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Wiseman, Beal exchange blows before primary

"And then it got ugly," tweeted one Starkville resident Friday in observation of the public, back-and-forth row between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal and incumbent Parker Wiseman.

Five arrested in Bluecutt Road armed robbery

Five people are in custody and charged with armed robbery after they allegedly robbed a residence on Bluecutt Road in Oktibbeha County.


Organizers ready for today's Relay for Life

A little rain won't dampen the spirits of 2013 Oktibbeha County Relay for Life participants.


Wiseman, Moreland clash on regulation

Is Starkville a business-friendly community? It depends on which of the mayoral candidates you ask. Mayor Parker Wiseman and Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland verbally sparred over economic issues and the city's growth regulations during the Starkville High School-sponsored mayoral debate Tuesday at the Greensboro Center.


Candidates report raising $107K in campaign money

Municipal campaign finance reports show 15 Starkville alderman and mayoral candidates raised a combined $107,772.74 in contributions by April 30.


Beal attack ad inconsistent with previous position

A discrepancy emerged Tuesday between Democratic mayoral candidate Mary Lee Beal's previous support of a 2011 judicial complex bond referendum and a recently mailed attack ad against the current administration's plan.


Candidates focus on growth

Posted 4/30/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Grow the tax base responsibly? Absolutely. Explore options, including turn-key financial incentives, to attract major job creators? You bet. Support the city's 2 percent food and beverage tax's renewal? Definitely.



Numerous candidates pass on tonight's aldermen forum

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Seven Starkville aldermen candidates will make their respective platform pitches and discuss various city issues tonight during a 6:30 p.m. public forum at the Greensboro Center.



Two sought in campus armed robbery

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local authorities are still searching for two persons of interest after a Saturday night armed robbery at Mississippi State University.



Manning seeks rehearing

Posted 4/29/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Death row inmate Willie Jerome Manning has asked the Mississippi Supreme Court to look again at his case.



Rezoning approved for Research Park condos

Posted 4/27/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen agreed Friday to rezone a parcel located in the Thad Cochran Research Park, allowing developers to begin work on a condominium project.



Tea Party holding candidate forum Saturday

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville TEA Party will host a forum for mayoral and aldermen candidates 2 p.m. Saturday at Fellowship Baptist Church, located at 1491 Frye Road.



Rezoning could open door for housing project

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a rezoning request Friday which would allow a residential development project to begin at Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research Park.



Buckner drops out of Ward 2 race

Posted 4/26/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Ward 2 alderman race will now be decided by the May 7 Democratic Primary after Republican candidate Josiah Buckner dropped out of the race Thursday.


Starkville man in custody after brawl

Posted 4/25/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is in custody and other arrests are expected after a Tuesday night fight at a Starkville apartment complex sent two to the hospital and left several others injured.

Officials unveil city hall design

Posted 4/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City officials unveiled design plans for Starkville's new city hall Tuesday and said they expect the multi-story facility to be completed in 2014.


Municipal facilities improvements opponent dies

Posted 4/24/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

William McGovern, the man who legally challenged the city's process for developing municipal facilities improvements, died Monday, sources confirmed Tuesday. He was 73.



Russell Street study to begin

Posted 4/23/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is proceeding with a traffic study to analyze one of the main city-Mississippi State University thoroughfares, and officials say the project will help with future grant applications to improve the area's pedestrian connections.



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