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$3M car dealership TIF plan heads to aldermen

Posted 6/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could pave the way for infrastructure improvements associated with a $21.9 million, mixed-use development along eastern Highway 12 during today's city meeting.


2 Starkville men arrested in connection to gun theft

Posted 6/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Starkville men were charged last week in connection to a residential burglary in which a firearm was stolen.


Starkville mayor, aldermen have $60K in travel expenses

Posted 6/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's mayor and seven-person board of aldermen have racked up a combined $60,121 travel bill this term, and the bills of three individual officials -- Mayor Parker Wiseman, Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn -- each surpassed the $10,000 mark.



10 Oktibbeha candidates miss Wednesday campaign finance deadline

Posted 6/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ten of Oktibbeha County's 45 candidates for office missed Wednesday's 5 p.m. deadline for their second campaign finance reports, documents prepared by the circuit clerk's office show.


SSD to bring county sixth-graders to AMS

Posted 6/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District is tweaking part of its consolidation plan less than a month before its state-mandated merger with Oktibbeha County schools takes effect.

Local, state Dems converge at Beans and Greens

Posted 6/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rickey Cole looked out at a room full of Oktibbeha County Democrats and reminded them to stay together.

CREATE executive: 'We have a massive problem on our hands'

For the past 10 years, Lewis Whitfield has been an executive with CREATE, the Tupelo-based community foundation that has grown to serve 17 counties in northeast Mississippi since it was founded in 1972.

Social media post leads to Starkville arrests

A video of a fight posted on social media led to the arrests of four adults, Starkville Police Department announced Monday.

Republican candidates hold forum

Starkville attorney Rob Roberson recalls a time when support for the Oktibbeha County Republican Party amounted to a half-dozen residents in a room listening to one, maybe two candidates.


Mississippi youth to compete at Horse Park

More than 120 children and teenagers from northeast Mississippi will compete in the Northeast District 4-H Horse Show at the Mississippi Horse Park from Wednesday to Saturday.



Starkville OKs comprehensive planning, code overhaul

Starkville's overall comprehensive planning process should yield a code rewrite that makes building rules easier to follow for small- and large-scale developers, officials said.


MSU celebrates UAS center

Mississippi State University wanted to make a victory lap with Mississippi flare. And it was one that couldn't be contained on the ground.


SSD files response to DOJ's issues with consolidation

A response to numerous U.S. Department of Justice issues with consolidation filed by Starkville School District states identifying and busing students from Sudduth Elementary to a mostly African-American campus could push parents to opt for private school or homeschooling options.



County tasks Slaughter and Associates with preparing subdivision rules

Planner Mike Slaughter, of the Oxford-based Slaughter and Associates, is preparing new subdivision regulations for Oktibbeha County to ensure developers are responsible for any negative impact their projects inflict on area infrastructure in the future.



Financing for SPD upgrades clears significant hurdle

Starkville's administration appears to have solved what past leaders, numerous studies and failed bond referendums could not in the last two decades: Mayor Parker Wiseman and the board of aldermen are on track to finance renovations that will give the city's police department a permanent home.


Carver rallies against mayor, board raises before employee wage hikes

Starkville aldermen halted an attempt Tuesday to raise the next administration's salaries once workers' minimum hourly wages are set at a $10 minimum hourly rate, opting instead to study the issue and approach cost-of-living adjustments in the future.


$21M project would bring auto dealership, mixed-use parcels to Starkville

A proposed $21 million investment would develop a 25-acre automobile dealership complex and mixed-use development with 20,000 square feet of office space, a restaurant, convenience store and 15 single-family homes near Highway 12's Hilton Garden Inn location.


Holloway: EMCC, SSD agree to terms for county high school use

East Mississippi Community College officials and the incoming leaders of the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District have agreed in principle to a deal allowing the college to lease West Oktibbeha County High School and provide general classes in the county.

MSU hires first female student affairs leader

Mississippi State University's first female vice president for student affairs, Regina Y. Hyatt, will assume her new role July 1 pending State College Board approval, the university announced Monday.


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