STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Wiseman says city won't fight ethics ruling

Posted 11/16/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman said the city will not challenge a preliminary report by the Mississippi Ethics Commission that says the city violated three sections of the state Open Meetings Act.

Trainer: Should county, city schools be consolidated?

Posted 11/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The idea of a consolidated school district in Oktibbeha County was discussed at the Starkville School Board meeting on Tuesday, although it's difficult to tell just how receptive school officials in the county and city are to the idea.

Louisville Street work finally near completion

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With permanent striping, some minor landscaping and a nod from the Mississippi Department of Transportation, the Louisville Street widening project, slated to be finished in September, is finally near completion.

Conservator: Academics is only path forward

Posted 11/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although Oktibbeha County School District's athletic teams will have to sit out post-season play until August, seniors who were on track to graduate in May will be able to receive an accredited diploma as long as they pass their final subject area tests, despite the district's recent takeover by the state department of education.

Improved fire rating should reduce insurance premiums

Posted 11/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Now that the Oktibbeha County District 5 Fire Department has finished its final test, Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said the department only lacks a few minor details to complete their report to the Mississippi Ratings Bureau.

 

Healthy Starkville gets to work

Posted 11/10/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville citizens who met in the Oktibbeha County Hospital education room Friday morning might not seem to have much in common.

 

Oktibbeha coroner arrested

Posted 11/9/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.

 

Ainsworth clarifies Oktibbeha County Lake lease

Posted 11/9/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mike Ainsworth, the 16th section land manager for Oktibbeha County, cleared up some discrepancies Thursday in some reporting on a lease of 312 acres that includes portions of the Oktibbeha County Lake.

 

'Strings for Food' program benefits food banks

Posted 11/9/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Guitars and green beans are seldom thought of in tandem, but at least one Golden Triangle music shop hopes to be overrun this weekend with the healthy vegetable -- and many more non-perishable food items.

 

False fire alarms tax fire personnel

Posted 11/8/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the alarm at a fire station sounds to signal a call coming in, firefighters are taught to react quickly and efficiently, every single time, regardless of what the call might be.

 

 

Supes sign lease with ex-MSU coach for Oktibbeha County Lake

Posted 11/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School District has authorized a lease agreement for its portion of 16th section land that includes part of the Oktibbeha County Lake.

 

 

Perkins clashes with former alderman over gate issue

Posted 11/7/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

By its normal standards, Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting figured to be a low-key affair.

 

 

Police seek two for pizza delivery robberies

Posted 11/6/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for two men believed to be responsible in the armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers.

 

 

Supervisors hear consultant on OCH analysis

Posted 11/6/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In what is starting to become a regularly scheduled déjà vu, Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer again focused attention on the county hospital at the board's first November meeting Monday.

 

Starkville awaits ruling on desperately needed municipal complex

Posted 11/5/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City officials say there are many reasons the city of Starkville needs a new municipal complex.

Thousands swarm Starkville for Bulldog Bash

Posted 11/3/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The weather warmed up a bit Friday, causing the vendors setting up tents in the Cotton District to sweat a little.

 

Deja Moo: MSU, Texas A&M have much in common

Posted 11/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Normally, the Mississippi State University football team would wear its maroon jerseys for Saturday's home game against Texas A&M. The Aggies would wear their white uniforms.

 

 

Hamilton man confesses to Starkville arson

Posted 11/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Hamilton, Miss., man has confessed to setting fire to a house he owns in Oktibbeha County, officials with the Starkville Police Department say.

 

SHS band's success begins at middle schools

Posted 11/2/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a lot of respects, Starkville High School Band Director Shawn Sullivan and the school's head football coach Jamie Mitchell have eerily similar responsibilities.

 

Starkville and Oktibbeha join regional coalition

Posted 11/1/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville and Oktibbeha County have officially entered a three-year interim agreement with the new Golden Triangle Regional Development Link, but not without some haggling and revisions to the contract.

 

 

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