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Former teacher gets one year for computer luring

Posted 11/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A former Starkville Academy teacher will serve one year in prison after pleading guilty to two computer luring charges.

 

Handworks Bazaar set for Friday in Starkville

Posted 11/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The 11th annual Starkville First United Methodist Church's Christmas Handworks Bazaar is set for Friday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Christian Life Center at 300 W. Lampkin St.

 

SPD arrests man for assault, armed robbery

Posted 11/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A man is in custody at the Clay County Jail for an apparent armed robbery and assault in Starkville.

Carver calls for consistency with TIF issuances

Posted 11/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver says he will not support any new tax increment financing (TIF) packages until Starkville develops clear guidelines for their implementation or until the incoming administration takes office after next year's municipal elections.

 

Teacher's Facebook post draws public criticism

Posted 11/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After discussing a personnel matter behind closed doors for almost an hour Tuesday, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District officials declined to comment about the employment status of an elementary art teacher or any possible disciplinary action taken against her after she posted a questionable Facebook message last week during school hours.

 

Ellis: Time to reboot Oktibbeha's Democratic Party

Posted 11/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 38 Rep. Tyrone Ellis and Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman are widely considered to be the faces of the Oktibbeha County Democratic Party, but Ellis is set to become the party's primary standard-bearer after Wiseman steps out of public office on June 30.

Bulldogs win Unified Egg Bowl

Posted 11/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anyone who arrived at Monday's Unified Egg Bowl a few minutes after it ended would have found it difficult to determine which team had won the contest.

Carver, Wynn mulling Starkville mayoral bids

Posted 11/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On the heels of learning Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will not run for re-election, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver and Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn said they would consider a mayoral campaign if the right conditions emerge.

 

Brown, incumbent election commissioners hold onto vote leads

Posted 11/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Election night leads for school board candidate John Brown and incumbent Oktibbeha County Election Commissioners Myles Carpenter and Greg Fulgham solidified into victories on Monday as processed absentee and affidavit ballots did not significantly impact their respective vote margins.

 

 

Feeding the area poor is 'in the bag'

Posted 11/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It is about 10:30 on a sunny Saturday morning and the activity in a parking lot on the Mississippi State University campus has come to an abrupt stop.

 

Wiseman won't seek third term as Starkville mayor

Posted 11/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Parker Wiseman will conclude an eight-year stint as Starkville's mayor on June 30 when he steps away from local politics.

Wynn bringing Wal-Mart TIF package back for vote

Posted 11/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen are expected to again consider a $1.35 million-maximum tax increment financing package Tuesday that would help land a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in east Starkville and construct a public roadway to spur new development.

2 Starkville shooting suspects now face capital murder charges

Posted 11/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Columbus men allegedly linked to a Starkville homicide last weekend now face capital murder charges.

KKK recruiting in Starkville

Posted 11/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A photo of a flier the Ku Klux Klan reportedly distributed on the Mississippi State University campus last week is circulating on social media.

 

3 groups submit SOCSD superintendent search proposals

Posted 11/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three firms are vying for a contract to handle the upcoming search for Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway's successor.

 

 

Unified Egg Bowl to take place Monday

Posted 11/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi will compete for a good cause Monday in the third annual Unified Egg Bowl.

 

 

EAEOCS representative specifies plans for old Moor High School

Posted 11/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's old Moor High School could become a museum for local public education efforts and a home for educational support services if a lease or purchase agreement can be reached between the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors and the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.

 

Brown, election commission incumbents take leads into today

Posted 11/9/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees candidate John Brown, District 1 Election Commissioner Greg Fulgham and District 3 Election Commissioner Myles Carpenter appear to be on the path to victory after Tuesday's General Election.

SPD arrests fifth suspect allegedly tied to Starkville robbery, shooting

Posted 11/9/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department arrested a Columbus teenager Tuesday for his alleged role in a weekend robbery and subsequent shooting in the Cotton District.

SOCSD offers program for held-back students

Posted 11/9/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirty current fifth- and sixth-grade students held back at Armstrong Middle School and Overstreet Elementary may soon have an opportunity to return to their intended grades.

 

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