Though his budget had already been approved through the consent agenda, Jack Wallace, president of the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority, made a presentation to the Board of Aldermen Tuesday night, highlighting the organization's most important projects and expenditures.
Oktibbeha County residents living in the Oktoc area could see their insurance premiums cut as much as a third, thanks to the District 5 Fire Department, which recently achieved a Class 8 fire protection rating.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors voted Monday night to approve the appointment of Zelma Talley to a four-person board representing Oktibbeha County in the new Golden Triangle Regional Development Link.
Starkville Police Department Chief David Lindley said Carlo Shepherd, wanted in connection with a string of armed robberies targeting pizza delivery drivers, is still at large.
A Mississippi State University student has been charged with second degree assault and possession of an unlawful firearm in Connell, Wash.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen will vote Tuesday night on the Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority's 2013 budget, which includes the final $100,000 for the first year of a three-year contract with the Golden Triangle Regional Development Link.
On Thursday, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Directors approved a contract between Mississippi State University and Columbus developer Mark Castleberry to develop the much-delayed CottonMill project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Starkville citizens who met in the Oktibbeha County Hospital education room Friday morning might not seem to have much in common.
Oktibbeha County Coroner Michael Hunt was arrested Thursday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence and careless driving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By its normal standards, Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting figured to be a low-key affair.
The Starkville Police Department is searching for two men believed to be responsible in the armed robberies of pizza delivery drivers.
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