Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will hear Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's motion to dismiss Johnny Moore's mayoral election challenge 10 a.m. July 11 at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Annex.
Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director and District 1 Constable Shank Phelps is retiring from his two positions effective July 1.
Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says he's optimistic the incoming mayor and board of aldermen will continue his efforts to obtain a small portion of Ward 6 land and convert the space into a public park for the Rolling Hills subdivision.
A dispute over a reimbursement claim for lost airplane fuel appears to be settled after Starkville aldermen voted to pay Kenneth Aasand $2,081.56 contingent on the former George M. Bryan Airport fixed-based operator signing a settlement agreement.
Outgoing Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is expected to lead a discussion Tuesday on Starkville's development regulations after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors penned a letter asking the city to relax landscaping and sidewalk requirements in Cornerstone Park.
Both Bulldog Bash organizers and downtown merchants are hopeful this year's location -- the intersection of Main and Jackson streets -- allows the Mississippi State University Student Association-sponsored event to grow larger and become a spotlight for the area.
Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will oversee Starkville attorney Johnny Moore's legal challenge of May's mayoral runoff election.
The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party's municipal election committee unanimously affirmed Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's May 16 runoff victory Tuesday after opponent Johnny Moore's attorney argued the party no longer has jurisdiction over the Moore-requested challenge since the campaign filed a new petition in circuit court.
Starkville attorney Johnny Moore asked a judge to mediate his contest of the May 16 Democratic primary runoff one day before his counsel was set to argue election issues before Oktibbeha County Democratic Party executives.
The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation's probe of a June 3 officer-involved shooting in Starkville has not yet yielded charges against an injured Starkville man.
Hank Flick, a former Mississippi State University Department of Communication professor known for his exuberant teaching style and his work as a public address announcer for Bulldog athletics, has died.
The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party will hear Johnny Moore's appeal of May's mayoral runoff 10 a.m. Tuesday at the City Hall courtroom, party executive Patti Drapala confirmed.
The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled an Oktibbeha County man given life in prison for a 1990s rape was properly sentenced and dismissed his request for post-conviction relief Tuesday.
The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority exercised a purchase option Tuesday and acquired a 5-acre parcel that will serve as the location for a substation that will power a proposed Starkville industrial park off Highway 389.
Former Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk will return to her seat in July after she defeated incumbent Lisa Wynn by 16 votes Tuesday.
Oktibbeha County voters will decide the fate of a potential OCH Regional Medical Center transaction in November.
A Starkville man faces multiple felonies after he was implicated in separate auto burglary and armed robbery incidents.
Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore is contesting his six-vote loss to Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill and asks the Oktibbeha County Democratic Party to count "improperly excluded ballots" or hold a special election if the comingling of "legally and illegally cast ballots" prevents the determination of the true winner of May 16's primary.
One person was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Saturday after he allegedly attempted to run over a Starkville law enforcement agent, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations spokesperson Warren Strain said.
Starkville voters will take to the polls Tuesday and decide four competitive ward races.
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