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Romney's MSU visit at full capacity

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, will speak at Mississippi State University on Wednesday and all tickets to the events have been claimed.

Banks faces first challenge since 2007

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Clerk Monica Banks will face her first election test since 2007.

Maben man charged with statutory rape

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested and charged a 24-year-old Maben man with statutory rape Saturday.

Legislature takes up texting-while-driving bills

Posted 1/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Golden Triangle state representative says laws against texting while driving are almost assured to pass this legislative term.

Open Meetings Act violation claim expected against Starkville

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's former Chief Administrative Officer Lynn Spruill confirmed Wednesday she is in the process of filing an Open Meetings Act violation against the city.

 

SPD seek armed robbery suspect

Posted 1/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville police are seeking a suspect in a reported armed robbery early this morning where a store clerk was wounded.

 

 

PPS Starkville, Partnership organize school bond educational efforts

Posted 1/22/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The organization that represents Starkville's business community and a city school district stakeholder group launched a campaign Wednesday to educate county residents.

 

Aldermen override Wiseman's attempt to save LGBT-friendly policies

Posted 1/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's statement of equality and its plus-one insurance offering will remain off the books after aldermen overrode Mayor Parker Wiseman's vetoes 5-2 Tuesday.

Unity Park organizers unveil plaques at MLK event

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Almost four years after its construction and months of renovations, Unity Park and its numerous plaques honoring local and state figures key in advancing civil rights were formally dedicated and unveiled during Starkville's Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Monday.

Bynum issues challenge at MSU MLK Jr. Unity Breakfast

Posted 1/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The president of Mississippi Valley State University challenged members of the Mississippi State and Starkville community to choose wisely between "chaos and community" in their daily lives and actions.

 

Oktibbeha Circuit Clerk, board president face election challenges

Posted 1/19/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

New challengers have emerged for Oktibbeha County's circuit clerk, District 2 supervisor and coroner, meaning incumbents must now launch their own campaigns for re-election.

 

Activists targeting Tuesday's aldermen meeting

Posted 1/17/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

On Monday, Starkville residents will march in solidarity of equal rights during Martin Luther King Jr. Day. One day later, aldermen are expected to rubberstamp decisions that critics say take away equality from members of the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community.

Starkville, Oktibbeha likely to issue industrial bonds by May

Posted 1/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is expected to ask Oktibbeha County supervisors and Starkville aldermen to issue a combined $10 million in economic development bonds.

'Irreplaceable' MSU usher dies at 88

Posted 1/16/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Jean Williams, Starkville volunteer, dedicated member of First United Methodist Church and famous usher at Mississippi State basketball games, died Sunday.

Dak's back!

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Rest easy, Mississippi State fans. On Wednesday afternoon, MSU quarterback Dak Prescott delivered the message Bulldog fans hoped to hear: He's coming back.

Gulf search for missing Starkville kayaker ends

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Search and rescue efforts to locate a missing Starkville man were called off Tuesday after crews located a small kayak floating about three miles off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico.

Tagert says Russell St. redesign work should begin next year

Posted 1/15/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A major infrastructure project that will boost pedestrian and bike connectivity in the Russell Street corridor should begin in 2016.

 

Petitioners deliver about 2K signatures against bond

Posted 1/14/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley took no action on a proposed $13.2 million bond after opponents delivered about 2,000 signatures.

 

 

Oktibbeha school bond opponents say they've reached petition requirements

Posted 1/12/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Organizers hoping to force a proposed $13.2 million Oktibbeha County School District bond to the polls are expected to hit the required petition tally after county officials worked Monday night vetting signatures.

 

 

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