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Aldermen approve hearing for condo ordinance

To expedite condominium development in Starkville, Mayor Parker Wiseman proposed having a public hearing for a condominium ordinance during Tuesday's Board of Aldermen meeting. The hearing request was placed on the consent agenda and approved.

 

 

Downtown Starkville Christmas lights now permanent

STARKVILLE -- Christmas lasts year-round in downtown Starkville. The LED, or light-emitting diode, lights that have lined the top of Main Street buildings since early December are now permanent fixtures, said Jennifer Gregory, vice president of tourism for the Greater Starkville Development Partnership.

 

 

Slain Starkville High student's funeral Sunday

STARKVILLE -- Funeral and memorial arrangements have been set for Devin Mitchell, who was a junior at Starkville High before his death on New Year's Day.

 

 

Oktibbeha County supervisors keep same team

If it isn't broke, don't fix it. The first Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors meeting of 2012 saw no changes in board officer appointments, from Board President Marvell Howard retaining his seat to Nora Goliday reprising her role as justice court clerk.

 

 

Edmonds' lawsuit to be heard by 5th Circuit

JACKSON -- A federal three-judge appeals panel has scheduled a hearing in New Orleans on Friday on efforts by Tyler Edmonds to revive his wrongful imprisonment lawsuit.

 

 

Starkville residents call form-based codes confusing

With each public hearing, Starkville's rezoning plans for downtown and corridors to Mississippi State University gain more public interest. Developers such as Jeremy Tabor have lauded the city's efforts.

 

 

Aldermen OK funding for Greta Road paving

Greta Lane will soon get a facelift. The Starkville Board of Aldermen voted Tuesday 5-2 to pave the gravel road using a Community Development Block Grant of $98,163.88. The funding will have no tax implications on residents.

 

Police chief: Murder victim 'fired at for no reason;' suspect mistook firecrackers for gunfire (updated 4:57 p.m.)

WEST POINT -- Details of the murder of Starkville High School student Devin Mitchell have emerged. Mitchell, who was murdered early New Year's Day, was visiting relatives at Ridgewood Apartments on East Main Street when he was shot by Tavaris F. Collins, according to police.

 

11-year-old girl dies in go-kart accident

A second Starkville School District student died on New Year's Day in a go-kart accident in Athens, Ala. Laura Carson, 11, crashed into the back of an unoccupied parked vehicle at 1:15 p.m. on Mahalo Circle, south of U.S. 72, about 100 feet from the Athens city limits, according to The Decatur (Ala.) Daily News. Troopers said she was not wearing a helmet.

 

 

Partnership aiming for 2012 tech expansion

After a successful year of retail growth and high-tech job expansion, Greater Starkville Development Partnership CEO Jon Maynard has high hopes for 2012. The Partnership added 30 new members in 2011 and expects to grow its membership base, currently 400 local businesses and industries, with more restaurants and shops.

 

 

Starkville girl dies in go-kart accident in Alabama

Tragedy struck New Year's Day in East Limestone when a 10-year-old girl from Starkville, Miss., died while driving a go-kart.

 

 

Officials on fireworks: Obey the law; stay safe

Posted 12/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Most-viewed online news stories of 2011

Posted 12/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

 

Departures, a new ordinance and no new city building mark the year in Oktibbeha County

Posted 12/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The year 2011 was marked by defeats, departures, dogs and Bulldogs in Starkville and Oktibbeha County. Oktibbeha County Sheriff Dolph Bryan was defeated in the primary runoff after 36 years in office while Starkville School District Superintendent Judy Couey shockingly resigned and still hasn't made a public comment about the decision.

 

 

Music to your ears: MSU wins fifth straight bowl game

Posted 12/31/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

 

Fire damages Oktibbeha County home

Posted 12/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY -- Oktibbeha County firefighters quickly extinguished a kitchen fire Thursday that damaged a wall but didn't injure occupants.

 

Contract signed: WCBI remains on DirecTV

Posted 12/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Columbus' local CBS affiliate will remain on the air with DirecTV satellite broadcasting service. "There will be no interruption," said Dean Hinson, president of Morris Network. Morris Multimedia Inc. in Savannah, Ga. owns WCBI.

 

Sears at Leigh Mall to close

Posted 12/30/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Sears store at Leigh Mall is one of three that Sears Holdings plans to close in Mississippi. However, employees at the store were not aware of the closure late Thursday afternoon.

 

State timber business slowly rebounding

Posted 12/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- Timber industry observers say low national home construction levels and relatively dry weather resulted in a slightly lower year-end value for Mississippi forest products.

 

 

Maben man charged in nightclub attack

Posted 12/28/2011 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE -- A Maben man was arrested Dec. 25 and charged with two counts of aggravated assault after an altercation at an Oktibbeha County nightclub.

 

 

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