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Oktibbeha Supervisors plan tax increase

Posted 8/31/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors is planning a 2010-2011 fiscal year budget which includes a 4.48-mill ad valorem tax increase.

Record crowd attends Travis Outlaw Day

Posted 8/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The largest crowd on record packed McKee Park Saturday for the city of Starkville's sixth annual Travis Outlaw Day.

 

County budget meeting tonight at courthouse

Posted 8/30/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a meeting tonight to discuss the county's 2010-2011 budget.

 

Conflict brews over sidewalks

Posted 8/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Golden Triangle Planning and Development District Executive Director Rupert "Rudy" Johnson walked along the edge of Miley Drive Friday morning, he looked west and eyed Southwire and Clark Distributing Co.

 

Candidates to square off in public town-hall style

Posted 8/29/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Tea Party is set to host a town hall meeting Sept. 4 at the city's Sportsplex to allow the public to quiz candidates for the 3rd Congressional District U.S. House of Representatives seat.

 

Libraries, though more vital, struggling with cuts

Posted 8/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An unfortunate correlation occurs at public libraries when the economy turns sour: Budgets and services are cut just as the public's need for access to those resources peaks.

Sheriff's department searches for motorcycle thieves

Posted 8/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department is asking for the public to help identify and apprehend three men suspected of stealing a motorcycle Wednesday from a local apartment complex.

For first time, MSU turns away housing applicants

Posted 8/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hundreds of Mississippi State University students can attest to the university's growth. For the first time, MSU has had to turn away about 400 upperclassmen requesting on-campus housing. "They approached us desiring a space in housing," explained MSU Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Bill Kibler, noting the requests of the upperclassmen were declined in time for them to find off-campus housing before school began.

 

The Jacket Buzz: SHS Interact Club helps out MSU exchange students (link)

Posted 8/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Jobless rate rises in July in state, across Golden Triangle

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's unemployment rate for July rose to 11.5 percent, and Golden Triangle counties all had rates worse than the state average. In Columbus, more than one in five people was out of work.

 

 

Perkins opposed to 'subjective' pay raises

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the Starkville Board of Aldermen Monday voted to move forward with plans for an ad valorem tax increase and a hike in sanitation fees, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins was vehemently opposed.

 

 

Commission to examine possible historic districts

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's newly formed Historic Preservation Commission met for the first time Tuesday and is now planning the first steps toward designating older portions of the city as "historic" and protecting them from unchecked development and modifications.

 

Events honor end of World War II, remember area's aviation history

Posted 8/25/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- With the 65th anniversary of the end of World War II approaching, some of Oktibbeha County's biggest history buffs are preparing for a weekend event to honor area veterans.

 

Motorists urged to use caution around cyclists

Posted 8/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While more and more cyclists are taking to the streets of Starkville, motorists are being urged to follow a new state law which sets a minimum space requirement when passing bicycles on the road.

 

 

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.

 

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