STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville will swear in its new mayor and Board of Aldermen Thursday morning in front of City Hall.
Incoming Mayor Parker Wiseman will join Ward 1 Alderman Ben Carver, Ward 2 Alderman Sandra Sistrunk, Ward 3 Alderman Eric Parker, Ward 4 Alderman Richard Corey, Ward 5 Alderman Jeremiah Dumas, Ward 6 Alderman Roy A. Perkins, and Ward 7 Alderman Henry Vaughn Sr.
The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by refreshments inside the City Hall courtroom.
Lacy Cattledge, 9, learned to make sushi this month. She also learned to make candy sushi, out of Fruit Roll-Ups and Twinkies.
“I prefer the candy,” she said. “It tastes good.”
STARKVILLE — A look at the campaign finance reports from the Starkville municipal election this spring shows a significant disparity in the amount of contributions made to each candidate.
STARKVILLE — The double-whammy of a deep recession and an annual population drop would put businesses here on edge this summer, but many believe they’ll do just fine.
STARKVILLE — Despite a nationwide search for a new dean of students, Mississippi State University has selected one of its own to fill the position.
Master gardener Jim McKell will teach marketgoers how to build an earth box — just right for a one person small garden — at this Saturday’s Starkville Community Market.
STARKVILLE — It took less than three minutes for the Starkville school board to pass a resolution that may save them almost $1 million on an interest-free $3 million loan.
STARKVILLE — A new, more expensive utility deposit is on the way in Starkville.
The city’s Board of Aldermen Tuesday approved a new Starkville Electric Department deposit policy which increases the amount new residents must pay when setting up new accounts. The new rates are based on a customer’s utility credit history, which the Electric Department will check when patrons sign up for service.
STARKVILLE — The Lynn Lane bike path project is dead.
Kevin Stafford, of engineering firm Neel-Schaffer, told the Starkville Board of Aldermen Tuesday the whole scope of the Lynn Lane project needs to be changed. Neel-Schaffer asked the Federal Highway Administration for an extension to get all the final right-of-way acquisitions done, and to take care of other issues needed before the project can move forward, such as environmental studies, but the FHA didn’t grant the extension, Stafford said.
STARKVILLE — The Oktibbeha County Board of Supervisors Monday night put one ongoing controversy to rest — at least for now — but rekindled the flame in another.
STARKVILLE — Officials for the Oktibbeha County School District transferred funds Monday night to cover a budget shortfall caused by emergency roof repairs and the funding cut from the state earlier this year.
STARKVILLE – Greg Sharp woke up in his house here at 4 a.m. on Saturday. He drove to his farm in Bradley and washed the fruits and vegetables he had set aside to sell at the Starkville Community Market.
STARKVILLE — Parker Wiseman’s political career officially began when he was a seventh grader at Paul D. Armstrong Middle School. He ran for vice-president of the student body.
STARKVILLE — The city of Starkville received word this week it was approved for a $25,000 Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality grant to initiate a curbside recycling program.
Tom Reed loved efficiency, but he could only do so much.
Reed had partially owned a factory in Indiana where people made candle-making equipment. He knew the candle industry, but since he didn’t sell directly to vendors, his understanding was limited.
The Cotton District these days is a vibrant and bustling section of Starkville, with restaurants, apartments, bars and other businesses.
It’s a far cry from the way it used to be, says Mayor Dan Camp, who began buying properties in the Cotton District in 1969. Camp described the old neighborhood as a “slum that nobody would walk into.”
Main Street Columbus has met state and national accreditation standards for yet another year.
The National Trust Main Street Center has been accrediting Main Street programs throughout the United States for five years now. This year, the center accredited 750 programs, including the one in Columbus, marking the fifth consecutive year Main Street Columbus has received the center’s accreditation.
STARKVILLE — Starkville School District officials took measures to keep salaries in check for the coming school year and approved some changes in bond issue construction across the district.
STARKVILLE — Don Foster was known by many in the Starkville community as a charismatic writer and sports editor for the Starkville Daily News.