State Rep. Gary Chism, R-Columbus, said lawmakers are expected to use legislative sessions in both 2014 and 2015 to address Oktibbeha County school consolidation issues.
Local representatives say public input is needed before they broach one of the biggest questions surrounding school consolidation: Should the state merge one or a combination of Oktibbeha County's four campuses with a neighboring county's public education system?
Three people have been arrested and charged with capital murder in connection with the Friday morning shooting death of a Starkville man.
Starkville aldermen dismissed Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill last week despite receiving consistently high performance marks from her elected bosses in 2010 and 2012, internal city documents show.
Chief of Police David Lindley said a call came in at 5:27 a.m. reporting a dead body at the Dawg Wash car wash on Stark Road adjacent to Dollar General.
A door-to-door Ward 3 campaign seeking support for embattled Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill could begin soon in an effort to swing a possible veto override, an Oktibbeha County Democratic Party member confirmed Wednesday.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman took to the offensive Tuesday, hammering aldermen over transparency issues in his veto of Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's abrupt removal from office.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued his promised veto Tuesday against the aldermen's decision to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill.
As the drama unfolds over the future of Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill's firing by the board, officials have asked a common question: If aldermen do override a promised veto, how will the city fill the position with a candidate as strong as the former Addison, Texas mayor?
Three aldermen who chose to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill Tuesday voted to reappoint her and 12 other key city positions back to their jobs with three-month review periods in 2009, city minutes show.
Like many county residents, John Barnett spent many of his younger days at the Oktibbeha County Lake. He grew up down the road from the body of water and learned to ski at the lake. Over time, Barnett said, the elements began overtaking the lake, transforming the once-beautiful landmark.
Supervisors will hold a special meeting July 22 to begin identifying and classifying areas for future land-use designations, a key step in developing a comprehensive plan for Oktibbeha County.
Despite aldermen naming three residents to the Starkville Parks Commission, the board will have to deal with one more open seat as Ward 3 representative Ray Berryhill resigned his position effective Wednesday, city officials announced Tuesday.
Local residents and visitors will be treated to an annual fireworks show tonight at the Sportsplex.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday voted 5-2 Tuesday to fire Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill without holding any public discussion on her job performance. Mayor Parker Wiseman said he will veto the board's resolution as soon as possible, but aldermen can override his action with the same 5-2 vote which yielded Spruill's termination.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen could declare five Ward 7 properties as public health, safety and welfare hazards, thereby opening the door for their demolition.
Many of Starkville's primary department heads are up for reappointment Tuesday as the incoming board of aldermen takes control of local governance.
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3. Experiences the new lounges at Dudy Noble STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
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5. Partnership, Entrepreneurship Center to host Innovation Challenge STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY