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SFD, Housing Authority partnering on shelter

Posted 4/21/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A partnership between Starkville Fire Department and Starkville Housing Authority is expected to provide a temporary home for families displaced by structure fire this summer.


MSU opens door to student-driven, innovative businesses

Posted 4/20/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On the walls of a glass-enclosed suite in Mississippi State's McCool Hall, students, faculty and staff are sketching in dry-erase marker plans that could positively impact not only the state's economy, but also the nation's.

Perkins calls for 1-mill tax increase to fund SPD renovations

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins will ask fellow board members next month to support a 1-mill tax increase dedicated to fully funding a $5.4 million Starkville Police Department renovation project after state lawmakers failed to allocate money to the city Monday.


MSU-SOCSD partnership school receives funding

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

State lawmakers approved a $250 million bond bill on Monday that includes an appropriation for the construction of a Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District-Mississippi State University partnership school after representatives and senators held pointed debates on it and a franchise tax cut in each chamber.


MSU, UMMC expanding research partnership

Posted 4/19/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives of Mississippi State University and the University of Mississippi Medical Center signed an agreement on Monday to expand ongoing research collaborations combating health care disparity in the state.

LINK industrial park report expected next month

Posted 4/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Golden Triangle Development LINK officials are expected to discuss new industrial park options with Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen next month, but steering committee members responsible for deciding on a new site say the group has not yet decided how to move forward.

$14M mixed-use development planned for Starkville's University Drive

Posted 4/17/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A popular Starkville eatery will change ownership and anchor a $14 million, mixed-use development along University Drive.

Educator for a day: Starkville-Oktibbeha school district welcomes community in for a day

Posted 4/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Teaching is not easy. That was the takeaway many public officials and community leaders said Wednesday afternoon after spending the day in classrooms across the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District.

MSU readies for eventful Super Bulldog Weekend

Posted 4/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A large crowd is expected at Mississippi State for Super Bulldog Weekend beginning today as MSU takes on the Texas A&M Aggies in an SEC baseball series featuring nationally ranked Top 10 teams.

MSU students protest state flag, minority issues

Posted 4/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A group of Mississippi State University students protested the university's continued flying of the state flag Wednesday by holding a sit-in at Lee Hall, the headquarters of President Mark Keenum's administration.


Legislators await bond bill for possible funding

Posted 4/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local House members should know soon if three major Oktibbeha County projects will receive funding once the Mississippi Senate debuts its major bond bill, District 37 Reps Gary Chism, R-Columbus, and District 43 Rep. Rob Roberson, R-Starkville, said Tuesday.



Starkville Utilities warns of phone scam

Posted 4/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Utilities officials are asking residents to be vigilant of an ongoing phone scam and to not disclose any personal information over the phone to con artists.


Big weekend ahead in Starkville

Posted 4/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sports, arts and food lovers will find their fill of events this weekend as tourists descend upon Starkville for Super Bulldog Weekend and the Cotton District Arts Festival.

MSU's 'Car of the Future' revealed in Detroit

Posted 4/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is showcasing its "Car of the Future" this week in Detroit, Michigan, during an event designed to bring together the best talent in the automotive industry.

National Volunteer Week: Verdell impacts community with small, large projects

Posted 4/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Inspiration for community service projects can come out of nowhere. For Columbus High School senior Jessica Verdell, a magazine article inspired her to provide prom dresses to area girls unable to afford such an amenity.

Girl Scouts Heart of the South recognize Women of Distinction

Posted 4/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Girl Scouts Heart of the South recognized eight women from Columbus, Starkville and West Point at the inaugural Women of Distinction Luncheon on April 1.

Missing Starkville snake found at Cherokee Drive residence

Posted 4/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

North Starkville residents can breathe easy after a missing 7-foot-long boa constrictor was found and captured at a Cherokee Drive residence Sunday.

Circuit judge dismisses Vaughn DUI appeal

The state's appeal of Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn's driving under the influence case ended Friday when Circuit Judge Lee Coleman dismissed the challenge.


Backpack Buddies wins Restaurant Week charity prize

Backpack Buddies, a function of Starkville's First United Methodist Church, won Starkville Restaurant Week's charity competition and a $5,000 donation from Cadence Bank after securing almost 43 percent of the week's total ballots.



Starkville continues search for missing boa

The missing, seven-foot-long boa constrictor the Starkville Police Department has been searching for since March 18 is not the first of its kind they've had to track down, only the first reported, according to SPD officials.



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