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Day in the Country celebrating 40 years

Posted 10/9/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Once a year, however, the Oktoc Community Club transforms into the Oktoc Country Store for the annual Fall Day in the Country event. This year, the event is scheduled to take place Nov. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

 

 

Cotton District Arts Festival unveils new poster Tuesday

Posted 10/8/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Area Arts Council will reveal the winning poster design for the 2011 Cotton District Arts Festival on Tuesday, Oct. 12, at 3:30 p.m.

 

 

Starkville recycling bags end up in landfill

Posted 10/8/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville city leaders have launched an inter-departmental investigation to determine why bags of materials residents left out for the city's free curbside recycling program are being dumped in a landfill in Clay County.

 

 

Editorial: Cadence deal with Texas firm benefits Golden Triangle

Posted 10/7/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cadence's about-face on Wednesday, agreeing to be scooped up by a private investment firm one week after it had already agreed to be bought by Trustmark, is a positive outcome for the Starkville and Columbus communities.

 

Cadence execs come along with buyout deal

Posted 10/7/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The pending sale of Cadence Bank to Community Bancorp will result in the retention of the Cadence name, local bank branches and jobs, but the same executives who have come under fire recently for the downfall of the company appear to be on track to keep their positions.

 

Cadence press release: Q&A about Community Bancorp sale

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Frequently asked questions distributed by Cadence to the media Wednesday.

 

 

Starkville school board examines test performance

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Only three members of the public were present for Tuesday night's Starkville School District board meeting where officials discussed results of statewide testing that show much room for improvement.

 

 

Starkville schools look at safety, sports facility improvements

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An architect suggested specific ways to improve the safety and security of the Starkville School District's four primary campuses in a meeting where the board handled just a few items of business.

 

 

Starkville aldermen delay decision on sidewalk ordinance

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday delayed a decision on possible amendments to the city's sidewalk ordinance so additional input can be gathered from builders and other local stakeholders.

 

 

Starkville Parks and Rec to offer Zumba classes

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Beginning later this month, the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department will offer Zumba classes at the Sportsplex on Lynn Lane.

 

 

Cadence Bank-Community Bancorp press release

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Cadence drops Trustmark bid, agrees to sell to Texas firm

Posted 10/6/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In a turn of events that shocked the local banking community this morning, Cadence Financial Corp. announced that it was dumping its previous buyout offer from Jackson-based Trustmark and agreed to be acquired by Community Bancorp LLC, a Houston-based company formed to invest in community banks.

 

Benefit tennis tourney this week in Starkville

Posted 10/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dozens of the Golden Triangle's best tennis players are set to face off this weekend at the seventh annual Buckley Faulk Memorial Tournament in Starkville.

 

 

Oktibbeha County school board discusses alternative education

Posted 10/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County school board met at East Oktibbeha County High School for a business meeting where they talked for a time about alternative education in the district.

 

 

Oktibbeha to begin tax-payment plan for residents

Posted 10/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday took the first steps toward revising the county's tax collection methods, which would allow residents to pay ad valorem taxes in installments instead of one full payment.

 

With state funding at 10-year low, community colleges struggling

Posted 10/5/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than half of the students enrolled in higher education classes in Mississippi are taking community college classes. But little more than a quarter of the state's funding for higher education is allocated to community and junior colleges.

 

Burn ban in effect for city of Starkville

Posted 10/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A burn ban is in effect for the city of Starkville and one could be on the way in Oktibbeha County.

 

 

Starkville Parks and Rec Department wins award

Posted 10/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the second year in a row, the Starkville Parks and Recreation Department brought a first-place award home from the Mississippi Park and Recreation Association's Annual Convention and Trade Show.

 

 

MSU Theatre prepares for upcoming shows

Posted 10/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The theater group at Mississippi State University is preparing for another season in the spotlight.

 

 

WTVA: Proclamation signed in Starkville (link)

Posted 10/4/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

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