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Starkville residents facing tax increase

Posted 8/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Residents of Starkville could soon face a tax increase. The Starkville Board of Aldermen Monday voted 4-3 to instruct the city clerk's office to compose a 2010-2011 fiscal year budget which includes a .45-mill tax increase.

 

New schools showcased in Starkville

Posted 8/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As 6-year-old Alvin Rogers walked through the new classroom wing at Sudduth Elementary School Sunday afternoon and entered the gymnasium, he gestured excitedly at the high ceiling, bright white floors and wide open space.

New chuckles debut on Dispatch's comics page

Posted 8/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Dispatch is welcoming a few new characters to its funny page.

Starkville board's first year marked by success, controversy

Posted 8/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It has been nearly 14 months since Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman and the Board of Aldermen took office with plans to upgrade city infrastructure, improve residents' quality of life and oversee the construction of a new, state-of-the-art municipal complex.

 

Citizens, lawmakers call for fairness in redistricting

Posted 8/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The "Magical Mystery Map Tour" made stops in Starkville and Columbus Saturday, drawing citizens and legislators alike.

 

At Sturgis motorcycle rally, some bikers spread gospel

Posted 8/21/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dozens of church groups and Christian motorcycle clubs were among those packing Sturgis this weekend for the Sturgis South Motorcycle Rally.

 

The Jacket Buzz: Several New Teachers Join SHS Faculty (link)

Posted 8/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Area districts tout improvement on test scores

Posted 8/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

School districts around the Golden Triangle are touting their improvements today following the release of 2009-2010 accountability testing results.

 

 

Dog days of summer: Vets urge owners to safeguard pets

Posted 8/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The dog days of summer are particularly dangerous for dogs, who are even more susceptible to heat stroke than humans, veterinarians warn, urging residents to protect their pets.

 

 

Special events on tap Saturday, Sunday for Starkville schools

Posted 8/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Education gets a two-day celebration in Starkville this weekend as parent organizations are holding events to raise money for education and to show off the new schools.

 

Pat Station Road Extension construction begins in Starkville

Posted 8/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The woods west of Old West Point Road have been cleared and the surveyors' flags have been laid as construction began this month on the Pat Station Road extension project.

 

WTVA: Showcase of Starkville introduces students to the area (link)

Posted 8/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Redistricting could mean lost seat in Lowndes

Posted 8/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Will Lowndes County lose a representative in the Mississippi Legislature? Will a redistricting plan be approved before the June 1 qualifying deadline for elections?

 

 

Police on the lookout for shoplifting team

Posted 8/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for a group of women suspected of shoplifting at several businesses throughout the city.

 

Back in the saddle: Bikers invade tiny Sturgis for All-Bike Motorcycle Rally

Posted 8/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STURGIS -- Gray clouds hung over Sturgis most of the day Wednesday, but the mud and the rain did little to dampen the mood in this town of less than 300 people as residents and vendors prepared for the Sturgis South All-Bike Motorcycle Rally.

Enrollment rises at public schools, falls at most private academies

Posted 8/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Around the Golden Triangle, enrollment at public schools is up, while some private schools have experienced a decrease.

 

MSU vet students to hold charity dog wash Saturday

Posted 8/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Man's best friend can receive the "spa treatment" this Saturday at the Oktibbeha County Co-Op when Mississippi State University veterinary students host a charity dog wash.

 

 

Aldermen grapple over budget, tax increase

Posted 8/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

With one side speaking out against a tax increase and the other saying one is necessary to maintain city services, the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected three different budget options for the 2010-2011 fiscal year.

 

Woman arrested for grand larceny

Posted 8/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department arrested a Starkville woman Tuesday morning on a warrant for grand larceny.

 

Power Brokers: Some electric co-op boards make more, do less

Posted 8/18/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As long as the lights stay on, most people are content to stay in the dark about who runs their electric company.

 

 

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