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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.


MSU African American Studies program hosts historic SEC workshop

Posted 5/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Leaders of African American Studies programs at 11 Southeastern Conference institutions of higher learning convened earlier this month at Mississippi State for a special workshop.

Businessman buys Miss. State basketball court

Posted 5/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Old basketball courts never die: They simply move away, in this case to Ohio.

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.


MSU announces June date for history, genealogy program

Posted 5/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

For the third consecutive year, Mississippi State University Libraries are sponsoring the E. O. Templeton Jr. History and Genealogy Fair.


MSU's Camp Jigsaw seeks donors

Posted 5/16/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A veteran College of Education faculty member at Mississippi State is seeking private support for a university-based effort that annually benefits youngsters diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

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.



Former MSU star arrested for stolen car

Posted 5/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Mississippi State University basketball star Marcus Bullard is in legal trouble again.



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.


SOCSD pursues $16 million in bonds to fund school

Posted 5/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board of trustees unanimously approved a 2.9 mill reverse referendum to fund a planned partnership school with Mississippi State University.


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.


Columbus native heads MSU planned giving office

Posted 5/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi State alumnus and Starkville resident will lead the university's efforts to secure private gifts through charitable estate planning.

Peruvian Paso show kicks off Horse Park event series

The Miss. Horse Park will host the 47th Anniversary Central States Peruvian Paso Horse Show this weekend, and many more events are scheduled through early August.


LINK: Starkville airport extension issue could take 16th section park option off table

Issues surrounding the planned George M. Bryan Airport runway expansion project could negate the construction of an access road in a proposed industrial park south of the area, thereby eliminating one of three industrial park options.


Mother's Day Pitch

Ninety-seven-year-old Dixie "Dee Dee" Walker has been going to Mississippi State baseball games since she was in 10th grade and Dudy Noble himself coached the team.


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