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MSU will send more than 550 ventilators to UMMC for COVID-19 response

Posted about 1 hour ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Tate Reeves mentioned Wednesday, during his announcement of a two-week "shelter-in-place" order due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that Mississippi State University would send ventilators to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

Laid off Starkville resident provides meals for others during quarantine

Like many others during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Starkville resident SaPerior Patton has found herself temporarily unemployed. A sinking feeling crept in. But it wasn't for herself.

One confirmed case of COVID-19 in Starkville nursing home

A Starkville nursing home has a patient with a case of COVID-19 coronavirus.

Cohen 'very hopeful' college football season will happen

Posted 3/31/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When they held the athletic director position at Mississippi State, Larry Templeton, Scott Stricklin and Greg Byrne never hesitated to salt away money for a "rainy day" when the athletic department might sorely need it. Now, as the storm clouds have begun to darken the horizon, John Cohen is thankful for the wisdom of his predecessors.

SHS seniors work to memorialize a historic time in high school yearbook

Posted 3/30/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

High school is shaping up to have an unusual ending for the 291 members of the Starkville High School senior class, but 23 of them face a specific challenge.

Partnership School construction halted for pandemic

Posted 3/28/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction on the long-delayed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's Partnership School has stopped due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Friday at a special-call meeting of the board of trustees.

 

Body found in Oktibbeha County might be missing Starkville man

Posted 3/28/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A body found Saturday morning in southwestern Oktibbeha County is believed to be a Starkville man who has been missing for more than three weeks, according to the county sheriff's office.

 

Two MSU employees, student have confirmed cases of COVID-19

Posted 3/27/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least two employees and one student at Mississippi State University have been confirmed to have COVID-19 coronavirus, university officials said in a press release Thursday.

Aldermen say no to closing non-essential businesses; city still has no set curfew

Posted 3/25/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen shot down a measure during a special-call meeting Tuesday to expand restrictions on "non-essential" businesses and facilities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Starkville passes restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/21/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen voted unanimously Friday mandating restaurants to serve customers via takeout, drive-through and delivery only, and restricting social and business gatherings to 10 people or fewer in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Starkville passes restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/20/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen voted unanimously Friday mandating restaurants serve customers via takeout, drive-through and delivery only, and restricting social and business gatherings to 10 people or fewer in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Starkville dials back garbage pickup to once weekly per route

Posted 3/18/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Amid an "extraordinary last few days" where news and recommendations on how to respond to the COVID-19 is "changing by the hour," Mayor Lynn Spruill asked aldermen Tuesday to declare a local state of emergency and announced sweeping changes to how the city will operate in the coming weeks.

 

MSU, MUW postpone commencement, move to online classes for remainder of semester

Posted 3/18/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University has moved to online classes for the remainder of the spring semester and postponed commencement in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Engineers squabble over whether to rebuild Oktibbeha Lake dam

Posted 3/17/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha supervisors voted 3-2 on Monday to use county operating funds for County Engineer Clyde Pritchard's to develop blueprints to replace the Oktibbeha County Lake dam.

Logan to step down as Starkville parks director

Posted 3/16/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gerry Logan will step down at the end of the month from his position as Starkville Parks and Recreation executive director, Mayor Lynn Spruill announced Friday.

Unusually high rainfall delays public, private building projects

Posted 3/13/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction started in January on the new surgery center for Starkville eye doctor James Brown, but the Worsham Brothers construction crew has only had about three full 8-hour work days so far, project superintendent Heath White said.

 

Federal Reserve to give economic briefing in Starkville

Posted 3/12/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will hold a regional economic briefing in Starkville on April 14 at The Mill Conference Center, the bank announced Tuesday morning.

 

 

Coronavirus update: MSU increases travel restrictions, evaluates move to online courses

Posted 3/12/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is tightening international travel restrictions, including study abroad programs, and is strongly encouraging faculty members to prepare for online course instruction should circumstances dictate that in coming days or weeks.

 

Scene reconstruction tech to help SPD address car accidents

The conversation about an efficient way to reconstruct car crash scenes started at the Starkville Police Department after the deaths of two men in a Rockhill Road car accident in August, SPD Cpl. Chris Jackson said.

 

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