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Aldermen to ask FEMA approval on Carver Drive project

Posted 6/20/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to crowd outbursts and hot button issues, Mayor Parker Wiseman was forced to call the Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting to order several times Tuesday night, and he was also called on to cast the deciding vote in a 3-3 split that passed an improvised motion to seek Federal Management Agency approval for Carver Drive relief.


Helmet Ordinance tops Starkville Aldermen agenda

Posted 6/18/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold its second public hearing on the possibility of amending the current helmet ordinance at its meeting on Tuesday.

Film-making is a 'Headrush' for Starkville's Thomasson

Posted 6/15/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It would have been hard to write a more exciting introduction to film-making for Johnson Thomasson. He was eight years old and living in Indianola, riding his bike all over town. On this particular day, Thomasson ended up downtown where he saw a large crowd of people gathered behind a line of yellow caution tape, every one of them watching something intently with their backs to him.


MPB program focuses on energy saving

Posted 6/13/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The city of Starkville and Oktibbeha County will be featured in a 30-minute documentary highlighting energy-efficient projects undertaken by local governments.



Bike helmet ordinance still contentious issue

Posted 6/12/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For more than a month, the Starkville Board of Aldermen has been debating a revision to the bicycle helmet ordinance it narrowly passed two years ago. When the board held a public hearing on the matter on May 2 there was no consensus from the public, either. The board will likely address the ordinance again at next week's meeting, and if previous votes on the matter are any indication, Tuesday could be just as divided as the initial ordinance.



Natural childbirth organization one of eleven groups receiving grants

After her sister was unhappy with her cesarean section birth, Alison Doyle, who was expecting four months later, decided she would attend a few childbirth education classes before it came time for her to deliver.


Starkville church daycare provider charged with child abuse

A Starkville church daycare provider has been charged with two counts of felony child abuse, Starkville Police confirmed Wednesday.


Starkville Aldermen approve plans for municipal complex

A new Starkville municipal complex is one step closer to becoming reality.



Apartment complex shooting suspect turns himself in

The suspect in a Monday shooting at a Starkville apartment complex Tuesday turned himself into authorities and now is being held at the Oktibbeha County Jail.



Shooting suspect still at large

The Starkville Police Department is investigating a Monday night shooting that led to one injury. About 8 p.m., SPD officers responded to a shooting at Camelot apartment complex, located at 1040 N. Montgomery St.


Oktibbeha County supes discuss 16th Section property

During a public hearing Monday, District 3 Supervisor Marvel Howard noted many options should be considered for the Oktibbeha County Lake lease. "If the school board gets a proposal then great, but we have to look at our other options just in case," he said.

"My yard is a sewer": Drainage woes plague neighborhood

Rachel Campbell has lived at the west end of Carver Drive in Starkville, since 1981. For the majority of those years, she feels her front yard has been nothing, but a source of disgust. "Around 1986, the city took that sewage drain from the middle of the street and moved it right to the edge of my yard," she recalled. "From stool to those sanitary pads, tampons and any waste you can think of, when it gets backed up, my yard is a sewer."

Gladney settles in as Oktibbeha County Sheriff

Five months into his job as Oktibbeha County sheriff, Steve Gladney still exudes the genial, relaxed personality that helped catapult him into office in his race against a popular incumbent.

Student housing boom: Innovation key to new developments

Posted 5/31/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Enrollment at Mississippi State University is set to increase for the eighth consecutive year and, with no signs to indicate a change in pattern, University and Starkville developers are making strides to accommodate the continued student influx.

Speculation over OCH sale already stirring emotions

Posted 5/30/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There have been no formal talks and the matter hasn't even made it onto the agenda yet. Even so, the rumors and speculation surrounding a possible sale of the Oktibbeha County Hospital have already prompted an accusation and a rebuttal.

Oktibbeha County Hospital introduces Jack, the surgical robot

Posted 5/29/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Hospital last week hosted an open house to showcase one of the newest additions to the surgical staff and his name is Jack.


GSDP CEO search plan expected by mid-July

Posted 5/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There was no white smoke drifting from the chimney above the offices of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership on Thursday afternoon.


SPD introduces two-officer motorcycle unit

Posted 5/25/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In November, the Starkville Police Department was looking for a couple of good men for a new assignment. Candidates could be assured of being miserably hot in the summer, chilled to the bone in the winter and drenched in rainy weather. In addition, the candidates were assured of performing a tedious, thankless job. Oh, and the job is potentially dangerous.

School takes active approach to teaching Spanish

Posted 5/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

By the time Jack Fountain is in his mid-30s, a period generally considered the most productive years of a person's life, his country will be a much-different place than it is today. Researchers say that at the current pace, Hispanics will become the majority in the U.S. by 2040, which means more than half of the population will speak Spanish. Those who don't speak Spanish will find themselves in a minority and likely facing a competitive disadvantage.

OCSD promotes senior check-in service at annual picnic

Posted 5/24/2012 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Along with a free lunch and some entertainment, Oktibbeha County senior citizens were given the opportunity to sign up for a potentially life-saving program on Wednesday at the Fifth Annual Senior Day at the Park.


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