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Aldermen to consider TIF for retail center on Highway 12

Posted yesterday in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville Board of Aldermen will vote Tuesday on a tax increment finance plan for a retail shopping center development project at the intersection of Highway 12 and Industrial Park Road.

SOCSD, MSU partner for school-to-prison pipeline research

Posted 8/14/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District will collaborate with Mississippi State University to examine the local impact of the school-to-prison pipeline by interviewing middle and high school students and creating a variety of focus groups.

Local Salvation Army manager highlights services in Starkville area

Posted 8/13/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

One of the best things about the Salvation Army, in Katie Walker's opinion, is that 80 percent of goods and donations to the Starkville branch stay in the Starkville area.

Meridian man arrested for 'peeping tom' incident in Starkville

A Meridian man has been arrested in Starkville for a peeping tom incident.

Gladney secures third term as sheriff

Oktibbeha County Sheriff Steve Gladney will remain in his seat for another term after affidavits ballots were counted Wednesday.

Gladney wins in tight Oktibbeha sheriff's race

Incumbent Sheriff Steve Gladney has emerged the victor in a tight race between him and former deputy John Rice in the Oktibbeha County sheriff's race.

Spruill breaks tie in favor of annexation

Mayor Lynn Spruill cast the deciding vote Tuesday night to move forward with annexing a portion of Oktibbeha County into the city limits. The board of aldermen split 3-3 on the issue of taking in approximately 27.9 square miles from areas of Oktibbeha County east of the city, along the Highway 82 and Highway 182 corridors out to Clayton Village and in the University Hills area.

Oktibbeha supes vote to finish road projects throughout county

The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to complete several road projects regardless of their end cost at its regular meeting Monday.

Oktibbeha sheriff's candidates raise more than $20K before primary

Two Oktibbeha County sheriff's candidates have raised a combined $19,331.65 in the run up to Tuesday's primary elections.

Former MHP trooper avoids prison time in MSU track athlete's death

A former Mississippi Highway Patrol officer charged in the death of a Mississippi State University student has pleaded guilty to manslaughter and will not face prison time.

'Freedom Writer' recounts inspiration he received from high school teacher

While driving through the Golden Triangle, Manny Scott began to pray for guidance in what he should say to the Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District teachers, staff and administrators during Thursday's convocation.

Starkville preliminary budget report includes tax increase

Posted 7/29/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Although no draft budget has been prepared and the first public hearing on the topic won't be held until Aug. 20, the city of Starkville may consider a 1.5 mil property tax increase for Fiscal Year 2020.

MSU stabbing suspect turns himself in

Posted 7/27/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The suspect in a Friday stabbing on Mississippi State University's campus turned himself in to MSU Police Department Saturday evening.

Partnership School still on track for August 2020 opening

Posted 7/27/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Despite more than a year and a half of delays, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District plans to open its Partnership School with Mississippi State University in time for the 2020-21 school year.

Suspect implicated in West Arms Apartment complex murder pleads guilty to unrelated drug charge

Posted 7/27/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

A Starkville man implicated in a murder has pleaded guilty to unrelated drug charges.

Authorities search for suspect in MSU stabbing

Posted 7/26/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

The Mississippi State University Police Department is seeking a university employee in connection with a stabbing on the MSU campus late Friday afternoon.

'I felt like his message, for us, is very timely': Freedom Writer to speak at SOCSD Convocation

Posted 7/26/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

Two years ago, Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District Assistant Superintendent Anna Guntharp and West Oktibbeha County Elementary School Principal Gabrielle Mills heard Manny Scott, one of the original Freedom Writers, speak at a conference in Orlando, Florida.

Starkville man indicted for murder

Posted 7/26/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

An Oktibbeha County grand jury has indicted a Starkville man for homicide.

Hotel sales tax revenues setting record pace

Posted 7/25/2019 in Starkville & Oktibbeha County

When the city of Starkville's 2-percent hotel sales tax revenue arrived for month of January, the numbers would have made even a novice bookkeeper do a double-take. The state's department of revenue returned $75,675 in hotel tax money to the city, almost $60,000 more than the previous January and the largest single-month tax receipt ever.


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