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Man charged with agg assault, attempted arson

Posted 12/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man has been charged with aggravated assault and attempted arson.

 

OCSD preparing $13.2M-maximum bond ahead of July's consolidation

Posted 12/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District has filed its intent to issue up to $13.2 million in bonds to help facilitate construction of new buildings needed for the consolidated school district's partnership with Mississippi State University.

 

 

County investments materialize in 2014 as Oktibbeha readies for industrial park

Posted 12/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County's improving economy can be informally measured by a number of new buildings reaching to the sky and workers turning dirt at bustling projects, but the sale of bonds for the area's best bet for significant economic development -- a new industrial park -- won't occur until next year. Here's a look at five of Oktibbeha County's biggest economic development stories from 2014:

 

 

Outcry, complaints follow Starkville aldermen in 2014

Posted 12/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A lot of controversy stirred up by Starkville aldermen in 2013 -- their first six months in office -- followed them into 2014.

 

A Starkville family, faced with trying circumstances, refuses to let their joy diminish

Posted 12/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

What do you call a family like the Sullivans? How would you describe a family whose challenges include not one, but two children with special needs?

Starkville sets budget meeting for Jan. 5

Posted 12/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's three-person budget committee will meet Jan. 5 to discuss how individual departments are adhering to their Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budgets.

Wiseman vetoes board's City Hall plaque order

Posted 12/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman vetoed a board order Monday that called for the installation of a plaque honoring sitting aldermen.

Starkville City Hall offers benefits, challenges for potential buyers

Posted 12/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials hope to lure potential buyers for City Hall with the economic potential it has as a property located a short walk from Main Street's influential economy.

 

No recognition for prior administration's City Hall efforts

Posted 12/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As it stands, a plaque will be placed on Starkville's new City Hall next year that will honor four aldermen who were not in office when its plans were developed and three others who fought against its construction.

 

Cowbells ring -- are you listening?

Posted 12/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thanks to their team accepting an invitation to the Capital One Orange Bowl, Mississippi State fans will have the opportunity to ring in the new year in Miami -- literally.

Starkville listing City Hall, lagoon for sale Jan. 1

Posted 12/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a series of orders Tuesday that will position the city to proceed with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street branch next year.

MSU's accreditation reaffirmed by SACSCOC for another 10 years

Posted 12/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has reaffirmed the accreditation for Mississippi State University for the next decade.

 

Supes approve Oktibbeha's comprehensive plan

Posted 12/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a 61-page comprehensive plan Monday that will help guide future growth in the next 20 years.

 

 

Holloway: State underfunding burdens teachers

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Associated Press report claims the state underfunded Starkville School District by $12.08 million from Fiscal Year 2009-2015.

 

Entergy Miss. leader encourages MSU grads to make a difference

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Think about how you can give back to your community and make it a better place," Entergy Mississippi President and CEO Haley R. Fisackerly said during Saturday's fall commencement ceremonies at Mississippi State University.

Moreland resigning as Parks chair effective Dec. 31

Posted 12/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks Commission Chairman Dan Moreland tendered a letter of resignation this week to Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins and will step down from his position by the end of the year. Perkins asked Moreland to continue serving until June 30, but the commissioner refused.

MSU's Prescott seeks injunction against Miss. T-shirt maker

Posted 12/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A legal dispute between MSU quarterback Dak Prescott and a south Mississippi T-shirt maker moved to Oktibbeha County Circuit Court this week.

Restaurant Week moving to 10-day event

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When is a week longer than seven days? When it involves the relationship between college baseball, dining out and economic impact.

MSU'S Keenum part of United Nations ceremony

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum and leaders from other universities around the nation signed the Presidents' Commitment to Food and Nutrition Security on Tuesday at the United Nations in New York City.

 

Mitt Romney to speak at MSU Jan. 28

Posted 12/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University will welcome former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney to campus Jan. 28 to take part in the university's Global Lecture Series.

 

 

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