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State looks into possible use of voter-fraud tactics in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Big brother will be watching over the Oktibbeha County primary runoff election on Aug. 23. An observer from the Mississippi Secretary of State's office will oversee the election's day operations following the discovery of several irregularities during the Aug. 2 election.

 

 

Tourism bureau begins ad blitz to promote Starkville

Posted 8/11/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Convention and Visitors Bureau is ramping up its advertising ahead of a busy fall season. During the organization's monthly meeting Wednesday, GSDP Vice President of Tourism Development Jennifer Gregory outlined an ad budget that more than doubles the total spent during the last fiscal year.

 

 

Alderman adopt city's master plan

Posted 8/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is finally moving forward with its master plan. The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday adopted the master plan originally tabled last week, as well as Phase 1 which will see the city construct a new, $8.4 million police station at the corner of Jackson Street and Highway 182.

 

 

Developer withdraws zoning request for subdivision

Posted 8/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Michael Kraker will give it another go in a month. The Starkville developer's plan for a subdivision at the north side of the nearly completed East Garrard Road in Ward 5 was the center of a public hearing at the Starkville Planning and Zoning meeting Tuesday.

 

Workshop looks at role of class in poverty epidemic

Posted 8/10/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

To truly help someone you must walk in their shoes. The most common way to support charitable organizations, particularly those with poverty agendas, is through donating money and volunteer hours. But too many times the simplistic approach, though noble and helpful, isn't the most effective long-term method to improve poverty levels.

 

County school budget approved; school-lunch prices increase

The Oktibbeha County School District approved their $11.3 million budget Monday night in a brief meeting where they also raised the price of school lunches.

 

 

SSD teachers receive $10,000 in grants

 

 

Public input sought on Starkville superintendent search Thursday

Members of the public are asked to voice their thoughts Thursday night on the search for the new superintendent of the Starkville School District.

 

 

Starkville top educators honored by district

Starkville School District scored in last year's teacher free-agent market. A pair of newcomers received SSD's top two annual awards during last week's opening convocation.

 

 

Starkville bond issue in the hands of voters, Sept. 27

Starkville's Board of Aldermen hopes to adopt the facilities master plan and move forward with planning for the $8.4 million police station during a special called meeting tonight at City Hall.

 

 

Changes abound for Starkville schools this year

STARKVILLE -- When Starkville School District students begin class Monday, they'll return to many changes.

 

 

Sturgis bike rally may ride again

STURGIS -- There's still hope for the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally. A day after announcing the rally scheduled for Oct. 7-9 had been cancelled due to a budget shortfall, Sturgis South Rally Board President Donny Hanson turned his attention Friday to fundraising.

 

 

Former Starkville police chief dies in Webster County crash

MATHISTON -- Former Starkville Police Chief Larry Sisk died Friday in a single-vehicle accident in Webster County.

 

 

Trustmark to open branch in Starkville

Customers of Trustmark Bank will soon be able to do business in Starkville. The Mississippi-based bank announced Wednesday that a branch will locate in the shopping center next to Piggly Wiggly and will open by the end of September.

 

 

Oktibbeha schools scrutinize district's energy savings

School board members again critiqued the power bill for the Oktibbeha County School District in Monday night's board meeting, the first in their new building.

 

 

Verina Childs found guilty of killing husband during hunting trip

After two hours of deliberation Thursday, an Oktibbeha County Circuit Court jury found Verina Marie Childs guilty of murdering her husband, Douglas, in 2009.

 

 

Gladney to face Bryan in Oktibbeha sheriff's race

As expected, Steve Gladney held off Charles Sanders for the runoff spot opposite Dolph Bryan for the Oktibbeha County Sheriff Democratic nomination.

 

 

New Starkville fire station gets the 'green' light

Starkville's newest fire station lives up to the hype. From the outside, there isn't much to set Fire Station No. 5 from the other four around the city. It's actually a prototype of two other Starkville Fire Department stations.

 

 

Long-neglected Carver Drive ditch not in Starkville's 2012 plans; master plan tabled

The first public hearing of Starkville's proposed 2012 budget didn't include much input from citizens, though two aldermen criticized the lack of allocations for capital investments.

 

 

Oktibbeha school district ready to move into new offices

The Oktibbeha County School District finally has the keys to its new home. Monday, OCSD administration members began moving into their new building on Main Street after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors approved the building for occupancy.

 

 

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