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Aldermen: Pet waste issue highlights lack of trash bins

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen will let the city's informal cemetery board decide recommendations on how to curb a growing trend of irresponsible pet owners not cleaning up their animals' waste after the board took no action on the matter Tuesday.

 

SPD ups patrols on Carver, arrests 2 for burglary

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested two men following separate burglary incidents on Carver Drive this week after officers stepped up patrols in the area.

Starkville police presence moves to Twitter

Posted 8/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department launched a Twitter account Wednesday that will provide updates on local policing issues, road conditions and severe weather situations, while directly answering questions and concerns from residents.

Automated electric, water meter rollout expected in 2016

Posted 8/20/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Workers are expected to replace Starkville's 13,002 electric and 11,037 water meters with automated, usage-measuring devices in 2016 after city aldermen approved an implementation plan that is not expected to increase either utilities' rates.

Unity Park recommendations find support

Posted 8/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A plan to renovate Unity Park into a more pedestrian-friendly green space found support from Oktibbeha County supervisors Monday, but the board stopped short of pledging financial support or in-kind services, instead opting to send the proposal back to committee for formal cost estimates.

Starkville market attendance, sales growing

Posted 8/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Community Market's vendor and attendance counts continue to grow under the second year of Greater Starkville Development Partnership control, market manager Jennifer Prather said, as the event has almost doubled the number of sellers this year and maintained about $4,000 in business per week.

 

MSU names 2 to deal with hog damage

Posted 8/18/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Center for Resolving Human-Wildlife Conflicts has added two staff members who will focus on controlling the state's wild hog population.

 

 

Same-sex couple files marriage license in Oktibbeha

Posted 8/14/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ravi Perry and Paris Prince went to Oktibbeha County's courthouse Wednesday and filed their marriage license with the government, a mundane task couples complete on a routine basis.

 

 

Unity Park requests heading to supervisors' table

Posted 8/13/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to mull in-kind renovation requests, including the possibility of supplying labor, next week for a Unity Park facelift that could lead to the under-utilized public space's opening next year.

 

 

Starkville sees limited rollout of MetroCast fiber Internet

Posted 8/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Eight single-family Cottages at Creekside units are the first homes in Starkville to receive access to MetroCast's residential fiber-optic Internet service, the company announced Friday.

 

 

Police: MSU junior dies from apparent overdose

Posted 8/12/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department charged two men with felonies after a 22-year-old Mississippi State University student died from an apparent drug overdose Sunday.

 

Check into 'Hotel Hell' tonight for Starkville episode

Posted 8/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Fox network reality show "Hotel Hell" airing tonight hits close to home for the Golden Triangle. Hotel Chester in downtown Starkville is the focus of the episode that brought show creator and host Gordon Ramsay and his crew to the college town to film in June 2013.

Minor adjustment expected for Mill parking garage plan

Slight changes to the combined Mill project's parking garage are expected after workers found a debris pile at the construction site, but developers say their portions of the significant retail development are moving forward with few issues.

Taxis to transport students home from bars

The Mississippi State University Student Association-funded Night Route, a transportation system that moves students from campus to various Starkville bars and restaurants, will transition to a taxi-based system that takes riders home from some venues, MSUSA President Brett Harris confirmed during his group's budget presentation to aldermen Tuesday.

 

MSU President Keenum elected as vice chairman

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7.

 

Aldermen override Perkins on Cadence acquisition

An effort led by Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins to execute a purchase contract for Cadence Bank's Main Street branch was delayed by his fellow board members Tuesday after other aldermen said proper due diligence studies, including cost projections for renovations and a proper site inspection, were needed before the city formally acquires the property.

Starkville signs on to LINK project

After two days of lobbying, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins secured a combined $10 million commitment from Starkville and Oktibbeha County that will develop a new industrial park and could add more than 1,000 jobs in the next decade.

Oktibbeha moves closer to new industrial park

Oktibbeha County took a step toward funding a new industrial park when supervisors approved a resolution supporting a Golden Triangle Development LINK-backed project that economic developers conservatively hope will create more than 1,000 new jobs.

Cadence Bank purchase contract on Starkville agenda

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a purchase contract for Cadence Bank on Tuesday, but the city's progress toward a possible transaction is unknown after staff members were only recently authorized to pursue the property.

City, county to address combined $10M industrial park bonds

The governing bodies of Oktibbeha County and Starkville could pass a combined $10 million in economic bonds that will help construct a shovel-ready industrial park to help lure manufacturing jobs.

 

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