Aldermen placed Starkville Police Chief David Lindley on indefinite administrative leave Friday after the board met for almost an hour behind closed doors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A significant clash between the public and aldermen was avoided Tuesday when the board passed a compromise from Ward 5 Alderman Scott Maynard that ensures residents may bring cellphones to public meetings if they pledge to avoid distractions.
Documents show Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins amended a resolution Monday that could ban electronic devices -- smartphones, tablets and laptops -- to now only prohibit the public from bringing cellphones into aldermen meetings effective Dec. 3.
C Spire ceremonially broke ground Monday on a $20 million data-processing facility at Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research Park.
For years and years the guys behind Synergetics were interested in solar power but never pulled the trigger. The biggest hurdle: cost. It just wasn't financially feasible for the Starkville-based information technology company, which was founded in 1992 and employs almost 50 people. "We didn't want to be green for the sake of being green," David Palmer, the company's 45-year-old CEO, said.
At least three Starkville officials have come out against a proposed board resolution that would ban public use of cellphones or smartphones, tablets and laptops during city meetings. The resolution is listed on Tuesday's consent agenda. Items on the consent agenda are available for passage without board discussion, but it is likely at least one alderman will push it to the regular agenda, opening the floor for serious discussions on the resolution's merit.
Starkville aldermen are expected to discuss a resolution Tuesday that would ban public attendees from using cell phones, tablets and laptops during board meetings effective Dec. 3.
The first step toward constructing a new Mississippi Highway Patrol headquarters for Troop G will occur Tuesday when Oktibbeha County formally donates a parcel of Cornerstone Park to the organization.
Talks with Mississippi State University officials about the school's partnership with the upcoming consolidated school district are leaning toward the possible construction of a demonstration site located on the campus' intramural fields, Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway told school board members Tuesday.
After Jeff Donald finished his Veterans Day speech dedicating Oktibbeha County's newest memorial to fallen local servicemen, he said he couldn't help but be overwhelmed with emotions. Monday's dedication at the courthouse marked the fulfillment of a vision Donald had about five years ago.
Renovations needed to bring Oktibbeha County School Districts' two elementary schools up to par for 2015's state-mandated consolidation could cost the county about $5 million, an architect confirmed Friday, but how to finance those repairs remains an unanswered question.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman said Thursday he is reminded of the importance of Oktibbeha County's upcoming school consolidation every time he looks at his daughter, Amelia. Standing before a crowd of Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District stakeholders Thursday, Wiseman, a 1999 graduate of Starkville High School who spent his youth in the city school system, said the county's two districts must successfully join for the benefit of not only his child, but also all local school children.
Starkville Police Department is searching for Johnnie Lasster, 66, of 141 Pecan Acres, after an alleged hit-and-run occurred at the Dollar General located on Highway 182 Saturday.
Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry confirmed Thursday that The Mill project received a verbal, conditional approval from the National Parks Service for Cooley Building renovations, one of the final hurdles left to clear before construction begins.
A second public hearing on school merger issues will be held 7 p.m. today at the Greensboro Center and will focus on the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure's tentative plan to logistically combine the city and county systems.
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