Starkville & Oktibbeha County
STARKVILLE — Incoming Starkville Mayor Parker Wiseman said Thursday he doesn’t plan to recommend any immediate personnel changes at City Hall, but a six-month evaluation period might be in the works.
STARKVILLE — “All right, you guys, everybody ready?” shouted Sarah Strickland, an assistant coach of the Mississippi State University soccer team, standing in the middle of the soccer field on the MSU campus, surrounded by hundreds of children with soccer balls. “Ready, set, go!”
President Obama has appointed a Starkville native to run the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.
STARKVILLE — Despite months of negotiations, developers of the CottonMill Marketplace project still have not reached an agreement with Mississippi State University on the sale of the historic E.E. Cooley building.
STARKVILLE — Starkville police arrested a McCool man Tuesday night for a weekend shooting in the Brookville Garden apartment complex.
Stennis Miller, 18, was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of shooting into a dwelling.
CLAYTON VILLAGE — In 1954, Lewis Roberson moved here to work as a janitor at Mississippi State University. He found himself among fewer than 100 people.
STARKVILLE — Officials in Oktibbeha County are set to repair a deteriorating section of the Oktibbeha County Lake levee in coming weeks.
STARKVILLE — The train cars line the tracks outside of Starkville for miles on each side.
Many are rusted and covered with graffiti. The tracks, meanwhile, are becoming overgrown, with some weeds standing as high as 6 and 7 feet tall.
For Kansas City Southern, the company whose trains run through Starkville, the idle box cars are just a sign of the times.
STARKVILLE — Two finalists remain in the search for a new dean of students at Mississippi State University.
STARKVILLE — The greyhound was in the lead, Ken Daniels remembers. It was an afternoon, and a college-aged woman had taken the dog to Moncrief Park, where an acre of land is allocated for dogs to run unleashed, Daniels said on Monday. It galloped about the perimeter of the little-dog section of the park, followed by 10 to 12 other dogs, Daniels said. Suddenly, an unofficial race was on.
STARKVILLE — Election officials in Starkville Thursday held a recount of the general election results from Ward 2, but when all was said and done, the vote totals remained the same.
STARKVILLE — All around the city, as supporters of candidates for aldermen and mayor stood near polling places, they held placards and waved.
The general election in Starkville Tuesday is being hailed as one of the most important in the history of the city, but with primary and runoff elections already under voters’ belts, officials wonder how many people will show up at the polls?
STARKVILLE — Voters in Starkville Tuesday will have the opportunity to reshape the face of city politics, though candidates with experience in City Hall are few and far between.
STARKVILLE — The race for mayor in the city of Starkville became a bit clearer Tuesday night as Parker Wiseman narrowly won the Democratic runoff against Matt Cox and secured his spot in the general election two weeks from now.
STARKVILLE — The upcoming runoff elections in the city of Starkville will feature two candidates in the race for mayor and two more facing off for a seat on the Board of Aldermen.
STARKVILLE — While the city of Starkville braces for a new mayor this summer, residents also can expect to see some new faces on the seven-member Board of Aldermen.
STARKVILLE — Starkville City Hall was bustling Tuesday night as city officials, candidates and supporters alike gathered to wait on election results.