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Aldermen Dumas, Corey won't seek reelection

Two of the seven members of the Starkville Board of Aldermen have announced that they will not seek another term in the 2013 municipal elections.

 

Shakespeare theme featured in high school art show

Works from area high school students honoring the era of Shakespeare will be displayed at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Wednesday.

 

 

Oktibbeha Co. to hire architect for courthouse renovations

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors could soon approve a request for proposals to hire an architect to renovate the county courthouse.

 

 

Starkville man arrested in shooting

A suspect has been arrested and charged in the Dec. 28 shooting that sent one Oktibbeha County man to the hospital with a gunshot wound.

 

 

Grant helps restore funding for sanitation dept.

When the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved the 2013 fiscal budget in September, some cuts were made in sanitation and environmental services. Now, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Emma Gandy. director of the city's department of sanitation and environmental services, will get a little relief from those cutbacks over the next two years.

 

 

Moreland announces bid for mayor

Dan Moreland, chairman of the Starkville Parks Commission Board, has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville in 2013, the Republican announced Wednesday.

 

 

Aldermen vote for pay raises for mayor, aldermen

The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved an increase in salary for the aldermen and mayor Tuesday night in a 6-1 vote. The pay raises will not go into effect until the Oct. 1, 2015, the first day of the fiscal year.

 

 

Supes turn attention to comprehensive plan in 2013

Posted 12/28/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It has been a fractious year for the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, and 2013 looks to be more of the same.

 

MSU officials pleased with response to expanded bus services

Posted 12/27/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mike Harris, director of Parking Services at Mississippi State University, said he thinks the university's first full semester with a circular bus route to the Starkville Sportsplex has been a success. "As the first route added, I think it's a good sign," Harris said. "I don't think it's going to do anything but grow."

 

MSU to add parking, classrooms behind YMCA

Posted 12/26/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials at Mississippi State University are looking to alleviate parking issues and add some classroom space with a new building in the center of campus.

 

 

Death row inmate continues pursuit of new trial

Posted 12/22/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi attorney general's office has until Jan. 10 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.

 

Starkville finished with first stage in fiber optic system

Posted 12/21/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Electric Department has finished the first phase of installing a fiber optic cable network that will provide the department a platform to enhance data collection and eventually allow utilization of automatic meter reading.

SPD makes arrest in pizza driver robberies

Posted 12/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a string of armed robberies involving local pizza delivery drivers, according to officials with the Starkville Police Department.

Aldermen vote down proposal to stop municipal project

Posted 12/19/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Even though the Oktibbeha County Chancery Court has authorized the city of Starkville to issue general certificates of participation to fund an $8 million municipal project that includes a new City Hall, there was a motion made at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night to rescind all action pertaining to these certificates.

Supes make little progress on land deal at lake

Posted 12/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors again discussed what is being done with the county's portion of land at Oktibbeha County Lake during its 30-minute meeting Monday. And again, little progress was made and no action was taken.

Five Starkville students selected to contribute to Rural Voices radio program

Posted 12/17/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Debbie Vanderford's fifth grade classes at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary are pretty diverse. From race to socioeconomic status to gender, the diversity in the two classes makes for some unique stories. So when it comes time to submit her classes' personal narratives to the Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute for the Rural Voices Radio program, Vanderford's biggest problem is simply getting the students to write something, anything, down.

MSU says employee did not embezzle from college

Posted 12/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An internal review this week revealed that a Mississippi State employee did not take funds from the university, though she has been charged with embezzling from another organization.

AT&T speeds up network in Starkville

Posted 12/14/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Wireless customers of AT&T in Starkville might have noticed their network working a little faster Thursday.

Starkville home destroyed in Wednesday fire

Posted 12/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A house located at 511 South Jackson Street in Starkville was declared a loss Wednesday after an attic fire destroyed the roof of the structure, causing it to collapse.

 

Supes close to lake lease

Posted 12/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said Wednesday he thinks the county administrator and board attorney are close to drawing up a workable deal to lease the county's portion of the land at Oktibbeha County Lake.

 

 

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