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Starkville police warn of counterfeit check scam

The Starkville Police Department issued arrest warrants for three men allegedly tied to a counterfeit check scam and warned businesses to be on the lookout for bogus payroll checks stemming from a legitimate contracting business.


Process amending landscape ordinance could begin this month

Starkville aldermen could approve the first step needed to change the city's landscaping ordinance tonight by scheduling a public hearing on revisions later this month.



SSD re-branding effort yields new website

Posted 6/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District unveiled its redesigned website Friday in hopes of better branding the school system and helping improve communication efforts for students, teachers and parents.


Turnover, turmoil mark Starkville aldermen's first year of leadership

Posted 6/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville aldermen's first year in office was mired by numerous instances of public backlash, the departure of key employees and claims of shady dealings, the city has quietly positioned itself for industrial expansion and enjoyed seeing in excess of $100 million in projects enter planning and development stages.


Cotton District, downtown qualify for new Internet service

Posted 6/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Cotton District/Downtown/Historic Central "fiberhood" has qualified for C Spire's high-speed, fiber optic Internet service that promises a 1 gigabit up-and-down connection for residential users, the company announced Thursday.


Open meetings defense: Wynn misspoke

Posted 6/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is defending itself from under-the-table collusion claims by attesting its mayor and seven aldermen do not conduct secret meetings or know how other board members will vote prior to meetings, all while painting the complainant as a political dissident.

SSD projects slight millage increase for FY 2014-2015

Posted 6/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials project the system will require a 65.24-mill tax levy to operate under its Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, a slight increase from FY 2012-2013's and FY 2013-2014's 62.96-mill rate.

Starkville wins two Main Street awards

Posted 6/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Main Street Association awarded its Best New Signage and Best New Development Project awards to Starkville last week for two visible projects in the downtown area.

West Point man arrested for alleged armed robbery

Posted 6/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a 28-year-old West Point resident Thursday after he allegedly broke into an Old West Point Road home and robbed its owner by gunpoint last week.


Auditors give Starkville a clean report, find no significant defects

Posted 6/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville received a clean Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit from the Mississippi-based accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford on Tuesday.


Starkville alderman Vaughn arrested for DUI

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn was arrested by Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department deputies early Thursday morning and charged with a DUI , no insurance and careless driving.

Starkville icon Carole McReynolds Davis dead at 72

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local artist Carole Elizabeth McReynolds Davis, 72, a well-known figure known for her paintings of local figures, her iconic Louisville Street home, her boisterous style of dress and exuberant support of her lifelong home of Starkville, died of natural causes Wednesday.


Starkville approves planning items for chain restaurants

Posted 6/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen unanimously passed planning items Tuesday that will allow national fast food chains Panda Express and Sonic to offer new or more services in Starkville.


Starkville police chief graduates from FBI academy

Posted 6/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police Chief Frank Nichols was among 220 law enforcement agents to graduate Friday from the FBI National Academy Program in Quantico, Va.

MSU's Kibler set to lead Sul Ross State University

Posted 6/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Bill Kibler, Mississippi State University vice president for student affairs, is expected to take over as president of Texas-based Sul Ross State University before fall semester after he was recently named the position's sole finalist.

Road house ordinance talks could be delayed until July

Posted 6/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors may not have an opportunity to discuss a potential ordinance mandating safer night club rules until July as officials travel to the coast this week for a conference.


Starkville police investigating Twitter accounts

Posted 6/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Police Department launched a new investigation last month into a Twitter account parodying an elected official, court documents show, but investigators say the case is not active or moving forward at this time.



School board rewards administrators with raises

Posted 6/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Citing high evaluations and increased workloads associated with 2015's upcoming school consolidation, Starkville School District Board of Trustees members approved 5-percent raises for Superintendent Lewis Holloway and Assistant Superintendents Toriano Holloway and Jody Woodrum following closed-door discussions Tuesday.


Arrests made in Starkville shooting death

Posted 6/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anthony Lamar Williams, of 1200 Louisville St., Apartment C1, has been charged with murder.

Man shot dead at Starkville apartments

Posted 6/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is investigating a daylight shooting at Louisville Street Apartments that killed 27-year-old Tyrell Deshon Gillespie, of 1447 Blair Road, Wednesday.


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