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Fake animal control truck spotted in Starkville

Posted 7/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A vehicle posing as a city animal control unit could possibly be connected to reports of missing pets in the Greenbriar subdivision of Starkville this month, according to the Starkville Police Department.

Marshals nab man wanted for armed robbery

Posted 7/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A West Point man was detained and brought back to the Golden Triangle this week to face an armed robbery warrant stemming from a May 15 burglary in the Reed Place subdivision, Starkville Police Department announced Wednesday.

Trainer calls for new talks with hospital trustees

Posted 7/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer again called for a sit-down meeting with OCH Regional Medical Center trustees to discuss the hospital's financial future.


Ohio company seeks to purchase MetroCast

An Ohio-based media company is expected to finalize a deal at the end of this year that will acquire MetroCast Communications' state-wide operations.



Supervisors unanimously pass Blackjack TIF plan

Oktibbeha County supervisors unanimously approved a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing plan Monday that, once expected housing developments are added to the tax rolls, will provide funding for numerous Blackjack Road improvements.


SSD supe wants 'amiable' solution for fund dispute

Starkville School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway said he hopes SSD and city aldermen can find an amiable solution over how to use $500,000 in over-collected school taxes.

Alleged voyeur arrested at road block

Oktibbeha County deputies arrested a local man who evaded law enforcement for a week after a reported voyeurism incident.

New SHS principal focusing on graduation rate, community involvement

Starkville High School Principal David Baggett officially began his tenure this month by tinkering with the school's master class schedules last week, one of many subtle changes the former Ocean Springs educator hopes will improve student and teacher efficiency.


Public hearing Monday for Blackjack TIF package

Oktibbeha County supervisors will hold a public hearing on a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing (TIF) plan 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse that could fund significant Blackjack Road and infrastructure upgrades.


Wiseman, Perkins differ on excess school tax money

A battle is brewing over how Starkville should use almost $500,000 in over-collected school district taxes after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins opined that the city should take legal avenues to keep the money for itself during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.

SPD searching for alleged voyeurism suspect

The Starkville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a local resident allegedly connected to a June 27 voyeurism incident.

SPD continues search for alleged check scammer

Starkville officers are searching for the last of three alleged payroll check scammers after two men were arrested Tuesday.


Aldermen consider Cadence building as new police HQ

Aldermen began a process Tuesday that could uproot the Starkville Police Department from its current location and place a new base of operations deep in the heart of downtown Starkville.


Starkville police warn of counterfeit check scam

The Starkville Police Department issued arrest warrants for three men allegedly tied to a counterfeit check scam and warned businesses to be on the lookout for bogus payroll checks stemming from a legitimate contracting business.


Process amending landscape ordinance could begin this month

Starkville aldermen could approve the first step needed to change the city's landscaping ordinance tonight by scheduling a public hearing on revisions later this month.



SSD re-branding effort yields new website

Posted 6/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District unveiled its redesigned website Friday in hopes of better branding the school system and helping improve communication efforts for students, teachers and parents.


Turnover, turmoil mark Starkville aldermen's first year of leadership

Posted 6/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville aldermen's first year in office was mired by numerous instances of public backlash, the departure of key employees and claims of shady dealings, the city has quietly positioned itself for industrial expansion and enjoyed seeing in excess of $100 million in projects enter planning and development stages.


Cotton District, downtown qualify for new Internet service

Posted 6/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Cotton District/Downtown/Historic Central "fiberhood" has qualified for C Spire's high-speed, fiber optic Internet service that promises a 1 gigabit up-and-down connection for residential users, the company announced Thursday.



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