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Implications accompany interim fire chief appointment

Posted 2/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's six-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting ended with the board's appointment of an interim fire chief, allusions of racism associated with the decision and two African-American aldermen exiting the meeting before the conclusion of business.

$3M bond could double Starkville's capital improvements

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will discuss today a proposed $3 million general obligation bond and a potential 5 percent water rate increase.

Starkville retirement home throws Mardi Gras party

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mardi Gras celebrations rage throughout the country today in well-known party hubs like Mobile and New Orleans, the 60 residents of Boardtown Village in Starkville are throwing their own smaller, but no less enthusiastic, party.


All 5 Oktibbeha supes now face election challenges

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Elections are now guaranteed for all five Oktibbeha County supervisors after a new District 4 candidate emerged last week.



Sewage injury lawsuit returned to Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that granted immunity to the city of Starkville over maintenance of its sewage system.


Industrial park bonds could move in April

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bond package financing a new Oktibbeha County industrial park could now move forward in April.

Two arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Gulfport men face armed robbery and kidnapping charges after a Friday incident near Mississippi State University's campus.

Few bids materialize for surplus Starkville properties

Posted 2/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A lack of interest in surplus Starkville property could throw a wrench in the city's financial shell game associated with purchasing Cadence Bank's Main Street property.


Demonstration school funding important as MSU's land pledge isn't permanent

Posted 2/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Time is of the essence for Oktibbeha County school administrators to come up with local funding to build a demonstration school.



New candidates for justice court, supervisor races emerge

Posted 2/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirty-five candidates have now filed qualification forms for a variety of Oktibbeha County elections.


Aldermen hashing out park board numbers, terms

Starkville's takeover of its parks system appears unavoidable, but the department remains independent of the city for now as aldermen decide how to reform its soon-to-be advisory board.


Nomination window for Restaurant Week closes Monday

Residents have until the end of business hours Monday to submit charity nominations for this year's Starkville Restaurant Week.


Area man hit with multiple auto burglary charges

A Golden Triangle man is behind bars in Clay County after Starkville Police Department charged him with four counts of auto burglary.


Report: Theft-related cases surged in 2014

Starkville Municipal Court handled more misdemeanor and felony charges involving theft, burglary and robbery last year than in 2013, a report shows.


Board delays Wynn's attempt to change insurance agent

Starkville aldermen and Mayor Parker Wiseman again find themselves preparing for a battle over health insurance.

Starkville fire chief announces retirement

Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann will conclude his almost 33-year career with the city by retiring Feb. 22, he announced Tuesday.

County, city parents talk consolidation

Change is coming for public school students in Oktibbeha County.

MSU baseball coach talks community involvement

John Cohen is used to addressing a younger crowd.


Petition effort kills OCSD bond attempt for now

Calls for a major school construction referendum are now moot after Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley rescinded a $13.2 million bond intent notice Monday.



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