STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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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.

 

 

Local pilots come to the rescue of crash victims in soybean field near Raymond

Three members of the Golden Triangle Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol recently conducted a mission each could classify as "a first."

 

 

Crowd protests Gulf States not getting bid on school field house

About 70 people dressed in green "Buy American, Buy Starkville" T-shirts packed the Starkville School District's board meeting Tuesday to protest the high school's new field house not being fabricated by Gulf States Manufacturing.

 

 

Bryan in runoff for Oktibbeha County sheriff's race

When the doors of the Oktibbeha County Courthouse were locked Tuesday, one county primary was still undecided. The Democratic primary for Oktibbeha County Sheriff saw incumbent Dolph Bryan, who has served in that role since 1976, finish with 2029 votes and nearly 600 more votes than the next closest candidate. With just 36 percent of the votes, Bryan will face a runoff for the second straight election cycle.

 

 

Clay boasts largest voter turnout in Tuesday primary elections

Of Golden Triangle counties, Clay had the largest percent of voters head to the polls for the primaries.

 

 

Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Clay election results, updated throughout the night (link)

 

 

City of Starkville could move forward with $14.2M master plan

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will move forward tonight with its plan to build a new police station and renovate City Hall. The board will consider adopting the city of Starkville municipal facilities master plan and moving forward with Phase 1 -- the construction of a new police station -- at its regularly scheduled meeting at City Hall.

 

 

Oktibbeha County Primary Elections Preview

The Oktibbeha County primary elections Tuesday will decide the Democratic and Republican nominees for the general election in November. The two most tightly-contested races are for Oktibbeha County sheriff and circuit clerk. Voting begins at various locations around Starkville and Oktibbeha County at 7 a.m. and concludes at 7 p.m. Below is a breakdown of the races for sheriff and circuit clerk, as well as a list of candidates for other races in the county.

 

Oktibbeha Co-op raises $13K for cancer patient

Posted 7/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The smell of smoked barbecue is almost synonymous with "good times" in the South, but Friday the smell was also a reminder of a good cause.

 

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