STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Aldermen confident of redistricting plan approval

Adhering to a requirement from the U.S. Department of Justice, a city redistricting plan that will evenly distribute the population among Starkville's seven wards was unanimously passed by the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night.

 

 

Board rejects bid for Oktibbeha Co. Lake

The Oktibbeha County School Board rejected the only proposal put forth to lease 16th Section land that includes the Oktibbeha County Lake on Monday night because the proposal, among other things, was nearly $18,000 less than the appraised value.

 

Mississippi State's CAVS Center helps Starkville police go high-tech with drones

The Starkville Police Department may soon be the envy of every law enforcement agency across the state. Thanks to a close partnership with Mississippi State University, the SPD will soon have three different state of the art robotics at its fingertips.

YES program benefits both students and city

Brandon Sharp will be a senior at Starkville Academy this year, and while some of his peers might have spent their last high school summer on the beach, Sharp spent his on the back of a garbage truck.

An officer and a lady

If you ask Starkville Chief of Police David Lindley what sets his department apart from the rest you might expect him to talk about the city's low crime rate or the high morale among officers.

 

Starkville man sentenced to 25 years for DUI fatality

A Starkville man charged with leaving the scene of a May 2011 accident in which an 11-year-old boy was killed and three others injured this week was sentenced in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

 

Louisville Street work running behind schedule

Work on the widening of Louisville Street is behind schedule according to Starkville City Engineer Edward Kemp, and news that the construction will continue is drawing mixed reactions from business owners on the stretch of road.

 

MSU DUI intervention program enters 40th year

Mississippi State University is leading the way in educating Mississippians about the dangers of drinking and driving.

 

 

With votes against him, Trainer still pursuing OCH options

Posted 7/31/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With Oktibbeha County District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery coming out publicly against the possible sale of the county hospital, District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer is suddenly fighting an uphill battle.

 

Monday profile: Stidham still thrives in teaching practical skills to students

Posted 7/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Stidham is the director for the Millsaps Career and Technical Center at Starkville High School, and was recognized last week at the Mississippi Department of Education conference for his 30 years of service.

 

Man sentenced as habitual offender

Posted 7/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

More rain needed for Miss. soybeans

Posted 7/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Agriculture experts at Mississippi State University say Mississippi's soybean crop needs more moisture to complete what has at times been a dry season. Mississippi State's University Extension Service says recent rains, along with irrigation, have helped after a dry spell in June.

 

 

Dispatch expands Starkville office

Posted 7/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sarah Fowler joins Micah Green in covering news for The Commercial Dispatch's Starkville bureau.

 

Louisiana fugitive arrested for multiple burglaries

Posted 7/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department has apprehended a man believed to be responsible for at least six burglaries in the area.

 

C Spire will appeal to Aldermen for variance to build tower

Posted 7/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

C Spire Wireless Media Relations Manager Dave Miller said the company will appeal a recommendation by the Starkville Board of Adjustments and Appeals for the city to deny the construction of a cell tower.

 

 

Oktibbeha County unveils much-needed new website

Posted 7/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Arrest nets 13 pounds of marijuana

Posted 7/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department seized approximately $30,000 in marijuana earlier this week.

NFL's Lee eager to make mark in restaurant field

Posted 7/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's not surprising that veteran NFL player Donald Lee is passionate about football. What may come as a surprise to some, however, is that Lee is equally passionate about the town that set him on the path to play in the National Football League.

 

Oktibbeha Courthouse will add security cameras

Posted 7/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of Oktibbeha County's courthouses could be beefing up security in the coming months. Thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, visitors to the Oktibbeha County Circuit Courthouse may soon be seeing security cameras throughout the building.

 

 

Lyceum schedule features diverse entertainment options

Posted 7/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Maridith Geuder, chair of the committee tabbed with selecting performances for Mississippi State University's Lyceum Series said the committee's number one priority is enlightening students, but there is, of course, more to it than that.

 

 

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