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SOCSD adds controls after FY '15 audit finds deficiencies

Posted 8/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Chief Financial Officer Tammie McGarr says the school district has implemented or is in the process of adding new policies after an audit of Fiscal Year 2014-15 found five deficiencies with how the district monitors federal awards, food services and receipts from athletic events.


Former NBA player Outlaw indicted on drug charge

Posted 8/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former professional basketball player Travis Outlaw was arrested Tuesday after a grand jury indicted him on a felony marijuana charge.

Most scaled-down SPD bids come under $5.4M budget

Posted 8/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen are poised to fund Starkville Police Department renovations after seven of eight project bids received by the city Thursday came in under the $5.4 million budget allocated for the work.

Running for gold in Rio: MSU track athletes will compete for Canadian, Portuguese teams on Friday

Posted 8/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Like thousands of other Americans, Steve Dudley and Houston Franks are traveling to Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympic Games.

New South Weekends series features night market

Posted 8/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The first ever Friday Starkville Community Market, offering pop-up shopping vendors, live music and local food and beverage tastings, will kick off the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's New South Weekends event series on Sept. 2, the day before Mississippi State University's football game against the University of South Alabama.

Arrests made in connection to gas station robbery

Posted 8/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers and agents with the U.S. Marshal Task Force arrested two suspects allegedly tied to a recent armed robbery at a North Jackson Street gas station.


Starkville man killed in Highway 12 wreck

Posted 8/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man died Tuesday after a single-car accident on Highway 12.



Interconnections abound with OCH analysis

A man directly connected with the firm Oktibbeha County supervisors hired to conduct an analysis of OCH Regional Medical Center once played a major role in a failed effort to acquire the hospital.


Oktibbeha supes hire firm for hospital analysis

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to hire the Stroudwater firm to conduct a study on OCH Regional Medical Center after a round of interviews on Monday evening.

Two sought in gas station armed robbery

Starkville police are searching for two suspects involved in an armed robbery of a North Jackson Street gas station Sunday.

Jackson native now serving as MSU-Noxubee Refuge resident artist

A Macon, Georgia, professional painter who has lived and worked for two decades in Spain is Mississippi State's newest artist-in-residence.

4-County files lawsuit against Macon business owner

4-County Electric Power Association has filed a lawsuit against a Macon man over a real estate contract.


Starkville, Oktibbeha County OK adjusted Academy Sports TIF

Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen paved the way for a new Academy Sports retail store last week, approving a $1.5 million-maximum, 15-year tax increment financing plan for the development.


O'Kelly sentenced to 20 years for second-degree murder

Circuit Court Judge Lee Howard handed down a 20-year sentence to Skylar O'Kelly for giving a LSD-like drug to former Mississippi State University student Parker Rodenbaugh that caused his death in 2014.

Social media threats lead to Starkville man's arrest

A Starkville man previously charged with assaulting an officer was arrested Thursday after allegedly threatening a law enforcement agent's life on social media.

Manning given life sentence for 2014 murder

An Oktibbeha County man was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the 2014 shooting death of Christopher Houston.

O'Kelly second-degree murder trial sent to jury

Skylar O'Kelly was emotional at times during his testimony Wednesday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

State audit shows misappropriations in Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee counties

The annual state auditor's report, released Friday, showed misappropriation of funds in 48 of Mississippi's 82 counties, including four in the Golden Triangle.

Trainer calls for millage increase to support road projects

District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer will pitch a millage increase in the next two months for countywide road paving and reclamation projects.

Jury deliberations set to begin in Manning trial

A 2014 murder case is going to Oktibbeha County jurors today in circuit court.


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