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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both sides of the Starkville Historic District debate were present and vocal during Tuesday's public hearing held by the Starkville Historic Preservation Commission.
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.
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.
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.
Mississippi's two largest universities are joining forces to enhance the recruitment and professional preparation of middle school and high school teachers.
The city of Starkville is reapplying for an ambulance services for which grant officials previously thought they were ineligible.
Mississippi State University will hold its 19th annual Unity Breakfast in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday. The event will include keynote speaker Maj. Gen. Augustus L. Collins, adjutant general of the Mississippi National Guard.
New findings by researchers at Utah State University show that Mississippi has lost nearly 25 percent of its school trust land, commonly known as 16th Section land. But schools in the state still earned a healthy $71 million in land trust revenue in Fiscal Year 2011.
Applications for board member positions for the Starkville Community Market are now available at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.
School resource officers from throughout north Mississippi will converge at Overstreet School in Starkville on Saturday for an active shooter drill.
Steel manufacturer Severstal North America has partnered with Mississippi State to install a laboratory on campus for steel alloy research.
Former Alderman Mary Lee Beal announced Tuesday that she has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville.
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