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Partnership School construction halted for pandemic

Posted 3/28/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction on the long-delayed Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District's Partnership School has stopped due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Superintendent Eddie Peasant said Friday at a special-call meeting of the board of trustees.

 

Body found in Oktibbeha County might be missing Starkville man

Posted 3/28/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A body found Saturday morning in southwestern Oktibbeha County is believed to be a Starkville man who has been missing for more than three weeks, according to the county sheriff's office.

 

Two MSU employees, student have confirmed cases of COVID-19

Posted 3/27/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

At least two employees and one student at Mississippi State University have been confirmed to have COVID-19 coronavirus, university officials said in a press release Thursday.

Aldermen say no to closing non-essential businesses; city still has no set curfew

Posted 3/25/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen shot down a measure during a special-call meeting Tuesday to expand restrictions on "non-essential" businesses and facilities in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

Starkville passes restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/21/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen voted unanimously Friday mandating restaurants to serve customers via takeout, drive-through and delivery only, and restricting social and business gatherings to 10 people or fewer in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Starkville passes restrictions on restaurants, gatherings

Posted 3/20/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville aldermen voted unanimously Friday mandating restaurants serve customers via takeout, drive-through and delivery only, and restricting social and business gatherings to 10 people or fewer in an effort to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Starkville dials back garbage pickup to once weekly per route

Posted 3/18/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Amid an "extraordinary last few days" where news and recommendations on how to respond to the COVID-19 is "changing by the hour," Mayor Lynn Spruill asked aldermen Tuesday to declare a local state of emergency and announced sweeping changes to how the city will operate in the coming weeks.

 

MSU, MUW postpone commencement, move to online classes for remainder of semester

Posted 3/18/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University has moved to online classes for the remainder of the spring semester and postponed commencement in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Engineers squabble over whether to rebuild Oktibbeha Lake dam

Posted 3/17/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha supervisors voted 3-2 on Monday to use county operating funds for County Engineer Clyde Pritchard's to develop blueprints to replace the Oktibbeha County Lake dam.

Logan to step down as Starkville parks director

Posted 3/16/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Gerry Logan will step down at the end of the month from his position as Starkville Parks and Recreation executive director, Mayor Lynn Spruill announced Friday.

Unusually high rainfall delays public, private building projects

Posted 3/13/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Construction started in January on the new surgery center for Starkville eye doctor James Brown, but the Worsham Brothers construction crew has only had about three full 8-hour work days so far, project superintendent Heath White said.

 

Federal Reserve to give economic briefing in Starkville

Posted 3/12/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Memphis branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis will hold a regional economic briefing in Starkville on April 14 at The Mill Conference Center, the bank announced Tuesday morning.

 

 

Coronavirus update: MSU increases travel restrictions, evaluates move to online courses

Posted 3/12/2020 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Mississippi State University is tightening international travel restrictions, including study abroad programs, and is strongly encouraging faculty members to prepare for online course instruction should circumstances dictate that in coming days or weeks.

 

Scene reconstruction tech to help SPD address car accidents

The conversation about an efficient way to reconstruct car crash scenes started at the Starkville Police Department after the deaths of two men in a Rockhill Road car accident in August, SPD Cpl. Chris Jackson said.

Oktibbeha may work with Corps of Engineers to study needs at lake dam

Oktibbeha County leaders will spend the next two weeks figuring out the scope of a study of the county lake dam that the board of supervisors will consider authorizing at its March 16 meeting.

Aldermen consider Cotton District parking meters

A Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based parking meter company pitched to Starkville aldermen at their Tuesday meeting the installation of about 45 meters for less than $50,000 in the Cotton District.

Man sentenced to 120 years on drug charge to be set free

An Oktibbeha County man sentenced to 120 years in state prison will soon be free, a circuit court judge decided Tuesday morning.

Oktibbeha supes table gun rights sanctuary proposal

Supervisors tabled a proposed resolution to make Oktibbeha County a "Second Amendment sanctuary" after discussion made it clear that there would be no majority vote.

New Northern District highway commissioner promotes raising fuel tax

When a person moves into a new position, the first couple of months on the job are sometimes called a "baptism in fire." But for Mississippi Northern District Highway Commissioner John Caldwell, the baptism has been with water -- lots and lots of water.

 

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