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Moreland blames previous administration for budget woes

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland presented two budget proposals Thursday which he said ask the city to either foot a sizable portion of the autonomous board's electric bills or increase SPC's budget by about 2 mill's worth of general operating funds.

Wiseman to discuss optional forms of city government

Stennis Institute of Government Director Marty Wiseman confirmed he has been invited to discuss various Mississippi municipal government forms to a group of residents at 3:30 p.m. today at the Thad Cochran Research Park's multi-tenant building.


Municipal court handles record number of cases

Starkville's municipal court handled a record 13,703 cases in 2012, a number which reflects an almost 1,000 case increase from 2011, city documents show.


Suspect surrenders following high-speed chase

An 18-year-old Starkville resident was arrested and charged with felony fleeing after leading police officers on a high-speed chase Tuesday.

GSDP to nominate new board members

Posted 7/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At its July 25 meeting, the GSDP board unanimously approved a nominating committee that will be tasked with replacing six board members whose terms are expiring.

Community Market to remain open through August

Posted 7/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Market will stay open through August due to produce availability and increased consumer demand, Greater Starkville Development Partnership Special Events and Projects Coordinator Jennifer Prather confirmed Sunday.


City sheds layer of transparency with Spruill's firing

Posted 7/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One key job function of the vacant chief administrative officer's position remains unassigned by the Starkville Board of Aldermen: A prior board resolution made Lynn Spruill's the city's primary point of contact for Freedom of Information Act requests.


Budget committee faces pay disparity, turnover

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen face two significant issues as they approach budgetary planning for the upcoming fiscal year: looming internal turnovers and income gaps between city employees and those of comparable municipalities.

Miss. court gives Manning OK to pursue DNA test

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has given death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning the chance to argue before a judge for DNA and fingerprint testing that he alleges will show him innocent in the deaths of two college students.


Saturday's Forks & Corks fundraiser challenges chefs

Posted 7/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville chefs will face off for bragging rights at Forks & Corks: A Taste for the Arts, a culinary challenge sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Magnolia Manor in Starkville.



Voice of the people: Lynn Spruill

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


MSU professor arrested on sexual battery charge

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Yoginder Dandass, 45, of 701 Sherwood Road in Starkville was indicted by the grand jury in Oktibbeha County for one count of sexual battery earlier this month. He was arrested Monday by the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department.

Civil rights monuments could be unveiled in August

Posted 7/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tarp-covered plaques honoring champions of civil rights and education could soon be removed and officially dedicated in a late-August ceremony, supervisors said Monday.


SCT continues two-week summer review

Posted 7/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County


Board defies citizens, ousts Spruill

Posted 7/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An impassioned plea from a state representative on the steps of City Hall, 19 residents' demands for transparency and a last-second recusal from Mayor Parker Wiseman could not save Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's job Tuesday.

Spruill out: Starkville board of aldermen override Wiseman's veto

Posted 7/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 Tuesday night to override mayor Parker Wisemen's veto of the board's previous decision to fire the city's chief administrative officer, Lynn Spruill.

Trainer plans to resume talks with Capella on OCH lease

Posted 7/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer asked fellow supervisors Monday to come to the 9 a.m. Aug. 5 county meeting prepared to discuss a 50-year lease proposal for OCH Regional Medical Center previously offered by Capella Healthcare.

Board expected to attempt veto override

Posted 7/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend Tuesday's board agenda to include a vote on Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill's termination despite its absence from the official plan.

Teen entrepreneurs turn 'know how' into business

Posted 7/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Technological advances in computer hardware and software have so come fast and furious over the past decades that they've even carved out a place in our language with idioms like "There's an app for that."


Highway 182 improvement project given green light

Posted 7/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville commuters should see increased activity and potential delays on Miss. Highway 182 in the coming weeks as workers begin a significant improvement project to the important thoroughfare.



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