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Residents: Safety issues abound on Blackjack Road

About 20 Blackjack residents say they, along with commuters who use the widely traveled thoroughfare near Mississippi State University, are forced to endure dangerous conditions on Blackjack Road as heavy construction equipment associated with housing developments block and damage the street.

Perkins: Nixing alcohol sales agenda item prevents divisive discussion

An agenda item that would have set public hearings on a law relaxing Starkville alcohol sales was pulled Monday from today's city business, officials confirmed Monday.

 

Alcohol law change pulled from Starkville agenda

An agenda item that would have set public hearings on an amendment relaxing Starkville's alcohol sales was pulled Monday from Tuesday's board meeting, officials confirmed.

 

 

Starkville aldermen consider change in alcohol law

Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.

 

 

Starkville officials interested in annexation study

Starkville aldermen could contract an Oxford-based planning firm, Slaughter and Associates, to begin a preliminary study identifying possible future annexation territory.

 

 

Starkville officials interested in annexation study

A proposed board motion would enter the city into negotiations with Oxford-based planning firm Slaughter and Associates for preliminary assessments.

 

 

Aldermen expected to discuss hearings on relaxing Starkville alcohol laws

Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss scheduling public hearings on lowering the city's alcohol sales restrictions Tuesday, a move that could allow on-premises sales and consumption to more business parcels.

 

 

Court system seeks computer upgrades in FY 2014 budget

Aldermen signaled their support Thursday for a small budget request to finish a two-year computer upgrade process for the Starkville Municipal Court system but said a project to digitize court and city clerk records would have to wait until funding becomes available.

 

Starkville Community Market opens 2014 season this Saturday

Starkville Community Market begins its 2014 season with a limited, early season produce market 7:30 a.m. Saturday and a new, mid-week supplemental market 4 p.m. Tuesday.

MSU program promotes entrepreneurs

Posted 4/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Charles Parker acquired Rod Sox, a manufacturer of fishing rod protectors, last May. The first thing he did was tell owners of stores who supplied the product that they would not be receiving any new stock for six months.

Harness track repairs in limbo despite funding approval

Posted 4/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite Oktibbeha County supervisors approving funding and in-kind services to repair Mississippi Horse Park's harness racing surface and bring the venue up to U.S. Trotting Association standards, park Director Bricklee Miller says officials have not yet approved work at the Mississippi State University-owned facility.

Two MSU players arrested for robbery, burglary

Posted 4/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former player and current member of the Mississippi State football team have been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary of a dwelling.

 

New nightclub ordinance draft adds teeth

Posted 4/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new draft of an ordinance regulating nightclub operations contains several new life safety provisions, including rules curbing establishment overcrowding and ensuring access to functional, unobstructed emergency exits in structures.

 

 

Aldermen promote Sanders to community developer

Posted 4/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen unanimously promoted Buddy Sanders, Starkville's former city planner, to community developer and began the process to fill his now-vacant position Tuesday.

 

Unity Park group eyes January opening

Posted 4/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Unity Park committee members hope to unveil a redesigned public green space on Martin Luther King Jr. Day -- Jan. 19, 2015 -- that provides more acknowledgements to local and state-level civil rights pioneers.

Club Rock injunction remains after hearing is continued

Posted 4/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Club Rock will remain closed until at least late May after an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Judge continued a public nuisance abatement against the nightclub's owner Larry Fair on Monday.

Garrard ready to lead as county administrator

Posted 4/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Oktibbeha County Administrator Emily Garrard formally took over the county's top administrative post earlier this month, she has yet to physically move into the head office.

Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay's top position

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert was named one of four finalists for Austin Peay State University's top post's upcoming vacancy.

 

Board narrows community developer list to five

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen narrowed a list of 26 community developer applicants to five finalists this week and scheduled interviews for a 5:30 p.m. special-call board meeting on Tuesday.

 

SED manager predicts no electricity rate hikes

Posted 4/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Electric Department will operate a Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget similar to current funding levels and does not need an electric rate hike to subsidize its operations, General Manager Terry Kemp said Thursday.

 

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