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Deason departs from Golden Triangle LINK

Posted 9/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK Chief Operating Officer Joe Deason is heading to Madison County.

Spruill files appeal with Mississippi Supreme Court in election contest

Posted 9/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill's legal team is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to find her election challenger, Johnny Moore, sidestepped an established process allowing political parties to handle questions or complaints raised in their own primaries.

Four SHS students named National Merit semifinalists

Posted 9/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four Starkville High School seniors were recently recognized as 2017 national merit semifinalists.

Oktibbeha supervisors finalize FY '18 budget

Posted 9/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors finalized Oktibbeha County's upcoming $56.46 million budget Tuesday that carries with it an almost 2-mill tax increase for property owners.

Judge sets deadline for Second Baptist to comply with court order

Posted 9/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Deacons at Second Baptist Church in Starkville have until Sept. 22 to turn over information from two bank accounts they opened, as well as the keys to the church building, to its board of trustees.

Refusing to be 'the victim': Women learn basic self-defense through SPD course

Posted 9/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After planting her feet in a firm stance to prepare for the next move, Leslie Pevey threw a right jab towards her opponent.


Some Oktibbeha voters could shift to avoid split ballots

Posted 9/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An effort by the Oktibbeha County Election Commission to clean up split precincts created by prior redistricting efforts will place more than 250 voters in new constable and justice court judge districts ahead of November's special elections.



PETA calls for MSU Meat Laboratory investigation

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking Mississippi State University's police department to investigate and file animal cruelty charges against MSU Meat Science Laboratory workers after U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors observed two instances of inhumane slaughters this year.


Workers still exploring SPD seepage issue

Continued water seepage issues at the future home of Starkville Police Department pushed aldermen to authorize additional ground borings at the former city hall and delay the signing of a certificate of completion for the building Tuesday.


America, a land of liberty and justice for some

Steve Loomis is angry.


OCH posts $5.1M loss in 10 months

OCH Regional Medical Center reported an approximate $5.1 million loss after the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, and that loss could affect potential bids for the public health care facility, said consultant Ted Woodrell.


Aldermen interview school board candidates

Three Mississippi State University employees vying for a spot on the Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees appeared for interviews before the Board of Aldermen on Tuesday.



Oktibbeha supes open bids for road work

Itawamba County's B&M Paving Company could soon be the recipient of infrastructure Oktibbeha County road improvement contracts totaling $2.6 million.


Perkins alludes to potential conflict with school board vote

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins indirectly suggested Ward 5 Alderman Patrick Miller should recuse from any vote dealing with Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees candidate Sumner Davis, who leads a Mississippi State University Extension department that employs Miller on a full-time basis.

Project to fill gaps between unconnected sidewalks

As the 2016-2017 fiscal year nears its end, Starkville residents will begin to see the completion of sidewalk installations and improvements throughout the city.

Willie Road shooting investigation yields arrest

Oktibbeha County resident Jerry Lee Obrien, 38, will be arraigned in justice court Friday after he was arrested in connection to an Aug. 24 shooting on Willie Road.

SPD using social media to reduce burglaries

Starkville Police Department Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady is trying to thwart would-be burglars one tweet and Facebook post at a time.

No tax increase expected for Starkville residents

Posted 8/31/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County and Starkville property owners' expected tax rates are becoming clearer as the city's tentative Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget does not call for a millage increase for operational expenses.

Columbus man arrested for stealing car in Starkville

Posted 8/31/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Columbus man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a car in Starkville.

SPD searching for credit card fraud suspect

Posted 8/30/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers are searching for a man wanted for alleged credit card fraud.


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