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Report: Most Starkville parks in poor condition

Posted 6/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

More than half of Starkville's eight public parks are in poor condition and only Fire Station Park, which serves as home to the Greater Starkville Development Partnership-managed Starkville Community Market, received an excellent designation, according to an assessment produced by Dalhoff Thomas Design Studio.

Simmons seeks another continuance

Posted 6/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jeffery Simmons was expected back in Macon Municipal Court today, but his lawyer, Jay Perry of Starkville, said Monday his case is expected to be continued for a second time.

Traffic stop recovers stolen firearm

Posted 6/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man was charged with possession of a stolen firearm after a traffic stop Sunday.

Oktibbeha Co. development rules go into effect next month

Posted 6/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County will soon have its first development guidelines and a permitting process for new construction this summer unless supervisors have a drastic change of heart in the next month.


Starkville eyes historic designation for Oktibbeha Gardens

Posted 6/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is expected to begin a process that will place Oktibbeha Gardens on the National Register of Historic Places and recognize its historic significance.


Holloway named finalist in Hattiesburg superintendent search

Toriano Holloway, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's assistant superintendent for federal programs and operations, is one of three candidates vying to become Hattiesburg Public School District's next leader.

MSU baseball: The return of the Byrne

In ancient Greek philosophy, it was called "First Cause," the idea that everything seen in the visible world can be linked to one original source or "first cause." Applied in a less cosmic sense, you could make the argument that the "first cause" for the success Mississippi State's football and baseball programs now enjoy can be attributed to the first of three hires made in 2008.


Starkville Aldermen reject free donation for police space

Starkville aldermen rejected a temporary donation of office space from former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill Tuesday despite Starkville Police Chief Frank Nichols saying his department needs additional space ahead of police station renovations.



Oktibbeha Co. moves forward with hospital analysis

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously began a process Monday to hire a strategic analyst and study OCH Regional Medical Center's financial outlook and overall services in the coming months.


Bulldogs ride pitching, timely bats to sweep

Mississippi State has now played in 35 NCAA baseball regionals and as of Sunday night have won 12 of them. As regionals go, the one that ended Sunday was very, very good for the Bulldogs, but it wasn't a "Super" regional. That comes this weekend.

Left Field Lounge embraces America's pastime

Baseball holds the heart of the Mississippi State University family around this time of year -- especially this year.


Mississippi State updates unmanned aircraft policy

Mississippi's leading research university has updated its unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and model aircraft policy.


MSU names new art department head

A longtime faculty member in Mississippi State's College of Architecture, Art and Design is the new permanent leader of its art department.

MSU allows Simmons to enroll while facing charges

Mississippi State University announced Thursday that Jeffery Simmons has enrolled at the university and will be allowed to play football, under conditions, including being suspended for the first game of his career.


Starkville man found dead in pond

A Starkville man was found dead in an Oktibbeha County pond Thursday.



District 5 fire department secures Class 7 fire rating

Oktibbeha County's District 5 Volunteer Fire Department's fire district received a Class 7 fire rating from the Mississippi State Rating Bureau Wednesday, and property owners in the area should see an immediate decrease in their insurance premiums.



Highway 182 redevelopment plan expected Sept. 30

Planners with the Alabama- and Tennessee-based firm Farmer Morgan LLC announced Wednesday they'll complete a Highway 182 redevelopment and marketing initiative by the end of September.


NCAA regionals to bring fans and income

Thousands of college baseball fans will pack Dudy Noble Field this weekend for the NCAA regional tournament, and Starkville's business owners hope to replicate the turnout in the city's stores, restaurants and hotels.

Photo: Remembering the fallen

Posted 5/31/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gary Chesser and other veterans salute the flag during the Starkville Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday.


Highway 182 corridor development meeting set

Posted 5/31/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials, planners and business developers are set to pitch ideas about how to draw new businesses to the Highway 182 business corridor in a public meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday.



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