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Unity Park organizers unveil plaques at MLK event

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost four years after its construction and months of renovations, Unity Park and its numerous plaques honoring local and state figures key in advancing civil rights were formally dedicated and unveiled during Starkville's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.

Bynum issues challenge at MSU MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The president of Mississippi Valley State University challenged members of the Mississippi State and Starkville community to choose wisely between "chaos and community" in their daily lives and actions.


Oktibbeha Circuit Clerk, board president face election challenges

Posted 1/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New challengers have emerged for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk, District 2 supervisor and coroner, meaning incumbents must now launch their own campaigns for re-election.


Activists targeting Tuesday's aldermen meeting

Posted 1/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Monday, Starkville residents will march in solidarity of equal rights during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. One day later, aldermen are expected to rubberstamp decisions that critics say take away equality from members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.

Starkville, Oktibbeha likely to issue industrial bonds by May

Posted 1/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is expected to ask Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen to issue a combined $10 million in economic development bonds.

'Irreplaceable' MSU usher dies at 88

Posted 1/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jean Williams, Starkville volunteer, dedicated member of First United Methodist Church and famous usher at Mississippi State basketball games, died Sunday.

Dak's back!

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rest easy, Mississippi State fans. On Wednesday afternoon, MSU quarterback Dak Prescott delivered the message Bulldog fans hoped to hear: He's coming back.

Gulf search for missing Starkville kayaker ends

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Search and rescue efforts to locate a missing Starkville man were called off Tuesday after crews located a small kayak floating about three miles off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tagert says Russell St. redesign work should begin next year

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major infrastructure project that will boost pedestrian and bike connectivity in the Russell Street corridor should begin in 2016.


Petitioners deliver about 2K signatures against bond

Posted 1/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley took no action on a proposed $13.2 million bond after opponents delivered about 2,000 signatures.



Oktibbeha school bond opponents say they've reached petition requirements

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers hoping to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to the polls are expected to hit the required petition tally after county officials worked Monday night vetting signatures.



Aldermen expand once-shunned financing option for Cadence purchase

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen previously bemoaned the issuance of certificates of participation to construct a new city hall and their subsequent passage by the prior administration as a financial burden that circumvented the will of the people.


Time running out for bond petitioners

Posted 1/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although petitioners hoping to force a $13.2 million-maximum Oktibbeha County School District bond to an election were short of signatures Saturday, organizers stepped up door-to-door canvassing efforts this weekend.

Wiseman vetoes board's actions targeting LGBT employees

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued his promised vetoes of two board resolutions.

Perkins initiated closed-door policy changes

Documents show Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins initiated Tuesday's executive session motions that repealed Starkville's resolution supporting equality and amended the city's plus-one insurance option to only spouses in state-recognized marriages.

MSU womens basketball team on record-pace in both wins, fan attendance

Commitment means something to Bob and Carol Schwanebeck.


Wiseman: Aldermen offered no explanation for LGBT-related policy discussions in executive session

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman slammed aldermen Wednesday for removing LGBT-friendly policies without public debate and began the process vetoing the board's action.


Aldermen kill equality, same-sex insurance resolutions

Five Starkville aldermen on Tuesday repealed the city's equality resolution and ended its plus-one insurance option available to workers' same-sex partners.

Supervisors refuse closed-door hospital discussions

A coalition of three supervisors rebuked an attempt to discuss OCH Regional Medical Center finances in executive session Monday.


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