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Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions

Posted 6/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director and District 1 Constable Shank Phelps is retiring from his two positions effective July 1.

Lincoln collection lands at MSU

Posted 6/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitting at his desk, all former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams can see are the empty shelves and cases surrounding him.

Wiseman sees future park space for Rolling Hills

Posted 6/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says he's optimistic the incoming mayor and board of aldermen will continue his efforts to obtain a small portion of Ward 6 land and convert the space into a public park for the Rolling Hills subdivision.


Starkville settles fuel dispute with former airport operator

Posted 6/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A dispute over a reimbursement claim for lost airplane fuel appears to be settled after Starkville aldermen voted to pay Kenneth Aasand $2,081.56 contingent on the former George M. Bryan Airport fixed-based operator signing a settlement agreement.


Wiseman recounts eight years of growth in Starkville

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As his two terms in office draw to a close, Mayor Parker Wiseman believes the local economy has seen tremendous growth in the previous eight years, adding that Starkville is a city where he is proud to continue life as a private citizen.

County pushes city to relax Cornerstone regulations

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is expected to lead a discussion Tuesday on Starkville's development regulations after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors penned a letter asking the city to relax landscaping and sidewalk requirements in Cornerstone Park.

Starkville Police to open new offices June 30

Posted 6/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is set to move from City Hall into its renovated police headquarters at 101 E. Lampkin St. and will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new station Jun. 30.

Billboard ordinance to be discussed Tuesday

Posted 6/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen will consider changes to the city ordinance regulating billboards on Tuesday, but at least one local billboard company manager says the proposal goes too far.


Bash organizers see future in downtown location

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both Bulldog Bash organizers and downtown merchants are hopeful this year's location -- the intersection of Main and Jackson streets -- allows the Mississippi State University Student Association-sponsored event to grow larger and become a spotlight for the area.



Ford appointed to mayoral challenge

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will oversee Starkville attorney Johnny Moore's legal challenge of May's mayoral runoff election.


Photos: Scenes from the J.L. King Center

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Desmond Woods, left, and Joshua Calmes, both 8, listen to Americorps Vista volunteer Betty Robertson on how to prepare a healthy snack during the Kids in the Kitchen program at the J.L. King Center in Starkville on Wednesday.

Democratic Party affirms Spruill's mayoral victory

Posted 6/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party's municipal election committee unanimously affirmed Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's May 16 runoff victory Tuesday after opponent Johnny Moore's attorney argued the party no longer has jurisdiction over the Moore-requested challenge since the campaign filed a new petition in circuit court.

AMS, Overstreet principals trading places

Posted 6/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board of trustees voted on Tuesday evening to switch the principals at Armstrong Middle School and Overstreet School.

Moore seeks judicial review of mayoral runoff

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville attorney Johnny Moore asked a judge to mediate his contest of the May 16 Democratic primary runoff one day before his counsel was set to argue election issues before Oktibbeha County Democratic Party executives.

Starkville K-12 teachers travel to Israel, Jordan with MSU program

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District teachers, as well as Mississippi State University students and professors, are traveling in the Middle East for an educational archeology trip offered through the Fulbright-Hays grant awarded last year.

Certified election results expands Carver's win

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The certified results from Starkville's June 6 election show Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver won a third term by 19 votes, but the total votes from Ward 1's race were drastically reduced after an erroneous report.


Strain: MBI investigation will be done 'by the book'

Posted 6/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation's probe of a June 3 officer-involved shooting in Starkville has not yet yielded charges against an injured Starkville man.


Bidding farewell to Super Gabe

Posted 6/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If Gabriel "Super Gabe" Valentine taught those around him anything, it's that courage comes in small packages.

Artist's 'Stark Vegas' design steps into spotlight

Posted 6/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sports Center has a little -- and in some cases a lot of -- just about everything when it comes to sports apparel.

Former MSU communication professor Flick dies at 73

Hank Flick, a former Mississippi State University Department of Communication professor known for his exuberant teaching style and his work as a public address announcer for Bulldog athletics, has died.


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