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Petition effort kills OCSD bond attempt for now

Calls for a major school construction referendum are now moot after Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley rescinded a $13.2 million bond intent notice Monday.

 

Community market seeks new home at fire station greenspace

Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials hope to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the city to take over management of Fire Station No. 1's greenspace and move Starkville Community Market to the Russell Street corridor's terminus.

 

Three-way race emerges for District 5 supervisor seat

A new challenger, 27-year-old political newcomer Ernest Rogers Jr., qualified this week as the third Democrat vying for Oktibbeha County's District 5 supervisor's seat.

 

 

No bids in yet for City Hall, lagoon properties

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While some aldermen seem intent on moving forward with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street location, a financing issue could manifest in the middle of the month.

 

 

Fire damages 3 Collegiate Heights apartments

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials say an apparent cooking fire damaged three Collegiate Heights apartments Saturday morning, but no injuries were reported during the incident.

 

Castleberry recognized at Partnership banquet

Posted 1/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During its annual awards banquet, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership honored Mark Castleberry.

Aldermen eye immediate savings as Parks takeover approaches

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend city code and absorb the autonomous Starkville Parks Commission.

Romney speaks at MSU, still undeclared for 2016

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In front of a sold out Lee Hall Auditorium on Mississippi State University's campus, Gov. Mitt Romney delivered a speech to students and supporters as part of MSU's Global Lecture Series.

MSUPD arrests armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Police Department arrested a Starkville man Tuesday in connection to an armed robbery during last year's homecoming festivities.

Demonstration school seeks statewide impact

Posted 1/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A school that costs $30 million shouldn't have walls, according to Mississippi State University professor Devon Brenner.

 

Election now apparent for OCSD school bonds

Posted 1/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton said his office verified enough petition signatures to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election this year.

 

$1M bond set for gas station shooting suspect

Posted 1/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver set a combined $1 million bond for a Starkville man who allegedly shot a gas station attendant Friday.

Romney's MSU visit at full capacity

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, will speak at Mississippi State University on Wednesday and all tickets to the events have been claimed.

Banks faces first challenge since 2007

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks will face her first election test since 2007.

Maben man charged with statutory rape

Posted 1/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested and charged a 24-year-old Maben man with statutory rape Saturday.

Legislature takes up texting-while-driving bills

Posted 1/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Golden Triangle state representative says laws against texting while driving are almost assured to pass this legislative term.

Open Meetings Act violation claim expected against Starkville

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill confirmed Wednesday she is in the process of filing an Open Meetings Act violation against the city.

 

SPD seek armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are seeking a suspect in a reported armed robbery early this morning where a store clerk was wounded.

 

 

PPS Starkville, Partnership organize school bond educational efforts

Posted 1/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The organization that represents Starkville's business community and a city school district stakeholder group launched a campaign Wednesday to educate county residents.

 

Aldermen override Wiseman's attempt to save LGBT-friendly policies

Posted 1/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's statement of equality and its plus-one insurance offering will remain off the books after aldermen overrode Mayor Parker Wiseman's vetoes 5-2 Tuesday.

 

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