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Special US House election set for May 12

Posted 2/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A special, non-partisan election to fill former U.S. Rep. Alan Nunnelee's 1st Congressional District seat will be held May 12.

Starkville ethics complaints: 'Anything goes in executive session'

Posted 2/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four pending ethics complaints against the Starkville Board of Aldermen charge the seven-person body with circumventing public discourse and trivializing transparency by improperly holding closed-door meetings.

3-man race develops for District 43

Posted 2/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A three-candidate race has taken shape in the race for District 43 state representative.

 

Surveyor, MSU athletics broadcaster launch election bids

Posted 2/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A pair of Gregorys announced election bids last week, driving up the total number of candidates seeking various Oktibbeha County seats this year to 39.

 

 

Pond rescue caps busy Friday for Oktibbeha first responders

Posted 2/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When Sturgis Volunteer Fire Chief Greg Wall started his Friday morning, he didn't plan on taking a swim in the day's sub-freezing temperatures.

 

Wiseman vetoes insurance agent's ousting

Posted 2/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman issued a veto Friday to overturn a 4-2 board of aldermen decision severing ties with its long-serving insurance agent of record.

 

Interim promotion saves SFD from more personnel moves

Posted 2/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite one Starkville alderman's objection to Tuesday's interim fire chief appointment, outgoing Chief Rodger Mann says the move makes sense because it avoids numerous internal promotions.

 

Wynn leads move to cut ties with insurance agent

Posted 2/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is leading the move for Starkville to sever ties with Tim Cox, the insurance agent who has served the city for almost two decades.

Magnolia Film Festival kicks off today

Posted 2/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Magnolia Film Festival will feature films from seven Mississippi directors this year.

 

Partnership announces Restaurant Week charities

Posted 2/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Three local charity organizations -- the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic, Salvation Army and Starkville Habitat for Humanity -- will compete for a $5,000 donation during March's Starkville Restaurant Week.

 

Implications accompany interim fire chief appointment

Posted 2/18/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tuesday's six-hour Starkville Board of Aldermen meeting ended with the board's appointment of an interim fire chief, allusions of racism associated with the decision and two African-American aldermen exiting the meeting before the conclusion of business.

$3M bond could double Starkville's capital improvements

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will discuss today a proposed $3 million general obligation bond and a potential 5 percent water rate increase.

Starkville retirement home throws Mardi Gras party

Posted 2/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As Mardi Gras celebrations rage throughout the country today in well-known party hubs like Mobile and New Orleans, the 60 residents of Boardtown Village in Starkville are throwing their own smaller, but no less enthusiastic, party.

 

All 5 Oktibbeha supes now face election challenges

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Elections are now guaranteed for all five Oktibbeha County supervisors after a new District 4 candidate emerged last week.

 

 

Sewage injury lawsuit returned to Oktibbeha County

Posted 2/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a lower court ruling that granted immunity to the city of Starkville over maintenance of its sewage system.

 

Industrial park bonds could move in April

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bond package financing a new Oktibbeha County industrial park could now move forward in April.

Two arrested in armed robbery, kidnapping

Posted 2/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two Gulfport men face armed robbery and kidnapping charges after a Friday incident near Mississippi State University's campus.

Few bids materialize for surplus Starkville properties

Posted 2/13/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A lack of interest in surplus Starkville property could throw a wrench in the city's financial shell game associated with purchasing Cadence Bank's Main Street property.

 

Demonstration school funding important as MSU's land pledge isn't permanent

Posted 2/11/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Time is of the essence for Oktibbeha County school administrators to come up with local funding to build a demonstration school.

 

 

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