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Starkville aldermen effectively fire mayor's assistant

Chanteau Wilson, Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman's administrative assistant, became the third person to be effectively fired by the board of aldermen this term.



Oktibbeha's volunteer fire departments benefiting from grants

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran made an announcement Monday that Oktibbeha County firefighters have heard numerous times before: Federal grant money will help the volunteer fire department purchase needed equipment.



Supes studying draft of subdivision rules

Oktibbeha County supervisors are hashing through a 65-page proposal that, if enacted, will establish development processes and minimum standards for subdivisions outside of incorporated cities.



Parks report not expected until early Aug.

The Starkville Parks Advisory Board is unlikely to deliver its report of recommendations for the citywide system, members confirmed Thursday, after numerous issues prevented the group from meeting in June.


Marijuana plant seized from Starkville man's porch

A Starkville man faces a drug charge after police seized a marijuana plant growing on his residence's porch.

Recusal postpones Vaughn's DUI trial until Aug.

Starkville Alderman Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence trial is set for Aug. 11 after Oktibbeha County Prosecutor Haley Brown recused herself from future proceedings Tuesday.

Myles back to school board despite Wynn's objections

Former Starkville School District Board of Trustees President Eddie Myles rejoined the consolidated school board and will fulfill outgoing President Eric Heiselt's term.

MSU dairy plant gets upgrade

Recent upgrades to the Custer Dairy Processing Plant at Mississippi State University are helping ensure the next generation of Bulldogs can enjoy the same quality which MSU cheese connoisseurs have come to appreciate and expect.

SMART splits Boardtown route, adds new stops for residents

Posted 6/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Rapid Area Transit (SMART) has formally expanded its footprint in Starkville after experimenting with new public routes and stops this year.


Heiselt leaving Starkville school board, recommends Myles to post

Posted 6/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District Board of Trustees member Eric Heiselt tendered his letter of resignation with the city late last week, and Starkville aldermen are expected to hold a special-call meeting to fill his seat before Oktibbeha County School District merges with SSD Wednesday.


Marriage ruling will expand insurance coverage

Posted 6/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi's eventual recognition of marriage equality means additional spouses of city and county workers will be eligible to receive health insurance, officials confirmed Friday.


LINK angling potential 100-job project in Oktibbeha County

Posted 6/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Operating Officer Joey Deason confirmed his organization is close to landing a 100-job economic development project in Oktibbeha County.


New school district, OCEMA to share facility

Posted 6/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The short-term future of Oktibbeha County School District's administrative home was decided Wednesday as supervisors voted 3-2 to temporarily split the Main Street facility between the upcoming Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District and Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency.

Howland looks to build on basketball legacy

Posted 6/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three months after being named Mississippi State's men's basketball coach, Ben Howland made his first appearance before the Starkville Rotary Club at its regular meeting Monday at Starkville Country Club.

SPD undergoing on-site study for CALEA reaccreditation

Posted 6/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department opened its doors and filing cabinets to Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) assessors this week.

Inmate loses effort to seal medical records during appeal

Posted 6/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has denied a motion from death row inmate Bobby Batiste of Starkville to seal his medical records.


Stormwater board finds issues with development

Posted 6/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's stormwater hearing committee tabled an ordinance relief request from Dan Moreland Friday, but final approval from the group is unlikely after members said his Louisville Street development is projected to increase water discharge in the area.



MSU honored for rain garden project

Posted 6/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A rain garden project in Starkville has been given a regional award from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Stormwater waiver request prompts historic meeting

Posted 6/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's three-person stormwater hearing board is holding its first ever meeting today to discuss a storage unit project that yielded heated debate between an alderman and its developer Tuesday.

Man faces 3 counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile

Posted 6/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged a 20-year-old resident with three counts of sexual battery involving a juvenile after receiving a report earlier this month.


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