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Volunteer firefighters scramble to 2 scenes Sunday

Oktibbeha County volunteers quickly extinguished two structure fires Sunday night within hours of each other.

 

Manning case back before state Supreme Court

A Mississippi death row inmate is back before the state's high court to challenge the evidence and his lawyer's performance during his trial in the slayings of two elderly women.

 

County working on possible storm shelter project

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors could address the lack of county-maintained, public storm shelters with federal funding in the future.

 

Grant will fund work on Ulysses Grant memoirs

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.

 

New South Weekends begins with today's block party

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership's fall event series, New South Weekends, begins with the Downtown Block Party from 6-8 p.m. today and Sunday morning's Brunch and Browse Main Street shopping event.

Sheriff encourages safety during football kickoff weekend

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney wants residents and visitors to safely enjoy the start of Mississippi State University's home football season this weekend and be mindful of all city and county alcohol laws.

District 5 VFD replacing aging equipment with grant

Posted 8/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Five Volunteer Fire Department will replace two aging tanker trucks with a new, higher-capacity unit after securing a majority of the transaction's funding through a federal grant, volunteer fire department officials confirmed this week.

MSU AD Stricklin: 'It's true to our vision'

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin simply smiled and shook his head. When asked Tuesday afternoon about his favorite aspect of MSU's soon-to-be unveiled $75 million expansion to Davis Wade Stadium, Stricklin had a hard time choosing.

 

OCSD warning of suspects posing as law enforcement

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are warning residents of two suspects who are reportedly posing as police officers and conducting illegal traffic stops after a resident claimed she was taken to Kemper County against her will Monday.

 

 

Aldermen stall capital improvements exercise

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A process identifying a variety of potential Starkville capital improvement projects was put on hold Tuesday as aldermen were not ready to decide if the city should identify needs in future work sessions with financial advisor Demery Grubbs.

 

MSU ready to unveil fan experience-driven renovations at Davis Wade

Posted 8/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Renovations at Mississippi State University's Davis Wade Stadium, from the installation of more than 6,000 additional seats down to the university's emblem on new elevator buttons, will be ready for Saturday's kickoff against Southern Miss., MSU Athletics Director Scott Stricklin says

 

Aldermen: Pet waste issue highlights lack of trash bins

Posted 8/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will let the city's informal cemetery board decide recommendations on how to curb a growing trend of irresponsible pet owners not cleaning up their animals' waste after the board took no action on the matter Tuesday.

 

SPD ups patrols on Carver, arrests 2 for burglary

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested two men following separate burglary incidents on Carver Drive this week after officers stepped up patrols in the area.

Starkville police presence moves to Twitter

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department launched a Twitter account Wednesday that will provide updates on local policing issues, road conditions and severe weather situations, while directly answering questions and concerns from residents.

Automated electric, water meter rollout expected in 2016

Posted 8/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Workers are expected to replace Starkville's 13,002 electric and 11,037 water meters with automated, usage-measuring devices in 2016 after city aldermen approved an implementation plan that is not expected to increase either utilities' rates.

Unity Park recommendations find support

Posted 8/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A plan to renovate Unity Park into a more pedestrian-friendly green space found support from Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, but the board stopped short of pledging financial support or in-kind services, instead opting to send the proposal back to committee for formal cost estimates.

Starkville market attendance, sales growing

Posted 8/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Market's vendor and attendance counts continue to grow under the second year of Greater Starkville Development Partnership control, market manager Jennifer Prather said, as the event has almost doubled the number of sellers this year and maintained about $4,000 in business per week.

 

MSU names 2 to deal with hog damage

Posted 8/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts has added two staff members who will focus on controlling the state's wild hog population.

 

 

Same-sex couple files marriage license in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ravi Perry and Paris Prince went to Oktibbeha County's courthouse Wednesday and filed their marriage license with the government, a mundane task couples complete on a routine basis.

 

 

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.

 

 

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