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Starkville OKs new animal rules, considers bicycle helmet ordinance

The Starkville Board of Aldermen on Tuesday approved amendments to the city’s animal control ordinance aimed at improving living conditions for pets.

 

Starkville shooting suspect turns himself in

STARKVILLE - The second suspect wanted in connection with a weekend shooting on North Montgomery Street turned himself in to police just before lunch Tuesday, SPD Sgt. Chadd Garnett said.

 

County schools prepare for better state testing

Board members heard about plans being made and action taken to address academic performance in the Oktibbeha County School District as they prepare for state testing that begins in late March.

 

Art with issues: Mississippi State University professor’s poster among display on campus

The chain link fence next to Mississippi State University’s Colvard Student Union is lined with posters from all over the world. Of the more than 4,000 submissions, Good 50x70 judges chose a poster created by Mississippi State University graphic design professor Jude Landry to be one of 210 featured in a traveling display.

 

Oktibbeha supes plan work session on roads

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session later this month to discuss how to improve the county’s roads.The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session later this month to discuss how to improve the county’s roads.

 

 

County schools may rethink school uniform policy

Oktibbeha County school board members postponed their decision whether to allow students out of uniform as a reward so they can decide if the district will continue with a school uniform policy.

 

 

City schools to address policy at forum tonight

Ten people are on the agenda to speak to the Starkville school board about uniforms, an issue that is hotly contested and on the agenda for a board decision tonight.

 

Monday Profile: ‘No one day is the same’

Karen West has worked in hair salons across the Golden Triangle, from Blade’s Hair Styling in Columbus to Tokros in Starkville.

 

Census count coming

Posted 2/27/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As the 2010 U.S. Census approaches, the city of Starkville’s census committee is gearing up for a round of advertisements to encourage participation among residents.

 

Police: No leads in tire vandalism

Posted 2/26/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is still searching for a suspect or suspects who slashed tires on a half-dozen vehicles last weekend.

 

Oktibbeha County’s WWII vets honored

Posted 2/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — Andrew Lee Smith can still remember the bombing runs. Flying over enemy territory during the height of World War II, Smith was a fresh-faced 22-year-old from Mantee, serving as an Army Air Force navigator on a B-24 bomber.

 

 

MSU partnering with Choctaw Nation on green projects

Posted 2/24/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

PEARL RIVER — The Smith John Justice Center is a place where juveniles on the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians’ Neshoba County reservation are sent when they run afoul of the law.

 

Police search for computer thieves

Posted 2/23/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is searching for two men suspected of stealing four high-end touch screen computers from Wal-Mart over the past three months.

 

Academy Crossing fire ruled accidental, but still no cause

Posted 2/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

STARKVILLE — The Starkville Fire Department Friday ruled the blaze that killed nine people Dec. 28 at Academy Crossing Apartments was accidental, though investigators still have not determined a cause.

 

 

Candidates qualify for judge seats

Posted 2/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

All three incumbent candidates — Kenneth M. Burns, Dorothy W. Colom and Jim Davidson — have qualified for the District 14 Chancery Court judge seat.

 

From eyesore to green space: Corner of Lampkin and Jackson Streets temporary home to community market

Posted 2/20/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The northwest corner of Lampkin and Jackson streets is a hodgepodge of building foundations, concrete slabs and crumbling asphalt, interspersed with patches of green and brown grass.

 

State universities launch tuition assistance programs

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Some of Mississippi's public universities have started tuition assistance programs aimed at keeping students in school despite growing education costs.

 

 

Starkville aldermen hold off on school board appointment

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen was scheduled to interview the final candidates for a seat on the city school district’s Board of Trustees Thursday night, but instead delayed the appointment process due to questions over the eligibility of one of the candidates.

 

 

MUW students, faculty welcome shared degrees with Miss. State

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Students in the Culinary Arts Institute at Mississippi University for Women said they were excited about a new partnership with Mississippi State, offering a degree in culinology.

 

 

Miss. State, MUW embark on plan to share degrees, services

Posted 2/19/2010 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Don't call it a merger, but Mississippi University for Women and Mississippi State University will begin sharing a pair of degrees this fall and will explore consolidation of administrative services. Responding to the State College Board's Thursday order that the schools explore consolidation possibilities, MUW President Dr. Claudia Limbert said she preferred the term "shared services."

 

 

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