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Moore seeks judicial review of mayoral runoff

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville attorney Johnny Moore asked a judge to mediate his contest of the May 16 Democratic primary runoff one day before his counsel was set to argue election issues before Oktibbeha County Democratic Party executives.

Starkville K-12 teachers travel to Israel, Jordan with MSU program

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District teachers, as well as Mississippi State University students and professors, are traveling in the Middle East for an educational archeology trip offered through the Fulbright-Hays grant awarded last year.

Certified election results expands Carver's win

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The certified results from Starkville's June 6 election show Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver won a third term by 19 votes, but the total votes from Ward 1's race were drastically reduced after an erroneous report.

 

Strain: MBI investigation will be done 'by the book'

Posted 6/12/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation's probe of a June 3 officer-involved shooting in Starkville has not yet yielded charges against an injured Starkville man.

 

Bidding farewell to Super Gabe

Posted 6/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

If Gabriel "Super Gabe" Valentine taught those around him anything, it's that courage comes in small packages.

Artist's 'Stark Vegas' design steps into spotlight

Posted 6/10/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sports Center has a little -- and in some cases a lot of -- just about everything when it comes to sports apparel.

Former MSU communication professor Flick dies at 73

Hank Flick, a former Mississippi State University Department of Communication professor known for his exuberant teaching style and his work as a public address announcer for Bulldog athletics, has died.

Three century-old homes torn down in Starkville to make room for mixed-use development project

In Dawn Herring's time as a Mississippi State University student, she remembers the years between 1976 and 1978 most, simply because of the memories she made during her time as a resident of 403 University Drive.

Moore challenge hearing set for Tuesday

The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party will hear Johnny Moore's appeal of May's mayoral runoff 10 a.m. Tuesday at the City Hall courtroom, party executive Patti Drapala confirmed.

Court denies Lofton's appeal for post-conviction relief

The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled an Oktibbeha County man given life in prison for a 1990s rape was properly sentenced and dismissed his request for post-conviction relief Tuesday.

Aldermen agree to amend TIF for Nicholas hotel

A tone of both optimism and stern warning fueled Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins' support Tuesday for a measure to amend the city of Starkville's tax-increment financing agreement with the Cotton Mill Hotel Group.

OCEDA exercises option for industrial park substation

The Oktibbeha County Economic Development Authority exercised a purchase option Tuesday and acquired a 5-acre parcel that will serve as the location for a substation that will power a proposed Starkville industrial park off Highway 389.

Sistrunk ousts Wynn as other Starkville incumbents retain seats

Former Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk will return to her seat in July after she defeated incumbent Lisa Wynn by 16 votes Tuesday.

Supes place OCH vote on November 7 ballot

Oktibbeha County voters will decide the fate of a potential OCH Regional Medical Center transaction in November.

Distance learning program booms at MSU

One in every three Mississippi State University graduates is an online student.

Highway 12 work continues 'rain or shine'

Work crews on Highway 12 are steadily moving through the first phase of planned safety improvements along the heavily used corridor, showing little concern for recent wet weather.

 

MSU faces 'do or die' in Hattiesburg

The Mississippi State baseball team fought off the rain and two opponents Sunday to keep its season alive.

 

Starkville man implicated in armed robbery, burglary

A Starkville man faces multiple felonies after he was implicated in separate auto burglary and armed robbery incidents.

Moore challenging mayoral election with Democratic Party

Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore is contesting his six-vote loss to Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill and asks the Oktibbeha County Democratic Party to count "improperly excluded ballots" or hold a special election if the comingling of "legally and illegally cast ballots" prevents the determination of the true winner of May 16's primary.

 

MBI: Suspect shot after attempting to run over SPD officer

One person was wounded in an officer-involved shooting Saturday after he allegedly attempted to run over a Starkville law enforcement agent, Mississippi Bureau of Investigations spokesperson Warren Strain said.

 

 

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