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Alleged voyeur arrested at road block

Oktibbeha County deputies arrested a local man who evaded law enforcement for a week after a reported voyeurism incident.

New SHS principal focusing on graduation rate, community involvement

Starkville High School Principal David Baggett officially began his tenure this month by tinkering with the school's master class schedules last week, one of many subtle changes the former Ocean Springs educator hopes will improve student and teacher efficiency.

 

Public hearing Monday for Blackjack TIF package

Oktibbeha County supervisors will hold a public hearing on a $4.78 million-maximum tax increment financing (TIF) plan 9 a.m. Monday at the courthouse that could fund significant Blackjack Road and infrastructure upgrades.

 

Wiseman, Perkins differ on excess school tax money

A battle is brewing over how Starkville should use almost $500,000 in over-collected school district taxes after Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins opined that the city should take legal avenues to keep the money for itself during Tuesday's board of aldermen meeting.

SPD searching for alleged voyeurism suspect

The Starkville Police Department issued an arrest warrant for a local resident allegedly connected to a June 27 voyeurism incident.

SPD continues search for alleged check scammer

Starkville officers are searching for the last of three alleged payroll check scammers after two men were arrested Tuesday.

 

Aldermen consider Cadence building as new police HQ

Aldermen began a process Tuesday that could uproot the Starkville Police Department from its current location and place a new base of operations deep in the heart of downtown Starkville.

 

Starkville police warn of counterfeit check scam

The Starkville Police Department issued arrest warrants for three men allegedly tied to a counterfeit check scam and warned businesses to be on the lookout for bogus payroll checks stemming from a legitimate contracting business.

 

Process amending landscape ordinance could begin this month

Starkville aldermen could approve the first step needed to change the city's landscaping ordinance tonight by scheduling a public hearing on revisions later this month.

 

 

SSD re-branding effort yields new website

Posted 6/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District unveiled its redesigned website Friday in hopes of better branding the school system and helping improve communication efforts for students, teachers and parents.

 

Turnover, turmoil mark Starkville aldermen's first year of leadership

Posted 6/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

While Starkville aldermen's first year in office was mired by numerous instances of public backlash, the departure of key employees and claims of shady dealings, the city has quietly positioned itself for industrial expansion and enjoyed seeing in excess of $100 million in projects enter planning and development stages.

 

Cotton District, downtown qualify for new Internet service

Posted 6/27/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's Cotton District/Downtown/Historic Central "fiberhood" has qualified for C Spire's high-speed, fiber optic Internet service that promises a 1 gigabit up-and-down connection for residential users, the company announced Thursday.

 

Open meetings defense: Wynn misspoke

Posted 6/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville is defending itself from under-the-table collusion claims by attesting its mayor and seven aldermen do not conduct secret meetings or know how other board members will vote prior to meetings, all while painting the complainant as a political dissident.

SSD projects slight millage increase for FY 2014-2015

Posted 6/25/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville School District officials project the system will require a 65.24-mill tax levy to operate under its Fiscal Year 2014-2015 budget, a slight increase from FY 2012-2013's and FY 2013-2014's 62.96-mill rate.

Starkville wins two Main Street awards

Posted 6/24/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Main Street Association awarded its Best New Signage and Best New Development Project awards to Starkville last week for two visible projects in the downtown area.

West Point man arrested for alleged armed robbery

Posted 6/23/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville officers arrested a 28-year-old West Point resident Thursday after he allegedly broke into an Old West Point Road home and robbed its owner by gunpoint last week.

 

Auditors give Starkville a clean report, find no significant defects

Posted 6/21/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville received a clean Fiscal Year 2013-2014 audit from the Mississippi-based accounting firm Watkins, Ward and Stafford on Tuesday.

 

Starkville alderman Vaughn arrested for DUI

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn was arrested by Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department deputies early Thursday morning and charged with a DUI , no insurance and careless driving.

Starkville icon Carole McReynolds Davis dead at 72

Posted 6/19/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Local artist Carole Elizabeth McReynolds Davis, 72, a well-known figure known for her paintings of local figures, her iconic Louisville Street home, her boisterous style of dress and exuberant support of her lifelong home of Starkville, died of natural causes Wednesday.

 

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