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Severstal partners with MSU for research lab

Posted 1/17/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Steel manufacturer Severstal North America has partnered with Mississippi State to install a laboratory on campus for steel alloy research.

One more enters Starkville mayor race

Posted 1/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Alderman Mary Lee Beal announced Tuesday that she has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville.


Aldermen vote to hire parking enforcement

Posted 1/16/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There is currently a two-hour parking limit for the spaces lining downtown Main Street, but it is often ignored -- a problem the Starkville Board of Aldermen hopes to resolve by hiring a temporary parking enforcement officer.


Sidewalks may play role in Starkville mayor's race

Posted 1/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman encounters criticism of the city's ambitious, contentious sidewalk ordinance, he said he is comforted by the story of the Mississippi four-lane highway program.


Sunday fire damages Starkville home

Posted 1/15/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Sunday night fire at a mobile home in Starkville left no injuries, but heat and smoke damage will make the home temporarily uninhabitable.



Starkville studies Chattanooga broadband program

Posted 1/14/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the city of Starkville visited with the president of the Tennessee Valley Public Power Association and met with members of the Chattanooga Electric Power Board last week.


Colleagues remember Robson as a pioneer in physical therapy

Posted 1/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Kevin Randall has known Celia Robson for as long as he can remember. Growing up in Starkville, any time he visited the doctor he went to the Longest Student Health Center on the campus of Mississippi State, where Robson worked as a physical therapist.


Starkville's Wiseman to announce reelection bid

Posted 1/12/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman is expected to announce his plans to seek reelection in the 2013 municipal race.


Two fire victims died in heroic rescue effort

Posted 1/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office confirmed Thursday that the final body has been recovered from the charred rubble left after a Wednesday afternoon house fire that claimed the lives of three, including a ground-breaking physical therapist.


Pulley details plans in first school board meeting

Posted 1/11/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County School Board held its first official meeting with new district conservator Margie Pulley on Thursday, where she announced the district's after-school program would start later this month.


2 dead in Oktibbeha fire

Posted 1/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials with the state fire marshal and the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Office are expected to announce that two bodies have been recovered from debris following a Wednesday house fire on Bardwell Road that kept emergency services occupied late into the night.


MSU officials: No secure data released in hacking incident

Posted 1/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State officials scrambled Wednesday to ensure no sensitive data was compromised after a cyber-attack resulted in information from one MSU server being posted online.



Two sought in credit card theft

Posted 1/10/2013 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville authorities are searching for two people in connection with a stolen credit card.


Prather starts job as special events coordinator at GSDP

The new special events and projects coordinator clocked her first day on the job at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Tuesday.

Starkville Schools reduce credit requirements

The Starkville School District Board of Trustees dropped one credit from its graduation requirements in a unanimous decision during Tuesday's monthly meeting.

Coroner Hunt pleads guilty to DUI charge

Oktibbeha County Coroner Micheal Hunt pleaded guilty in Lowndes County Justice Court on Tuesday to one count of driving under the influence.


Two qualify for aldermen races

A pair of challengers have qualified to run for spots on the Starkville Board of Aldemen.


MSU, Starkville see growth in recycling programs

Spoiler alert: This newspaper will probably be thrown away. According to a report from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, about 10 million tons of newsprint is thrown away each year in the United States. There is no way to be sure exactly how many of those tons come from this state, but without question it's more than a few.

Officials tout achievements; new plans for city

In February, city engineer Edward Kemp will present the Starkville Board of Aldermen a capital improvement plan intended to take the city through the next two to three years.


Maben company seeks tax breaks

A Maben furniture manufacturer is hoping the promise of 62 jobs will induce the county to provide some tax breaks. Bob Klimek of Main Street Forest Products said he hopes to be back in front of the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors at its Jan. 21 meeting with the legal documents required to request a tax abatement.



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