Articles by Zack Plair
A relatively new residency requirement for local election candidates may keep a Ward 7 alderman hopeful off the ballot.
Bernie Sanders’ sudden appearance in his meme-worthy mittens on a Highway 12 billboard has garnered plenty of local attention.
It may also run afoul of state campaign finance law.
In Sam Pitts’ 2 1/2 years driving the central campus route for the Starkville-MSU Area Rapid Transit (SMART) system, 2020 stands out. He’s unlikely to ever forget it.
Ward 7’s alderman seat has produced the first competitive race for this year’s Starkville municipal elections.
Starkville aldermen took another key step Tuesday toward granting another exception to its code of ordinances that would clear the way for a prospective business to locate downtown.
Oktibbeha County supervisors continued grappling Tuesday morning with the prospect of issuing more bonds to cover a new five-year road work plan.
An addition to the Starkville Civil War Arsenal building sits virtually empty, with only construction materials scattered throughout the space that is scheduled to be finished this week.
Starkville aldermen on Tuesday plan to approve a $621,600 contract for a new police department body and vehicle camera system.
Things were supposed to be different Monday at Unity Park in downtown Starkville.
No crowd will gather at the park on Douglas L. Conner Drive to witness the formal dedication of two new honorees whose lives helped promote racial unity and understanding. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic took care of that local Martin Luther King Jr. Day tradition.
WEST POINT — The end of the first week of qualifying for city elections brought a list of so-far unchallenged selectmen incumbents, as well as a new candidate for mayor.
Starkville is getting back into the recycling business.
A stroke in April 2018 temporarily relegated Rose Coffey Graham to “working from the bed.”
She still had plenty to do.
Living near Oktibbeha County Lake, approximately halfway between Maben and Starkville, she has volunteered with several initiatives and organizations in both communities for decades. Possibly her best-known contribution is leading Oktibbeha County’s Controllers 4-H clubs.
Another month, another failed effort by Ward 4 Selectman Keith McBrayer to open the city parks.
Starkville aldermen approved a measure Tuesday that will “make whole” city officials and employees who took pay or hour cuts for nearly two months earlier this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ah! Autumn in Mississippi.
Following Tuesday evening’s board of selectmen meeting, Ward 4’s Keith McBrayer approached Parks and Recreation Director Jarrod McDaniel as others filed out of the boardroom.
“Well, I tried,” he told McDaniel, flatly. “I’ll try again next month.”
Earlier this week, I was sitting in my living room when my youngest daughter, 5-year-old Pfeiffer, walked up to me with a contemplative expression.
Work will begin soon to install sewer lines at 138 acres of the Prairie Belt Powersite.
In the middle of the woods on his parents’ property in the Morgantown community, Mark Henry sits on a stack of freshly cut oak columns for a water break.
A selectman’s impassioned plea Tuesday to divert more money from the city’s road bond to pave streets in his own neighborhood did not seem to get far with his fellow board members, but support from vocal audience members at the meeting became rowdy enough that the mayor once had to gavel them down to keep order.