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Oktibbeha votes to lower state flag

Posted 1/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi state flag lost another home Tuesday when Oktibbeha County supervisors voted to only fly the U.S. banner above county-owned facilities.

 

Adjusted Academy Sports TIF plan moves forward

Posted 1/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a tax increment financing (TIF) plan Tuesday that should meet the needs of Academy Sports developers and facilitate the store's construction in western Starkville.

 

MSU to host Buzz Aldrin for Global Lecture Series

Posted 1/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Global Lecture Series is continuing as the Student Association hosts Buzz Aldrin in Lee Hall's Bettersworth Auditorium next month.

Starkville celebrates MLK's legacy

Posted 1/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Among choruses of "Amazing Grace" and "God Bless America" at Unity Park, speakers at Monday's Martin Luther King Jr. rally urged Oktibbeha County residents to become a force of change for the better as a way to honor the late civil rights pioneer.

Mission Mississippi leader challenges MLK Day crowd at MSU

Posted 1/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The president of an interdenominational movement promoting racial reconciliation throughout the state challenged his audience to "find your own dream" and "make your own contribution" during Mississippi State's 22nd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Breakfast at The Mill at MSU Conference Center.

Howard wants to form Oktibbeha race relations group

Posted 1/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard wants fellow board members to consider establishing an Oktibbeha County race relations committee charged with working with various community groups to help continue promoting equality.

 

Few details available in area shooting

Posted 1/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Law enforcement agents in Oktibbeha and Noxubee counties are investigating a weekend incident in which one victim was shot in the arm about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

 

Starkville inmate facing additional theft charges

Posted 1/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department served additional warrants Thursday on a local inmate previously charged with gun and automobile burglary charges.

Oktibbeha Co. to talk state flag Tuesday

Posted 1/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said he will add a public discussion on the future of the Mississippi state flag to Tuesday's agenda.

 

Free training helps equip women for employment

Posted 1/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Enrollment events are scheduled for the Christian Women's Job Corps (CWJC), which offers free computer and job skills training for women.

 

Vaughn's attorney wants prosecutor to recuse

Posted 1/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In two separate motions, Starkville Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins seeks to have special prosecutor George Mitchell recuse from a pending appeal of Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence directed verdict and asks that the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors foot the bill for his legal services.

City Hall-usage veto should hold if votes remain the same

Posted 1/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mayor Parker Wiseman's veto of a policy restricting City Hall's usage for public events should hold if the same bloc that opposed the matter last week holds in a potential override attempt.

 

HORNE Cyber Solutions opening up shop at MSU research park

Posted 1/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A new company born out of a recent business acquisition will operate in Mississippi State University's Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park, the university announced Tuesday.

 

Radvanyi, former MSU professor and ambassador, dies at 93

Posted 1/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Janos Radvanyi, a former Mississippi State University faculty member and Hungary's ambassador to the U.S., died Monday following an extended illness, the university announced Tuesday.

Starkville aldermen vote to fire SPD officer

Posted 1/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen on Monday unanimously rejected officer Jeremy Akins' letter of resignation and fired the three-year Starkville Police Department veteran.

 

Aldermen expected to decide officer's fate

Posted 1/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will hold closed-door discussions today on a police officer's employment status 5:30 p.m. today at City Hall.

 

City leaders say Academy Sports deal likely

Without fully tipping their hand, two Starkville leaders say the proposed Academy Sports development could be saved with a minor adjustment to the city's sales tax pledge toward the project's tax increment financing package.

 

Interest growing in retail development firm for Starkville

A canceled meeting between city aldermen, Golden Triangle Development LINK representatives and an Alabama-based economic development firm indicates Starkville leaders are interested in an outside group handling retail attraction and development.

 

 

MSU considers banning popular hoverboards in buildings

Mississippi State is expected to approve a policy change this month that prevents the use of hoverboards inside all campus buildings.

 

LINK to unveil Oktibbeha industrial park plans Friday

The Golden Triangle Development LINK will unveil plans to develop a 400-acre industrial park in Oktibbeha County to various community stakeholders Friday at East Mississippi Community College.

 

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