Articles by Carl Smith
Starkville Mayor Lynn Spruill’s legal team is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to find her election challenger, Johnny Moore, sidestepped an established process allowing political parties to handle questions or complaints raised in their own primaries.
Supervisors finalized Oktibbeha County’s upcoming $56.46 million budget Tuesday that carries with it an almost 2-mill tax increase for property owners.
An effort by the Oktibbeha County Election Commission to clean up split precincts created by prior redistricting efforts will place more than 250 voters in new constable and justice court judge districts ahead of November’s special elections.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is asking Mississippi State University’s police department to investigate and file animal cruelty charges against MSU Meat Science Laboratory workers after U.S. Department of Agriculture inspectors observed two instances of inhumane slaughters this year.
Continued water seepage issues at the future home of Starkville Police Department pushed aldermen to authorize additional ground borings at the former city hall and delay the signing of a certificate of completion for the building Tuesday.
OCH Regional Medical Center reported an approximate $5.1 million loss after the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, and that loss could affect potential bids for the public health care facility, said consultant Ted Woodrell.
Itawamba County’s B&M Paving Company could soon be the recipient of infrastructure Oktibbeha County road improvement contracts totaling $2.6 million.
Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins indirectly suggested Ward 5 Alderman Patrick Miller should recuse from any vote dealing with Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Board of Trustees candidate Sumner Davis, who leads a Mississippi State University Extension department that employs Miller on a full-time basis.
Oktibbeha County resident Jerry Lee Obrien, 38, will be arraigned in justice court Friday after he was arrested in connection to an Aug. 24 shooting on Willie Road.
Starkville Police Department Public Information Officer Brandon Lovelady is trying to thwart would-be burglars one tweet and Facebook post at a time.
Oktibbeha County and Starkville property owners’ expected tax rates are becoming clearer as the city’s tentative Fiscal Year 2017-18 budget does not call for a millage increase for operational expenses.
A Columbus man was arrested Friday for allegedly stealing a car in Starkville.
A large-scale infrastructure improvement project installing medians and updating traffic signals along the western and central portions of Highway 12 in Starkville should be completed by early November, Northern District Transportation Commissioner Mike Tagert said Monday.
Interim Oktibbeha County Circuit Clerk Angie McGinnis declared September Voter Awareness Month ahead of November’s various special elections in effort to drum up interest and increase participation at the ballot box.
District 1 Supervisor John Montgomery and District 4 Supervisor Bricklee Miller say their fellow board members could be sinking money into a want, not a need, if Oktibbeha County pursues a new $2 million offer from former Mississippi State University basketball coach Rick Stansbury for his Starkville Wet ‘N Wild property at Oktibbeha County Lake.
Hunter Harrington — who previously worked with Mitchell Companies, Curio Brands and Learfield Sports — was named the Greater Starkville Development Partnership’s new director of membership development Thursday.
A 20-year-old Starkville resident is dead and another person is in custody after a Thursday shooting at Brookville Gardens.
Those close to John Robert Arnold, a prolific Oktibbeha County businessman with strong ties to the local Boy Scouts troop and First United Methodist Church, say they remember him as a man with a song in his heart — and one for everyone else.
Starkville mayoral candidate Johnny Moore’s election challenge remains on hold after Special Circuit Judge Barry Ford stayed the matter ahead of an anticipated appeal from Mayor Lynn Spruill.
Ward 3 Alderman David Little will not call for a non-binding public vote on two proposed changes to Starkville’s alcohol ordinances after the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office informed him a November referendum must be paid for and administered by the city.