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Review denied for Starkville man's aggravated DUI appeal

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Supreme Court denied a review of Joshua Buckner's 2009 drunken driving case in which he pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated DUI and one count of leaving the scene of an accident.

Perkins to sanitation employees: Get to work or face termination

Posted 4/11/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins gave a stern warning for Starkville Sanitation and Environmental Services employees: If you do not work a full eight hours per day, you will lose your job.

Carver prepares for 29-mile charity walk

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

After weeks of preparation, Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver is about to embark on one of his toughest challenges to date.

Computer upgrades ongoing as XP goes defunct

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Chancery Court officials say they are halfway finished with an office-wide computer overhaul after Microsoft pulled the plug on future support for Windows XP Tuesday, the primary operating software for the old workstations.

Fire damages Campus Book Mart

Posted 4/10/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Officials from the state fire marshal's office are investigating a fire at Campus Book Mart that caused a considerable loss to merchandise due to heat and smoke damage, Oktibbeha County Fire Services Coordinator Kirk Rosenhan said.

Ocean Springs principal will lead SHS

Starkville School District Board of Trustees unanimously hired Ocean Springs High School Principal David Baggett as Starkville High School's next top administrator.

Supervisors reviewing first draft of nightclub ordinance

A proposed Oktibbeha County nightclub ordinance would force nightclubs to close their doors at 1 a.m., remove patrons from the premises 30 minutes later and require owners to provide at least one bonded security guard per 100 patrons inside and outside the facility.

 

Supervisors hire Garrard as CAO despite Trainer's criticism

Oktibbeha County supervisors promoted Comptroller Emily Garrard to county administrator despite Board President Orlando Trainer's pleas to hire Ivory Williams, Jackson's former deputy chief administrator for funding and deputy director of housing and community development.

 

 

SPD moving to second substation in north Starkville

Starkville Police Department is close to opening its second of four planned precinct substations after the city approved a revised, rent-free lease for such a location on Louisville Street Tuesday.

 

 

Starkville High accompanist dies during choral trip

Starkville School District officials reacted with grief Saturday upon learning of the death of Keyone Docher, accompanist for the SHS Singers.

 

A parent's plea: Help identify my son's shooter

The mother of 18-year-old Zacharias Blanchard, one of five victims in Sunday's Club Rock shooting, gave a simple plea to the public Thursday: Help investigators find the person or persons responsible for her son's injury.

Purdue police captain taking over MSU's operations

Mississippi State University named Tim A. Potts, a law enforcement agent with a 23-year career, as the university's next police chief. His appointment is pending approval by the State College Board. Potts is expected to begin serving MSU May 15.

 

Informal approval forced city's hand with Richardson's development

Former Community Developer William Snowden OK'd preliminary plans for Clayton Richardson's Shaggy Hound development before he purchased property adjacent to Starkville High School and began the city's formal development review process, Mayor Parker Wiseman confirmed Wednesday.

 

OCSD seeking limits on nightclub hours

Oktibbeha County sheriff's deputies are developing new rules limiting nightclub's operating hours, a move similar to one approved by Lowndes County last year, after a Sunday shooting at Club Rock left five people injured.

 

Legislature approves negotiated school merger bill

Both chambers of the Miss. Legislature Tuesday passed a conference report for SB 2818, a bill that ensures technical amendments sought by the Commission on Starkville School District Structure for 2015's state-mandated unification.

 

 

City engineer placed on 6-month probation

Starkville Aldermen placed City Engineer Edward Kemp on six-month probation after almost two hours of closed-door discussions with him, the city planner and developer Clayton Richardson Tuesday. Aldermen gave no reasoning behind their move, and the city did not disclose a vote breakdown when officials announced the personnel matter.

 

Burglary suspect turns himself in to SPD

Starkville Police Department arrested 18-year-old Deangelo Dewayne Manning, of 406 Hancock Circle, Monday after a March 27 burglary incident in which he allegedly broke into a Catherine Street home and attacked its residents with a knife.

 

Few details emerging from Club Rock shooting

Oktibbeha County investigators are finding little insight into a Sunday shooting at an Oktibbeha County nightclub despite two days of canvassing for clues and interviewing potential witnesses, Oktibbeha County Sheriff's Department Commander Brett Watson said. No arrests have been made after gunfire in Club Rock's parking lot left five people injured.

 

 

Zacharias road designation survives conference negotiations

A joint House-Senate conference committee Monday filed a new version of HB 615, legislation that will honor former Mississippi State University President Donald Zacharias with a road designation in Oktibbeha County, with additional designations across Mississippi.

 

 

Conference report renames consolidated school district

A joint House-Senate conference committee filed a newly negotiated Starkville-Oktibbeha school merger bill Monday with numerous technical amendments that preserve requests previously made by the Commission on Starkville Consolidated School District Structure.

 

 

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