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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.



New candidates for justice court, supervisor races emerge

Posted 2/10/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Thirty-five candidates have now filed qualification forms for a variety of Oktibbeha County elections.


Aldermen hashing out park board numbers, terms

Starkville's takeover of its parks system appears unavoidable, but the department remains independent of the city for now as aldermen decide how to reform its soon-to-be advisory board.


Nomination window for Restaurant Week closes Monday

Residents have until the end of business hours Monday to submit charity nominations for this year's Starkville Restaurant Week.


Area man hit with multiple auto burglary charges

A Golden Triangle man is behind bars in Clay County after Starkville Police Department charged him with four counts of auto burglary.


Report: Theft-related cases surged in 2014

Starkville Municipal Court handled more misdemeanor and felony charges involving theft, burglary and robbery last year than in 2013, a report shows.


Board delays Wynn's attempt to change insurance agent

Starkville aldermen and Mayor Parker Wiseman again find themselves preparing for a battle over health insurance.

Starkville fire chief announces retirement

Starkville Fire Chief Rodger Mann will conclude his almost 33-year career with the city by retiring Feb. 22, he announced Tuesday.

County, city parents talk consolidation

Change is coming for public school students in Oktibbeha County.

MSU baseball coach talks community involvement

John Cohen is used to addressing a younger crowd.


Petition effort kills OCSD bond attempt for now

Calls for a major school construction referendum are now moot after Oktibbeha County School District Conservator Margie Pulley rescinded a $13.2 million bond intent notice Monday.


Community market seeks new home at fire station greenspace

Greater Starkville Development Partnership officials hope to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the city to take over management of Fire Station No. 1's greenspace and move Starkville Community Market to the Russell Street corridor's terminus.


Three-way race emerges for District 5 supervisor seat

A new challenger, 27-year-old political newcomer Ernest Rogers Jr., qualified this week as the third Democrat vying for Oktibbeha County's District 5 supervisor's seat.



No bids in yet for City Hall, lagoon properties

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While some aldermen seem intent on moving forward with a $2.55 million-maximum purchase of Cadence Bank's Main Street location, a financing issue could manifest in the middle of the month.



Fire damages 3 Collegiate Heights apartments

Posted 1/31/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials say an apparent cooking fire damaged three Collegiate Heights apartments Saturday morning, but no injuries were reported during the incident.


Castleberry recognized at Partnership banquet

Posted 1/30/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

During its annual awards banquet, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership honored Mark Castleberry.

Aldermen eye immediate savings as Parks takeover approaches

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen are expected to amend city code and absorb the autonomous Starkville Parks Commission.

Romney speaks at MSU, still undeclared for 2016

Posted 1/29/2015 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In front of a sold out Lee Hall Auditorium on Mississippi State University's campus, Gov. Mitt Romney delivered a speech to students and supporters as part of MSU's Global Lecture Series.


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