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Taxis to transport students home from bars

The Mississippi State University Student Association-funded Night Route, a transportation system that moves students from campus to various Starkville bars and restaurants, will transition to a taxi-based system that takes riders home from some venues, MSUSA President Brett Harris confirmed during his group's budget presentation to aldermen Tuesday.

 

MSU President Keenum elected as vice chairman

Mississippi State University President Mark E. Keenum was elected by his fellow directors as vice chairman of the 15-member board of the Foundation for Food and Agricultural Research (FFAR) at the group's inaugural meeting on Aug. 7.

 

Aldermen override Perkins on Cadence acquisition

An effort led by Vice Mayor Roy A. Perkins to execute a purchase contract for Cadence Bank's Main Street branch was delayed by his fellow board members Tuesday after other aldermen said proper due diligence studies, including cost projections for renovations and a proper site inspection, were needed before the city formally acquires the property.

Starkville signs on to LINK project

After two days of lobbying, Golden Triangle Development LINK CEO Joe Max Higgins secured a combined $10 million commitment from Starkville and Oktibbeha County that will develop a new industrial park and could add more than 1,000 jobs in the next decade.

Oktibbeha moves closer to new industrial park

Oktibbeha County took a step toward funding a new industrial park when supervisors approved a resolution supporting a Golden Triangle Development LINK-backed project that economic developers conservatively hope will create more than 1,000 new jobs.

Cadence Bank purchase contract on Starkville agenda

Starkville aldermen are expected to address a purchase contract for Cadence Bank on Tuesday, but the city's progress toward a possible transaction is unknown after staff members were only recently authorized to pursue the property.

City, county to address combined $10M industrial park bonds

The governing bodies of Oktibbeha County and Starkville could pass a combined $10 million in economic bonds that will help construct a shovel-ready industrial park to help lure manufacturing jobs.

 

Investigator: Death at 21 Apartments does not appear suspicious

Oktibbeha County investigators believe a man who was found dead at 21 Apartments Thursday did not die from any suspicious causes.

 

 

City contributions to Horse Park, theater on the chopping block

The amount of money Starkville gives outside groups, including the Mississippi Horse Park and Starkville Community Theater, is expected to decrease in the upcoming fiscal year as the city's budget committee slashed a $1.5 million wish list to an amount about $41,000 shy of current contributions.

 

Budget committee split on possible employee raises

A small pay increase for Starkville employees is in limbo after the city's budget committee recommended to only fully fund increasing insurance expenses in the upcoming fiscal year.

Jury finds Quinn guilty of capital murder

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was found guilty of capital murder Wednesday. Archie Quinn, 53, of Sturgis, was convicted of the 2008 murder of his ex-girlfriend, 35-year-old Stacy Gray. The jury took less than 45 minutes to return the verdict.

Police connect Crawford man to Central Ave. stabbing

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a Crawford man who allegedly stabbed someone at Central Avenue on Tuesday and fled the scene by foot.

Oktibbeha schools again operating with accreditation

Posted 7/31/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County School District is again an accredited school system almost two years after a state takeover, but Conservator Margie Pulley will continue to run the district until 2015's consolidation.

Jurors hear 911 tape as Quinn murder trial begins

Posted 7/30/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A murder victim's 911 call for help was the highlight of the capital murder trial of Starkville resident Archie Quinn Tuesday.

Warrants served on man for child enticement, touching

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department arrested a local man Friday and charged him with numerous counts of sexual crimes against minors.

AG declines Perkins' request for clarity on school money issue

Posted 7/29/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi Attorney General's Office sent a letter to vice mayor Roy A. Perkins on Friday saying it would not provide further comment on a school money issue after aldermen approved the framework for a legal funds transfer in its last regular meeting.

 

County millage value expected to improve slightly

Posted 7/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The amount of money one single ad valorem tax mill brings into Oktibbeha County is projected to increase slightly for the upcoming fiscal year, but the additional value isn't expected to significantly impact tax rates or county coffers.

 

 

No-jangles: Starkville Bojangles closes

Posted 7/28/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

There are no Bojangles Famous Chicken and Biscuits left in the Golden Triangle.

 

Aldermen mull economic bond issuance

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least three Starkville aldermen have not yet committed their support to a bond issuance next month that could fund a new industrial park near the Miss. Highway 182 and Miss. Highway 25 interchange.

 

One injured, another detained in Friday shooting

Posted 7/26/2014 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County man was detained Friday after a New Light Road shooting injured another man.

 

 

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