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Unity Park requests heading to supervisors' table

Posted 8/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to mull in-kind renovation requests, including the possibility of supplying labor, next week for a Unity Park facelift that could lead to the under-utilized public space's opening next year.

 

 

Starkville sees limited rollout of MetroCast fiber Internet

Posted 8/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eight single-family Cottages at Creekside units are the first homes in Starkville to receive access to MetroCast's residential fiber-optic Internet service, the company announced Friday.

 

 

Police: MSU junior dies from apparent overdose

Posted 8/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged two men with felonies after a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student died from an apparent drug overdose Sunday.

 

Check into 'Hotel Hell' tonight for Starkville episode

Posted 8/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Fox network reality show "Hotel Hell" airing tonight hits close to home for the Golden Triangle. Hotel Chester in downtown Starkville is the focus of the episode that brought show creator and host Gordon Ramsay and his crew to the college town to film in June 2013.

Minor adjustment expected for Mill parking garage plan

Slight changes to the combined Mill project's parking garage are expected after workers found a debris pile at the construction site, but developers say their portions of the significant retail development are moving forward with few issues.

Taxis to transport students home from bars

The Mississippi State University Student Association-funded Night Route, a transportation system that moves students from campus to various Starkville bars and restaurants, will transition to a taxi-based system that takes riders home from some venues, MSUSA President Brett Harris confirmed during his group's budget presentation to aldermen Tuesday.

 

MSU President Keenum elected as vice chairman

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7.

 

Aldermen override Perkins on Cadence acquisition

An effort led by Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins to execute a purchase contract for Cadence Bank's Main Street branch was delayed by his fellow board members Tuesday after other aldermen said proper due diligence studies, including cost projections for renovations and a proper site inspection, were needed before the city formally acquires the property.

Starkville signs on to LINK project

After two days of lobbying, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins secured a combined $10 million commitment from Starkville and Oktibbeha County that will develop a new industrial park and could add more than 1,000 jobs in the next decade.

Oktibbeha moves closer to new industrial park

Oktibbeha County took a step toward funding a new industrial park when supervisors approved a resolution supporting a Golden Triangle Development LINK-backed project that economic developers conservatively hope will create more than 1,000 new jobs.

Cadence Bank purchase contract on Starkville agenda

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a purchase contract for Cadence Bank on Tuesday, but the city's progress toward a possible transaction is unknown after staff members were only recently authorized to pursue the property.

City, county to address combined $10M industrial park bonds

The governing bodies of Oktibbeha County and Starkville could pass a combined $10 million in economic bonds that will help construct a shovel-ready industrial park to help lure manufacturing jobs.

 

Investigator: Death at 21 Apartments does not appear suspicious

Oktibbeha County investigators believe a man who was found dead at 21 Apartments Thursday did not die from any suspicious causes.

 

 

City contributions to Horse Park, theater on the chopping block

The amount of money Starkville gives outside groups, including the Mississippi Horse Park and Starkville Community Theater, is expected to decrease in the upcoming fiscal year as the city's budget committee slashed a $1.5 million wish list to an amount about $41,000 shy of current contributions.

 

Budget committee split on possible employee raises

A small pay increase for Starkville employees is in limbo after the city's budget committee recommended to only fully fund increasing insurance expenses in the upcoming fiscal year.

Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday. Archie Quinn, 53, of Sturgis, was convicted of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Stacy Gray. The jury took less than 45 minutes to return the verdict.

Police connect Crawford man to Central Ave. stabbing

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a Crawford man who allegedly stabbed someone at Central Avenue on Tuesday and fled the scene by foot.

Oktibbeha schools again operating with accreditation

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District is again an accredited school system almost two years after a state takeover, but Conservator Margie Pulley will continue to run the district until 2015's consolidation.

Jurors hear 911 tape as Quinn murder trial begins

Posted 7/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A murder victim's 911 call for help was the highlight of the capital murder trial of Starkville resident Archie Quinn Tuesday.

Warrants served on man for child enticement, touching

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a local man Friday and charged him with numerous counts of sexual crimes against minors.

 

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