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Restaurants buy-in to help lure visitors

Posted 4/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

It's impossible for Jennifer Prather, the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's special events coordinator, to be physically present in all 31 diners participating in Starkville Restaurant Week, guiding wait staff and assisting them through the event, but her playbook can.

Starkville senior approaches 13 years of perfect attendance

Posted 4/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

In baseball, when a pitcher has not given up a hit going into the late inning, no one is supposed to mention it. It is one of the game's great superstitions that talking about a no-hitter is jinx.

Partnership may go with search firm for CEO

Posted 4/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sources familiar with the Greater Starkville Development Partnership's search for a new chief executive officer say the organization is likely to hire an external firm to seek additional applicants after three finalists were identified but not hired this spring.

Testing time: Starkville-Oktibbeha looks to strengthen rating

Posted 4/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Lining the halls of Starkville High School, names emblazon yellow-and-black-painted cinder blocks above the classroom doors.

OCH audit: Hospital loses money in 2015-16

Posted 4/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

OCH Regional Medical Center's Fiscal Year 2015-16 audit reported a $190,844 drop in its end-of-the-year net position after all operational and nonoperational revenues and expenses were accounted.


4-County plans March completion for Cornerstone substation

Posted 4/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Cornerstone Park could again become a viable option for smaller industrial developments next year once a new 4-County Electric Power Association substation boosts the area's power capacity.


Maulding picked as new SOCSD assistant superintendent

Posted 4/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Hinds Community College Work-Based Learning and Internship Coordinator Christy Maulding will join the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District this summer and replace outgoing Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Education Jody Woodrum.

Perkins wants to change board appointment rules

Posted 4/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins wants to amend the ordinance involving Starkville Board of Adjustment and Appeals appointments to allow his ward's representative to serve a second consecutive term.

Mayor candidates mostly agree at forum

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Johnny Moore, Damion Poe and Lynn Spruill -- the three Democrats vying to become Starkville's next mayor -- spent most of Monday's Starkville-Oktibbeha Voter Education Initiative's town hall agreeing on numerous issues while saying their own unique vision for the city's future deserves a majority of voters' support in the May 2 primary.

Minor injured, another arrested after Sunday shooting in Oktibbeha

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One 15-year-old is recovering after he was shot by another Sunday in the Glenn Lane area of Oktibbeha County.

MSU's Grant Gallery expected to open this winter

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University officials say the somewhat unconventional trip former President Ulysses S. Grant's collection of official documents, personal letters and other artifacts took to Mississippi should formally conclude this winter when a new addition housing the papers at Mitchell Memorial Library is expected to open.

Starkville man charged with abusing a vulnerable person

Posted 4/11/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man will be arraigned this summer in the Mississippi First Circuit Court District this summer after he was arrested for allegedly striking a vulnerable patient in Tupelo.

Mayoral forum slated for this evening

Posted 4/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville's three mayoral candidates are slated to take part in the Starkville-Oktibbeha Voter Education Initiative's second candidate forum this evening.

3 rural fire districts improve insurance ratings

Posted 4/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Property owners within Central and East Oktibbeha County volunteer fire departments' coverage areas and Sturgis city limits could pay lower insurance premiums after the areas were given Class 7 ratings by the Mississippi State Ratings Bureau, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

Photos: Cotton District Arts Festival

Martina Hoffmann, 8, learns how to paint with local Mississippi State University student and artist Kelsey Pearce during the Cotton District Arts Festival on Saturday. Martina's parents are Florencia Meyer and Federico Huffmann, of Starkville. Pearce is a biology science major from Memphis.

Photos: Super Bulldog Weekend

Junior guard Victoria Vivians takes a selfie with sisters Karrie Brooks, 8, and Katelyn Brooks, 10, right, after the downtown Starkville parade to support the Mississippi State University women's basketball team as a part of Super Bulldog Weekend on Friday. Katelyn and Karrie are the daughters of Kalia and George Brooks.

Candidates: Tough decisions ahead with Starkville's budget

Almost all of the 16 Starkville mayoral and aldermen candidates present at Thursday's public forum at the Sportsplex agreed the incoming administration will face tough decisions with its budget as it attempts to solve staffing issues within the police and fire departments while also tackling a growing list of infrastructure needs.


Lucky Dog Barrel Race begins tonight

This weekend, the Mississippi Horse Park will host the sixth Annual Lucky Dog Barrel Race.



Super Bulldog Weekend, arts festival set for this weekend

Two signature Starkville events -- Mississippi State University's Super Bulldog Weekend and the Starkville Area Arts Council's Cotton District Arts Festival -- are set to draw in tourists from across the Southeast this weekend.


Local, state charities will compete in Starkville Restaurant Week

One statewide and two local organizations will vie for a $5,000 donation during this year's Starkville Restaurant Week.


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