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Board approves disciplinary action against police department master sergeant

Posted 12/4/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved a disciplinary action against Starkville Police Department Master Sgt. Shawn Word after a closed-door meeting with police officials.

OCSD makes arrest in 16th Section Road accident

Posted 12/4/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies arrested Dana Jones Roberson, 54, of Starkville, after he allegedly caused a head-on, multi-car collision Saturday that resulted in numerous injuries.

EMCC Golden Triangle expansion to begin in early 2014

Posted 12/3/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

East Mississippi Community College will break ground on a new student union at its Mayhew campus early next year, President Rick Young told Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, after the school successfully lobbied area counties for financial pledges this summer.

 

Snowden resigns as Starkville's community developer

Posted 12/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Developer William Snowden tendered his resignation this morning, becoming the fourth significant departure from the city since the current board of aldermen took over in July. City officials confirmed the resignation shortly before a Community Development Department staff meeting.

 

Starkville kicks off Christmas parade season

Posted 12/2/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Christmas parade season kicks off tonight in Starkville where the theme will be "Christmas in Who-ville." The parade begins at 6 p.m. and starts at the intersection of Lampkin and Russell streets. Approximately 70 parade entries will travel north on Montgomery Street before taking a left onto Main Street.

Dawgs' win Egg Bowl with overtime dramatics

Posted 11/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rivals Mississippi State and Ole Miss met for the 110th time in football Thursday and while it's difficult to say just where this, the first overtime game in the series' history, will stack up in the annals of the Egg Bowl rivalry, suffice to say the results were bitter-sweet.

GSDP hopes Black Friday event will boost Starkville businesses

Posted 11/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost 44 stores will participate in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's inaugural Black Friday Bonanza, an event, CEO Jennifer Gregory said, that could provide a substantial boost in sales for local retailers.

What we are thankful for: Starkville

Posted 11/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Parker Wiseman, Mayor "It's a time to celebrate family and friends. Those are the two treasures that I am most thankful for. The holiday season provides us with an opportunity for us to spend time and fellowship with each other and that is reason to celebrate and be thankful."

Starkville police chief to retire at year's end

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Chief David Lindley resigned Tuesday following a one-hour meeting by the Starkville Board of Aldermen, which placed Lindley on administrative leave on Friday. Lindley's resignation will go into effect Dec. 31.

Cadets carry game ball from Oxford to Starkville

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Egg Bowl tradition was born Monday in the cold and rain. Winding through pine trees and the cotton fields lining Mississippi Highways 9 and 82, Army ROTC cadets from Ole Miss and Mississippi State carried Thursday's game ball from Oxford to Starkville. The 98.1-mile journey -- dubbed The Egg Bowl Run -- began at 5 a.m. Monday.

Posey to retire as county administrator

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

County Administrator Don Posey will retire from his post Dec. 20, leaving behind a career serving Oktibbeha County residents under five different boards of supervisors.

GSDP execs delivering new letter of support for Gregory

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is expected this week to deliver to Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn a letter supporting CEO Jennifer Gregory and the organization's previous push for a transparent, non-partisan ordinance review committee, sources close to the situation have confirmed.

 

File folder maker expands to Starkville, hiring 25

Posted 11/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Miss. State's Donald Brown named Rhodes Scholar

Posted 11/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Donald "Field" Brown, a Mississippi State University senior who co-founded a literary magazine at the school, has been named a Rhodes Scholar. The Rhodes Trust announced Sunday the English and philosophy major was one of 32 people in the U.S. who will enter Oxford University next October.

SPD Chief Lindley suspended

Posted 11/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen placed Starkville Police Chief David Lindley on indefinite administrative leave Friday after meeting for almost an hour behind closed doors.

SPD Chief Lindley placed on indefinite administrative leave

Posted 11/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen placed Starkville Police Chief David Lindley on indefinite administrative leave Friday after the board met for almost an hour behind closed doors.

 

Link lands second economic development investment

Posted 11/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Link announced Thursday that Finally LLC, a filing and folder products manufacturer, will move operations to Starkville and invest about $1 million in the new venture.

 

School leaders nix idea of early administrative consolidation

Posted 11/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District are not expected to merge one year before state-mandated consolidation after discussions between the two systems' administrators fell well short of reaching a consensus.

Aldermen begin process to fill vacant CAO position

Posted 11/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen increased the pay for an empty position Tuesday when it approved a search for its next chief administrative officer. The position was previously held by Lynn Spruill from the Camp administration until July when she was ousted by the new board of aldermen.

Hilton: GSDP execs backed Gregory's plea for review

Posted 11/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Richard Hilton, Greater Starkville Development Partnership Executive Committee chairman, said he and other board members authorized and support a letter commissioned by GSDP CEO Jennifer Gregory urging aldermen to create a transparent, community-involved ordinance review committee after she was verbally scolded by Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn on Tuesday.

 

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