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Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday. Archie Quinn, 53, of Sturgis, was convicted of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Stacy Gray. The jury took less than 45 minutes to return the verdict.

Police connect Crawford man to Central Ave. stabbing

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a Crawford man who allegedly stabbed someone at Central Avenue on Tuesday and fled the scene by foot.

Oktibbeha schools again operating with accreditation

Posted less than 6 hours ago in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District is again an accredited school system almost two years after a state takeover, but Conservator Margie Pulley will continue to run the district until 2015's consolidation.

Jurors hear 911 tape as Quinn murder trial begins

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A murder victim's 911 call for help was the highlight of the capital murder trial of Starkville resident Archie Quinn Tuesday.

Warrants served on man for child enticement, touching

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a local man Friday and charged him with numerous counts of sexual crimes against minors.

AG declines Perkins' request for clarity on school money issue

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office sent a letter to vice mayor Roy A. Perkins on Friday saying it would not provide further comment on a school money issue after aldermen approved the framework for a legal funds transfer in its last regular meeting.

 

County millage value expected to improve slightly

Posted 7/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The amount of money one single ad valorem tax mill brings into Oktibbeha County is projected to increase slightly for the upcoming fiscal year, but the additional value isn't expected to significantly impact tax rates or county coffers.

 

 

No-jangles: Starkville Bojangles closes

Posted 7/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There are no Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits left in the Golden Triangle.

 

Aldermen mull economic bond issuance

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least three Starkville aldermen have not yet committed their support to a bond issuance next month that could fund a new industrial park near the Miss. Highway 182 and Miss. Highway 25 interchange.

 

One injured, another detained in Friday shooting

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was detained Friday after a New Light Road shooting injured another man.

 

Officials see economic boon in championships

Posted 7/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officials predict a sharp uptick in hotel and restaurant business this December when Mississippi State University hosts the 2014 Mississippi High School Activities Association's state football championship games.

Road manager: Four-crew maintenance system could yield efficiencies

Posted 7/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County could add an additional crew and service territory to its current road maintenance system next fiscal year, a move that Road Manager Victor Collins says could provide timelier road grading operations and better resource management.

 

Aldermen rescind resolution limiting clerk's payment power

Posted 7/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen rescinded a previous motion limiting City Clerk Lesa Hardin's ability to pay bills after a special-call meeting was needed Tuesday for the city to make payroll payments.

 

Supervisors OK new nightclub ordinance

Posted 7/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Supervisors unanimously approved a new nightclub ordinance Monday that will require new bars, restaurants and entertainment venues in Oktibbeha County to obtain yearly operating permits and follow minimum life-safety standards.

Oktibbeha supes sign off on Communiversity plan

Posted 7/22/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK secured the last local-level funding commitment for a proposed East Mississippi Community College workforce development center Monday as Oktibbeha County supervisors pledged $2.5 million across 15 years for the project.

 

County to address LINK, Communiversity requests today

Posted 7/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to sign a new agreement for economic development services with the Golden Triangle Development LINK Monday, thereby continuing a two-year relationship with the organization and opening the door for potential city and county bond issuances for a new industrial park and funding pledges for a tri-county workforce development center.

 

Millage decrease unlikely with infusion of school money

Posted 7/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville school board members are expected to approve a transfer of almost $500,000 in excess 1986 bond monies to the city during a special board meeting Tuesday, which in turn will position the city government to legally transfer the money back for Greensboro Center renovations.

 

New proposal trims, tweaks Starkville landscaping ordinance

Posted 7/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

City staff members say they have produced a user-friendly landscaping ordinance after making minor tweaks to Starkville's current rules and cutting down the size of the document by about 20 pages.

 

McDaniel petition seeks access to Oktibbeha election materials

Posted 7/17/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Representatives for state Sen. Chris McDaniel filed an order of mandamus with Oktibbeha County Circuit Court on Friday seeking an emergency hearing and full access to the county's run-off election materials, information they attest was kept from them by Circuit Clerk Glenn Hamilton for privacy reasons.

Cadence wants $2.55M from Starkville for Main Street property

Posted 7/16/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen approved a non-binding letter of intent Tuesday to begin purchase negotiations with Cadence Bank for its $2.55 million Jackson Street location.

 

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