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Supervisors push road manager hire to July

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County supervisors are expected to hire a new road manager next month after interviewing a shortlist of finalists Monday.

 

Groomed for the moment: MSU student fulfills childhood dream to be Miss Mississippi

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Anne Elizabeth Buys seemed groomed for the moment she claimed the Miss Mississippi crown in Vicksburg Saturday night.

Sturgis man arrested for attacking females

Posted earlier today in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two area women are safe after a Sturgis man allegedly attacked them with a knife Monday.

 

July hearing set for Spruill's request to dismiss Moore's election challenge

Posted 6/24/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will hear Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's motion to dismiss Johnny Moore's mayoral election challenge 10 a.m. July 11 at the Oktibbeha County Circuit Court Annex.

 

Phelps retiring from OCEMA, constable positions

Posted 6/23/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Oktibbeha County Emergency Management Agency Director and District 1 Constable Shank Phelps is retiring from his two positions effective July 1.

Lincoln collection lands at MSU

Posted 6/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Sitting at his desk, all former Rhode Island Chief Justice Frank Williams can see are the empty shelves and cases surrounding him.

Wiseman sees future park space for Rolling Hills

Posted 6/22/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman says he's optimistic the incoming mayor and board of aldermen will continue his efforts to obtain a small portion of Ward 6 land and convert the space into a public park for the Rolling Hills subdivision.

 

Starkville settles fuel dispute with former airport operator

Posted 6/21/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A dispute over a reimbursement claim for lost airplane fuel appears to be settled after Starkville aldermen voted to pay Kenneth Aasand $2,081.56 contingent on the former George M. Bryan Airport fixed-based operator signing a settlement agreement.

 

Wiseman recounts eight years of growth in Starkville

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

As his two terms in office draw to a close, Mayor Parker Wiseman believes the local economy has seen tremendous growth in the previous eight years, adding that Starkville is a city where he is proud to continue life as a private citizen.

County pushes city to relax Cornerstone regulations

Posted 6/20/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Outgoing Ward 2 Alderman Lisa Wynn is expected to lead a discussion Tuesday on Starkville's development regulations after the Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors penned a letter asking the city to relax landscaping and sidewalk requirements in Cornerstone Park.

Starkville Police to open new offices June 30

Posted 6/19/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Police Department is set to move from City Hall into its renovated police headquarters at 101 E. Lampkin St. and will host a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new station Jun. 30.

Billboard ordinance to be discussed Tuesday

Posted 6/17/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Aldermen will consider changes to the city ordinance regulating billboards on Tuesday, but at least one local billboard company manager says the proposal goes too far.

 

Bash organizers see future in downtown location

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Both Bulldog Bash organizers and downtown merchants are hopeful this year's location -- the intersection of Main and Jackson streets -- allows the Mississippi State University Student Association-sponsored event to grow larger and become a spotlight for the area.

 

 

Ford appointed to mayoral challenge

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Former 1st District Circuit Judge Barry W. Ford will oversee Starkville attorney Johnny Moore's legal challenge of May's mayoral runoff election.

 

Photos: Scenes from the J.L. King Center

Posted 6/15/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Desmond Woods, left, and Joshua Calmes, both 8, listen to Americorps Vista volunteer Betty Robertson on how to prepare a healthy snack during the Kids in the Kitchen program at the J.L. King Center in Starkville on Wednesday.

Democratic Party affirms Spruill's mayoral victory

Posted 6/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Oktibbeha County Democratic Party's municipal election committee unanimously affirmed Mayor-elect Lynn Spruill's May 16 runoff victory Tuesday after opponent Johnny Moore's attorney argued the party no longer has jurisdiction over the Moore-requested challenge since the campaign filed a new petition in circuit court.

AMS, Overstreet principals trading places

Posted 6/14/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District board of trustees voted on Tuesday evening to switch the principals at Armstrong Middle School and Overstreet School.

Moore seeks judicial review of mayoral runoff

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Starkville attorney Johnny Moore asked a judge to mediate his contest of the May 16 Democratic primary runoff one day before his counsel was set to argue election issues before Oktibbeha County Democratic Party executives.

Starkville K-12 teachers travel to Israel, Jordan with MSU program

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Four Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District teachers, as well as Mississippi State University students and professors, are traveling in the Middle East for an educational archeology trip offered through the Fulbright-Hays grant awarded last year.

Certified election results expands Carver's win

Posted 6/13/2017 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The certified results from Starkville's June 6 election show Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver won a third term by 19 votes, but the total votes from Ward 1's race were drastically reduced after an erroneous report.

 

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