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9 firms submit OCH analysis proposals

Posted 7/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County received proposals from nine different firms to assess OCH Regional Medical Center's financial health and future viability, but little information about each proposal is known after the submissions were neither presented nor discussed during Monday's board of supervisors meeting.


Starkville man killed in motorcycle wreck

Posted 7/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man died Monday after a traffic accident on South Montgomery Street.


Starkville pushes to keep Bulldog Bash in city

Posted 7/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and city of Starkville officials have confirmed discussions are continuing for a potential Bulldog Bash location.

No tax increase expected SOCSD budget

Posted 7/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is expected to operate on a $59.4 million budget for fiscal year 2016-17, and officials do not forecast a tax increase despite expenditures outpacing revenues on paper.

Circuit clerk's Native American artifact case continued

Posted 7/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton's court date for a pair of misdemeanors stemming from a late June arrest has been pushed to November.

MSU celebrates life, receives papers of late Mississippi journalist Orley Hood

Posted 7/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Colleagues, family and friends gathered Thursday at Mississippi State to celebrate the life and accomplishments of a beloved Mississippi journalist whose papers will be housed at the university's Mitchell Memorial Library.

Oktibbeha County employee files suit against supes

Posted 7/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A sexual discrimination lawsuit filed by Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Deputy Director Kristen Campanella alleges the past board of supervisors did not hire her to lead the department because she is a woman.

SFD prepares programs for community

Posted 7/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville residents of all ages will soon have the opportunity to see what it's like to be a firefighter.

SOCSD trustees approve first round of school bonds

Posted 7/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a $5.49 million bond issuance Tuesday and is expected to issue the remainder of a previously adopted $16 million-maximum intent notice in early 2017.

Oktibbeha deputies seek 2 in assault, robbery

Posted 7/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County deputies are searching for two Starkville men who allegedly assaulted and robbed two victims in the Sunset subdivision.

State violation, material weaknesses found in Starkville audit

Posted 7/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's financial auditor cited the city for non-compliance with state law, three instances of material weaknesses and seven minor deficiencies in its review of Fiscal Year 2015.

Woman charged in alleged stabbing

Posted 7/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville woman is behind bars after she was arrested for allegedly stabbing a victim.


Starkville braces to handle minimum pay mandate

Posted 7/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A minimum pay mandate, an adjustment to solve salary compression issues and raises for four deputy court clerks are forecast to increase Starkville's personnel budget by almost $35,000 in the upcoming fiscal year.


Bulldog Bash leaving Cotton District

Bulldog Bash, an iconic music festival traditionally set in the Cotton District, is moving to Mississippi State University's amphitheater because of logistical issues with local development and business owners, the university's student government association announced Friday.

Hamilton taking leave of absence from circuit clerk position

Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton will take a temporary leave of absence from his position due to health reasons, his attorney announced Friday.

Colom eyes Aug. move-in date to new office space

District Attorney Scott Colom is hopeful he and his staff can move into new Columbus office space in August after Clay, Lowndes, Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties agreed to split the costs of a new lease and utility bills.


Starkville's outside funding changes slightly for FY 17

Starkville taxpayers will continue to fund external entities and organizations at the same overall rate in Fiscal Year 2016-17 after aldermen approved a level, $418,723 outside contributions budget Tuesday.



Investigator: Preliminary results indicate Oktibbeha County man was shot

Preliminary results indicate an Oktibbeha County resident died as the result of a gunshot wound on the Fourth of July, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Lt. Brett Watson confirmed Wednesday.


Wynn scolds Perkins over anti-consent agenda stance

Growing agitation over Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins' stance against utilizing consent agendas came to a head Tuesday when Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn scolded the mayor pro tempore for keeping board members, department heads and the public late into the night and attempted to change procedural rules for meetings.

Oktibbeha Co. Barn Quilt Trail reaches fourth year, boasts 26 quilts

Vicki Burnett of Starkville put Oktibbeha County on the map. The Barn Quilt Trail map, that is. "I went to a workshop one time, and a lady painted a barn quilt into one of her paintings," she said. "It was just really kind of intriguing, and that's when I first learned what a barn quilt was."


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