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Madison man linked to Starkville drug sales

Posted 9/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Authorities in Madison County say a 19-year-old man has been arrested for suspicion of selling the drug LSD at Mississippi State University.

 

 

Plus-one insurance policy again up for discussion

Posted 9/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Fresh off the heels of a closed-door session last week on Starkville's new plus-one insurance policy, aldermen again will take up the matter during their 5:30 p.m. Tuesday meeting.

 

 

Poverty education class comes to Starkville

Posted 9/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville non-profit organization Bridges out of Poverty is hosting a day long training session Tuesday.

 

 

Overall county millage rate increasing .91 mills for school needs

Posted 9/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors on Monday are expected to approve an overall 111.88-mill governmental and school ad valorem tax rate, which is almost a mill increase from the current levy.

 

 

Starkville guarding detailed FY 2014-2015 budget

Posted 9/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville employees asked The Dispatch and a Starkville resident to file Freedom of Information Act requests Thursday for its upcoming Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, an act that could shield the intricacies of the city's guiding financial document from public inspection before Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.

 

Starkville Parks' finances reaches 'critical' situation

Posted 9/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission leader Dan Moreland is making a last-minute call for additional Fiscal Year 2014-2015 funding after sending a letter to aldermen stating his autonomous city department is forecasted almost $57,000 short for September and operated at an estimated $10,000 monthly loss for at least a portion of the current fiscal year.

City insurance policy survives challenge

Posted 9/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's new plus-one insurance policy survived a board challenge Tuesday, but not before residents hammered aldermen for perceived transparency issues and the proposed change's potential impact to same-sex partners.

Public memorial for Cristil Thursday

Mississippi State University will host a public memorial 6 p.m. Thursday at Humphrey Coliseum for longtime "Voice of the Bulldogs" Jack Cristil, who died Sunday.

Legendary Bulldogs' announcer Cristil dead at 88

Jack Cristil, who served as MSU's play-by-play announcer for football and basketball for 58 years, passed away Sunday at the Sanctuary Hospice House of Tupelo. Cristil, who suffered from cancer and kidney disease, was 88.

Alleged Club Rock shooter arrested in Memphis

U.S. Marshals on Thursday arrested a Starkville man in Memphis that allegedly participated in March's Club Rock shooting.

Wiseman: New employee insurance tiers will help all city workers

After Starkville aldermen unanimously approved a change in employee's insurance options Tuesday, officials downplayed an unauthorized press release by Human Rights Campaign that applauded the city for extending coverage to workers' LGBT partners, instead saying the new, tiered-rate packages provide cost-saving options for all employees, rather than a specific group.

Little tests water with minimum design standards

Ward 3 Alderman David Little's attempt to set basic design standards for metal buildings in Starkville could find traction in future discussions after few public comments against the proposal emerged Tuesday.

 

MSU students on dig site fled ground war in Israel

A routine archaeological dig in Israel this summer put a group of Mississippi State University students and faculty members in the middle of a conflict that escalated into a full-scale war.

 

MSU building 'car of the future'

Driven to lead in vehicle performance and energy efficiency, Mississippi State University engineers are steering development of the "Car of the Future."

 

Oktibbeha County awaiting potential storm shelter grant

Oktibbeha County supervisors should know in three or four months if the county will receive a significant federal grant for construction of a domed-roof storm shelter on Industrial Park Road.

 

Perkins, Wynn tangle over conference travel

Starkville aldermen approved a November conference trip for Mayor Parker Wiseman and Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn on Tuesday, but the matter pit Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins and the first-term representative at odds over the value of continuing education and ever-tightening city finances.

Arrest follows Brookville Gardens shooting

Starkville police arrested a local man Sunday after a Brookville Garden shooting injured another man in his car.

 

Flat tax rate forecast for upcoming fiscal year

Starkville is expected to operate with the same ad valorem tax rate in the upcoming fiscal year, officials forecasted Tuesday, after staff said an expected early January economic development bond issuance will mean the city won't need additional funds for payments until Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

 

Bulldog Bash featuring Southern country, rock

Southern music fans will hear familiar accents singing country and rock songs at this year's Bulldog Bash.

 

 

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