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Stansbury, SOCSD reach deal to develop lake property

Posted 5/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pending 16th section lease between former Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury and the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District could bring about new housing developments at Oktibbeha County Lake.

Moore, Spruill combine for $100K in campaign donations

Posted 5/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville mayoral candidates Johnny Moore and Lynn Spruill have raised a combined $100,000 in their attempts to secure the city's highest elected seat, documents show.

Outlaw pleads guilty to felony marijuana charge

Former professional basketball player Travis Outlaw will serve two years of non-adjudicated probation after pleading guilty to a felony marijuana charge Friday in Oktibbeha County Circuit Court.

Cartoonist lauds state, speaks on career at Starkville Rotary

The Starkville Rotary Club meeting Monday at the Starkville Country Club was one of continuous laughter and enthusiasm as two-time Pulitzer prize finalist Marshall Ramsey spoke of his journeys as a Mississippian and cartoonist.

Camp, Carver primary heading to runoff next week

Ward 1 voters will head back to the polls May 16 to decide Republican Primary between challenger Jason Camp and incumbent Alderman Ben Carver after party officials rejected a previously accepted affidavit ballot Monday.

MSU track athlete dies early Sunday

Mississippi State track and field runner Kaelin Kersh died in a car accident early Sunday morning. She graduated with a degree in kinesiology and health fitness studies on Friday after turning 22 last month.

Partnership hires Oxford firm for CEO search

An outside group is now leading the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's search for a new chief executive officer.

Republicans count affidavits; Carver takes lead in Ward 1

Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver now has a one-vote lead over his Republican challenger, Jason Camp, after party executives accepted two previously rejected affidavit ballots Thursday.

Poe: Moore treated me 'like a peasant'

After conceding his campaign and endorsing fellow Democrat Lynn Spruill for mayor Tuesday, former candidate Damion Poe took to social media Wednesday and slammed mayoral candidate Johnny Moore, alleging the local attorney snubbed him at events and warning voters to "beware of Republicans in Democrat clothing."

Spruill, Moore head to May 16 runoff

Former Starkville Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill edged local attorney Johnny Moore in Tuesday's Democratic primary for mayor, but the two will meet again in a May 16 runoff after Spruill fell almost 3 percent shy of securing a majority in the election.

Camp edges Carver in Ward 1 primary

Starkville Planning and Zoning Commissioner Jason Camp held on for a one-vote victory over Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver in Tuesday's Republican primary.

Oktibbeha now actively seeking OCH bids

Oktibbeha County supervisors could begin reviewing sealed bids for an OCH Regional Medical Center purchase in about two months.

Goodbye Mariah: More than 1,000 attend vigil in memory of Armstrong Middle School student

Laoneda Carpenter can remember her last conversation with her 12-year-old daughter, Mariah Isaacs. The exchange was similar to one they had every weekday morning. She reminded Isaacs to let her poodle, Smoky, outside before leaving for school.


Middle school mourning death of student

Posted 4/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Armstrong Middle School is preparing to bring local ministers and grief counselors on campus Monday to help students begin to deal with the tragic loss of one of their classmates.


TK Martin Center wins 2017 Starkville Restaurant Week grand prize

Posted 4/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability became the first local charity to win Starkville Restaurant Week's $5,000 grand prize donation twice, securing first place in this year's event with 4,741 votes.

Butler Snow, Woodrell bringing OCH RFP draft to supervisors Monday

Posted 4/29/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors will get their first look at a request for proposals for the sale or lease of OCH Regional Medical Center at 9 a.m. Monday when attorneys from Butler Snow and hospital consultant Ted Woodrell reveal a draft of the document to the board.

OCSO, SPD hosting drug take-back events Saturday

Posted 4/28/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County residents wishing to safely dispose of prescription medications may do so at two locations Saturday during the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency's Drug Take-back Day.

Henderson: Oktibbeha GOP ready to spend on candidates after primaries

Posted 4/27/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Republican Party has more than $10,000 on-hand to help push its candidates to victory in June's general election, while Democrats say they have not yet identified if and how they'll spend any money raised following Tuesday's primaries.

Starkville mayor's race raises $80K

Posted 4/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The three Democrats running in Starkville's mayoral race -- Damion Poe, local attorney Johnny Moore and former city chief administrative officer Lynn Spruill -- have raised a combined $80,000 in campaign contributions this year, but that figure lags behind how much their counterparts had raised by this time in 2013's municipal race.

9 aldermen candidates raise $17K for elections

Posted 4/26/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Nine Starkville aldermen candidates reported taking in $17,108.25 in combined campaign donations this year as they worked to secure their respective ward races.


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