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Anonymous donation helps Oktibbeha families

Posted 12/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An act of kindness by an anonymous donor supplied 17 Oktibbeha County families with $50 each during the Christmas weekend, Sheriff Steve Gladney said.

 

Oktibbeha Co. elected officials sworn in

Posted 12/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four months since he secured his election, incoming District 2 Justice Court Judge Larnzy Carpenter says he's not used to people using his new title but he enjoys hearing it.

 

911 purchase delay could open doors for city-county partnership

Posted 12/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A delay in purchasing new 911 equipment for the Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Association could provide time for county and city leaders to explore creating a central dispatching call center.

 

2015 in review: Oktibbeha Co.

Posted 12/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County headlines were consistently dotted with themes of growth and consolidation in 2015, interspersed with a few surprises and predictable results.

Bulldogs set for sixth straight bowl game

Posted 12/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Dan Mullen had a vision for Mississippi State.

Insurance hike hits Oktibbeha Co., some employees

Posted 12/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County will absorb some higher costs associated with a recent health insurance rate hike but county employees who cover dependents and other family members, as well as retired employees, will pay slightly higher costs.

Longtime Vowells workers retire in fanfare

Posted 12/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two popular employees of Vowells Marketplace in Starkville have assisted and wished a good day to their final customers.

 

State law might nix Oktibbeha County 911 purchase

Posted 12/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State law may strike a recent Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors vote to purchase new 911 equipment and force the incoming board to take up the matter again in January.

 

Supervisors approve 911 purchases ahead of building switch

Posted 12/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday approved a $520,000 plan to fully furnish and upgrade the county education building for 911 and emergency management usage next year.

June trial date set for alleged IS supporters

Posted 12/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two people arrested in August on suspicion of supporting the Islamic State will appear in federal court this summer, court documents show.

West Tenn. resident named MSU 2016 national alumnus

Posted 12/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Retired Tennessee businessman Turner A. Wingo of Collierville is Mississippi State University's 2016 national alumnus of the year.

 

Higgins: Industrial park under option, includes $6M in handshake deals

Posted 12/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

About 400 acres of land identified for a new industrial park are under option for purchase, and the Golden Triangle Development LINK has handshake deals in place to bring 60 megawatts of power and a speculative building to the site, LINK Chief Executive Officer Joe Max Higgins said.

 

Aldermen willing to discuss $11M retail project

Posted 12/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Several Starkville aldermen and Mayor Parker Wiseman said they hope to discuss a pending $11 million, 65,000-square-foot retail project with the developer and Golden Triangle Development LINK officials at a future board meeting after the matter was removed from the agenda Tuesday.

$11M retail development in limbo

Posted 12/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The fate of an $11 million, 65,000-square-foot retail project is unknown after Starkville officials nixed a closed-door discussion on a possible tax increment financing (TIF) package for the investment Tuesday.

 

Family of detained man ask aldermen for 'justice'

Posted 12/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could soon decide the employment fate of a police officer accused of drawing his weapon on a 23-year-old man in November.

 

 

Perkins wants TIF discussions held outside of executive session

Posted 12/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins is warning his fellow aldermen against going into executive session today to discuss a possible tax increment financing (TIF) package for a prospective developer.

 

 

OCEMA planning CodeRED test call

Posted 12/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Director Shank Phelps said the county will participate in a test call for residents utilizing CodeRED, a national emergency notification service, in the coming weeks.

 

Patterson to MSU's Class of 2015: 'Be dreamers and doers'

Posted 12/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

"Please dream big," international best-selling and award-winning author James Patterson urged the more than 1,300 graduates during Friday's fall commencement ceremonies at Mississippi State University.

 

SMART launching GTRA route in Jan.

Posted 12/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-MSU Rapid Area Transit will launch a free shuttle route to and from the Golden Triangle Regional Airport beginning Jan. 4.

 

 

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