STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Starkville Schools reduce credit requirements

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees dropped one credit from its graduation requirements in a unanimous decision during Tuesday's monthly meeting.

Coroner Hunt pleads guilty to DUI charge

Oktibbeha County Coroner Micheal Hunt pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Justice Court on Tuesday to one count of driving under the influence.

 

Two qualify for aldermen races

A pair of challengers have qualified to run for spots on the Starkville Board of Aldemen.

 

MSU, Starkville see growth in recycling programs

Spoiler alert: This newspaper will probably be thrown away. According to a report from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, about 10 million tons of newsprint is thrown away each year in the United States. There is no way to be sure exactly how many of those tons come from this state, but without question it's more than a few.

Officials tout achievements; new plans for city

In February, city engineer Edward Kemp will present the Starkville Board of Aldermen a capital improvement plan intended to take the city through the next two to three years.

 

Maben company seeks tax breaks

A Maben furniture manufacturer is hoping the promise of 62 jobs will induce the county to provide some tax breaks. Bob Klimek of Main Street Forest Products said he hopes to be back in front of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors at its Jan. 21 meeting with the legal documents required to request a tax abatement.

 

Aldermen Dumas, Corey won't seek reelection

Two of the seven members of the Starkville Board of Aldermen have announced that they will not seek another term in the 2013 municipal elections.

 

Shakespeare theme featured in high school art show

Works from area high school students honoring the era of Shakespeare will be displayed at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Wednesday.

 

 

Oktibbeha Co. to hire architect for courthouse renovations

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors could soon approve a request for proposals to hire an architect to renovate the county courthouse.

 

 

Starkville man arrested in shooting

A suspect has been arrested and charged in the Dec. 28 shooting that sent one Oktibbeha County man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

 

 

Grant helps restore funding for sanitation dept.

When the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved the 2013 fiscal budget in September, some cuts were made in sanitation and environmental services. Now, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Emma Gandy. director of the city's department of sanitation and environmental services, will get a little relief from those cutbacks over the next two years.

 

 

Moreland announces bid for mayor

Dan Moreland, chairman of the Starkville Parks Commission Board, has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville in 2013, the Republican announced Wednesday.

 

 

Aldermen vote for pay raises for mayor, aldermen

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved an increase in salary for the aldermen and mayor Tuesday night in a 6-1 vote. The pay raises will not go into effect until the Oct. 1, 2015, the first day of the fiscal year.

 

 

Supes turn attention to comprehensive plan in 2013

Posted 12/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It has been a fractious year for the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, and 2013 looks to be more of the same.

 

MSU officials pleased with response to expanded bus services

Posted 12/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mike Harris, director of Parking Services at Mississippi State University, said he thinks the university's first full semester with a circular bus route to the Starkville Sportsplex has been a success. "As the first route added, I think it's a good sign," Harris said. "I don't think it's going to do anything but grow."

 

MSU to add parking, classrooms behind YMCA

Posted 12/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials at Mississippi State University are looking to alleviate parking issues and add some classroom space with a new building in the center of campus.

 

 

Death row inmate continues pursuit of new trial

Posted 12/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi attorney general's office has until Jan. 10 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.

 

Starkville finished with first stage in fiber optic system

Posted 12/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Electric Department has finished the first phase of installing a fiber optic cable network that will provide the department a platform to enhance data collection and eventually allow utilization of automatic meter reading.

SPD makes arrest in pizza driver robberies

Posted 12/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a string of armed robberies involving local pizza delivery drivers, according to officials with the Starkville Police Department.

Aldermen vote down proposal to stop municipal project

Posted 12/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Even though the Oktibbeha County Chancery Court has authorized the city of Starkville to issue general certificates of participation to fund an $8 million municipal project that includes a new City Hall, there was a motion made at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night to rescind all action pertaining to these certificates.

 

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