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Starkville opposition mounts against school consolidation

Posted 2/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three Starkville public school groups co-signed a letter last week opposing a state House bill calling for the consolidation of Starkville School District and Oktibbeha County School District.

Legislative support for school consolidation may be waning

Posted 2/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although House Bill 716 rapidly passed through the State House Education Committee and the full chamber, Mississippi Senators say they will take time to study the bill and address numerous questions surrounding potential school consolidation.

County volunteers quickly extinguish fire

Posted 2/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Thursday morning structure fire was quickly contained by Oktibbeha County volunteer firefighters, County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

Concerns emerge over impact of consolidation

Posted 2/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Committed, caring and community minded -- that's how Starkville School District stakeholders said they want to define the essence of their school system during a strategic planning session Thursday at Hilton Garden Inn.

Clock ticking for 'eyesores'

Posted 2/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen cleared the way Tuesday for demolition projects associated with dilapidated structures and issued three extensions to property owners looking to rehabilitate their properties.

 

Aldermen choose Snowden as first community developer

Posted 2/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen hired former Tuscaloosa, Ala. economic developer William L. "Bill" Snowden Tuesday to serve as the city's first director of community development.

 

 

SSD stakeholders laying path for district's future

Posted 2/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials are holding the second round of scheduled strategic planning sessions to define the system's mission, vision and values 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn.

 

Aldermen sign off on Perkins' Carver Drive plan

Posted 2/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A once contentious point of debate ended with light discussion and overwhelming support Tuesday as Starkville aldermen approved an alternative solution to Carver Drive's longstanding drainage issues.

 

Starkville faces EPA fines for sewage overflows

Posted 2/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville faces retroactive fines due to past overflow incidents involving its sanitary sewage system, public works director Doug Devlin reported to the board of aldermen Tuesday.

 

CottonMill TIF change request delayed until March

Posted 2/20/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved amendments to a potential Community Development Block Grant application associated with the project formerly known as CottonMill and its proposed $8 million parking facility Tuesday.

Castleberry wants new TIF deal for CottonMill

Posted 2/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry confirmed he will approach the Starkville Board of Aldermen tonight and request a new infrastructure financing package associated with the former CottonMill Marketplace project.

Perkins to present new Carver Drive ditch solution

Posted 2/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will ask Starkville representatives to consider a more comprehensive Carver Drive drainage solution during tonight's 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.

Supes pledge support for school consolidation

Posted 2/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors agreed to draft a resolution supporting potential consolidation measures once they are agreed upon by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant.

 

City proposing lean 3-year capital improvements plan

Posted 2/19/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A three-year capital improvements report prepared by City Engineer Edward Kemp shows small funding gaps exist between projected budgets and estimated costs for various infrastructure projects. That plan, Starkville officials say, reflects a more conservative approach to budgeting.

 

Local business publishing land reference tool

Posted 2/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A comprehensive land information book of Oktibbeha County land parcels will soon be available for the first time in nearly 20 years.

Supes to continue school consolidation talks today

Posted 2/18/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School consolidation discussions will continue today at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' recess meeting at the county courthouse. A new round of talks, placed on the agenda by District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer, is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. but could be pushed up or back due to the nature of how quickly the board attends to other business. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.

Starkville teen faces murder charge in nightclub shooting

Posted 2/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville High School student has been charged in the shooting death of an Oktibbeha County resident. Ronagal Lamar Outlaw, 17, allegedly shot Trumaine Macon, 23, just after midnight Thursday at the Crossroads Lounge on the Oktibbeha-Lowndes County line.

GSDP officials name market board members

Posted 2/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Community development officials have picked the first members for the newly formed Starkville Community Market Advisory Board, and that group will hold its first meeting Feb. 27.

Questions remain as school merger bill moves forward

Posted 2/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that calls for the consolidation of the Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.

 

Three candidates vie for community developer position

Posted 2/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could hire a new community developer Tuesday during their recess meeting, Mayor Parker Wiseman says.

 

 

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