The Mississippi Attorney General's Office sent a letter to vice mayor Roy A. Perkins on Friday saying it would not provide further comment on a school money issue after aldermen approved the framework for a legal funds transfer in its last regular meeting.
The amount of money one single ad valorem tax mill brings into Oktibbeha County is projected to increase slightly for the upcoming fiscal year, but the additional value isn't expected to significantly impact tax rates or county coffers.
There are no Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits left in the Golden Triangle.
At least three Starkville aldermen have not yet committed their support to a bond issuance next month that could fund a new industrial park near the Miss. Highway 182 and Miss. Highway 25 interchange.
An Oktibbeha County man was detained Friday after a New Light Road shooting injured another man.
Starkville officials predict a sharp uptick in hotel and restaurant business this December when Mississippi State University hosts the 2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association's state football championship games.
Oktibbeha County could add an additional crew and service territory to its current road maintenance system next fiscal year, a move that Road Manager Victor Collins says could provide timelier road grading operations and better resource management.
Starkville aldermen rescinded a previous motion limiting City Clerk Lesa Hardin's ability to pay bills after a special-call meeting was needed Tuesday for the city to make payroll payments.
Supervisors unanimously approved a new nightclub ordinance Monday that will require new bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in Oktibbeha County to obtain yearly operating permits and follow minimum life-safety standards.
The Golden Triangle Development LINK secured the last local-level funding commitment for a proposed East Mississippi Community College workforce development center Monday as Oktibbeha County supervisors pledged $2.5 million across 15 years for the project.
Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to sign a new agreement for economic development services with the Golden Triangle Development LINK Monday, thereby continuing a two-year relationship with the organization and opening the door for potential city and county bond issuances for a new industrial park and funding pledges for a tri-county workforce development center.
Starkville school board members are expected to approve a transfer of almost $500,000 in excess 1986 bond monies to the city during a special board meeting Tuesday, which in turn will position the city government to legally transfer the money back for Greensboro Center renovations.
City staff members say they have produced a user-friendly landscaping ordinance after making minor tweaks to Starkville's current rules and cutting down the size of the document by about 20 pages.
Representatives for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed an order of mandamus with Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on Friday seeking an emergency hearing and full access to the county's run-off election materials, information they attest was kept from them by Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton for privacy reasons.
Starkville aldermen approved a non-binding letter of intent Tuesday to begin purchase negotiations with Cadence Bank for its $2.55 million Jackson Street location.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will introduce a resolution during today's board of aldermen meeting authorizing the legal transfer of over-collected school taxes to Starkville School District.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman will introduce a resolution during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting authorizing the legal transfer of over-collected school taxes back to Starkville School District.
It was packed Sunday at Buffalo Wild Wings in Starkville. There were people waiting for tables at 2 p.m. as the World Cup Final match began. At halftime, men had to wait to use the bathroom.
Oktibbeha County School District and Starkville School District officials have approved separate operating budgets for the 2014-2015 school year that, on paper, constitute $65.69 million in combined expenses.
Starkville will begin to explore options Tuesday for fixing road surfaces within the Sportsplex's property that are showing significant tied to increasing traffic and the infrastructure's age.
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