Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Marvel Howard announced Monday night that he would be relinquishing his role as board president, and then seconded a successful motion that appointed District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer to the position.
A decision will be made tonight at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting concerning the re-opening of an emergency access entrance into Green Oaks subdivision from Stark Road.
District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said he will continue to bring the possibility of a bond issue and the county's health care concerns to the forefront of discussion Monday night at the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting.
Main Street in downtown Starkville will be closed this afternoon from Jackson Street to Washington Street at 3 p.m. in order to begin preparations for the city's fourth annual Pumpkinpalooza later tonight.
Three men have been arrested and charged with the break-in and theft from a pair of Starkville businesses.
If a family on Blackjack Road had not had a working smoke detector, the consequences of a Tuesday morning kitchen fire could have been tragic.
Originally, it did not look as though the Starkville Zoning and Planning Commission was going to recommend approval of a proposed corporate housing complex in the Thad Cochran Research Park, but after two provisions were added Tuesday night, the commission unanimously agreed to give a recommendation to the Board of Aldermen.
In only its second year, the Starkville High School BEST robotics team has attracted more than 40 students who commit their after-school time to designing, marketing and programming a practical robot, all in a span of six weeks.
Sidney Salter, current journalist-in-residence at Mississippi State University, will soon begin shifting his focus to his new role as MSU's director of university relations, but he plans to remain at his current post until the completion of several ongoing projects.
A Clay County Circuit Court judge has ordered Robbie Norton to reimburse Metropolitan Casualty $220,080 for expenses incurred from a May 2011 collision that nearly resulted in a Starkville woman's death.
The trial of a Sturgis man charged with capitol murder has been continued for the eighth time.
Sen. Roger Wicker said he was in the peanut butter and jelly aisle of a supermarket the day after Thanksgiving in 2007 when he got the call from Trent Lott who told Wicker he would be stepping down from his seat in the Senate.
If you want to know about his research, Edward Swan, a computer scientist and professor at Mississippi State, first points to a piece of equipment. It is called a haploscope. It is an optical device which through a series of angled lenses and mirrors, projects a separate image to each eye.
Gov. Phil Bryant labeled the Wednesday event as an opportunity to reach out to the future workforce. Mississippi State hosted "Powering Mississippi in the 21st Century," on Wednesday, and Foster Ballroom in the Colvard Student Union was nearly full during the program, most of the seats occupied by students.
City Attorney Chris Latimer was called on Tuesday night at the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting to explain why, in the case of a veto, abstentions count toward an override.
Oktibbeha County parents got their first glimpse Monday night of the woman tasked with getting their schools back on track following last week's state takeover.
Every Supervisor at the table seemed to agree: Oktibbeha County needs a comprehensive plan.
Gov. Phil Bryant, along with energy-industry leaders will convene on the campus of Mississippi State University Wednesday for "Powering Mississippi in the 21st Century," a program examining the state's energy future.
The three girls were all concentrated on their individual tasks, tuning and tweaking, huddled around the pink, wooden catapult, but still trouble-shooting as they worked.
It's official: The Oktibbeha County School District has been placed under conservatorship, joining eight other school districts in the state now controlled by the Mississippi Department of Education.
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