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Bryant approves school debt-sharing bill

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gov. Phil Bryant approved a bill Tuesday that creates a single countywide taxing authority and balances debt payments of the former Oktibbeha County School District and the former Starkville School District after the two systems' July 1 merger.

 

Officials turn dirt on long-awaited Lynn Lane path

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials hailed the launch of construction efforts associated with a transformative Lynn Lane pedestrian and bike path as the epitome of civic tenacity and the power of grassroots volunteerism.

Local educator among teacher of the year finalists

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Golden Triangle educator is among four finalists for the Mississippi 2015 Teacher of the Year award.

Shooting victim in stable condition after weekend incident

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A male victim is in stable condition in Jackson and two Alabama men are in custody in Oktibbeha County Jail after a weekend shooting.

Yarbrough hired as Starkville fire chief

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen continued the tradition of promoting from within for leadership positions and hired Charles Yarbrough to lead the city's fire department.

 

Starkville fire chief interviews set for today

Posted 3/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen could choose its next fire department leader during a 5 p.m. recess meeting today at the Sportsplex.

 

Discussions on subdivision rules possible in future

Posted 3/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors finished a years-long comprehensive planning process last week by discussing how to implement several ordinances, but the board is not expected to adopt many of the proposed ordinances.

 

PSC to hold Town Hall meeting in Starkville

Posted 3/28/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Northern District Public Service Commissioner Brandon Presley will hold a Town Hall meeting in Starkville on Tuesday to discuss "Zap the Gap," according to a media release.

 

 

Consolidated school debt-sharing bill heads to gov.

Posted 3/27/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A bill creating a countywide taxing authority that utilizes debt sharing between residents of the former Oktibbeha County School District and former Starkville School District on July 1 now awaits Gov. Phil Bryant's approval.

 

Weeks posts bond after extradition

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Tessa Weeks, 36, of 953 Andrew Road, is free on bail after her extradition to Mississippi, but the Oktibbeha County resident still faces a charge stemming from a weekend homicide.

Man arrested after close call with school bus

Posted 3/26/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a man after he allegedly passed a stopped school bus and nearly struck a child in the Sand Hill area Monday.

MSU's Autism Clinic wins Restaurant Week's grand prize

Posted 3/25/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic was the top charity vote getter in this year's Starkville Restaurant Week and won a $5,000 cash donation Tuesday.

Traveling veterans memorial on display at MSU

Posted 3/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In the Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State University, passers-by can see a series of nine paintings set up showing the portraits of 26 men.

LINK abandons proposed area for Innovation District

Posted 3/24/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Golden Triangle Development LINK is no longer considering a 326-acre Starkville site for a $10 million industrial park after studies indicated an additional $2 million and 18 months of work would be needed to make the area shovel-ready for investments.

Starkville murder suspect, victim 'knew each other'

Posted 3/23/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two deadly shootings occurring less than 24 hours apart bookended a multi-state manhunt Saturday. Few details have emerged since an Oktibbeha County homicide led to the death of the primary suspect and the arrest of an alleged accomplice, but Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney said both the alleged shooter and victim knew each other.

MSU fires Ray after three seasons

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State men's basketball coach Rick Ray was fired Saturday, 10 days after finishing his third losing season in as many years.

Issues, effort hampering Starkville Restaurant Week voting

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A number of issues with how participating Starkville Restaurant Week diners are providing and displaying charity ballots prompted organizers to say this year's total vote count could be lower than in 2014.

 

Final Unity Park plaque ready for dedication

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A final plaque dedication ceremony will honor famed civil rights pioneer Fannie Lou Hamer 10:30 a.m. Monday at Unity Park.

 

Oktibbeha murder suspect found dead in Tenn.

Posted 3/21/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man allegedly connected to a Saturday homicide, kidnapping and burglary of a dwelling was found dead in Tennessee.

Former coach travels with MSU to NCAA tourney

Posted 3/20/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The "uniform" is different for Sharon Fanning-Otis these days.

 

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