A once contentious point of debate ended with light discussion and overwhelming support Tuesday as Starkville aldermen approved an alternative solution to Carver Drive's longstanding drainage issues.
The city of Starkville faces retroactive fines due to past overflow incidents involving its sanitary sewage system, public works director Doug Devlin reported to the board of aldermen Tuesday.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved amendments to a potential Community Development Block Grant application associated with the project formerly known as CottonMill and its proposed $8 million parking facility Tuesday.
Golden Triangle developer Mark Castleberry confirmed he will approach the Starkville Board of Aldermen tonight and request a new infrastructure financing package associated with the former CottonMill Marketplace project.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will ask Starkville representatives to consider a more comprehensive Carver Drive drainage solution during tonight's 5:30 p.m. meeting at City Hall.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors agreed to draft a resolution supporting potential consolidation measures once they are agreed upon by the Mississippi Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Phil Bryant.
A three-year capital improvements report prepared by City Engineer Edward Kemp shows small funding gaps exist between projected budgets and estimated costs for various infrastructure projects. That plan, Starkville officials say, reflects a more conservative approach to budgeting.
A comprehensive land information book of Oktibbeha County land parcels will soon be available for the first time in nearly 20 years.
School consolidation discussions will continue today at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors' recess meeting at the county courthouse. A new round of talks, placed on the agenda by District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer, is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. but could be pushed up or back due to the nature of how quickly the board attends to other business. The meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.
A Starkville High School student has been charged in the shooting death of an Oktibbeha County resident. Ronagal Lamar Outlaw, 17, allegedly shot Trumaine Macon, 23, just after midnight Thursday at the Crossroads Lounge on the Oktibbeha-Lowndes County line.
Community development officials have picked the first members for the newly formed Starkville Community Market Advisory Board, and that group will hold its first meeting Feb. 27.
The Mississippi House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bill Wednesday that calls for the consolidation of the Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District.
Starkville aldermen could hire a new community developer Tuesday during their recess meeting, Mayor Parker Wiseman says.
Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency and Starkville officials secured a grant which will fund the installation of five emergency sirens in the city.
The Mississippi House passed a bill that would consolidate the Oktibbeha County and Starkville School Districts. The measure now goes to the Senate for approval.
The Starkville School District Board of Trustees may not be able to take any action in regards to mandatory consolidation bill, but at their Tuesday night meeting, SSD officials and trustees urged stakeholders to voice their concerns to representatives in Jackson.
Supervisors will present a list of residents' concerns over a potential school consolidation to state lawmakers today, but the clock is ticking as far as how much input county residents will have in the legislative process.
In a unanimous decision, the Starkville School District Board of Trustees passed the first reading of recommended changes to its use-of-force policy, giving officers on campus the right to use deadly force, if necessary.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says the city will move forward with municipal construction projects as soon as possible after Wednesday's ruling by the Mississippi Supreme Court that dismissed an appeal to block the process.
Two separate discussions on a pending county-wide school consolidation bill are scheduled for 6 p.m. today.
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