Building.


DNA clears suspect in cold case murder

DNA test results have confirmed that suspected serial killer Felix Vail is not the killer of two women in Starkville's unsolved 1990 Labor Day murders.


Wiseman beats back GOP challenge

Incumbent Parker Wiseman earned a second term as Starkville's mayor Tuesday, defeating GOP challenger Dan Moreland by an unofficial 2,299 to 1,817 vote count.


Moore chosen as city prosecutor

Local attorney Caroline Moore has been appointed the new City Prosecutor for the City of Starkville. Moore will be taking the reigns from Roy Carpenter Jr., who served as both the city and county prosecutor for more than 25 years.


Report: Parks Commission late with electric bill payments

Documents associated with an upcoming financial report state procedural gaps in Starkville Parks Commission's electric bill payments exist and accounts are shown beyond the 45-day legal payment window.

Photos show elected Democrats at Moreland fund-raiser

An apparent rift in the Democratic Party emerged this week after photos surfaced placing three aldermen-elects and a party executive committee member at Republican mayoral candidate Dan Moreland's Wednesday fund-raiser.

Gaskin reps eye June 7 for Ward 4 hearing

Posted 5/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 candidate John Gaskin's lawyer says he hopes members of the Democratic Party will listen to his client's election appeal on June 7 after today's hearing was canceled by the party.

Mayoral candidates closing in on $100K donation mark

Posted 5/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's two remaining mayoral candidates, Democratic incumbent Parker Wiseman and GOP candidate Dan Moreland, combined to raise almost $96,000 in campaign donations as of May 28, a number which falls about $11,000 short of what all 15 primary candidates raised by April 30.


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