When the Starkville Board of Aldermen approved the 2013 fiscal budget in September, some cuts were made in sanitation and environmental services. Now, thanks to a grant from the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, Emma Gandy. director of the city's department of sanitation and environmental services, will get a little relief from those cutbacks over the next two years.
Dan Moreland, chairman of the Starkville Parks Commission Board, has qualified to run for mayor of Starkville in 2013, the Republican announced Wednesday.
The Starkville Board of Aldermen approved an increase in salary for the aldermen and mayor Tuesday night in a 6-1 vote. The pay raises will not go into effect until the Oct. 1, 2015, the first day of the fiscal year.
It has been a fractious year for the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors, and 2013 looks to be more of the same.
Mike Harris, director of Parking Services at Mississippi State University, said he thinks the university's first full semester with a circular bus route to the Starkville Sportsplex has been a success. "As the first route added, I think it's a good sign," Harris said. "I don't think it's going to do anything but grow."
Officials at Mississippi State University are looking to alleviate parking issues and add some classroom space with a new building in the center of campus.
The Mississippi attorney general's office has until Jan. 10 to respond to a death row inmate's ongoing effort to win a new trial for the killing of two university students in 1992.
The Starkville Electric Department has finished the first phase of installing a fiber optic cable network that will provide the department a platform to enhance data collection and eventually allow utilization of automatic meter reading.
An arrest was made Tuesday in connection with a string of armed robberies involving local pizza delivery drivers, according to officials with the Starkville Police Department.
Even though the Oktibbeha County Chancery Court has authorized the city of Starkville to issue general certificates of participation to fund an $8 million municipal project that includes a new City Hall, there was a motion made at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting Tuesday night to rescind all action pertaining to these certificates.
The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors again discussed what is being done with the county's portion of land at Oktibbeha County Lake during its 30-minute meeting Monday. And again, little progress was made and no action was taken.
Debbie Vanderford's fifth grade classes at Henderson Ward Stewart Elementary are pretty diverse. From race to socioeconomic status to gender, the diversity in the two classes makes for some unique stories. So when it comes time to submit her classes' personal narratives to the Mississippi Writing/Thinking Institute for the Rural Voices Radio program, Vanderford's biggest problem is simply getting the students to write something, anything, down.
An internal review this week revealed that a Mississippi State employee did not take funds from the university, though she has been charged with embezzling from another organization.
Wireless customers of AT&T in Starkville might have noticed their network working a little faster Thursday.
A house located at 511 South Jackson Street in Starkville was declared a loss Wednesday after an attic fire destroyed the roof of the structure, causing it to collapse.
Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer said Wednesday he thinks the county administrator and board attorney are close to drawing up a workable deal to lease the county's portion of the land at Oktibbeha County Lake.
A full-time conservator has been named for the Oktibbeha County School District, replacing interim conservator Jayne Sargent.
Dr. Tori Holloway, assistant superintendent for the Starkville School District, was standing at Armstrong Middle School one day, talking to teachers and making sure bus pick-up was going smoothly, when he saw something that struck him as odd.
The swimming facility in the Joe Frank Sanderson Center at Mississippi State University is undergoing some maintenance renovations and is not set to reopen until students return Jan. 7.
Despite reservations by some Starkville aldermen, the board approved a motion to restructure the building, codes and planning department, combining it with the engineering department and hiring a director to oversee operations.
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