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No objections against partnership school bond emerge

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District is set to issue up to $16 million in bonds to renovate existing facilities and construct a partnership school with Mississippi State University, which will help solve post-consolidation overcrowding issues and establish a rural education center.


Public wants inclusion in Starkville's comprehensive planning process

Posted 5/27/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville leaders say they'll lean on public input as a guidepost for its upcoming comprehensive plan after numerous residents said Thursday they feel like they were left out of the process.


Testimony: Rape suspect's DNA found on victim

Posted 5/26/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Municipal Court Judge Rodney Faver on Wednesday bound Terry Lamont Hill, 42, of West Point, over to the Oktibbeha County grand jury on felony rape, kidnapping and robbery charges.


Hilton: I'm not afraid of an OCH analysis

Posted 5/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Oktibbeha County supervisors and OCH Regional Medical Center trustees debated the need for a strategic financial assessment of the county-owned hospital Tuesday, both sides agreed the issue of whether or not to sell the facility needs to be settled for good soon.


Input sessions set for Starkville's comprehensive plan

Posted 5/24/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City staff could begin rewriting Starkville's development codes as soon as mid-June if aldermen adopt a proposed comprehensive plan at their next meeting.


Perkins: No more consent agenda

Posted 5/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's implementation of a consent agenda by the Starkville Board of Aldermen could be the last time it's used this year, as Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins said Friday he'll again favor handling all matters of city business one at a time at the board table.


Trainer: County could use empty high schools

Posted 5/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer said the county should explore options to take over the two high school campuses abandoned after consolidation and find public uses for the two facilities.


Horse Park officials checking weather ahead of harness race

Posted 5/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Horse Park is set to host its first Mississippi Trotting Association-sanctioned harness race Sunday if the weather leading into the event cooperates.


Supreme Court affirms Quinn 2014 conviction

Posted 5/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 2014 capital murder conviction of Archie Quinn, who was found guilty of shooting his former girlfriend eight years ago in Oktibbeha County.


Prescott DUI case pushed to June

Posted 5/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Mississippi State University quarterback Dak Prescott's driving under the influence case was continued Tuesday to mid-June, his attorney and Starkville Municipal Court Administrator Tony Rook confirmed.


Planners: Starkville must expand park system for future growth

Posted 5/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's current public park system will only provide about half of the acreage needed to support the city's projected 2020 population and needs to add about 150 acres to meet demands in the next 20 years, a draft of master planning efforts states.


LINK-backed industrial park approved

Posted 5/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County is one step closer to developing a new industrial park after Starkville aldermen joined supervisors in supporting an almost 400-acre site northeast of the Highway 82-Highway 25 bypass and pledging $7 million toward the project.


Tempers flare as Oktibbeha supervisors hire hospital consultant

Posted 5/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors hired a consultant Monday to assist with a potential evaluation of OCH Regional Medical Center's financial health, but not before District 3 Supervisor Marvell Howard said fellow board members are "re-opening old wounds" by flirting with a process that could lead to a sale or lease of the county-controlled hospital.


Starkville aldermen weigh industrial park options before Tuesday meeting

Posted 5/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting could shape the future of economic development for Oktibbeha County for years to come.


GSDP, MSU back LINK's preferred industrial park plan

Posted 5/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership Board of Trustees and Mississippi State University are backing the Golden Triangle Development LINK's plan to develop almost 400 acres northeast of the Highway 25-Highway 82 interchange into a new industrial park.


Bryant signs 'go-cup' legislation, allowing public drinking

Posted 5/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is another step closer to having entertainment districts in which bar patrons may carry alcoholic drinks out of businesses and into public spaces.


Starkville bicyclist dies after being struck by vehicle

Posted 5/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man died after an automobile struck him as he biked down Old West Point Road Tuesday.


Wiseman: SPRD's late electric bills paid ahead of schedule

Posted 5/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Parks and Recreation Department's late electric bills from past fiscal years are now paid in full, Mayor Parker Wiseman said Wednesday.


SOCSD shakes up high school leadership team

Posted 5/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three core Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District functions will have new leaders for the upcoming 2016-2017 academic year.


MSU examines policies after Jumbotron accident

Posted 5/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University officials pledged to review all applicable policies surrounding the security of their facilities and prosecute future trespassers after a junior environmental economics and management major fell to his death Saturday.



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