STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY

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Little tests water with minimum design standards

Ward 3 Alderman David Little's attempt to set basic design standards for metal buildings in Starkville could find traction in future discussions after few public comments against the proposal emerged Tuesday.

 

MSU students on dig site fled ground war in Israel

A routine archaeological dig in Israel this summer put a group of Mississippi State University students and faculty members in the middle of a conflict that escalated into a full-scale war.

 

MSU building 'car of the future'

Driven to lead in vehicle performance and energy efficiency, Mississippi State University engineers are steering development of the "Car of the Future."

 

Oktibbeha County awaiting potential storm shelter grant

Oktibbeha County supervisors should know in three or four months if the county will receive a significant federal grant for construction of a domed-roof storm shelter on Industrial Park Road.

 

Perkins, Wynn tangle over conference travel

Starkville aldermen approved a November conference trip for Mayor Parker Wiseman and Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn on Tuesday, but the matter pit Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins and the first-term representative at odds over the value of continuing education and ever-tightening city finances.

Arrest follows Brookville Gardens shooting

Starkville police arrested a local man Sunday after a Brookville Garden shooting injured another man in his car.

 

Flat tax rate forecast for upcoming fiscal year

Starkville is expected to operate with the same ad valorem tax rate in the upcoming fiscal year, officials forecasted Tuesday, after staff said an expected early January economic development bond issuance will mean the city won't need additional funds for payments until Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

 

 

Bulldog Bash featuring Southern country, rock

Southern music fans will hear familiar accents singing country and rock songs at this year's Bulldog Bash.

 

Volunteer firefighters scramble to 2 scenes Sunday

Oktibbeha County volunteers quickly extinguished two structure fires Sunday night within hours of each other.

 

Manning case back before state Supreme Court

A Mississippi death row inmate is back before the state's high court to challenge the evidence and his lawyer's performance during his trial in the slayings of two elderly women.

 

County working on possible storm shelter project

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors could address the lack of county-maintained, public storm shelters with federal funding in the future.

 

Grant will fund work on Ulysses Grant memoirs

Posted 8/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission will allow the Ulysses S. Grant Association to continue its work on the first two volumes of the personal memoirs of President Ulysses S. Grant.

 

New South Weekends begins with today's block party

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership's fall event series, New South Weekends, begins with the Downtown Block Party from 6-8 p.m. today and Sunday morning's Brunch and Browse Main Street shopping event.

Sheriff encourages safety during football kickoff weekend

Posted 8/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney wants residents and visitors to safely enjoy the start of Mississippi State University's home football season this weekend and be mindful of all city and county alcohol laws.

District 5 VFD replacing aging equipment with grant

Posted 8/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District Five Volunteer Fire Department will replace two aging tanker trucks with a new, higher-capacity unit after securing a majority of the transaction's funding through a federal grant, volunteer fire department officials confirmed this week.

MSU AD Stricklin: 'It's true to our vision'

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State Director of Athletics Scott Stricklin simply smiled and shook his head. When asked Tuesday afternoon about his favorite aspect of MSU's soon-to-be unveiled $75 million expansion to Davis Wade Stadium, Stricklin had a hard time choosing.

 

OCSD warning of suspects posing as law enforcement

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County law enforcement agents are warning residents of two suspects who are reportedly posing as police officers and conducting illegal traffic stops after a resident claimed she was taken to Kemper County against her will Monday.

 

 

Aldermen stall capital improvements exercise

Posted 8/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A process identifying a variety of potential Starkville capital improvement projects was put on hold Tuesday as aldermen were not ready to decide if the city should identify needs in future work sessions with financial advisor Demery Grubbs.

 

MSU ready to unveil fan experience-driven renovations at Davis Wade

Posted 8/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Renovations at Mississippi State University's Davis Wade Stadium, from the installation of more than 6,000 additional seats down to the university's emblem on new elevator buttons, will be ready for Saturday's kickoff against Southern Miss., MSU Athletics Director Scott Stricklin says

 

Aldermen: Pet waste issue highlights lack of trash bins

Posted 8/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will let the city's informal cemetery board decide recommendations on how to curb a growing trend of irresponsible pet owners not cleaning up their animals' waste after the board took no action on the matter Tuesday.

 

 

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