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Sudduth Elementary locked down after threat against employee

Sudduth Elementary School was on lockdown for 30 minutes Friday afternoon after school officials learned of a verbal threat made against a school employee.

 

 

Residential fire claims life of elderly Starkville woman

A residential fire in Starkville Thursday left one person dead and sent another to the hospital. Starkville Fire Department Chief Rodger Mann said if it were not for the quick response of SFD firefighters, two lives could have easily been lost.

 

Starkville welcomes for top-flight rodeo

More than 250 cowboys and cowgirls will descend on the Mississippi Horse Park as it hosts the annual Rotary Classic Rodeo Friday and Saturday.

Aldermen override mayor's pay-raise veto

The Starkville Board of Aldermen got the five votes needed Tuesday night to override Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of a pay increase for himself and the board.

SPD begins downtown parking enforcement

Effective today, Starkville Police Department will begin enforcing a two-hour time limit on downtown parking.

Monday profile: Bus driver's unofficial reading program is a hit with students

The final bell of the day rings, and about 30 third through fifth-graders are on their way to meet another Bell. Pauline Bell warmly greets her children as they climb aboard Bus No. 16 at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary on Friday. They aren't really her children, of course, but it would be easy to make that assumption based on how she interacts with the kids.

Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum to stage Valentine event for kids

Children of all ages will have an opportunity to hone their creative talents Saturday, Feb. 9, when the Friends of the Oktibbeha County Heritage Museum stage a Valentine Adventure from 10 a.m. to noon.

 

Perkins, Walker on ballot

Two more candidates have qualified to seek seats on the Starkville Board of Aldermen in the 2013 municipal elections.

 

District consolidation bill passes House Committee with amendments

A proposed bill calling for the mandatory consolidation of school districts in Oktibbeha County and Starkville passed through the Mississippi House Education Committee Thursday, but not without some amendments to the original text.

Gregory assumes CEO duties for GSDP

Posted 1/31/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's now official: Jennifer Gregory is chief executive officer for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Gregory, who joined the GSDP in 2009 as vice president of tourism and its Main Street Association manager, has been the acting CEO since last May.

SSD's Holloway pushes for amendments to consolidation bill

Posted 1/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A proposed House bill that would consolidate the schools in Starkville and Oktibbeha County would not mean a change on the Starkville School District's board of trustees, Superintendent Dr. Lewis Holloway said.

 

OCEDA proposes new site for MHP

Posted 1/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority Board President Jack Wallace has his way, the Mississippi Highway Patrol will move their district office into Cornerstone Park.

 

 

School officials concerned about mandatory consolidation

Posted 1/28/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Neither the Starkville nor Oktibbeha County school districts will have the final say when it comes to whether or not the two will be consolidated next year. A a new bill filed at the state capital last week makes it mandatory.

 

 

One dead in head-on collision in Starkville

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A 21-year-old Starkville man died in a fiery crash early Friday morning. The man, whose name has not yet been released, died after being involved in a two-car head-on collision in Starkville shortly after 2 a.m.

 

Starkville district provides laptops to all teachers

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Today, every teacher in the Starkville School District has a new laptop. Gone will be the days of lugging six lesson plans and keeping up with tiny flash drives, and Rosia Jackson, who teaches at Sudduth Elementary, could not be more thrilled.

 

House bill calls for consolidation of Starkville, Oktibbeha districts

Posted 1/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Superintendent Lewis Holloway and three Starkville School District trustees are meeting with members of the House Education Committee in Jackson today to discuss a Mississippi House bill calling for the consolidation of the Starkville and Oktibbeha County school districts.

 

 

Advocates, foes weigh in on Historic District

Posted 1/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both sides of the Starkville Historic District debate were present and vocal during Tuesday's public hearing held by the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission.

 

Starkville, MSU events honor King's memory

Posted 1/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Volunteer Starkville Director Jamey Matte pronounced Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event a huge success. "Things went great, we had about 200 to 250 people involved, including 50 volunteers," she said. The event, which was put on in conjunction with the Maroon Volunteer Center, featured family-friendly games, activities and learning opportunities, something neither organization had tried on Martin Luther King Day before.

 

Aldermen vote on sales tax proposal

Posted 1/22/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Voters in the Golden Triangle, and across Mississippi, may soon be able to raise their own local sales tax without the hassle of getting state approval. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted 5-2 to formally endorse the Citizens for Economic Development Act, legislation that would allow municipalities to temporarily raise their local sales tax one cent to help fund capital projects.

 

 

Manning continues pursuit of new trial

Posted 1/21/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi prosecutors now have until Feb. 11 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.

 

 

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