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Special meeting in works for Link discussion

Posted 10/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors president Orlando Trainer said the supervisor will hold a joint session with the Starkville Board of Aldermen on Wednesday to address a proposed contract with a new economic development group.

Woodrum is perfect fit in new role with Starkville schools

Posted 10/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees voted in a specially-called meeting Tuesday to approve the hiring of Jody Jones Woodrum as the new assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction.

MSU hopes to save some SemiSouth jobs

Posted 10/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A semiconductor firm started by two Mississippi State University faculty members will soon lay off its entire workforce, as the company prepares to permanently shut down at the Thad Cochran Research Park. The 90 employees of SemiSouth Laboratories were informed of the closure on Friday.

 

Brickfire, city agree to repayment plan

Posted 10/23/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Brickfire Project, a local non-profit organization, will have to repay the city $7,700 in misappropriated funds following a 6-1 vote by the Starkville Board of Aldermen.

 

Monday profile: Starkville High newspaper staff excels in competition

Posted 10/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Friday afternoon is homecoming at Starkville High School, but The Jacket Buzz staff has another reason to celebrate.

 

Victim critical of MSU's handling of voyeurism incident

Posted 10/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The alleged victim of a voyeur at last week's Mississippi State football game is critical of how university law enforcement has handled the incident.

 

 

Bulldog Bash announces music shake-up

Posted 10/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Pop/rock group Neon Trees has canceled their fall college tour and will no longer be headlining Bulldog Bash 2012 on Nov. 2, the Mississippi State University Student Association announced Thursday.

 

Three injured in pair of Highway 82 collisions

Posted 10/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two collisions on U.S. Highway 82 on Tuesday happened within a few hours of each other, but also within a few hundred feet of each other as well.

Oktibbeha County delays may put new Link behind schedule

Posted 10/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Authority is still in its early stages, but the proposed tri-county coalition may already be behind schedule, even if just by a day or two.

 

Mississippi State gets plantation in alumnus' will

Posted 10/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Roughly 72 years after receiving his degree from then Mississippi State College, Willis Durden "Dan" McGeary exemplified his devotion by leaving a little something for his alma mater in his will.

 

Trainer takes over as Oktibbeha board president

Posted 10/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvel Howard announced Monday night that he would be relinquishing his role as board president, and then seconded a successful motion that appointed District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer to the position.

Aldermen may override mayor's Green Oaks veto tonight

Posted 10/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A decision will be made tonight at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting concerning the re-opening of an emergency access entrance into Green Oaks subdivision from Stark Road.

Oktibbeha hospital sale still possible says supe

Posted 10/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said he will continue to bring the possibility of a bond issue and the county's health care concerns to the forefront of discussion Monday night at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting.

Pumpkinpalooza adds a bit of 'madness' to celebration

Posted 10/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Main Street in downtown Starkville will be closed this afternoon from Jackson Street to Washington Street at 3 p.m. in order to begin preparations for the city's fourth annual Pumpkinpalooza later tonight.

Three Eupora men arrested for Starkville thefts

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three men have been arrested and charged with the break-in and theft from a pair of Starkville businesses.

 

Six escape injury in early-morning fire

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If a family on Blackjack Road had not had a working smoke detector, the consequences of a Tuesday morning kitchen fire could have been tragic.

 

 

Zoning commission approves housing project

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Originally, it did not look as though the Starkville Zoning and Planning Commission was going to recommend approval of a proposed corporate housing complex in the Thad Cochran Research Park, but after two provisions were added Tuesday night, the commission unanimously agreed to give a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen.

 

Starkville's robotics team makes name for itself

Posted 10/11/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In only its second year, the Starkville High School BEST robotics team has attracted more than 40 students who commit their after-school time to designing, marketing and programming a practical robot, all in a span of six weeks.

 

Salter named head of university relations at Mississippi State

Posted 10/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sidney Salter, current journalist-in-residence at Mississippi State University, will soon begin shifting his focus to his new role as MSU's director of university relations, but he plans to remain at his current post until the completion of several ongoing projects.

 

Injured cyclist says court ruling should be warning to motorists

Posted 10/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Clay County Circuit Court judge has ordered Robbie Norton to reimburse Metropolitan Casualty $220,080 for expenses incurred from a May 2011 collision that nearly resulted in a Starkville woman's death.

 

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