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Stroudwater report: Seek transaction proposals for OCH

Posted 10/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After a months-long assessment of OCH Regional Medical Center, consulting firm Stroudwater Associates' report states supervisors should "explore transactions as soon as is practical" while the hospital continues to improve its sustainability in case a sale or lease option isn't available.

Third Dawg Wash murder suspect gets 10 years for accessory role

Posted 10/18/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The last of three suspects charged in the July 2013 fatal shooting of a man at a Starkville car wash will spend the next eight years behind bars.

Starkville Habitat for Humanity celebrates 30 years of service

Posted 10/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Area Habitat for Humanity gathered staff, volunteers and Habitat homeowners Saturday for a luncheon at First United Methodist Church to celebrate 30 years of service.

OCH study results due Monday

Posted 10/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Consultants are scheduled to reveal the results of a months-long study of OCH Regional Medical Center next week, and the report is expected to recommend whether supervisors should keep the publicly owned medical facility or explore outside partnerships, a lease or an outright sale of the hospital.


Oktibbeha woman killed in Artesia Road crash

Posted 10/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County woman died Saturday night after the silver Ford Mustang she was driving ran off of Artesia Road and crashed into a culvert.



Oktibbeha deputies search for suspect in hit-and-run

Posted 10/15/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are searching for a suspect in an apparent hit-and-run on Turkey Creek Road that left one man injured.


Geosciences celebrates 100 years

Posted 10/14/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Swarms of happy children and interspersed adults explored prehistory through Mississippi State University's Dunn-Seiler Museum exhibits and activities Wednesday as part of Fossil Extravaganza, an event hosted in the MSU Department of Geosciences since 2010.

Hamilton arraigned for possession of meth

Posted 10/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorney General Jim Hood announced today that Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Edwin Glenn Hamilton has been formally charged for possession of methamphetamine.

Trainer interested in county leasing abandoned SOCSD campuses

Posted 10/13/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Superintendent Lewis Holloway and District 2 Supervisor Orlando Trainer have begun preliminary discussions about the county assuming the leases of two abandoned high school campuses, both men confirmed Wednesday.


MSU hosts suicide prevention training

Posted 10/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

No one can stop a suicide because it is inevitable, and confronting a suicidal person with concern will only make that person angry and increase the risk of action.


Questions remain with Nicholas' hotel project

Posted 10/12/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The viability of developer Mark Nicholas' 117-bed hotel project is still unknown after a legal notice scheduling a new foreclosure sale of its 2-acre site next month was published Tuesday.

Preventing wildfire destruction: MSU students develop system to protect structures from flames

Posted 10/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anna Barker is trying to create a new approach to fire prevention.

SOCSD attorney: Stansbury wants rebate on lake lease

Posted 10/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former Mississippi State University men's basketball coach Rick Stansbury is looking to cut the costs associated with his Oktibbeha County Lake lease, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School Board Attorney John Hill confirmed Monday.

Wiseman negotiating with preferred HR candidate

Posted 10/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to formally hire Aramark Higher Education senior resources manager Navarete Ashford as the city's new human resources director next week, marking the first time the board has reached out of its ranks and hired an external to lead a key department this term.

Secretary of State business site showcased at Starkville Rotary

Posted 10/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In addition to time and hard work, a successful business can require information -- including that which reflects economic climates, market saturation and consumer trends.

Ga. man arrested in Oktibbeha burglary

Posted 10/11/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Georgia man is accused of burglarizing an Oktibbeha County residence on Sunday morning.

Shortened Bulldog Bash costs Starkville businesses sales

Posted 10/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cotton District restaurants and bars reported mixed sales for a Bulldog Bash frustrated Friday by the last-minute cancellation of event headliner Flo Rida following months of logistical changes.

Banyan sewer line project progressing

Posted 10/10/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Work to upgrade a key Ward 3 sanitation line is entering a second phase of work this week after contractors extended piping about 3,000 feet, said Starkville Utilities General Manager Terry Kemp.

Starkville accomplishes most strategic goals this term

Posted 10/8/2016 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While numerous political controversies, flash points and moments of ballyhoo have drawn attention in Starkville, the city's mayor and board of aldermen quietly accomplished almost all of the goals defined by the administration's strategic plan for the term.


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