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Oktibbeha County eyes move to electronic poll books

Oktibbeha County voters could soon utilize digital poll books instead of their paper versions in upcoming elections.

Starkville's Ward 2 race: Wynn now making independent bid, Jesse Carver declares as a Republican

Starkville's Ward 2 race saw a wholesale change before Friday's qualification deadline, as incumbent Lisa Wynn, who previously qualified this year as a Democrat, shed her party affiliation and is now running as an independent candidate. Meanwhile, Jesse Carver, the brother of Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, declared as a Republican.

MSU broadcaster Ellis to retire from calling football, men's basketball

Jason Crowder can't help but laugh at his favorite Jim Ellis call, one the radio announcer made of the Burke Masters grand slam home run in 1990 that sent the Mississippi State Bulldogs baseball team to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

 

Former MSU employee sues for alleged retaliatory firing

A former Mississippi State University employee alleges she was fired from her job last year after she filed sexual and racial harassment complaints against her co-workers.

 

Partnership analyzing CEO's role before hire

Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees Chairwoman Michelle Amos said the organization could hire a new chief executive officer by the end of March.

Peasant chosen as next SOCSD superintendent

Eddie Peasant, an assistant superintendent with the Tupelo School District and former Mississippi Administrator of the Year, will lead the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District beginning July 1.

 

Investigators looking into suspicious package delivered to Oby's

Law enforcement agents are investigating a suspicious substance delivered to Oby's restaurant Tuesday.

 

Magnolia film festival celebrating 20 years

The Magnolia Independent Film Festival begins its 20th annual event on Thursday showcasing filmmakers from across the world.

Mullen lands 4-year contract extension

Posted 2/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

From the perspective of local high school football coaches, Mississippi State football coach Dan Mullen has built a winning program primarily on in-state players.

Trainer: Wet N Wild deal unlikely until lake repairs are made

Posted 2/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors are unlikely to pursue an offer for the Oktibbeha County Lake-based Starkville Wet N Wild waterpark until the lake's structural integrity is shored up, District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said Monday.

Man nabbed on aggravated assault charge

Posted 2/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man is behind bars at the Oktibbeha County Jail after he and four other armed suspects allegedly broke into a Louisville Street apartment.

2016 felony count hits 5-year high in Starkville

Posted 2/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The number of felony cases handled in Starkville Municipal Court hit a five-year high in 2016, while cases for driving under the influence dropped to a five-year low, statistics released by the city show.

Superintendent candidates see great potential in SOCSD

Posted 2/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

All three candidates vying to become Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's next superintendent agree the school district has the potential to be one of the best public school systems in Mississippi.

SMART manager still eyeing Golden Triangle connections

Posted 2/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system could add connections to Golden Triangle industrial sites outside of Oktibbeha County in the future, as Jeremiah Dumas, MSU's parking services and transit director, confirmed his organization is actively discussing a carpool option with government agencies and private sector providers.

 

SOCSD begins introducing, interviewing superintendent finalists today

Posted 2/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three finalists for the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's upcoming superintendent vacancy will meet district stakeholders and interview with the school board today, Friday and Monday.

 

Starkville aldermen appoint longtime volunteer to school board

Posted 2/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman twice cast tie-breaking votes Tuesday that ultimately decided who would become the newest member of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board.

 

SOCSD board picks 3 finalists for superintendent

Posted 2/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three men are in the running to lead the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District after Superintendent Lewis Holloway retires this summer.

 

Supervisors approve legal, hospital consultant's contracts

Posted 2/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors approved service agreements with legal firm Butler Snow and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell Monday as the board moves closer to exploring a possible OCH Regional Medical Center transaction.

 

City utility phasing out old street lights

Posted 2/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities workers are bathing city streets in a new light.

 

2 MSU employees apply for Turner's school board seat

Posted 2/18/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees President Jenny Turner's seat is expected to be filled by a Mississippi State University-affiliated resident Tuesday.

 

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