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Gilbert named finalist for Austin Peay's top position

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University Provost and Executive Vice President Jerry Gilbert was named one of four finalists for Austin Peay State University's top post's upcoming vacancy.

 

Board narrows community developer list to five

Posted 4/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen narrowed a list of 26 community developer applicants to five finalists this week and scheduled interviews for a 5:30 p.m. special-call board meeting on Tuesday.

 

SED manager predicts no electricity rate hikes

Posted 4/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Electric Department will operate a Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget similar to current funding levels and does not need an electric rate hike to subsidize its operations, General Manager Terry Kemp said Thursday.

 

One person interviewed in hit-and-run investigation

Posted 4/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators have identified and interviewed at least one person of interest who may be connected to Sunday's hit-and-run fatality on U.S. Highway 82 but had not made any arrests as of Wednesday, a Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson confirmed.

 

Suspect shot Friday in alleged home invasion

Posted 4/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County deputies are searching for two home invasion suspects after a third was shot at University Hills Trailer Park Friday.

Circuit judge shuts down Club Rock

Posted 4/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A circuit court judge on Friday temporarily closed Club Rock after the Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department, through an affidavit seeking a temporary restraining order, said it received credible information that a retaliatory shooting "has been planned and is ready to be carried out" at the nightclub.

Stewart woman arrested with meth, paraphernalia

Posted 4/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police officers arrested a Stewart woman Monday after discovering she had methamphetamine and methamphetamine paraphernalia after a morning incident at Walmart.

Aldermen move forward with 4 sanitation studies

Posted 4/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen on Tuesday unanimously approved four separate sanitation studies -- including one that would outsource service -- in an effort to find future savings to help balance the department's budget.

 

Community developer interviews back on city agenda

Posted 4/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could set interview dates for its vacant community developer position today, one of the last remaining top-tier vacancies within city government.

 

 

Alabama man identified as hit-and-run victim

Posted 4/15/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesperson identified Sunday's hit-and-run fatality as 25-year-old Cason Bryant Park, a former US Marine of Gordo, Ala.

 

Oktibbeha supe wants to resume hospital sale talks

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors President Orlando Trainer is again calling for a meeting between supervisors and OCH Regional Medical Center trustees to discuss the future of county health care.

 

Man killed in Sunday hit-and-run near Center Grove

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Investigators are working to confirm the identity of a man killed in an apparent hit-and-run accident Sunday along U.S. Highway 82.

 

 

MSU seeks info about photo archive

Posted 4/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University has placed its archive of 5,000 photographs online.

 

 

Latimer: Budget committee should use caution with meeting input

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Attorney says Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker's interaction at Thursday's budget discussion changed the nature of the meeting.

 

Alderman Walker censored at budget meeting

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 4 Alderman Jason Walker left Thursday's preliminary sanitation budgetary session after Board Attorney Chris Latimer, via a phone call to city representatives, said he could only observe, not participate in financial discussions.

 

'Super' weekend expected to bring crowds to Starkville

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Art, food and sports fans will find a slice of heaven -- and an event-packed schedule -- this weekend as Starkville and Mississippi State University present two of the area's signature events: the annual Cotton District Arts Festival and Super Bulldog Weekend.

 

Review denied for Starkville man's aggravated DUI appeal

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a review of Joshua Buckner's 2009 drunken driving case in which he pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Perkins to sanitation employees: Get to work or face termination

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins gave a stern warning for Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services employees: If you do not work a full eight hours per day, you will lose your job.

Carver prepares for 29-mile charity walk

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After weeks of preparation, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver is about to embark on one of his toughest challenges to date.

Computer upgrades ongoing as XP goes defunct

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Court officials say they are halfway finished with an office-wide computer overhaul after Microsoft pulled the plug on future support for Windows XP Tuesday, the primary operating software for the old workstations.

 

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